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As an IT professional, you’re well aware that a lot of what you do can become lost in translation when discussing work with colleagues in other departments. Trivial tasks like resetting passwords or setting up a voicemail pin may seem more complicated than they actually are, while the very same co-workers underestimate the true complexity… Read more »

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From generation to generation, we’ve passed down useful job seeking advice for those new to the workplace as well as for seasoned professionals. But over time, this advice may become outdated, and no longer applicable to modern hiring practices. If you’re on the hunt for a new job, you can afford to ignore this bad… Read more »

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  If you’re indecisive by nature, nothing is as frustrating and time-consuming as the job search. If the job isn’t perfect in every way, you’re likely to hesitate in the hopes that something better will come along. This, however, can actually hurt your job search. Indecision often results in lost time and can cause you… Read more »

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  Working in tech is one of the few industries that combines passion with a high salary, but many IT specialists are finding that the stress of the job is eating away at their love of what they do. For those who have devoted years of work in addition to years spent developing necessary skills,… Read more »

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  There’s a growing focus on the health of office workers, and it’s becoming common knowledge that investing in your employees’ mental, physical, and emotional wellness can actually save you money in the long run. But establishing a wellness program in your office isn’t simply about money. It’s also about creating an environment in which… Read more »

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  With each passing generation, the workplace changes. From technology to a company’s dress code, expectations change as tenured workers retire and fresh-faced college graduates take their places. As this gradual shift occurs, managers are often left with a variety of questions about how to interact with this new workforce. One of the biggest concerns… Read more »

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  Whether you’re fresh out of college or making a switch to the information technology field, preparing for your first entry-level IT position can be rather intimidating. But as with any new job, the first day can define your experience with a new company. If you can ace your first day, you’ll feel more comfortable… Read more »

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Summer is the burnout season, and for IT specialists who often work long days, this can hold especially true. Employee burnout can result in lowered morale, reduced productivity, and other nasty side effects that can hurt both your employees and your company. So how can you avoid summer burnout, and keep your staff happy and… 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… 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 »