You don’t (and shouldn’t) them to hire you during an information interview, it will hurt your credibility with the person you are speaking with. Don’t worry about losing an opportunity if there is one at their firm. They know you are looking for a job and they will simply tell you about it if they are interested in you.
Step 7: Be relentless
Getting back into IT, particularly in this economic environment is not easy. Look hard and trust in your ability to find a job and do it well.
In closing, please note that many of the steps can actually be done simultaneously, rather than sequentially. I have presented then in a sequential manner to help provide structure to the overall process.
Lastly, to those who emailed me on this topic, good luck and best wishes on your job search.
If you have any questions about your career in IT, please email me at
eric@ManagerMechanics.com or find me on Twitter at @EricPBloom.
Until next time, work hard, work smart, and continue to grow.
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