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Are you leading your team, or bossing them around? There are differences between bosses and leaders — and bosses are viewed as the bullies of the business world. No one likes working for a boss. On the other hand, leaders are respected, admired, and typically far more successful in both their professional and personal lives…. Read more »

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As an IT candidate, you know that your resume has to be fantastic to help you stand out from the competition — but what about your cover letter? While it’s true that some employers and recruiters don’t pay much attention to the cover letter, if any, others decide whether they’ll even look at your resume… Read more »

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The future of the IT job market is looking bright indeed. While other industries have languished in the wake of the recession with sluggish growth and high unemployment rates, the tech labor market has shown a continually healthy, sometimes rapid growth rate — and according to industry experts, this market shows no sign of slowing…. Read more »

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There are as many different leadership styles as there are leaders, which means there is no single definition for an exceptional leader. In general, great leaders are able to strike a balance between objectives and the needs of their teams, and do things that might not be good for them but are in the best… Read more »

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  Wearable tech is the next big leap in technological advance. Much like smartphones and the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon, it won’t be long until people are bringing their smartwatches, Fitbits, and Google Glass into the workplace. But unlike the sudden flood of mobile devices, the pending march of wearable technology has an… Read more »

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There are huge numbers of IT professionals and job candidates out there who, if asked what their dream company is, would reply “Google.” But ask them why, and they aren’t likely to say it’s because Google is a huge company and probably pays really well. Their reasons will vary, but most of them will boil… Read more »

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Your IT resume is a critical tool, whether you’re looking for a job in IT right now or will be in the future. But tech fields are highly competitive, and hiring managers receive high volumes of resumes for every position they announce — so the first thing they look for is a reason to say… Read more »

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Landing a job can be challenging, but it’s easier when you have the skills that hiring managers are looking for. For IT candidates, those in-demand skills can change rapidly as technology evolves. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources to help you determine the best areas to focus on that will improve your chances of getting… Read more »

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The cloud is one of the hottest trends in business IT across every industry. At least 74 percent of businesses are either using cloud services now, or plan to in the near future — and the cloud market for small business alone is expected to hit $85 billion in 2015. Convenience, security, ease of use,… Read more »