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    What Not to Do After an Interview

     In the job search, there's nothing like performing well at the interview. And after researching the company, practicing your presentation and answering the interview questions with confidence, you want to follow up with something impressive. You want to thank the employer with a gesture that makes the company want to hire you — or at least bring you back for ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Refer a Friend for a Job

    How to Refer a Friend for a Job
    Finding a job is no easy task. Thankfully you’re employed, but it’s hard to watch your buddy network, scour job boards, send updated resumes, and… still not get a single call back. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could nudge her through the door at your company with a glowing reference? Definitely! But beware, oh gracious pal. Putting in a good ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 Make Friends in and out of the Office

    How to Make Friends in and out of the Office
    When we were younger, making friends was easy. School provides us with an instant pool of people our own age that we interact with on a daily basis, who are in the same boat we are. But once we leave college and enter the real world, finding friends can be a more difficult task, especially if you have to relocate for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job

    6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job
    When you’re young and the world is seemingly your oyster, going to a job fair sounds like a no-brainer. A bunch of companies looking to hire? and All in the same place? As long as you bring enough copies of your resume and pass them out to everyone, you’re certain to get a callback. Right? Not necessarily. Without the right approach, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Eight Tips for Job Hunting During the Recession

    The global credit crisis and flat-lining domestic economy could make this one of the most challenging times to be looking for a job in recent history. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of unemployed increased by 3.6 million between December 2007 and December 2008, and the December 2008 unemployment rate hit 7.2 percent. For February 2009, the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Improve Your Web Search Skills

    How to Improve Your Web Search Skills
    I attended a short workshop conducted by Google research scientist Dan Russell at Google's Singapore office last week. Besides helping ordinary users get what they need quickly through Web search, Russell also trains Google engineers on how to search better. Well, you'll be surprised to learn that yielding better search results is not necessarily related to being able to craft the ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Make Your Boss Look Good

    How to Make Your Boss Look Good
    When you’ve got a good working relationship with your boss, she can be your greatest asset. Not only can she help you succeed in your current job and prepare you for more responsibility, she can also make your work satisfying and fun. But of course this just doesn’t happen. It’s up to you to get the ball rolling in the right ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Seven Tips for Marketing Yourself

    Seven Tips for Marketing Yourself
    During the boom, techies with in-demand skills might have been offered a job after a perfunctory interview. Now employers are increasingly selective, so technology professionals - even those with years of experience - must face facts. To get hired you need to become a pro not just at coding Unix or C++, but at selling yourself to companies besieged with resumes. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Get a Temp Job

    Get a Temp Job
    The business world may be looking for technology pros, but you're not a pro (yet) if you have a new certification and no experience. How do you gain that experience? One way is to take temporary assignments. Working as a temp may not be your ultimate goal, but when you're launching a career, you want to get experience any way possible. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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