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  Whether you’re fresh out of college or making a switch to the information technology field, preparing for your first entry-level IT position can be rather intimidating. But as with any new job, the first day can define your experience with a new company. If you can ace your first day, you’ll feel more comfortable… Read more »

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You’ve made it past the application process and the phone interview, but now you’re facing something scary: the group interview. Many candidates can shine on their own, but it’s often difficult to stand out in a group of other qualified interviewees. Are you nervous about your big day? Don’t be! These tips will help you… Read more »

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Summer is the burnout season, and for IT specialists who often work long days, this can hold especially true. Employee burnout can result in lowered morale, reduced productivity, and other nasty side effects that can hurt both your employees and your company. So how can you avoid summer burnout, and keep your staff happy and… 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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For recent graduates and anyone entering a new IT field, it’s important to know what it takes to get hired — and what you need is more than technical skills. CIOs (Chief Information Officers) looking to add to their IT teams want candidates who are not just technically competent, but also have a good grasp… Read more »

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  Deciding whether or not to accept a job offer is a dilemma many IT professionals face at some point in their careers. If the position in question isn’t your dream job, will you end up stuck in a role bad for your career growth? On the other hand, what if a truly inspiring position… Read more »

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  One constant in the technology world is its constant and rapid rate of change. New job roles grow in popularity and demand on a yearly basis, while other positions wane in their overall importance. Keeping a finger on the pulse of these changes is vital whether you are an IT manager formulating an annual… Read more »

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  Downtime – no matter the cause – is the bane of any business, and IT companies aren’t immune to its adverse effects. Quantifying the costs of downtime is vital for technology managers looking for additional ammo when trying to get infrastructure projects approved by their executive team. Those corner office denizens tend to be… Read more »

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  Referrals from their current employees remain a great way for any technology company to handle a staffing issue. If this is the case at your office, it also provides a chance for you to earn some extra cash, assuming your company offers referral bonuses. All three parties can benefit from this transaction – employer,… Read more »

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  Parsing through a large number of résumés lets you build a list of quality candidates for your company’s open tech position, but the view of each person on that queue remains incomplete. The interviewing process offers the best chance to find out what makes these IT professionals tick. Considering the costs involved when hiring… Read more »