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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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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 grasp… Read more »

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  One truism about a career in the technology field states that your learning never really ends. Considering the rapid rate of change in the industry, IT pros need to constantly learn new skills lest they encounter difficulty when trying to find meaningful work. In short, you need to make the effort to grow as… Read more »

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  After a few years of working in the technology industry, with increasing levels of success and responsibility, you are ready to take the next step. Unfortunately, companies typically don’t hand out a spot in the corner office as a gift on your ten-year work anniversary. Becoming a technology executive requires talent, initiative, extremely hard… Read more »

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  Continuing education remains an important part of anyone’s technology career. If you let your skills stagnate, over time it becomes difficult to gain meaningful employment. Earning an IT certification offers you either a chance to learn a new ability or to show competency in something you already know. In both cases, they add some… Read more »

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  In a technology industry where change is the rule and not the exception, understanding these shifts is vital for any IT professional, especially those considering a new position. What were must-have technical skills five to ten years ago are likely to be yesterday’s news in the current market. An understanding of the most relevant… Read more »

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  Whenever your technology organization begins its hiring process, with an eye on finding a few worthy employees to join the team, it is vital your HR staff understands what qualities are important when it comes to candidates. Sure, technical abilities and tangible work experience are paramount, but the person also needs to fit your… Read more »

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Project management is a must-have skill in any industry or position. If you can effectively manage your time and workload, you’ll be a more valuable member of your team and a more attractive candidate to hiring managers. This holds particularly true in the tech industry, where assignments can quickly pile up without a proactive strategy…. Read more »

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Geekdom is on the rise. With phrases like “geeks rules the world” becoming ubiquitous in our increasingly tech-driven culture, it’s no surprise that employers are beginning to favor “geeks” in their hiring process. This has actually proven to be a successful strategy for these companies, providing them with talented, passionate candidates who are highly skilled… Read more »