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How To Find Tech Jobs in the US

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Are you a tech worker who is looking for a new job? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will be looking at all the methods you can employ to find yourself a tech job in the United States.

We read lots of news talking about the tech industry’s labor force globally and in the States, from the oversaturation of programmers worldwide to the mass layoffs happening at big-name companies. All things aside, getting hired for a tech job isn’t as difficult as it may seem. With the right skills and tactics, you can easily find yourself a tech job you are qualified for.

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Work on a strong resume

As stressful as making a resume for a tech job can be, it is important to make it good since it can make or break your chances of getting hired. A resume is a shortened and efficient way of communicating everything you want to show recruiters at a company.

Your resume won’t be seen by a person but instead scanned by AI that searches for keywords and qualifications the company is looking for. This means your formatting, wording, and information have to be on point.

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Your first step is to create a resume that suits the company you are applying for. It is useful to search up information about the company as well as find the company’s “About Us” page to gain insight to the company values and the individuals they are looking for. This will also help you discover the correct keywords the AI will probably be searching for.

Other important things are skills and experience. Though soft skills are important, tech companies rely more on hard skills when hiring. As important as being cooperative and having leadership skills are, your tech proficiency in programming languages, like C++, and utilizing tools, like Hubspot, will always reign.

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Lastly, you should always proofread anything you make, including your resume. Have other professionals you’re on good terms with proofread your resume to get outside opinions that could be helpful in perfecting your resume to get the job you want.

Education and knowledge

Let’s say you found a job you like, but they need a qualification you don’t yet have. Doing a degree course at a university would take years to complete, so that isn’t an option. Luckily, your journey doesn’t end there since you can choose to take online courses for professionals to expand your skills and better your knowledge in a specific field.

Doing internships while working at your current workplace is also a great way to leverage your skills, especially because it looks great on a resume when looking for experience. A part of applying to a new job is building your portfolio, so make sure to list your personal achievements related to the tech field. These achievements should showcase your technical abilities and your problem-solving skills, two highly sought-after skills in the field.

Searching

Your quest to find a job begins by looking around. In the past, this task would have consisted of you sifting through newspapers or looking at physical job boards scattered around your city. Now, your search will be done online through job board sites such as Lensa. With tech jobs, you have the chance to work from home, meaning you aren’t limited by your geographical location. 

Searching doesn’t only consist of looking for jobs but also searching from within. You need to assess yourself and think about what type of job you are looking for so your job can align with your lifestyle more. This can look like a home-office situation or an in-office one where you need to commute. The environment you prefer to work in is important, as well as your personal duties.

Networking

Knowing the right people is what gets you far in life in the US. Ask around your list of acquaintances who work in the tech field whether there are any open positions. You can also attend tech conferences and events that all help expand your sea of people. Online forums and communities are also a great way to connect with people working in tech.

Nail the interview

The last step of the recruitment process as a candidate is the interview. Since you’ve previously researched the company while making your resume, it is time to look into it further to not only practice interview questions but also prepare to show them how hirable you are.

If you need help with this, finding a mentor can help you organize yourself and gain the inside knowledge you may need to land the job. Try to show interest in the role and the company during the interview so the recruiters can see how forward-thinking and motivated you are to work for the company.

Conclusion

These tips are a surefire way to help you achieve the American tech job you are seeking and prepare you for the future of your career. Tech isn’t a gatekept community, it is open to all who are willing to join. The versatility of the work also makes for various different positions to choose from that could be more suitable for you.

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James Musoba
James Musoba
Studying Africa's startup and technology scene. I always look forward to discovering new exciting inventions and vibrant entrepreneurs.

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