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    Stalk Your Way to a New Job

    Stalk Your Way to a New Job
    The internet has made stalkers out of all of us. You know exactly what I'm talking about. But instead of stalking your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, consider using your newfound detective skills for more productive (i.e. less emotionally jarring) purposes, like snagging the job of your dreams. Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless

    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless
    Sit in front of laptop. Lie on couch. Eat pickles for lunch. Back to laptop. Feel sorry for self. Feel sick of self. Tear hair out in frustration. And ... back to couch. If this is your 9-to-5 routine, you're probably like 14 million other Americans: unemployed. And in addition to the frustration of looking for work, you might find yourself ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    7 Ways to Make Your Layoff Pay Off

    All too often, work and what we really love doing are two very different things. If that's your situation, a layoff can be a blessing in disguise. The blessing might be disguised as a severance package or a chance to reorient towards a more fulfilling career path. It might be a time to reconnect with family and friends or just ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Engage Your Job Search Network Using Twitter

    Engage Your Job Search Network Using Twitter
    Let’s assume that you have already used Twitter to increase your knowledge in the IT field as I’ve mentioned before, or as suggested to IT execs by Peter Kretzman in Getting’ Twitter, from the Technology Executives Perspective. Now you are following a strong network of interesting and potentially useful networking contacts. You’ll need to engage these Tweople to receive the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Interview Types and How to Ace Them

    All interviews were not created equal. Depending on the role, the industry and the ruthlessness of your potential employer, you may encounter one – or a combination – of the common interview types. Each one is unique, and demands a tailored approach to its preparation. Lucky for you, we've identified the five most common interview methods. We'll give you the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Sign Up for InsideTech's Weekly Newsletter
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    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Four Wrong Reasons to Work in IT

    Four Wrong Reasons to Work in IT
    Those of us in the industry know: Tech is an amazing place to be. But like any career path, it can be a disasterous one if you head down it for the wrong reasons. Here are a few that can trip you up... Money and Job Security - Sure, relatively high pay and job security keep a lot of people working ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Job-Hopping: Career Killer or Savior?

    Job-Hopping: Career Killer or Savior?
    Job-hopping. It’s career suicide. That is, if conventional wisdom and my father are to be believed. They tell us to stay at a job for at least two years. That the longer you stay in one place, the more dependable you’ll appear. And the better your chances for success when you do look for a new job. They tell us that ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    5 Skills to Learn if You’re Looking for a Job

    5 Skills to Learn if You’re Looking for a Job
    It’s becoming harder to stand out from the growing pile of resumes in today’s tough job market. If you’re unemployed, consider learning a new skill to gain an advantage. “First, look at your strengths to see how those might cross over into other fields or careers,” says Diane Brennan, an Arizona-based career consultant. “Then decide what other skills you need to ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams

    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams
    Searching for a job is challenging enough in a recession. Job seekers who are eager to reply to any hint of a paying gig must also avoid online scammers and identity thieves who are targeting them. The Better Business Bureau found that 73% of job seekers reported using online sources for help in 2007, compared to 66% in 2005. And that ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Nontraditional IT Careers

    Nontraditional IT Careers
    Working in IT doesn't have to mean you're stuck in a cube or a networking closet all day, and it doesn't mean you'll be a faceless cog in a large company either. Here are a few ways you can work in tech without holding a traditional IT job. On-Site Service -- Sure, it's not the most glamorous of nontraditional IT careers, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Are You Right for a Job in Tech?

    Are You Right for a Job in Tech?
    High salaries, new technology, and (at least relatively) strong job demand make the tech industry an attractive place to be. But how can you tell if a tech career is right for you? To get a better idea if you'll enjoy a career in tech, answer these five questions: Do you geek out on things? Let's start off with the most ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Video Resume: Choosing the Right Background

    Video Resume: Choosing the Right Background
    I'm actually not listening to a word you say. Your skills and professional background are of no interest to me. Instead I'm fixated on a different background - that 70's paneling in your bedroom where you shot your video resume. Welcome to the world of DIY resume video creation and one of the more important choices in your production, what's behind ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Four Great Entry-Level Tech Jobs

    Four Great Entry-Level Tech Jobs
    Starting a career in tech doesn't have to mean endless hours in a tech support call center. If you're willing to work on a few side projects while you're in school or take a slightly less demanding tech job, we've got a few interesting entry-level career paths that you might not have though of. In general, you'll want to look at ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogues.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: “I've always loved shopping, but my ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Six Sales Tricks That Can Land You a Job

    Working in sales is tough. You need a gift for the gab, a thick skin, and an undying persistence, even in the face of constant rejection. But those who can do it well see the ample fruits of their labor. It's this promise that pushes them to work harder, to stay positive and to master their craft, even when the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Top 25 Cities for Tech Jobs

    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing and you spend two hours a day just to get to and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Signs of the Times

    A Recession Special that doesn't involve hot dogs or a bowl of chili. This bike - on Broadway and 96th Street in New York - is advertised for 30% off its original price. h4. **_-> 2 out of 13 ->_** [page] Forget the government - God has a bailout plan for Main Street h4. **_-> 3 out of 13 ->_** ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Slideshow: Signs of the Times

    Slideshow: Signs of the Times
    From quirky advertising to job-hunting tactics to random acts of desperation, these days it feels like signs of the recession are everywhere we look. Literally. Some are funny, clever or thought provoking. Others are downright depressing. We’ve combed the web to find a collection of photos that best exemplify the uncertain times we're living in. Begin Slideshow
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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