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  Young professionals are often looking for what they can do to immediately impact their career. But the steps you take when you’re just starting out can dramatically shape your experience as you grow and develop in your industry. These are a few career tips that will benefit you now — and later down the… Read more »

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Internal interviews can be uniquely intimidating. In most instances, your interviewer already knows you, so it can be somewhat difficult to put on your well-practiced interview persona. Additionally, your interviewer will likely ask you a different variety of questions than an initial hire interview, and if it’s your first time up for a promotion or… 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 »

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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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Whenever you want to press the reset button on your IT career, it helps to venture outside of your comfort zone. A truly transformational change may require learning new technologies or even new approaches to topics you already know. It may even happen on an involuntary basis, i.e. due to a layoff, a promotion to… Read more »

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There may come a time in your technology career when you feel stagnated and trapped. Just like a locked-up computer, maybe a reboot is the best thing to regain the inspiration for your professional life? The same concept applies if you are interested in moving into a hotter technology profession – like data science or… Read more »