When is the Best Time to Start Looking for a New Job? While Employed!

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Many people are unaware that the best time to start a new job search is when they already have a job. It seems counter-intuitive to a large degree. But, it’s true. In a perfect world, the job you have would be all the job you’ll ever need. But the long ago days of working for… Read more »

Have Your References Gone MIA? Tips On Handling This In A Professional Manner

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You are applying for a new job, but you are having trouble getting your past hiring managers to put in a good word about you. What does that mean? Should you be worried about it? In some situations, people just may not be doing their job, but in others, a lack of response from your… Read more »

How to be the Candidate Employers Love

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Everyone wants to be the candidate employers are lining up to hire. That would make the job search so much simpler, right? For some job seekers, the hard part is getting the interview; for others, the interview is the excruciating part of the process. If you’re the sort of person who is wracked with insecurity… Read more »

Internships: The Door to Your Career

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Internships are a great way for college students to get your foot in the door to the career you want. It’s also a great way for you to get a head start on what your life after college will look like. It’s true that most interns are underpaid and under-appreciated. But, the experience you gain… Read more »

What Will Employers Find If They “Google” You? How Can You Control This?

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If you did a Google search of yourself right now, what would you find? You might find photos of yourself on your MySpace page from your rebellious teen years. You may find comments you made to friends about the party you went to or your latest crush. On the other hand, you may find posts… Read more »

IT Industry: 2012 Looks Bright for Hiring

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Anyone working in the IT industry knows that good jobs have been hard to come by in recent years. Rather than hiring, companies have been promoting from within, eliminating non-essential positions, requiring overtime, and even laying off employees or outsourcing temporary work overseas in order to cut costs while times were lean. That trend looks… Read more »

5 Ways to Get Ready for Your Annual Performance Review

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Your annual employee performance review is coming up. Is there anything you can do right now to ensure you get the results you want? Most employers make this a time to discuss both what you think of your job and what they think of the job you are doing. While much of the development of… Read more »

Harnessing the Power of LinkedIn Recruiting

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LinkedIn is “the world’s largest professional network”. That fact along with the resources the popular social media site offers really can enhance the abilities of any HR professional to find the talent their business needs. For those in the business of hiring others, there is no doubt that using this outstanding feature can change virtually… Read more »

5 Steps to Make Your IT Recruiter’s Job Easier – and Land Work Faster

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When seeking IT jobs, it’s always a good idea to work with a proactive IT recruiter to land better work opportunities in less time. By working with your recruiter, you are likely to find top companies who are ready to offer you above average IT salaries and projects, to fully launch your IT career. The… Read more »

What Apple’s Steve Jobs Taught Us About Careers

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Steve Jobs, the founder of the Apple company, tragically passed away October 5, 2011. Within a few days, the innovative iphone4 his company had developed was released to the public. Over one million units were sold within 24 hours of its release.  This is only one part of the legacy of this business legend. Steve… Read more »