Are You Suffering From Burnout?

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Stress can be a side effect of every job. Tight deadlines, last minute projects, important client presentations, and co-worker tension can all lead to difficult days and stressful situations. If there’s no reduction in stress, it can easily lead to burnout. Burnout is a dangerous symptom of intense stress, and it can happen to anyone…. Read more »

How to Improve Your Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement is a key driver of productivity and reduced staff turnover at any business. More than job satisfaction – though that sometimes plays a role in engagement – employee engagement is about how invested your employees are in their role at the company, how much they feel connected to the mission and goals of… Read more »

What to Do if You Didn’t Get the Job

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Applying for jobs can be like a job in and of itself. Searching job boards, working with recruiters, perfecting your resume, customizing cover letters, going to interviews, writing follow up emails, and then the waiting. And even after all that work, sometimes it doesn’t work out in your favor. Rejections happen – it’s part of… Read more »

Five Soft Skills to Look for in Tech Candidates

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When you’re looking to hire the best talent, you’re probably looking for things like experience, education, certifications and even professional organizations. You might call references and double-check project portfolios. But in addition to making sure they have all the technical and experiential qualifications in place, the best candidates are usually more well rounded and have… Read more »

Is Your Interview Process Scaring Away Candidates?

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By now, Google’s infamous job interview brain teasers have become the stuff of legend. To wit: “A coin was flipped 1,000 times and there were 560 heads. Do you think the coin is biased?” While a thorough and rigorous recruiting and vetting process is necessary to ensure your company is attracting and retaining the best… Read more »

Five Ways to Set Goals in Your IT Career

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There is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to a personal career trajectory, and the IT industry is no exception. The perfect job, project or industry for one person can be another’s living nightmare. The first step to finding the right job and carving out a career that challenges and… Read more »

Pros and Cons of Remote Employees

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Remote employees (also known as a distributed workforce) can add considerable value to an organization. From greater productivity and cost savings to the ability to recruit from a broader and more diverse talent pool, flexibility is the name of the game in the modern workforce. But with location freedom comes a greater degree responsibility.  Putting… Read more »

How to Make a Great First Impression in Your Interview

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In job hunting as in life, few things rival the power of a great first impression. Whether accurate or not, the effects of first impressions tend to follow us around and influence how we are perceived long after the first meeting. Even the perfect resume, experience and professional network can fall short in the face… Read more »