What should applicants know in advance?
The candidate needs to have the right attitude. You want to see enthusiasm when they talk about prior experience and projects. They need to have a passion for what they do.
How do you beat the competition in a tough job market?
Keep your skills up to date, especially in tech, which changes on a regular basis. Take continuing education courses about new technology as it becomes available, and get certification as necessary. --Interview with Stacey Hattle, HR director