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    Tech Internships: The New Must-Have

    You've got your diploma and a brain stuffed with C++, but you don't have a job. What do you do? Take an internship, possibly unpaid, and hope it turns into a full-time gig or helps you build up your contacts and references. Welcome to the new reality of technology internships. Recent graduates who entered college while the economy boomed expecting multiple ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 8 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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Do Some Volunteer Work

    Do Some Volunteer Work
    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. This story is ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Internships & Your Resume

    Looking for a proven way to jump-start your postcollege job search, pursue a career change or just get an edge? Internships could be the answer. Here's how to use your resume to get an internship as well as portray your experience once you've completed one. The Internship Advantage Recent graduates and career changers have something in common: Minimal real-world work experience ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    How to Rebuild the Trust of a Disillusioned IT Workforce

    How to Rebuild the Trust of a Disillusioned IT Workforce
    A lost trust can be a deal killer in many facets of life, and a lost trust in the workplace is one of them. As we begin to emerge from the recession, maybe a little bowed but hopefully not broken, we’re seeing the ramifications of the ill-treatment of the IT workforce. It isn’t pretty. There’s a lot of resentment not only ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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