Posts Categorized: Job Seekers

The Top Programming Languages That Programmers Should Be Proficient in for 2020

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The world of programming is always evolving. The programming language you learned when you started your career is probably not what you’re relying on today, so it’s essential to keep practicing and stay up-to-date. The more current you are, the higher the salary you can earn, and the more employable you are. Many companies will… Read more »

Becoming a Better Job Candidate 12/12: Keeping the Interview Positive and Professional

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It’s easy to get stressed or flustered during a job interview. After all, there’s a lot on the line, and it’s a frustrating, sometimes dead-end venture. But remember that employers want to hire people who are upbeat and enthusiastic—people who can get along with coworkers and bosses and have the mental strength to persevere through any setback. So if you feel… Read more »

Becoming a Better Job Candidate 11/12: Be Honest

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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 »

The 6 Warning Signs That You Need a New Job

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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 »

Becoming a Better Job Candidate 10/12: Show Your Passion

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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 »

Becoming a Better Job Candidate 9/12: Share Beyond the Obvious Skills and Experience

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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 »

Will A.I. And Automation Take Your Job In The Next 10 Years?

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Automation has already decimated labor markets in manufacturing and other industries, and artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to do the same, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. However, that probably won’t mean massive unemployment and the complete disruption of society as we know it. The report also found that workers will… Read more »

What To Ask Your Interviewer To Find Out If The Company Is A Cultural Fit

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Cultural fit is the idea that a potential employee will buy into the company’s mission and way of doing business, as well as get along with existing staff members. Many hiring managers are now gearing parts of their interview to assess candidates for cultural fit, and although job seekers will want to give good answers… Read more »

Networking Tips If You’re an Introvert

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Some people think networking requires dazzling charisma, a razor-sharp wit and movie-star good looks. However, networking shouldn’t be thought of as a bar scene out of Mad Men. Networking is simply getting to know other people in a professional sense. Just think of it as making ‘work friends.’ If you’ve ever made friends before, you… Read more »

Can You Take Your Talents Home? How To Approach Your Boss About Working Remote

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There are some major advantages to working remotely, and if you want to realize them, it may be time to approach your supervisor about the possibility. One reason people want to work at home is to avoid a long commute, which can be a drain on both performance at work and personal life. Another popular… Read more »