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The one-on-one interview remains the most important – and the most stressful – aspect of any technology job search. Even with good preparation, including significant research and a few practice sessions, sometimes things just go poorly. An awful performance at the start of an interview doesn’t mean your chances at a second meeting or even… Read more »

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Work-related stress is the result of many different causes. Everything from depression to insomnia to simply too many tasks on your list leads to a feeling of being overworked. Surprisingly, finding an easy solution to this problem might simply be a click away, using a mobile app designed to help you fight insomnia. Simply getting… Read more »

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Uninspired technology employees are bad for your business. While that’s not a real surprising concept, the fact that many current IT employees are slacking off on their jobs might raise a few eyebrows. In fact, a recent study by the consulting firm CEB noted only 22 percent of technology workers are putting in an extra… Read more »

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No matter which technology discipline is your specialty, learning how to code helps train your brain to think more logically. Making the effort to learn a simple scripting language, like Ruby, or a more complex object-oriented language, like C#, pays dividends for your IT career both now and in the future. You may even decide… Read more »

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Doing more with less remains a principle at the core of many successful businesses – both in the technology industry as well as other business sectors. Being able to reduce expenses without hampering the organization’s operational efficiency is the goal for many IT leaders. How they accomplish it doesn’t take fancy accounting tricks or everyone working… Read more »

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There’s no denying that finding a great job in the technology industry is a competitive process. Strong technical talent only takes you so far. You also need the confidence and intestinal fortitude to navigate the stormy waters of a job search, where many qualified candidates don’t even get an interview. When finally meeting with a… Read more »

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There’s no denying the importance of getting new technology employees up to speed as quickly as possible. A poor onboarding process only raises the risk of your new worker becoming frustrated and unproductive. This may lead to them looking elsewhere for a better position, forcing you to begin the hiring process all over again. In… Read more »

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Over the last decade, the technology industry has become increasingly distributed, with employees working in different locations – sometimes even on another continent! Additionally, efficient communication and collaboration are especially vital in this era of Agile and DevOps. This places the onus on companies to leverage video conferences to ensure everyone stays on the same… Read more »

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Even as a mature industry in existence for over a half-century, most software projects end up in failure. A similar issue applies to other disciplines within the Information Technology field. But what if all these failed projects offer a great learning opportunity ultimately leading to success? Failure actually plays a key role in developing a… Read more »

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One of the main factors in the developing a company culture to attract and retain the top technology talent is being receptive to employee feedback. In many cases, those working in the trenches at your organization offer meaningful insights on how to make your office work more efficiently. They may also inform you of any… Read more »