As An IT Contractor, You May Not Have The "Right" Attributes
In todayís market, IT employers are being a great deal more discerning with regard to applicant review. The goalposts are moving rapidly, but most notable at present, is the increased value being assigned to on-the-job experience with "Big Data."
Itís excellent to see such an increase in the number of positions available for IT contractors in recent months and years. This can only be good news for those who are engaged in these careers, but Payrize wants to bring to the contractorís attention the fact that employers are being far more critical when it comes to applicant review.
It may not be sufficient to point to your relevant experience as part of your resume if you want to step up the ladder and get that next, best contracting position. Payrize believes that you have to focus on five particular attributes and to take steps where you can to enhance or expand.
In an ideal world your education level needs to be highlighted by a degree. The more advanced the degree the better and many of the largest organisations require this before they will even consider you, in spite of your employment history. As a result, those who have a degree are likely to progress much further within IT organisations.
Talking about larger corporations, if you have experience working for some of them in the past then this could stand you in better stead. Although experience with small organisations can say a lot about your abilities, working within large organisations tends to lead to the development of more specific skills, contacts and exposure.
If you can show that you have led a team of a decent size then youíre more valuable in the eyes of many IT employers. The larger the team and the more experienced the makeup of such a team, the greater the development of your skill set.
Most of the large organisations will be very keen to talk to you if you can show that you have experience with ďBig Data.Ē Your ability to understand and work with problems related to very large amounts of data can really put your resume at the head of the pile these days.
Payrize suggests that the contractor takes a good look at the makeup of his or her resume and begins work to highlight some of these areas appropriately.
Payrize is a tax solution comparison tool for contractors and freelancers. The aim of the company is to provide extensive resources enabling the client to locate the best tax solution, as well as to source the best opportunities and contracting jobs at a variety of companies around the world.
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