How to Conduct a Remote Job Interview

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Today, an increasing number of companies rely on remote interviews to hire top talent. At times, this is because the position itself is remote, so the selected new hire can be based out of a city far from where the company is located. In other cases, remote interviews allow employers to offer an interview option… Read more »


5 Tips to Keep You from Making a Bad Hire

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The interview is one of the most critical parts of your hiring process. It gives you a chance to learn more about the candidates, filling in information that simply wouldn’t fit on a resume. However, if you don’t handle the interview properly, you may be setting yourself up for a bad hiring decision. When you… Read more »


How to Perfect Your Exit Interview Skills

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When you land a new job, you might think that your interview days are behind you, at least for a while. However, once you turn in your two weeks notice, your current employer might request that you take part in an exit interview, derailing your plans to quietly move on to your next opportunity. The… Read more »


In an Interview, Your Body Language Says More about You Than Your Resume

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Even when we are actively speaking to someone, our body tells a tale all of its own. Sometimes, your body language works in conjunction with your actual speech, creating a cohesive picture on all fronts. At other times, your body sends out signals that you may not consciously intend. While that may not pose a… Read more »


Protect Yourself from These Common Workplace Injuries

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Workplace injuries can be a serious pain, and not just physically. Injuries at work can leave you stuck, unable to complete a variety of daily activities while you heal. In severe cases, the results can be life altering, or even deadly. If you want to protect yourself from some of the most common workplace injuries,… Read more »


The Soft Skills to Look for in a PhD

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While it is easy to focus on the concrete skills a PhD may have earned through their education, especially those focused within scientific and mathematical fields, soft skills should also be considered when making a hiring decision.  Soft skills are not as easy to present within a resume or work history, but they are often… Read more »


How Mentoring Can Help Your Engineering or IT Career

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If you are in the formative stage of your technology career, you should seriously consider finding a more experienced person in your profession to act as a mentor, someone who is in a leadership position, who can help you with advice and counsel when you are about to tackle a big project or make a… Read more »


Five Phrases to Avoid During Your IT Interview

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Sometimes what you don’t say is just as important as what you do say. In a job interview, you’re hyper-focused on communicating the right things to the person conducting the interview. But you can quickly sour a lot of accumulated good will simply by saying the wrong thing. Here are five phrases you need to… Read more »


Millennials Are Changing the Workplace as We Know It. Here’s How to Adapt.

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A major shift in the makeup of the American workforce happened at the start of 2015. For the first time, millennials made up the largest percentage of workers according to PewResearch. They surpassed  workers from generation X and now constitute 53.5 percent of the labor force. This generation is distinct from previous generations in their… Read more »


Emotions and Decision Making

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When at work, as in our personal life, we are constantly called upon to make decisions, some more important than others. We like to think that when we make a decision, we are calmly and rationally looking at the issue, weighing the pros and cons and deliberating judiciously before making our choice. But that is… Read more »