Despite a nearly 7 percent national unemployment rate, the unemployment rate in IT hovers just below 3 percent, according to a Dice report. Among IT hiring managers, 62 percent report that filling open positions is taking longer than it did last year, with some technology professionals reporting up to a six-month hiring cycle.
It’s a great time to be a Racker. For the fourth consecutive year, our culture of collaboration and vast professional training opportunities have earned us a spot on Business Insider’s list of The 25 Best Tech Companies To Work For In 2013.
Last time I covered how to prepare before the interview, including research beforehand, what you should bring, and prepared answers to common questions. Now it’s time to delve into the meat of the matter – the interview itself.
So you’ve been in the job hunt for weeks, maybe the market’s in a downswing or you’re ready to leave your current job. You finally get a callback… a prestigious company wants to interview you for a highly coveted IT position! Are you ready for that interview? I remember being in that exact same situation, and doing a web search for some tips. I typed in a few variations of the name of this article and found a couple of hits that didn’t tell me much. Fast-forward – I ended up getting the job and now I sit in on interview panels for new candidates. Having done this for over a year, and having interviewed many times, I figured I’d write up my musings on the topic. If you’re job-switching, this will be even more helpful, as a technical job interview is different from a non-technical one. Even if it’s just been a while, here are some tips that can help you better prepare for the interview, and hopefully, land the job!
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In early January of this year, I participated in one of the most amazing professional orientations I have ever experienced. With these sorts of events the word “experienced” usually has to be replaced with “been subjected to” – but not in this case. In fact, if more people were aware of what Rackspace does, what its mission is and the means by which it actually accomplishes this, the technical world would be beating down the doors of the company to get in. If I had known earlier, I would have joined much, much sooner.
For the second year in a row, the Rackspace office in Austin has been selected as one of the Austin American-Statesman Top Workplaces. We’re thrilled to have moved up six spots to No. 25 in the midsize category for 2012!