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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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There are more tech jobs than there are qualified candidates, and as a result, many tech managers are having a hard time standing out from the crowd. If a talented developer receives a dozen (or more) recruiting emails per month, they begin to see these emails as rote, boilerplate messages that they quickly scan and… Read more »

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Want to know how your salary compares to other positions? How about how it compares to other cities or states? Find out for free by downloading Strategic IT Staffing’s 2017 Tech Salary Guide to know your worth in 2018. Click Here to Download Our FREE Salary Guide Have questions after reading? Contact the experts at… Read more »

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Among social networks, LinkedIn is the reigning champion of professional connections and development. The massive business-oriented social platform is among the most powerful tools available for any job seeker — and it’s also one of the most underused. If you’re on the job search path, LinkedIn is practically a requirement. According to a recent survey… Read more »

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Gender bias remains an important issue throughout the technology industry. With a talent shortage still hampering the growth of many tech organizations, inspiring females to consider a career in IT is vital. Providing a welcoming office culture for women along with equal pay for equal work are key factors in mitigating the effects of a… 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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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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So you just graduated with a degree in one of the technology disciplines. Congratulations are definitely in order! The real work now truly begins, as you need to find a great new position in an ever-changing IT industry, and stand out amongst other new IT grads. Thankfully, your job prospects remain bright, as a technology… Read more »