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As a job seeker, it’s tempting to put on your best front, cover up your weaknesses and imperfections, and brag about yourself. After all, you want the job, right? You worry that if you’re too honest and they learn about some of your flaws, they won’t hire you. But if you’re not truthful, they won’t trust… Read more »

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As managers, we know that a bad hire can be costly. It hurt your team’s morale, and you have to decide whether to retrain or start over. Retraining costs time and money as does recruiting, hiring, and onboarding a replacement. So it’s understandable that you’re inclined to take your time when hiring. But how many rounds of interviews are enough? Here are some answers. Invest… Read more »

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We’ve all been there before—you’re bored or frustrated at work and you’re wondering whether it’s time to leave. Or maybe it’s a coworker you don’t get along with. But how do you know for sure that this is more than just a phase and you’re really ready to move on? Maybe the coworker that you don’t like will leave… Read more »

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As a manager, you’re responsible for dozens and dozens of decisions every single day, which means that good judgment is absolutely essential for effective leadership. Without it, you’ll likely make mistakes that could cost you your reputation and the wellbeing of your company. But don’t let the pressure of all that paralyze you into indecision. Here are… Read more »

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Hiring managers definitely want to hire people who are passionate and excited about their work. After all, it’s a lot easier to train someone in hard skills than in an attitude or enthusiasm about life and work. If you hire a truly passionate person, they’ll be willing to learn new skills, habits, and procedures. But… Read more »

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There are a lot of factors that contribute to whether or not a company is successful, but one of the biggest is how well the employees are able to work as a team. Teamwork helps companies function quicker and more effectively. A group of people can work faster than a single person, as long as each… Read more »

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The IT field is a pretty rich industry, always growing and evolving. It takes a lot of energy and enthusiasm to keep up with trends and ever-changing software. But the good news is that well-informed IT professionals who are committed to learning and professional development are always in demand. Whether you’re looking to change careers… Read more »

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Ugh, so you made a mistake at work. It’s embarrassing, frustrating, and humbling. You probably want to sweep it under the rug and hope no one noticed so people don’t think less of you. But if you’re a manager, then chances are someone has noticed. And the truth is that if you own up and… Read more »

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When you’re applying for new jobs, you need to find ways to make yourself stand out from the competition. Whether it’s on your resume, in your cover letter, or an interview, it helps if you share more than the standard skills and experience. You need to demonstrate your passion, your enthusiasm, your commitment to the… Read more »

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Hiring can be a very intimidating process. You have to attract or recruit the right talent, screen candidates and determine, often with minimal data from interviews and background checks, whether this person is the right fit for your company. And if you make a mistake and hire someone who’s not, you have to start the whole process over again,… Read more »