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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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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 with… Read more »

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With the influx of available IT jobs, many specialists in the tech industry may find themselves growing complacent in the flood of available work. However, there’s a new technology in development that may undercut the IT workforce, specifically support positions. Robotics Process Automation (RPA) has the ability to automate tedious tasks, such as data entry… Read more »

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Each workplace is unique, and that can be particularly true for their hiring process. Some are more informal, while others prefer to rigorously screen interviewees with background checks and drug screens before settling on the right candidate. But which is the most effective method for hiring? And are background checks really worth it? If you’re… 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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Creating a positive candidate experience is vital for any company that’s looking to attract top IT talent. When you have a great hiring process in place, even the candidates you turn down are likely to recommend your company to others — giving you a crucial advantage in today’s competitive, network-driven IT business landscape. Unfortunately, most… Read more »

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In today’s highly competitive tech industry, keeping your IT team motivated and engaged is the key to attracting and retaining top talent. But what really motivates IT employees? Traditionally, economic theory dictates that money is the ultimate motivator. The more you pay your people, the better they’ll perform. But several studies, including recent research conducted… Read more »

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Many job seekers went into 2015 with high hopes and fresh resolutions to finally land that perfect career. But now that the New Year rush is over, if you’re still on the job search path, you’re probably discouraged — to say the least. Keeping your hopes up when you continue to run into rejection is… Read more »

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In a business world where employees hop between companies at the speed of bigger benefit packages, and employers engage in fierce battles on the field of social media to secure (or steal) talent, it may seem like loyalty is an antiquated quality that has no place in the modern landscape. But today’s definition of loyalty… Read more »

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The cloud is one of the hottest trends in business IT across every industry. At least 74 percent of businesses are either using cloud services now, or plan to in the near future — and the cloud market for small business alone is expected to hit $85 billion in 2015. Convenience, security, ease of use,… Read more »