Don't ask about salary at IT job interviews, graduates warned

Graduates looking for work in technology should not ask about salary during their job interviews, a recruitment website has warned.

Graduates looking for work in technology should not ask about salary during their job interviews, a recruitment website has warned.

Although the advice that graduates should avoid asking about salary may surprise some, other guidelines offered in the webcast on itjobsforgraduates.com may seem more obvious. These include being fully prepared to ensure they know about the company, the industry in which it operates and the position for which they are being interviewed.

"The Graduate Recruitment Process Explained" is the first in a series of online guides launched by itjobsforgraduates.com, which was launched last year by online recruitment network theitjobboard.co.uk.

The webcast includes advice from graduate recruitment specialists at KPMG and trading systems provider Fidessa, as well as from the recruitment website itself.

It covers what happens after candidates leave the interviews, whether IT is a good career in view of the current outsourcing trend, and how graduates with a non-IT degree can enter the technology sector.

The nextitjobsforgraduates.com webcast is due to cover internships, and another will focus on interview questions.

Teresa Sperti, marketing manager atitjobsforgraduates.com, said, "The recruitment process can be daunting at the best of times, and this is especially so for graduates who do not yet have any experience and therefore do not know what to expect.

"Our aim is to arm university leavers with the knowledge they need so that they can find the position that is right for them, and give themselves a good starting point on the IT career ladder."

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