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    The Top 20 Perks That Make Jobs Better

    The Top 20 Perks That Make Jobs Better
    Nothing takes a job from good to great (or terrible to tolerable) like a healthy set of benefits. Here are 20 perks, benefits, and incentives that make some jobs even better. 1. At Google, new parents get more than maternity leave: up to $500 of reimbursements for take-out when their newborn’s needs mean no time for home cooking. 2. Washington-area Microsoft ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    What Employers Want from Job References

    What Employers Want from Job References
    A great resume and solid interview skills may place job seekers in the running for a position, but a new survey conducted by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service, finds that the results of a reference check can really be what makes—or breaks—a job search. Hiring managers interviewed for the survey said they remove about 21 percent of candidates from consideration after ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Body Language Tips for Your IT Job Interview

    Body Language Tips for Your IT 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 author ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer

    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer
    We’ve all been in interviews when it seems like all the interviewer wants to do is trip you up. It’s like everything you say is somehow misinterpreted to mean something completely different. How can you diffuse such an uncomfortable situation? First, understand that the interviewer’s hostility is probably not about you. Most likely, the interviewer started his day off by arguing ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    You Just Got Fired. Now What?

    You Just Got Fired. Now What?
    "The experience of being fired from a job is high on the list of stressful life events that can happen to anyone over the course of their employment," says Dr. Melodie Schaefer, executive director of The Chicago School, Southern California Counseling Centers. So how do you manage the stress of being fired and get on the road to your next job? ...
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    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter

    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter
    Are you wondering how to deal with a sticky work history issue? Whether you were laid off from your last position, took time off to raise children or are looking to change careers, the cover letter is the perfect place to address potential red flags. One caveat: Keep the explanation brief. Writing a cover letter is an exercise in selling yourself, ...
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    5 Ways to Make Employers Come to You

    5 Ways to Make Employers Come to You
    Utilizing job listings, networking with people in your industry (and in other industries), and applying to companies you want to work at--these are all great ways to go after a job. But how can you make employers and recruiters come after you? We asked Career Rocketeer's Chris Perry, a career-search and personal-branding expert, for five self-promotion tips. Here's what he advises ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How to End an IT Job Interview

    How to End an IT Job Interview
    In preparing for a job interview, you've probably practiced a firm (but not too firm) handshake, rehearsed answers to tough questions about your background, and polished up your lucky interview shoes. But many job hunters overlook a crucial part of the interview process: the very end. As you finish an interview, you have one last chance to sell the interviewer on ...
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    IT Resumes for a Digital Age

    IT Resumes for a Digital Age
    When you're applying for a job, you work hard to make sure your resume will command the attention of the first person who reads it. But it's increasingly likely that the first reader of your resume won't be a person at all. Inundated with hundreds—or thousands—of resumes for some positions, many companies are using technology to streamline resume screening. [widget:earn_your_it_degree] "Any ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Why WikiLeaks is an Access Management Issue

    Why WikiLeaks is an Access Management Issue
    As all the aftershocks of the WikiLeaks scandal continue to play out across the globe, you can’t help but wonder how things might be a little different if the federal government had an effective access management system in place that gave people access to information based on who really needed to know what. As much as people like to focus on ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Do Your Research Before an IT Job Interview

    Do Your Research Before an IT Job Interview
    You hear it all the time from career experts: "Research the company before you go into a job interview." But what does that mean, exactly? Here are some tips on using the Internet and tapping your network to gain information and insight that'll improve your answers--and help you ask the right questions. The company's mission Your prospective employer's Web site is ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    On Work Productivity, Procrastination, and How to Get Off Your Butt

    On Work Productivity, Procrastination, and How to Get Off Your Butt
    Every three months, GOOD releases a quarterly magazine, which examines a given theme through its unique lens. Last, month, GOOD's Work issue talked about Making Work Better. Below are a few interviews with work experts talking about productivity, procrastination, and how to get off your butt. Read on and get working, better! Expert advice from Scott Belsky Book and website: Making ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Art of Persuasion in Your Job Search

    The Art of Persuasion in Your Job Search
    Persuasion is a subtle art--brute force doesn't often work well. And this is especially true for a job seeker, who is using interviewing skills and a resume to try to persuade hiring managers and recruiters to hand over something that a lot of people are competing for (that great new job). Here are some persuasion tricks and techniques you can use ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Rejuvenate Your IT Resume

    How to Rejuvenate Your IT Resume
    In a competitive job market, we have to do everything we can to make our resumes more attractive to hiring managers. This can be difficult for older workers, who fear that even if there's no bias (subconscious or conscious) against job seekers on the mature side of 40, a resume may make them look "overqualified" for the positions they want. Here ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    2011 IT Employment Outlook

    2011 IT Employment Outlook
    The IT job market for hands-on, highly skilled information technology professionals was picking up at the end of 2010, and IT employment for midlevel managers will do the same by the second quarter of 2011, experts say. “Most of the IT people who were laid off over the past two years were managers with no current technical skills, including line managers, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Secret to Designing an Intuitive UX

    The Secret to Designing an Intuitive UX
    Imagine that you’ve never seen an iPad, but I’ve just handed one to you and told you that you can read books on it. Before you turn on the iPad, before you use it, you have a model in your head of what reading a book on the iPad will be like. You have assumptions about what the book will look ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Misclassification of Independent Contractors in IRS Crosshairs

    Misclassification of Independent Contractors in IRS Crosshairs
    If you’re an independent contractor who’s settled in to some comfy gig at a company that makes you feel like one of its own, and you like it that way because you’re able to command a higher hourly wage than the guy in the next cube who’s on the payroll, you might need to brace yourself for a change. According to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Volunteering Can Buy You IT Experience

    How Volunteering Can Buy You IT Experience
    A supposedly hot certification or a few months of technology training isn't always enough to propel you into the market for tech jobs. Employers almost always prefer to hire people with real-world experience. To aspiring techies, it's a catch-22: You can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job. One solution: Volunteer work. Grassroots environmental groups, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Safely Dump Your Tech Trash

    How to Safely Dump Your Tech Trash
    During the holidays this year, many lucky folks will be treated to new iPods, computers, televisions, cameras, and electronic gadgets and gewgaws. But all that consumer buying power and technical innovation has led to an unimagined side effect: millions of tons of electronic waste generated by our constant need for newer, better, and upgraded gear. The EPA reports that two million ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +19
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