Should I Lie About My Compensation to Get a Better Offer?

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Most job seekers know that companies may adjust the salary they present in a job offer based on your previous compensation. If you weren’t well compensated in your last position, this might leave you wondering if your prior salary will harm your chances of landing a big paycheck. In some cases, candidates may be tempted… Read more »


What is Google Hire?

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Tech giant Google recently announced the launch of a new service called Google Hire. This system is intended to provide companies with tools for managing internal hiring processes more effectively, creating an applicant tracking system that integrates with various G Suite applications. Often, any product launching under the Google name gains a lot of attention,… Read more »


How to Turn a Bad IT Job into a Valuable Learning Experience

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At some point in most peoples’ IT careers, they will find themselves in a less than ideal job. In fact, many of these could even be considered bad. But bad tech job doesn’t mean it can’t serve a purpose, helping you forward your career into something better. In fact, it might be just what you… Read more »


The Benefits of an IT Side Gig that Aren’t Money

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The most popular reason for starting a side gig is for the money. However, you can get a number of other benefits along the way too. So, before you choose an IT side job strictly for the money, consider all of these other bonuses that come with the territory. Inspiration Often, a side gig lets… Read more »


How to Negotiate Your Salary

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Salary negotiations are never easy. Few people feel comfortable when haggling over pay. But there are things you can do to make the process a little less stressful, to make it go a little more smoothly. The important thing is not to get locked in right away. Here are a few things to keep in… Read more »


Looking for a New Job? Here’s How to Do it Discreetly

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Ironically, the best and worst times to look for a job happen at the same time – when you already have a job. The process is a less nerve wracking because you still have a source of income, but you also risk repercussions if your current employer discovers that you’re eager to leave. In order… Read more »


How to Ace Your Manufacturing Job Interview

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It’s easy to conclude that the job interview is the single most important part of the recruiting process. Your resume and cover letter help you get your foot in the door, but your interview is when you’re really put on the spot and have an opportunity to dazzle or disappoint. That’s why you need to… Read more »


How to Get Ahead of the Hiring Cycle

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Finding top talent for your available positions is generally a matter of timing. If you wait until you have an urgent vacancy you need to fill before you start looking for candidates, you’re already behind. Understandably, you’re not likely to make finding new candidates a main priority when you have projects or other immediate tasks…. Read more »


How IT Employee Contests Boost Morale

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Would you like your IT team to be more productive, efficient, cooperative, and innovative? And would you like to accomplish these feats with minimum investment of time and money? Of course you would. That’s why you should consider starting IT employee contests. This simple strategy has been show to have a direct impact on morale,… Read more »


Fired? How to Explain it in a Job Interview

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Successfully navigating a job interview is all about highlighting your accomplishments and downplaying your failures. There are some topics, however, that are especially difficult to avoid or put a positive spin on – namely being fired from a past job. If you have been in this situation before and struggled to discuss the subject, use… Read more »