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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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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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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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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 »

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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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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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Unhappy employees can lead to a whole host of problems that affect your entire department or IT company. When your employees are dissatisfied, it leads to disengagement, poor performance, and high turnover rates that bring in new, unhappy employees to start the cycle all over again. Perhaps the biggest problem with employee satisfaction is that… Read more »

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As an IT candidate, you know that your resume has to be fantastic to help you stand out from the competition — but what about your cover letter? While it’s true that some employers and recruiters don’t pay much attention to the cover letter, if any, others decide whether they’ll even look at your resume… Read more »

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  Wearable tech is the next big leap in technological advance. Much like smartphones and the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon, it won’t be long until people are bringing their smartwatches, Fitbits, and Google Glass into the workplace. But unlike the sudden flood of mobile devices, the pending march of wearable technology has an… Read more »