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Teamwork can mean the difference between positive results or setbacks at work. In fact, one particular survey revealed that 86 percent of people credit workplace setbacks to lack of teamwork. With distributed teams and remote employees now a part of the modern workplace, technology plays a crucial role in collaboration, and it can make us… Read more »

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More IT professionals than ever are choosing to become contractors and companies are increasingly leveraging this emerging part of the workforce. A 2016 survey from Deloitte found 51 percent of global executives said they plan to increase the use of contractors at their organization. While contractors get to enjoy the flexible nature of their situation,… Read more »

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Some people do not understand how partnering with an IT employment agency can help meet their career needs, and consequently, they steer clear of using these agencies. However, employment agencies can be one of your most powerful resources for securing a job. An IT employment agency offers multiple benefits beyond simply helping people locate a… Read more »

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As the business world becomes more connected and technology evolves, success as a programmer is dependent upon your capacity to learn and improve. Any experienced developer understands you should always be trying to find ways to boost your programming abilities. Also, improving your coding skills usually leads to greater confidence and who doesn’t need more… Read more »

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Previously existing only in the world of science fiction, artificial intelligence is gradually evolving into an everyday business tool. Companies can now use AI to identify trends and insights in vast amounts of data and accelerate processes, resulting in much higher organizational competitiveness. Prominent tech companies have gone beyond traditional software to offer more comprehensive… Read more »

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Outsourcing has become more popular than ever over the last decade, as the ability to do so gets easier. This human resources strategy has provided a way for businesses to locate top talent at a substantial discount to hiring full-time employees. Simply put, outsourcing is the practice of getting goods and services from another business… Read more »

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Ethics are a critical part of many industries, including law enforcement, healthcare and hospitality. Ethics should also be a major part of any software developer’s job. One major set of ethics guidelines have been issued by a joint task force between the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers –… Read more »

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No. You should not ask candidates for tech jobs about their salary history. In fact, doing so could be against the law. Several states and cities have recently passed laws that prohibit asking candidates about past salaries. These laws were passed largely to combat pay equity issues that many consider systemic. Furthermore, these questions often… Read more »

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Not hearing back after applying to jobs online after five or six attempts is normal. Not hearing back after 10 or 12 should raise a red flag. When you’re not getting any responses at all, you’re probably doing something wrong, especially in a labor market that massively favors the job seeker. If you’re mystified as… Read more »

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Everyone wants to help out a friend and referring one of your friends to your employer has the potential added bonus of working alongside someone you like personally. However, you should know that referring a friend can go one of two ways. Your friend could do a great job and fit perfectly into your company… Read more »