How to Follow Up Without Being a Pest

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers told us that “The waiting is the hardest part,” and this couldn’t be more true for job seekers. When a job opportunity comes your way and you’ve made it a few steps into the application process, being patient while hiring decisions are being made can be excruciating. The natural reaction… Read more »


Applying for Jobs with Bad Credit

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When you apply for a job today, there is a lot more information available about you than in the past. Employers today can check the internet and social media sites for background, things they couldn’t do before. Some employers today even check your credit history, assuming that if you cannot manage your finances, you might… Read more »


What Interviewers Really Rate You On

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Preparing for a job interview can be a stressful experience. You have to research the company, think carefully about your answers, put together a great outfit, and be ready for the unexpected. Each one of these steps is important, but you can simplify the process and ultimately make a stronger impression during your interview by… Read more »


What are the Most In-Demand IT Jobs?

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The employment website Glassdoor recently released its report of the 25 most lucrative and in-demand jobs for 2015. And not surprisingly, the list is dominated by tech jobs. Regardless of whether you are actively seeking employment, flirting with a job change, or simply vested in the tech industry, it’s important to know what kind of professionals… Read more »


What IT Certifications Will Help You Land the Best Job?

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The single-best way to land the job you want, and a higher salary than you expected, is to build up your credentials. And in IT, the best way to do that without getting another degree is to seek out certifications. The specific certifications you choose are important, however, especially if you have your career objectives… Read more »


Factors That Affect Attracting and Keeping Skilled Workers

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Every company wants to attract the best talent they can and keep these high performing workers. In order to do that, however, companies need to provide the right kind of work environment that will keep these workers happy. In today’s economy, that means your company needs to work to provide the optimal conditions for workers…. Read more »


Is Top Manufacturing Talent Getting Harder to Find?

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The manufacturing sector has had a good year in 2014. After many forecasted that this year would see as much as a 4.6 percent rise in revenue growth, those projections have largely panned out, and have not been focused in any one industry. That would seem to be good news, but growth is only a… Read more »


Green Technology in 2015 and Beyond

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The sophistication and ubiquity of green technology is developing at an astounding pace. Here are a few of the new technologies that are just now coming onto the scene, and a few that that will be coming down the pipeline soon: Smart Home Technology People are already using their smartphones to adjust their thermostat and… Read more »


Tech Job Salary Report 2014

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How much money did you make last year? How much money did IT professionals with similar responsibilities make? Knowing how your salary compares to your peers is important to consider. If you are making less than average, it may be time to look for other opportunities or add to your credentials. If you are making… Read more »


Encouraging Top Employees

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Keeping your top employees happy and engaged is critical to your company’s success; losing them to a competitor means you lose all of their knowledge, skills and drive. Read below for some tips on how to encourage your top employees. Look beyond the employees’ skill sets. With a bit of training, could these employees learn… Read more »