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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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In the course of your IT career, you’ve likely come across problems that have totally stumped you. As a leader, you don’t have the luxury of simply telling your staff that you don’t know how to solve the problem. Not only can this make it difficult for them to become proactive problem solvers in the… Read more »

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If you’re indecisive by nature, nothing is as frustrating and time-consuming as the job search. If the job isn’t perfect in every way, you’re likely to hesitate in the hopes that something better will come along. This, however, can actually hurt your job search. Indecision often results in lost time and can cause you to… Read more »

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IT is at a crossroads. On one side, there is the need for innovation, and on the other, traditional IT protocols that keep everything up and running. This is where two-speed IT comes in; in order to be truly creative, a team must choose the first path and completely abandon the tedium of traditional maintenance… Read more »

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Any successful IT career is going to involve a lot of technical skill, and most employers want proof that you have the required skills beyond your own word. While the ability to point to experience is important, obtaining IT certifications is a great way to show that you have the right skills for the best,… 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 »

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Even as the rest of the economy continues to crawl along, the tech job market is still showing healthy growth. Of course, there are always opportunities for greater professional development — and more money — in the constantly shifting world of technology. Could you be doing more for your career? Here’s a look at 10… Read more »

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Are you leading your team, or bossing them around? There are differences between bosses and leaders — and bosses are viewed as the bullies of the business world. No one likes working for a boss. On the other hand, leaders are respected, admired, and typically far more successful in both their professional and personal lives…. Read more »