One of the most important qualities that a great IT professional can have is love for what he or she does. After all, people who enjoy their work and appreciate clean, efficient code, a beautifully designed website, or a well-run development team are usually better at their jobs than those who are just in it for the salary.
That’s why it’s important for you to demonstrate your passion to hiring managers. But how? Saying you’re passionate, even if you’re being genuine, won’t set you apart from all the other IT professionals claiming the same thing.
To really show your enthusiasm, you should be active in online tech communities. Working on spare projects, giving advice, meeting other people in the field, and talking about tech will make saying “I’m really enthusiastic about coding” unnecessary—because it’ll be obvious. Read more →