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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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If you’re interviewing for a remote position, chances are you won’t be meeting your boss in person — at least not before you’re hired. It can be difficult to make a lasting impression over the phone, particularly if your strengths lie in your technical abilities rather than your people skills. If you’re worried about how… Read more »

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If you have highly talented employees, there is always the risk that they will find a better offer with another company, resulting in the loss of one of your top performers. Many employers seek to proactively avoid this by incentivizing their best workers. But retaining talent is more than just attractive incentives and benefits. You… Read more »

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From generation to generation, we’ve passed down useful job seeking advice for those new to the workplace as well as for seasoned professionals. But over time, this advice may become outdated, and no longer applicable to modern hiring practices. If you’re on the hunt for a new job, you can afford to ignore this bad… Read more »

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Having the right technical abilities is no longer all that’s needed to do a job well. As tech workplaces move towards collaboration, it’s becoming more and more necessary for IT candidates to possess strong teamwork skills. For some, this is an innate personality trait, while for others, it’s a learned professional behavior. To focus on… Read more »

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The effectiveness of working from home is a topic of hot debate in many industries, particularly in the tech world – where much of an employee’s work can be done from home. One of the primary concerns to opponents of remote work is the lack of employee engagement. By working from home, remote employees miss… 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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Today’s IT professionals can benefit greatly from temporary, consultant, or project-based work. In fact, many IT pros are choosing temp work over full-time, permanent positions for the flexibility and variety, while others are using temporary employment to transition into full-time jobs. Working as a temp or consultant can be rewarding and lucrative, particularly in tech… Read more »

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Tech companies have a reputation for asking complex, ultra-challenging, and even downright weird interview questions. Google has been among the most publicized, but while the company has banned insanely hard interview questions like “How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?” and “How many cows are in Canada?”, out-of-the-box interview questions… Read more »

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In the IT industry, 60-hour workweeks and bringing work home are not uncommon occurrences. In fact, many IT workers are hyper-dedicated to their jobs — but just like any employee, they need to take some time off once in a while. A healthy work-life balance is essential for maintaining enthusiasm and productivity, and avoiding burnout, stress,… Read more »