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A lot of IT managers are reluctant to hire overqualified candidates, despite the current talent shortage and an overall economy that’s still struggling to recover. But in the IT industry, particularly in the most competitive fields, there are many overqualified candidates applying for jobs below their skill and experience levels — and tech hiring managers… Read more »

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When you’re looking to hire someone for a certain position, of course you want a candidate who is well qualified for the job, with the right proficiencies to perform the responsibilities of the position. During the hiring process, you may come across candidates with the wrong proficiencies — but high potential to be a great… Read more »

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When it comes to IT and networking, mistakes are bound to happen. Keeping serious errors limited to a sandbox environment would be great. But in the real world, problems tend to arise during business operations when they can impact your organization — and your job. The best way for IT pros to avoid big, costly,… Read more »

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Managing people can be a struggle, and it’s especially challenging if you’re new to a leadership position. This holds true in every industry — but as IT professionals know, there’s no job like a tech job. First-time IT managers often face a double hurdle of being new leaders, and not having much experience with the… 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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The fast-paced rate of evolution in the IT industry means that there are always new skills to learn, and some are in higher demand among employers than others. At the start of 2015, the hottest areas in technology are cloud computing, mobile, and digital security. IT pros with skills in these areas will enjoy greater… 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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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 »