Re: IT Hiring Process
To be honest, I'm a little ambivalent about some of these tips, Kevin. The overall points are clear - do your homework, take it seriously, and go the extra mile. All of that I agree with, but I think your mileage is going to vary on some of these depending on the type and level of position you're going for, not to mention your own wants and expectations. Just in general, let's add all of these up - researching the people you're going to be interviewing with, scheduling your family's day around your Skype interview, rewriting your resume; That adds up to a lot of hours.
If you're making your next big career move, then it might be worth it, but otherwise you have to think if you can realistically do all of that for every job you apply for. That is, there's an element of diminishing returns - if following all 8 of these tips gives you a 10% or even 20% boost in your chances, you might be better off investing that time elsewhere (IE applying for more jobs) - after all, the end goal is to get yourself hired, period. If you're going for your dream job, then spare no expense, but for the average person I'd say pick and choose from this list a few that are most applicable to the job at hand.