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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 »

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Networking is a valuable skill. A lot of people seem to shy away from it because it can be awkward and intimidating, but if you do it right, it’s seamless and it can help enhance your career. All you have to do is go out and meet with professional contacts. Even if you don’t see… Read more »

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You’ve got a cast of dream employees, and now you need to figure out how to keep them happy and motivated. You need them to work as efficiently as possible so you can boost productivity, keep costs down, and maximize revenue. Plus, you want them to be satisfied and challenged enough that they stick around. Here are… Read more »

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Yes, it’s been confirmed! Hiring managers and recruiters really do look at your social media accounts. The job market is competitive, and companies are looking for any reason to weed out applicants and toss them into the “thanks, but no thanks” category. So, it’s up to you to make sure your online presence is clean and… Read more »

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The tech industry is unique because it’s changing and evolving so rapidly. You practically need to be enrolled in classes full time in order to keep up. Fortunately, there’s a more practical solution than that: podcasts. They’re free and informative, and there are so many you’re bound to find one that’s right up your alley. You can listen in… Read more »