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Communication is one of the most important soft skills that employers and hiring managers look for when they’re vetting candidates. Almost every single job requires some form of communication, whether it’s in email form, face to face interactions, or crafting publications to be dispersed to the public. So it’s important to show off your communication… Read more »

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The work landscape is ever-changing. Generational makeups shift over time, cultural standards morph, and worker preferences evolve, all of which can make your current management style less effective or even inappropriate. Luckily, you can improve your style of management with some effort and due diligence. Here are five approaches that can help you get started…. Read more »

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At the start of the new year, most people are highly focused on the potential of the future. Reflecting on the year gone by allowed them to learn from mistakes and identify frustrations, making it easier to envision a path forward that leads to success. Contemplating a new job is common at the start of… Read more »

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All leaders have strengths and weaknesses. Some leaders are poor communicators and simply expect employees to all be on the same page; while some leaders micromanage their employees and try to do everything themselves. If you’re looking to be a better leader for 2019, there’s no time like the present to start working on it…. Read more »

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When employed professionals are trying to find a new job, they typically work during the weekday and apply to jobs in the evening or on the weekend. These might be the most convenient times for people with a job to find a new job, but they’re also the times when a submitted resume has the… Read more »

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Cranberry Township, PA (December 12, 2018) – SSI today announced it has earned the annual Excellence Award from TechServe Alliance. The award recognizes IT & engineering staffing and solutions firms that have demonstrated outstanding performance, team productivity and dedication to continuous improvement.  TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & engineering staffing and… Read more »

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For many people, a corporate privacy policy is something to scroll through quickly and click ‘ok’ on. For companies, however, a privacy policy is a business necessity. If your product or service doesn’t already have a privacy policy, it will probably need one soon. Apple recently mandated that all iOS apps have a privacy policy… Read more »

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When it comes to networking, your old bosses are worth their weight in gold. Past supervisors know your track record, they work in your industry and they have their own professional networks. They can be a professional reference, write a letter of recommendation and connect you to new career opportunities. In light of this, it’s… Read more »

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Earning a certificate is an effective approach to move your IT career forward. Whether you work for a large corporation, small company or a government agency, learning new skills or validating those you already have through certifications will make you more valuable. Certifications can boost your pay, set you apart from other IT professionals and… Read more »

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Most companies say people are their most valuable assets, and with national unemployment at a 17-year low, businesses are working overtime to recruit, engage and retain this valuable commodity. Employee perks are a major opportunity for most companies to attract and keep talent. A recent industry study reported that 48 percent of employees consider benefits… Read more »