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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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    How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits

    How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits
    Once you have been laid off, one of the first things you are likely to think about is how you are going to replace your income. Unemployment Insurance (UI) was established by the government to provide unemployment benefits to workers when become unemployed due to factors outside their control to financially assist them while they are looking for employment. UI is ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Resume Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make

    5 Resume Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make
    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. We'll take a look at some common resume pitfalls and go into detail about how to avoid them. 1. The One-Size-Fits-All Resume 2. Exaggeration vs. Smart Packaging 3. Too ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How to Negotiate Your Severance Package

    How to Negotiate Your Severance Package
    When you are laid off from your job, one of your hopes is that you receive a good severance package, equipped with both severance pay and continued benefits. Most often, severance is based on how long an employee has been employed by the employer, but benefits often vary depending on the employer. In addition, employers are not required to provide severance ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    How To Make A Video Resume – Take One

    How To Make A Video Resume – Take One
    I challenge you to find a more appropriate time than now to focus on re-branding your professional image to set yourself apart from the plethora of IT job seekers. In order to reach the final interview round, professionals need to be creative and thoughtful in how they differentiate themselves from the others. As I reflect on how I might be able ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Networking Tips for Techies

    Networking Tips for Techies
    You've gotten the same advice again and again: If you're out of work, you've got to network. Techies, like everyone else, often land jobs through colleagues, friends and other acquaintances. But how do you cultivate connections if you believe what you know -- rather than whom you know -- should determine whether you're hired? For starters, you have to acknowledge just ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: -3
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    100 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer

    100 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer
    While there are as many different possible interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. So we've prepared a list of 100 potential interview questions. Will you face them all? We pray no interviewer would be that cruel. Will you face a few? Probably. Will you be well-served by being ready even if you're not ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How Many Jobs Will Be Created/Saved in Your State?

    How Many Jobs Will Be Created/Saved in Your State?
    In an effort to maintain the transparency and accountability promised during the Presidential campaign, the Obama Administration launched Recovery.gov. The site is a searchable database of how and where tax dollars are spent as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. InsideTech found the most useful part of the site is the Estimated Job Effect Flash Map of the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    IT Recruiter FAQ

    IT Recruiter FAQ
    Sooner or later, you're going to call a recruiter or -- if you've got in-demand expertise -- find yourself on the receiving end of such a call. Techies often find it fruitful to work with a recruiter during a job search, but they don't always know what to expect from the relationship. Before you decide you want a recruiter on your ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 9 Cover Letter Tips for IT Pros

    Top 9 Cover Letter Tips for IT Pros
    How much time do you spend on your cover letter? If the answer is “not much,” you could be missing out on quality interviews. Technology career experts say that a hastily written letter -- or worse -- no letter at all, could stall your job search. Follow these tips to write a winning letter. 1. Always Send a Letter The ease ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Ten Ways to Keep Busy Between Jobs

    Ten Ways to Keep Busy Between Jobs
    With resume gaps now the norm, workers should pay attention to how they use spent time between jobs. The reason is simple: Employers want to know how job candidates spent their time when they were out of work. Learning? Traveling? Moping? Unless you project the image of a can-do job seeker, you're likely to have a tough time bouncing back from ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Past Bankruptcy Can Haunt Your Job Hunt

    Past Bankruptcy Can Haunt Your Job Hunt
    If you've declared bankruptcy in the past, be prepared to defend that decision to a potential employer. It's illegal for an employer not to hire or promote you because you filed bankruptcy, but it's sometimes OK to consider bad credit, which usually precedes bankruptcy. Companies often check credit when a job involves finance, accounting, cash or valuable merchandise and when a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Get Back to Work with the Best Deal

    Get Back to Work with the Best Deal
    I once received a letter from a woman who had just gotten a job offer. She had been unemployed for three months and wanted to know if she should accept the offer or try to negotiate for more. She felt the offer was low - less than she had been making at her last job - but was afraid that if ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Look for Work in Troubled Times

    Look for Work in Troubled Times
    It's hard enough to job hunt in a thriving economy, but now, even the heartiest job seeker may be inclined to roll over and catch a few more z's rather than hit the streets. Don't quit looking before you start. Job hunting requires you to pull out all the stops and take the basics to a new level. You truly have ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Layoff Survival Kit

    The Layoff Survival Kit
    This article offers general information on legal and financial matters relating to employment. For specific information relating to your situation, please consult an attorney, financial planner or appropriate government agency. Now that you've lost your job, you need to hurry up and find a new one, right? Wrong. You've got to buck up and tie up loose ends with your ex-employer ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Laid Off? Six Steps to Manage Your Finances

    Laid Off? Six Steps to Manage Your Finances
    No one is immune from layoffs. Whether you're 22 or 52, odds are that sooner or later you will find yourself, often through no fault of your own, out of work. So it makes sense to plan ahead. Most financial advisers suggest saving the equivalent of six months' salary to tide you over if you lose your job. You will probably ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Unemployment Insurance and You

    Unemployment Insurance and You
    If you've just been laid off, your first questions probably involve unemployment insurance. How does it work? How much will you collect? Where do you sign up? The answers depend on where you live. Some unemployment insurance policies are set at the federal level, but states set most of the rules and run most of the programs, explains Rich Hobbie, executive ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Easy Ways to Start an IT Career

    5 Easy Ways to Start an IT Career
    It's never easy to get a job when every job posting you see requires some experience. That’s the chicken and egg problem you face when training for a new career, and it's especially prominent in the IT industry. So where are the entry-level IT careers? And how should can you start building experience without getting a job or before you finish ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Build a Facebook App

    Build a Facebook App
    Fame, fortune and endless job offers. Such is the life of the Facebook developer. Well, not quite. If you’re a software developer seeking to break into the business through Facebook development - or an experienced codesmith out to make a bundle - you should probably view any forays into the Facebook realm as a learning experience, not a sure thing. “Even ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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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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