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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +22
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    How to Get Any IT Job

    How to Get Any IT Job
    IT doesn't just mean the guy who comes to fix your PC when it breaks down. The technology industry has developed a diverse range of careers, including everything from tech support specialists to database administrators to specialized project managers. Whether you're just starting your IT career or looking to take the next step up the ladder, InsideTech is here to help. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +21
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    10 Reasons to Avoid IT Office Politics

    10 Reasons to Avoid IT Office Politics
    A leading SaaS provider of HR software is putting out information that constitutes one of the gravest disservices to the corporate working environment that I’ve seen in a long time. The problem has nothing to do with its software, but rather with the kind of “advice” it’s providing visitors to its website. The SaaS provider is salary.com, and the advice in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +19
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    10 Steps to Becoming a Tech Professional

    10 Steps to Becoming a Tech Professional
    Launching a new career, whether you’re just coming out of college or moving from another professional field, is daunting in itself. Combine that with moving into the technology industry, where everything seems to change every day, and the career aspiration can be viewed as both challenging and exciting. The key to career success is finding your niche and establishing career goals ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    5 Signs Your Resumé is Passé

    5 Signs Your Resumé is Passé
    The workplace is not what it was five years ago. Neither is the job hunt. The most successful candidates are those who are ready and willing to adapt to a changing landscape. But it doesn’t matter how ready you are for the modern workplace if your resumé’s straight out of 1994. And sometimes, it's the most minute details that make all ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Avoid the Top 10 Resume Mistakes

    Avoid the Top 10 Resume Mistakes
    Avoid the Top 10 Resume Mistakes It's deceptively easy to make mistakes on your resume and exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once an employer gets it. So prevention is critical, especially if you've never written one before. Here are the most common pitfalls and how you can avoid them. 1. Typos and Grammatical Errors Your resume needs to be grammatically ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Seven Things You Must Do in an Interview

    Seven Things You Must Do in an Interview
    When you are looking to make the Big Leap—the one that puts you closer to the power centers of a business or organization—the interview process will likely be different from what you've experienced before. The more senior the person or people you're interviewing with, the more definite their ideas are likely to be about what they're looking for. They know that ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +13
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    How to Prepare for the Top 10 Interview Questions

    How to Prepare for the Top 10 Interview Questions
    Too many job seekers stumble through interviews as if the questions are coming out of left field. But many interview questions are to be expected. Study this list and plan your answers ahead of time so you’ll be ready to deliver them with confidence. What Are Your Weaknesses? This is the most dreaded question of all. Handle it by minimizing your ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +12
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    The 10 Worst Job Search Tips Ever

    The 10 Worst Job Search Tips Ever
    Nearly every day, someone sends me a bit of astounding job-search advice from a blog or a newsletter. Some of this advice seems to come directly from the planet X-19, and some of it seems to have been made up on the spot. Here are 10 of my favorite pieces of atrocious job-search advice, for you to read and ignore at ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    10 Recession-Proof IT Careers

    10 Recession-Proof IT Careers
    Companies are cutting back spending, shrinking staff sizes, and making tough layoffs at a rate that most of us have never seen before. But there's still some job growth out there. Shrinking budgets have forced IT shops to invest in money-saving technologies like VoIP and unified communications, and those investments are creating job opportunities for IT workers who are serious about ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Death of the Credit History Check In Hiring

    Death of the Credit History Check In Hiring
    There’s a growing backlash against credit history background checks in the hiring process. At the head of the movement is Jacqueline Berrien, the chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. According to labor experts I’ve been talking to in the months since she got the top post at the government agency in April, she doesn’t much like credit checks and has ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Find a Tech Internship

    Find a Tech Internship
    In the post-boom era, college graduates have found out just how tough a job search can be. They've also learned something else: An internship is a virtual necessity when seeking a position as a technology professional. "I've seen an increase in the emphasis on internships," says Tom Tarantelli, director of the Career Development Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. "Employers now want ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    IT Job Posts: Which Skills Are Required?

    IT Job Posts: Which Skills Are Required?
    A job posting lists these skills: J2EE, EJB, JSP, XML, WebSphere, Oracle, UML, HTML, servlets and a minimum GPA of 3.0. You meet them all, aside from the one for UML. But does the company really expect to find a candidate with this laundry list of skills? Should you apply, or keep looking? Technology executives, hiring managers and human resource professionals ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Get a Tech Support or Help Desk Job

    Get a Tech Support or Help Desk Job
    Need the latest version of Internet Explorer on your PC? Call tech support. Hard drive making a strange noise? Call tech support. This entry-level tech career involves helping users fix problems with the software and systems they use. Tech support and help-desk workers answer support questions, from the silly to the serious. Many handle questions from a company’s own computer users, ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    11 Writing Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb

    Even though you're in the IT field, you still need to know how to string a grammatically correct sentence together! These days, it seems like even college graduates aren't learning composition basics. Of course, not everyone is going to be the next Mark Twain. But it doesn't hurt to write well, even if you are in IT. Sure, some clients, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Ace Your IT Interview

    Ace Your IT Interview
    The job interview is the natural culmination of the various tools put into place. The product of effective networking, resume, cover letter, communication, and so on should result in the opportunity for a face-to-face meeting with your prospective employer. Whereas the previous tools and methods are part of what can be referred to as the job seeker/career builder's marketing, the interview ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +9
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    What It Takes To Work In Tech

    What It Takes To Work In Tech
    The days of tech professionals hidden away in server rooms, or down in the basement tinkering with networks and manning help desks are long over. Today’s tech experts are part of the business cycle and work environment, with CIOs being invited into the boardroom and viewed as a strategic business leader rather than just the guy who knows how to get ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +9
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