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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 »

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With technology companies competing over the most talented employees in the industry, this is no time to lose these top workers. Trying to replace IT stars in a good economy is a difficult and expensive process. Your organization’s efficiency and productivity ultimately suffers as a result. Keeping your staff inspired, engaged, and professionally satisfied needs… Read more »

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Whenever you want to press the reset button on your IT career, it helps to venture outside of your comfort zone. A truly transformational change may require learning new technologies or even new approaches to topics you already know. It may even happen on an involuntary basis, i.e. due to a layoff, a promotion to… Read more »

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If a temporary job opportunity becomes available to you, don’t automatically dismiss it out of hand. For one thing, contract-based employment is becoming more prevalent, especially in the Information Technology industry. You also get the opportunity to work with different people, technologies, and methodologies – broadening your professional horizons. Taking a temp IT job is… Read more »

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Depending on your role as a technology professional, it can become difficult to keep your office space free of clutter. For programmers, trying to deal with physical copies of data models and functional specs leads to a messy cubicle or office. If you typically eat your lunch at your desk, food crumbs and spent drink… Read more »