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Tech companies have a reputation for asking complex, ultra-challenging, and even downright weird interview questions. Google has been among the most publicized, but while the company has banned insanely hard interview questions like “How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?” and “How many cows are in Canada?”, out-of-the-box interview questions… Read more »

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In the IT industry, 60-hour workweeks and bringing work home are not uncommon occurrences. In fact, many IT workers are hyper-dedicated to their jobs — but just like any employee, they need to take some time off once in a while. A healthy work-life balance is essential for maintaining enthusiasm and productivity, and avoiding burnout, stress,… Read more »

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This is the year you’ve been hearing about — it’s 2015, and millennials are now the workforce majority. Millennials make up 45 percent of the workforce, outnumbering the retiring baby boomers (31 percent) and the still-employed Generation X (21 percent). Yet many employers dread the idea of hiring so-called Generation Y employees, who’ve been called… Read more »

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More employers, including IT managers, are turning to employee referral programs to help them fill their open positions. A typical referral program offers your existing employees cash or other benefits in exchange for referring qualified IT professionals they know to your company, and may also offer bonuses if the referral stays employed with your organization… Read more »

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Phone interviews can be difficult. When you’re not setting up the right lighting and ensuring that the room is perfectly quiet, you’re likely worrying about how you’ll impress the interviewer in a brief phone call. For IT candidates, this can be particularly harrowing. It’s often difficult to quickly and concisely convey your technical skills and… Read more »

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With the fast pace of technology, it seems like new IT trends are popping up every year. But some of the hottest trends of 2015 are shaping up to be the dominant trends of 2014, carried into the next year with more opportunities and innovations all around. Here’s a look at the evolution of the… Read more »

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  For recent graduates and anyone entering a new IT field, it’s important to know what it takes to get hired — and what you need is more than technical skills. CIOs (Chief Information Officers) looking to add to their IT teams want candidates who are not just technically competent, but also have a good… Read more »

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Ideally, you’d want all of your employees to have a clear understanding of their responsibilities, the resources they need to accomplish tasks, and the drive and motivation to perform to expectations. But every manager knows this isn’t always the case — and you must be able to deal with workplace performance issues. Poor performance typically… Read more »

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Employment in the IT industry is highly competitive, and opportunities are growing faster than other areas as business reliance on technology continues to increase. Of course, some tech jobs are more in demand than others. If you’re looking for the best chance at a great career in IT, here are the top IT skills you… Read more »

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The whole point of the job search process is to receive a job offer — so when you finally get one, it’s a natural impulse to accept. But should you say yes right away and sign on the dotted line, before the employer can change their minds? Not necessarily. It can actually benefit you and… Read more »