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    Showcase Marketable Skills in Your Resume

    Showcase Marketable Skills in Your Resume
    Have you thought about the skills you're listing in your resume's Skills section? If you treat this section as an afterthought, you could be missing an opportunity to show employers you've got the right skills for the job. When completing the Skills section, consider the skills that would be important to the job you're seeking. The best way to get started ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    “Where Will You Be in Five Years?” Answers

    “Where Will You Be in Five Years?” Answers
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” — we all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous question in our interview? Here’s why – because most job seekers believe it has no relevance. The reason? No company can (or ever will) guarantee an employee a job for five years. But, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong

    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong
    Everything was going so well. You shook hands with the hiring manager like a professional. The interview went from general small talk to some skillfully answered questions that showed off your tech savvy. You don't just feel confident — you can already imagine where your office will be. Then, just like that, the wonderful interview takes a turn for the worst. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Climb the Corporate Ladder

    How to Climb the Corporate Ladder
    Who doesn't think about getting that promotion? We all want to be our own boss someday, but before we can rule the hive, we have to tough it out as a lowly worker bee. These days, moving up is less like climbing a ladder and more like picking your way through a maze. There are many ways you can move your ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Tips to Get Great References

    Many people think of their list of references as an after-thought, something employers only look at after you dazzle them with your killer resume and stunning interview skills. But references can actually help you get your foot in the door, if they carry enough weight. Big names and impressive titles can grab the attention of potential employers. Most industries are ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    6 Ways Friends Can Help You Find an IT Job

    6 Ways Friends Can Help You Find an IT Job
    Mention being out of work to a friend and they’ll be the first to emphasize that you do have a full-time job — looking for a job, that is. And they’re right. Looking for a new job can be just as time consuming as working nine to five. But there is one major difference and that’s making the transition from working ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    7 Lamest Interview Questions and What They're Really Asking

    If you’ve been in the IT business long enough, the same inane questions will continue to creep up in interview after interview. What do you think your biggest weakness is? Where do you see yourself in five years? Those illogical, pointless that just kill time between the really important questions. But all those content-free questions actually have a purpose — ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career

    How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career
    Income…$0. Value…Priceless. It’s always a good thing to give back. Whether it is doing hands on service with a group like Habitat for Humanity, or assisting in the back office of a local non-profit, there are benefits beyond money that come from volunteering. Apart from just the positive feeling of sowing good actions into a cause you believe in and the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Ways to Tell if Your Job Search is a Joke

    10 Ways to Tell if Your Job Search is a Joke
    In celebration of April Fool’s Day last week, I was asked by a few fellow bloggers to address foolish job search tactics. However, it’s hard to write something funny when what you’re seeing is no joke. We’ve got 15 million job seekers right now. I’d argue more than 70% of them are conducting a weak job search. I guess the good ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    IT Career Spotlight: Multimedia Specialist

    Organizations are scrambling to create a variety of multimedia packages that combine sound clips, photography, video montages and animation. Enter the multimedia specialist who directs this technologically demanding convergence of media forms. Education and real estate are just two fields capitalizing on multimedia expertise to create online courses, Internet ads and presentations. Participants say the field is exciting, demanding and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    15 Networking Mistakes You Can't Make

    Networking, networking, networking. Not between computers, but between real, live people! We’ve all heard about it and we’re sure you’re all doing it — but are you doing it right? Trying to develop job leads and new business contacts in the IT industry is important to having a successful technical career. You want to (net)work smart, not hard, so make ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Dreaded Interview Questions: What is Your Greatest Weakness?

    Dreaded Interview Questions: What is Your Greatest Weakness?
    Before I start this story, I need to make a confession. I never wear watches. Not because I don’t find the correct time an incredibly useful piece of information, but because I keep losing them. Watches are a distraction when I’m working, and so I take them off and they disappear. Or worse, I forget to take them off, launch into ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

    Still looking for the four-leafed clover that will get you the job you’ve always wanted? If Lady Luck hasn’t been on your side lately, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Contrary to popular belief, good luck doesn’t solely have to do with fate and the mysterious unfolding of the universe — according to several psychology study results, luck ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

    Interviews are hard. You’re nervous. You’re usually in close quarters. You have to answer question after question with little recovery time. And your entire professional future seems to hang in the balance of this one encounter. It’s no wonder so many interviewees resort to clichés when answering interview questions. But panicked responses aren’t going to land you that job. So ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Google Example: How Bad Hiring Practices Can Slow Down a Company

    One of the annoying things I get to do is watch successful companies that should know better design in failure. I could argue that many of the problems Microsoft has faced this decade go back to bad hiring and internal job placement decisions it made last decade. I’m picking on Google today because I ran into an article written by ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Take a Break From Your Job Search

    6 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity While Looking for Work They say looking for a job is a full-time job in itself, but that’s only partially true. Full-time jobs come with things like regular paychecks, benefits and a sense of pride and accomplishment. Compare that to the frustrating, tedious and mostly unrewarding task of finding a job, and it’s no wonder ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Are Your Networking Skills Toxic?

     If you've put in a number of years in your professional field, this dreaded scenario might sound familiar: You get a call or an email from a friend of a colleague, asking for a meeting with a murky agenda. Not wanting to offend your colleague, you halfheartedly agree to a brief encounter. The day arrives, and so does the feckless ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    4 Things the "Jersey Shore" Can Teach You About Finding a Job

    Did you think thatThe Jersey Shore was just all tanning, fist pumps and hair gel? Think again! Turns out the kids from Joizy can teach us about more than just Ed Hardy, Italian flag ornamentation, and extreme midriffs. Their “techniques” can get your resume noticed, rock an interview, and even get you hired. Think we’re kidding? Get in the zone ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    8 IT Companies Hiring Right Now

    Apple, Inc. ABOUT Apple designs and manufactures popular consumer gadgets and computer software products, including the iPhone and the Mac line of laptops and desktops. Apple has more than 35,000 employees worldwide and, beyond the regular industry expectations of efficient productivity and innovation, it has an overriding philosophy of “clean,” aesthetically pleasing user interfaces and industrial design. The company’s design focus ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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