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    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview

    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview
    Savvy job seekers know how important choosing the right words is when we communicate with prospective employers --but what about nonverbal communication? "You could be saying how great you are," says image consultant and "Hello Job! How to Psych Up, Suit Up, & Show Up" author Alison Craig, "but your body could be giving your true feelings away." Mark Bowden, the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Ways to Make Your Resume More Marketable

    8 Ways to Make Your Resume More Marketable
    The economy is shaky -- and it may feel like your job is, too. Whether you're already job hunting or believe you may need to soon, there are steps you can take to make yourself more attractive to potential employers. Here are eight tips from the experts on increasing your marketability: Use Your Name as Your Brand, Especially in Email Don't ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Showcase ROI on Your Technology Resume

    Showcase ROI on Your Technology Resume
    Forget your skills. Forget your certifications. Forget your degrees. Just for a minute, forget all those things you believe qualify you for a job as a technology wiz. Instead, think about this: How can you describe your value to a prospective employer in terms of return on investment (ROI)? Today's hiring decisions are made based on factors other than the number ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Ways to Make Sure You Don't Get the Job

    10 Ways to Make Sure You Don't Get the Job
    The following are 10 true stories. These have all happened to me or my colleagues over the years as hiring managers. I know the job search process can be hard to maneuver. Add to that the fact there’s a whole set of ‘new rules’ you need to follow to get employers to even want to hire you and a job seeker ...
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    Better Incentives for IT Hot Shots Can Help U.S. Cyber Safety

    Better Incentives for IT Hot Shots Can Help U.S. Cyber Safety
    Two of the most critical issues facing the U.S. military right now are the need to retain its highly trained personnel, and the need to address our country’s vulnerability on the cyber warfare front. So what if we were to approach those two problems by using them to help solve each other? I can think of no better example of the ...
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    Fatal Accident Shows Why Data Quality Matters

    Fatal Accident Shows Why Data Quality Matters
    Although you may not typically associate the two, data quality is connected to successful integration. Too often, though, integration focuses on the technical aspects of connecting two data sets and not on the more strategic value of ensuring you've also matched and integrated the business context of that data As Jim Harris, an independent consultant and data quality blogger, explained to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Improve Your Web Search Skills

    How to Improve Your Web Search Skills
    I attended a short workshop conducted by Google research scientist Dan Russell at Google's Singapore office last week. Besides helping ordinary users get what they need quickly through Web search, Russell also trains Google engineers on how to search better. Well, you'll be surprised to learn that yielding better search results is not necessarily related to being able to craft the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Seven Projects CIOs Should Consider In the Next Three Years

    With 2011 predicted to be the year when the IT industry will reach nearly $3.5 trillion in revenue and show long-term growth for the next five years, Gartner, Inc. analysts have presented business and IT issues that warrant the greatest attention and demand the clearest strategies for the future. “We are increasingly living, playing and working in a digital world ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How Flexible Should You Be When Accepting a Job?

    How Flexible Should You Be When Accepting a Job?
    In tough times, job seekers are often advised to be flexible about issues from commute length to salary to job title. But while it's true that you have to be realistic, some compromises may end up hurting you more than they help. "I don't believe that you just cave and take anything," said Mary Jeanne Vincent, a career coach in Monterey, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Ways to Save for an Unexpected Job Loss

    6 Ways to Save for an Unexpected Job Loss
    Coinciding with the tightening job market is a gloomy statistic: Few American workers are saving for potential layoffs. According to an Adecco USA Workplace Insights survey, only one-quarter of workers claimed to be saving for unemployment, and 58 percent had no plans to put money aside for a job loss. You've probably heard that you should have at least six months ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview

    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview
    The landscape for job seekers today is more treacherous than at any other time in recent memory. In other words, if you want a job today, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and ...
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    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss

    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss
    One of the worst things you can do when you start your new job is to make your supervisor look bad for hiring you. After all, your boss is key to your current on-the-job satisfaction and to your future success in the organization -- and perhaps even beyond. If there ever were a relationship for you to invest in, this is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Rebuild the Trust of a Disillusioned IT Workforce

    How to Rebuild the Trust of a Disillusioned IT Workforce
    A lost trust can be a deal killer in many facets of life, and a lost trust in the workplace is one of them. As we begin to emerge from the recession, maybe a little bowed but hopefully not broken, we’re seeing the ramifications of the ill-treatment of the IT workforce. It isn’t pretty. There’s a lot of resentment not only ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Are Some Job Candidates Disqualified Because They're Unemployed?

    Are Some Job Candidates Disqualified Because They're Unemployed?
    Scenario: You’re an IT professional who was laid off during the darkest days of the recession and you’ve been unemployed for 10 months. You finally find an employer who’s not only hiring, but is advertising job openings for which you are eminently qualified. You apply for one of the positions, but you’re informed at the outset of the application process that ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Job Termination and Your Resume

    Job Termination and Your Resume
    Your employer just let you go. You need to find another job, but how should you handle your termination on your resume? The days when you signed on with a company and stayed with it until retirement are gone. In today's climate, employers are much more understanding when they see a less-than-perfect work chronology. Follow these tips regarding losing your job ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Secrets to Boosting Your Concentration Skills

    7 Secrets to Boosting Your Concentration Skills
    Most of us struggle to stay focused. We live in a world of constant distractions – where emails ping up on our cell phones, where entertainment is always just a click away. The problem is, a lack of concentration can destroy your ability to work effectively. If you're not concentrating: • You'll make silly mistakes. How many times have you sent ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Why You Shouldn't Lie on Your Resume

    Why You Shouldn't Lie on Your Resume
    Desperate times often call for desperate measures -- and in a brutal employment market, some job seekers may be tempted to falsify their work or education history in order to make themselves more attractive to potential employers. HireRight.com, a provider of on-demand employment background screening, recently found that 34 percent of job applicants lie on resumes. And when Yahoo! HotJobs recently ...
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    Egypt Unrest Shows Importance of Risk Mitigation in Offshore Strategy

    Egypt Unrest Shows Importance of Risk Mitigation in Offshore Strategy
    In November when I spoke with Salil Dani, a senior research analyst for Everest Research Institute's Global Sourcing team, he told me Africa was becoming an increasingly attractive offshore option, thanks to huge advances in connectivity, a deep labor pool and costs some 30 percent lower than more mature regions like Eastern Europe. When I asked about Africa's biggest challenges, he ...
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    What to Do With Your 401k After a Layoff

    What to Do With Your 401k After a Layoff
    If you're among the millions of people who have lost their jobs since the recession started in December 2007, you’re facing some daunting financial questions. One may be: What should I do with my 401k? While raiding your 401k to pad your bank account during your time of transition may seem appealing, doing so could sabotage your chances of a financially ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    When to Target a Lower Position in IT

    When to Target a Lower Position in IT
    Does it ever make sense to take a step down the career ladder? If you can get past that nagging, inborn sense that "going lower" can only be a sign of downward career mobility, the answer is yes. Taking a lesser position can help move your career forward if the job fits into a larger long-term plan. Read on to find ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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