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    Job Interview Pointers

    Like many career advice experts, Steve Fogarty, staffing partner at Waggener Edstrom, says candidates should research a company thoroughly before an interview. And if the company is a private firm, that's not an excuse to skip doing your homework. Where there's a will, there's a way, and finding a way to gather information on a company "distinguishes the great candidates from ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Switch Your IT Specialty

    Switch Your IT Specialty
    You might think that changing your technology specialty wouldn’t be nearly as difficult as making a wholesale career change. After all, expertise in one area of IT should have some relevance in another, right? That’s true enough, but it doesn’t mean that making a transition within IT is easy to pull off. Far from it. Changing IT career tracks - technical ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How To Find a Job Without Getting Fired

    How To Find a Job Without Getting Fired
    So you’ve decided you can’t spend another year working for your under-appreciative boss with little room for growth. It’s a good job, but you’ve been here three years without a promotion. It’s time to go, right? Gone are the days when employees spend their entire careers climbing the ladder at a single company. In fact, job hopping can actually help you ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    How To Cope With an Unemployed Partner

    How To Cope With an Unemployed Partner
    Today’s job market has many couples well aware of the strain unemployment can put on a relationship. Constant stress can cause fights, break up an otherwise healthy relationship, and, for those who are married, really put “for better or worse” to the test. Often, coping with this anxiety and pressure can be just as taxing for the employed partner as it ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Stalk Your Way to a New Job

    Stalk Your Way to a New Job
    The internet has made stalkers out of all of us. You know exactly what I'm talking about. But instead of stalking your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, consider using your newfound detective skills for more productive (i.e. less emotionally jarring) purposes, like snagging the job of your dreams. Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    New Techie Job Qualification: Works Well with Others

    Say goodbye to the silos of yesteryear - techies over here, marketers over there, sales reps somewhere else, and on and on. In organizations today, where teams often include everyone from product managers to information architects, technology professionals must often prove themselves not just with their technical prowess, but also with their ability to work with colleagues whose expertise varies markedly ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Protecting Your Data On The Job Hunt

    Protecting Your Data On The Job Hunt
    With the wheel came the getaway car, with the printing press came counterfeiting, and now scam artists continue to keep up with technology by exploiting the Internet's anonymity to approach victims over the Web. While Internet fraud is nothing new, would-be swindlers have found a new avenue by which to reach victims: Online job postings. While offline activities set the precedent ...
    Published over 9 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 almost 7 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 about 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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Six Sales Tricks That Can Land You a Job

    Working in sales is tough. You need a gift for the gab, a thick skin, and an undying persistence, even in the face of constant rejection. But those who can do it well see the ample fruits of their labor. It's this promise that pushes them to work harder, to stay positive and to master their craft, even when the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Beat Your Quarterlife Crisis

    Welcome to the Quarterlife crisis. In bad news, you are already 25% of your way to 100-years-old. In good news, you are about to have a lot more freedom and money and a lot less homework than you did when you were a little kid. Odds are you haven’t really prepared for this transitional period of your life. Maybe you ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Five Ways to Increase Your Hireability EQ

    Five Ways to Increase Your Hireability EQ
    You may have done all your research. You may have the best experience. You may be prepared for every question thrown at you. None of that will matter if you fail the personality test that happens in every interview. This is not a "test" like the SATs. It is given over the course of an interview as your personal demeanor or ...
    Published about 7 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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Returning to IT After a Hiatus? Try These Reentry Strategies

    Taking a break from any career can be risky, but taking one from technology, whether for personal reasons or to try another field, presents particular challenges. Employers typically demand up-to-date skills and experience. Without them, you may have trouble grabbing an employer’s attention – especially if you hope to return in a similar position and with a comparable salary. Jenna Gausman, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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