Posts Categorized: Career Tips

Are You Starting a Career in IT? What You Need to Know

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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 »

Improving Your Management Skills 9/12: Admit Your Mistakes

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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 »

How Local Networking Events Can Help Your Career

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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 »

Becoming a Better Job Candidate 8/12: Clean up Your Online Profiles

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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 »

These 3 IT Podcasts Are Must Listen for Any Professional

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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 »

The Best Time to Submit Your Resume Is…

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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 »

How Staying in Touch With Your Old Boss Could Help Your IT Career

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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 »

4 of the Most Important IT Certificates for 2019

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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 »

How IT Leaders Eliminate Drama In The Workplace

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Workplace drama isn’t exclusive to the IT industry and it’s a reality that company leaders have to acknowledge with if they want their organization to be successful. Drama happens in the workplace because humans are emotional beings. We have pride and envy and many other emotions that cause us to butt heads, often over the… Read more »

Tech Pros: Don’t Succumb To Toxic Tech Behavior

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If you’re in a difficult work environment, you need to do more than simply put your head down and push through the toxicity. A stressful work environment has been linked to all kinds of health problems. Also, poor relationships with co-workers is one of the top reasons why people quit their job. Clearly, it’s important… Read more »