1. How do you find a technology job in USA?

If you’re already resident in the USA, you have many options. You can search for your required role (e.g. ‘java jobs near me’, ‘software jobs near me’) online or apply directly for vacancies advertised by desired employers. These methods can be a bit slow and uncertain—not to mention- much more competitive, as you don’t know where you stand as an applicant. The surest route is to get in touch with talent advocates, specialized in tech recruiting. The benefit of approaching a specialized technology talent platform is that the talent advocates can match your profile much more precisely. They also tend to give helpful advice on how to improve your probability of getting hired on the project you want. Even if you don’t land that dream job, your profile will still be in their database to be matched with future opportunities matched closely with your qualifications and preferences. Xperti.io is a great start-optimized for location, experience and technology stream.

2. How can I find the right job for my experience?

For technology professionals, especially those looking for software engineering jobs or projects, the problem isn’t getting enough jobs, but the right jobs. Usually technology talent gets inundated with irrelevant positions that either offer to under-employ them or get them opportunities out of State or in a period in which they’re deployed elsewhere.

As an experienced technology professional, you need filtered software jobs and projects, customized to your immediate needs. So as a first step, we’d recommend unsubscribing from generic job mailing lists and signing onto technology platforms (like Xperti.io) that offer resources and opportunities. For best results, upload an updated resume so that the system algos match you closely with the best jobs by experience, location and more.

3.Where are the best Java developer jobs?

Honestly, the best Java developer job is the one that matches your requirements. I.e. in the technology job market, there’s no one-size fits all. If a job pays well but offers no relocation allowance, or has a boring, unchallenging JD, you won’t be interested, at least not for long. Similarly, a java project that’s exciting, lucrative but starts at a time you’re unavailable is no good to you.

To find the best Java developer jobs, the most efficient process is to consult the experts. Fortunately, many firms now offer talent platforms and advocates that specialize in technology streams. For instance, Arthur Lawrence has a platform called Xperti.io, which has a special focus on Java opportunities. Best of luck.

4.How subjective are technology job interviews?

Traditionally, job interviews for technology professionals, especially for software engineering jobs, or java developer roles tend to be highly technical. However, recruiters and hiring managers are increasingly beginning to realize the importance of soft skills in technology jobs, with weights placed on a candidate’s communication skills, time management and problem-solving abilities. In fact, a platform called Xperti.io assigns weights going up to 30% on a candidate’s behavioral profiling as a function of the applied job. Although they measure ‘soft skills’ the assessment is not subjective. Candidates receive assessments on their performance at each stage of Xperti’s 3-stage validation process.

5.I’m relocating to Texas. Where can I find developer jobs in the Houston?

While ‘developer jobs near me’ forms popular searches, we’re not sure the results are promising. Instead we’d recommend consulting a technology talent management firm within the Houston area. Such a firm offers you the benefit of an on-ground perspective, which is going to be realistic and current. Advantage number two? You don’t have to be in Texas to start applying. In some platforms, developers can have highly customized jobs routed their way, which account for the developers’ availability, location and expertise. Xperti.io is one such platform.

6.I got an interview call based on a dated resume. Should I accept?

If the job meets all your requirements—and by that we mean if it’s a good match in terms of salary scale, technology stack, current career preferences and location—by all means, go ahead. Chances are though, the offer is falling short in some way. Don’t sell yourself short. Get connected with the right jobs by choosing the right platform. Start by signing up on algo-enriched platforms like Xperti.io. The best feature of such platforms is that they take up the career grunge work on your behalf: Xperti will dig up the right jobs tailored to your current profile instead of forcing you to manually update your resume and search for jobs that match it best.

7.I keep getting Python job interview calls. I’m a Java Developer. What do I do?

Step #1 Update your resume. This goes without saying. There’s something in your resume (either a keyword, or a project) that makes the ATS keep flagging it as a good match for Python roles. Updating your resume helps with pattern detection and helps clarify your own future career preferences. Step #2, find a platform that doesn’t rely entirely on ATS and static processes to connect you with relevant jobs. A platform that’s a hybrid between mature algorithms and sound human input should be the place to start. We recommend Xperti.io, which combines nearly 20 years of recruiting analytics with the expertise of experienced technology talent advocates. A personalized dashboard that benefits from human advice is likely to clear up chinks in your application—from using phrases like ‘developer for hire’ to adding ‘software engineering jobs near me’ on your resume objective.

8. I have about 15 years development and project management experience. But I’m only getting interview calls for Junior Developer or Business Analyst roles. Should I accept?

No. The talent economy is skewed in your favor. No need to settle for anything less than the best. The problem here isn’t the technology job market, but dated metrics on online job boards. Chances are that these job boards are scraping data from one of your old resumes, and sending you jobs that match that old profile.

The solution? Opt in for a platform that automates the tech recruiting profiling function. Instead of you, (the technology expert) manually updating years of experience, the system does it for you. Some platforms, like Xperti.io are specialized enough to flag your profile and have a talent advocate contact you if your profile hasn’t been active for some time. It’s a helpful feature when you need to add certifications, projects etc on your resume and just don’t have the time to.

9.I got a call from a staffing agent saying I got the job, but the client wants me to join immediately. Is that even legal?

Legal? That depends. Usually job advertisements, especially those for software development jobs, place availability statements up front on the advertisement. If a third-party is involved, the hiring manager or talent advocate managing the account is intimated about timelines. In our experience, we’ve usually found the rate of human error to be pretty high in such cases. Multiple candidates applying simultaneously. Ghosting candidates. Short term roles. Keeping track is hard. Make sure you have sufficient notice between two software development projects, by signing up on a platform where application deadlines and timelines are either automatically updated, or visually represented. The benefit? No surprises. The Xperti.io platform has a flagging/notification feature which alerts technology talent about software jobs and projects near them. Try it out to know the difference.

10.Where can I find a job after 3-5 years of java development experience?

With 3-5 years in java development, you’re favorably positioned in the technology job market. According to one source, the demand for developers is likely to see a 21% rise by 2028, and java developers form part of that demand. The key is to match your skills with what the market needs. In other words, get the best salary that your professional achievements deserve. Direct applications might consume a lot of your time. However, you can have someone negotiate on your behalf if you get connected with a talent management platform. The more specialized the platform, the better it is for you. Xperti.io has shown results in placing top talent in java development across the USA. That seems to be a good place to start.