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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 »

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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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More employers, including IT managers, are turning to employee referral programs to help them fill their open positions. A typical referral program offers your existing employees cash or other benefits in exchange for referring qualified IT professionals they know to your company, and may also offer bonuses if the referral stays employed with your organization… 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 and… Read more »

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With the fast pace of technology, it seems like new IT trends are popping up every year. But some of the hottest trends of 2015 are shaping up to be the dominant trends of 2014, carried into the next year with more opportunities and innovations all around. Here’s a look at the evolution of the… Read more »