Sprint CV advice: How to answer to what are your salary expectations?

How to answer: “What are your salary expectations?”

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“What are your salary expectations?” – a common question during recruitment processes that has quite a complex answer. It usually forces candidates to tell recruiters their expectations at the beginning but, often, companies hide their offer until the last moment. How many recruitment processes have you been through without knowing how much the company is willing to pay? How many interviews have you done that were a waste of time because the salary proposed was …

Should salary ranges be displayed in job ads? - Sprint CV

Should salary ranges be displayed in job ads?

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Before we start, let us tell you: there is no right or wrong answer. There are, yes, pros and cons of displaying salary ranges in job ads. Salary is a big factor to take into account when someone considers a change in their career. It should meet their expectations and perceived as fair. During our IT recruitment experience, we’ve seen that salary can be a huge block point. Also, it can be the main reason …

IT job description is more a wishlist than a checklist - Sprint CV

IT Job description: a wishlist, not a checklist

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Let’s not fool ourselves: job searching is a tiring process and can be frustrating when there are no answers from recruiters. More than that, it’s even more frustrating to look at the IT job description and to see they want a god-like professional – it seems that nothing fits you! So, are you the kind that quits when you don’t check all ticks in the box? We are here to remind you what IT job …

Why you shouldn't include references in your CV - Sprint CV

5 reasons NOT to include references on your CV

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References are a common part of the recruitment process. It’s essential that your referees are people who know you and your work well and can vouch for you. But should you include their data on your CV right away? Here’s why you should not: Respect your referees – Just because someone accepted to be your referee, it doesn’t entitle you to share their contacts with everyone you send your CV to; You don’t know with …

to be sucessful in IT do I need an academic degree? - Sprint CV

To be successful in IT… do I need an academic degree?

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It’s very common to hear people debating on what’s more important: theory or practice? Having an academic degree or start having professional experience immediately? If these doubts ever crossed your mind, this blogpost will tell what I, founder of Sprint CV, consider are the pros and cons, as well as my personal experience on the matter. What does it mean to have an academic degree? An academic degree isn’t more than a certificate that proves …

Sprint CV was invited for the Web Summit 2019 is this is their experience.

Web Summit 2019: our experience

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We launched Sprint CV in 2018 and being at the Web Summit 2019 was a dream since the beginning. We were proud to be selected to join this year, as part of their Alpha program. Expectations aside, I am here to tell you first hand our experience at this year’s edition. The last minute “invitation” First of all, let us say that we knew exactly the event’s dates but, due to the costs, we have …

7 tips: how to find your next it job

How to find your next IT job!

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Isn’t it great when you are “in love” with your job? Whether it’s because it’s challenging, your boss is inspiring, your colleagues create a delightful atmosphere and/or your salary is super satisfying. If these are not the cases and you are looking for a change, keep reading to find out how you can smoothly land a new job in the IT industry. The pursuit of happiness You spend 1/3 of your day at the office, …

How to make your IT CV Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) friendly

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If you work in IT, you’ve certainly heard about ATS, but probably never paid much attention to them. Let’s put it like this: having a CV that isn’t ATS friendly is like having a Ferrari engine inside of an old Volvo – probably no one will notice it. ATS are the first phase of the recruitment process and, only if there is a good match, the recruiter will read it. If your CV doesn’t contain …

Sprint CV helps it professionals to have always the right cv template

The importance of the right CV template when applying for a job in IT

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In the IT industry, it’s common for companies to ask for your updated CV. But the question is: will all templates score the same points on the recruitment process? Keep reading to find out the right CV template for you. Isn’t a CV just a CV? Why so many templates? Each recruiter and company have their own preferences. Therefore, whether is to meet clients’ needs or to standardise their processes, if you want to get …

Blog post that explains how to get a job at European Commission as IT consultant

How to get a job at the European Commission as an IT consultant?

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Are you an IT consultant? Have you ever dreamed about working at the European Commission (EC)? EC is a highly regarded European Institution, whose vision is to create a better Europe for all European and world citizens. EC is also known for being a leader in implementing great IT projects to improve services across countries. If this got your eye, keep reading this article. We give you some tips on how to get a job …