Dominating This Busy IT Contracting Period with the Perfect Pitch

The busy IT contracting period can be considered as an opportunity to get started in a new career or to rebuild one that you believe has failed in helping you achieve your goals in life. Nonetheless, if there is one thing you have to keep in mind, it would be the fact that it is not going to be easy. You will be confronted with competition and more often than not, your CV will be ignored if it does not contain the perfect pitch. You should exert time and effort in having it crafted into perfection. In such a way, you will be attractive in the eyes of employers and in the end, the contract is most likely going to be yours!

Tips in Writing the Perfect Pitch

Among others, one of the most important is to make sure of its customisation. There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to getting your first contract. Success is more likely to be realised if you make sure the application is personalised, based on the specific requirements of the contract, or based on the values being emphasised by the company. Avoid sounding like you have taken something completely out of a ready-made template and submit it with the goal of landing the contract. Another important thing to do is to highlight your strengths. You should be focused on telling the company why you will be a good fit for the job and why their search should end after seeing your pitch. You should emphasise your achievements in the past that are relevant to the job you would like to apply for. In the same way, you should also mention how you can possibly contribute to the success of the company in the future. A perfect pitch does not take a long and winding road but hits the target straight. Meaning, there is no need for you to include the unnecessary details in your application. Your CV should have a maximum of four pages only, regardless of your endless list of achievements. Include only information related to the contract you wish to seal. You should also learn how to take advantage of social media platforms, like in the case of LinkedIn, where it is possible for you to be easily found by potential employers, even without exerting too much effort on your part. You should also strive hard to create a professional image in your social media accounts, even in your Facebook, as some employers might even check to see how fit you are for the contract. Want to know more how you can craft the perfect pitch to land your first IT contract? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, and you will learn more words of wisdom on how to succeed in such a competitive marketplace.

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Jon D Jones

Software Architect, Programmer and Technologist Jon Jones is founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Digital Prompt. He has been working in the field for nearly a decade, specializing in new technologies and technical solution research in the web business. A passionate blogger by heart , speaker & consultant from England.. always on the hunt for the next challenge

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