Candidate Resources

Work smarter, not harder on developing your career. Make intentional career moves with insight from our industry experts.

Don’t leave your perfect job to chance

AEG has extensive experience mentoring technology professionals through career changes. We understand sometimes a little direction can go a long way in helping someone achieve their professional goals. So, we’ve collected fundamental career advice and complied the tips below.

Impress Your Interviewer
with These Remote Interview Best Practices


Are you preparing for a virtual interview? These tips will set you up for success in your remote job interview process.

Organize your space


While you can wear your sweatpants if you want to, it’s important to display professionalism through your computer screen. Do this by ensuring you have a clean, well-lit, and uncluttered background. Keeping your surroundings free of distractions fixes the interviewer’s focus right where it should be— on you.

Prepare for technical difficulties


Scrambling to fix a computer or software issue minutes before your interview is no way to start off your meeting. Not to mention, an issue happening during your call will break the flow of conversation. Before your interview, ask roommates or family members to turn off their Wi-Fi and Google search “Internet speed test” to check that your upload speed is strong. Taking this step ensures your call and conversation stays connected.

Rehearse your lines


Avoid speaking too quickly or too slowly—you don’t want to bore or confuse your interviewer. Try watching a few TED Talks and emulate those speakers’ speech pace and poise. Additionally, look directly into your webcam often and use hand gestures to emphasize important or exciting points. When people can connect with you through dialogue and body language, they’re more likely to trust you.

Be interested


Do your research on the company beforehand and make a list of questions to ask about the organization, the team you’d be working with, or the tools you’d be using each day. If you can, Google search your interviewer to explore content they might have created or even posts they’ve engaged with on social media. When you inevitably run out of things to chat about, ask them about that blog they posted, the volunteer work they do, or a conference they spoke at. By asking questions and engaging your interviewer, you show your interest in them and in the company.

Steps to Writing the Perfect Resume (With Examples)


Crafting an impressive resume is simpler than you may think. Learn how to create an impressive, IT industry specific resume with our writing guidance and sample resumes.


Start with a professional title, a summary about yourself, and your contact information


List your work experience and achievements, noting your responsibilities in each position


Include your education history


Tailor your information to the job ad, highlighting your skills that match those necessary for the position


Proofread and proofread again

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Your information should be kept as concise and organized as possible. Even if you have 30 years’ experience, it’s beneficial to keep your resume to one page. Highlight your most recent positions and achievements first and use your interview time to speak more on your background. Check out the excellent resume samples below from our recently placed candidates for inspiration.

How to Combat Counteroffers


While receiving a counteroffer can be exciting, accepting one can come with consequences. Learn how to effectively navigate a counteroffer situation with these guidelines.


As tempting as it may be to use an outside offer as leverage in your current position, it’s not a good idea to accept a counteroffer from your current employer once you’ve been through the interview process with another company.


Though it’s nice to know your employer wants to keep you around, they may mistrust you going forward, you might miss out on opportunities for promotion, or you may even be chosen for downsizing.


You also hurt your relationship with the business you almost said yes to. A large amount of time, money, and company resources went into reviewing your information, and interviewing and debating on an offer for you. Plus, managers talk, and you don’t want to develop a bad reputation.


When you don’t feel valued in your current organization, it’s best to meet with your manager to discuss solutions. If your current company is not able to help you grow and succeed in your role, it’s best to leave gracefully and on good terms.

Job searching and interview prep can be a challenge.

AEG recruiters are here to set you up for career success.

Reach out to our team today.