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Managing people can be a struggle, and it’s especially challenging if you’re new to a leadership position. This holds true in every industry — but as IT professionals know, there’s no job like a tech job. First-time IT managers often face a double hurdle of being new leaders, and not having much experience with the… Read more »

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In today’s highly competitive tech industry, keeping your IT team motivated and engaged is the key to attracting and retaining top talent. But what really motivates IT employees? Traditionally, economic theory dictates that money is the ultimate motivator. The more you pay your people, the better they’ll perform. But several studies, including recent research conducted… Read more »

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The fast-paced rate of evolution in the IT industry means that there are always new skills to learn, and some are in higher demand among employers than others. At the start of 2015, the hottest areas in technology are cloud computing, mobile, and digital security. IT pros with skills in these areas will enjoy greater… Read more »

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Tech interviews can be unique to interviews in other industries. Hiring managers are not only interested in your technical knowledge and experience, but they also want to understand the way you think and solve problems. You may have to work through technical challenges, such as coding, word, or math problems, and you’ll be expected to… Read more »

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There are more tech jobs than there are qualified candidates, and as a result, many tech managers are having a hard time standing out from the crowd. If a talented developer receives a dozen (or more) recruiting emails per month, they begin to see these emails as rote, boilerplate messages that they quickly scan and… Read more »

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Many job seekers went into 2015 with high hopes and fresh resolutions to finally land that perfect career. But now that the New Year rush is over, if you’re still on the job search path, you’re probably discouraged — to say the least. Keeping your hopes up when you continue to run into rejection is… Read more »

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Among social networks, LinkedIn is the reigning champion of professional connections and development. The massive business-oriented social platform is among the most powerful tools available for any job seeker — and it’s also one of the most underused. If you’re on the job search path, LinkedIn is practically a requirement. According to a recent survey… Read more »

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Unhappy employees can lead to a whole host of problems that affect your entire department or IT company. When your employees are dissatisfied, it leads to disengagement, poor performance, and high turnover rates that bring in new, unhappy employees to start the cycle all over again. Perhaps the biggest problem with employee satisfaction is that… Read more »