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  When you think of companies that need a competitive advantage, Coca-Cola isn’t likely to come to mind. The company has been a corner stone of the soft drink industry for over a century, and it isn’t going away any time soon. But if innovation is the key to competition and growth, Coca-Cola may just… Read more »

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  Young professionals are often looking for what they can do to immediately impact their career. But the steps you take when you’re just starting out can dramatically shape your experience as you grow and develop in your industry. These are a few career tips that will benefit you now — and later down the… Read more »

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  Working in tech is one of the few industries that combines passion with a high salary, but many IT specialists are finding that the stress of the job is eating away at their love of what they do. For those who have devoted years of work in addition to years spent developing necessary skills,… Read more »

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Internal interviews can be uniquely intimidating. In most instances, your interviewer already knows you, so it can be somewhat difficult to put on your well-practiced interview persona. Additionally, your interviewer will likely ask you a different variety of questions than an initial hire interview, and if it’s your first time up for a promotion or… 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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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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The whole point of the job search process is to receive a job offer — so when you finally get one, it’s a natural impulse to accept. But should you say yes right away and sign on the dotted line, before the employer can change their minds? Not necessarily. It can actually benefit you and… 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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There are as many different leadership styles as there are leaders, which means there is no single definition for an exceptional leader. In general, great leaders are able to strike a balance between objectives and the needs of their teams, and do things that might not be good for them but are in the best… Read more »