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Think Fast! 5 Weird IT Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

When you work in information technology, you need to think quickly and creatively. So when someone is deciding whether or not to hire you, they may ask you unexpected interview questions to make sure you can perform under pressure. Here are five weird interview questions from big tech giants, and suggestions about how to answer… Read more »

Is Your Interviewing Style Costing You the Job?

Judging your interview performance can be one of the more difficult aspects of a job hunt. If you aren’t offered a position with the company you interviewed for, it can be difficult to determine why that is. If this has happened more than once, and you feel that you have great skills and a good… Read more »

Exit Interviews are Only as Good as the Questions and Analysis

Exit interviews, or the process of sitting down with an employee and trying to determine what factors have led them to leave your company before they take another job, are standard industry practice. But it’s no use conducting an exit interview if you don’t ask good questions, and then use the data you’ve collected and… Read more »

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Stretch the Truth on Your Resume

Industry estimates say that up to half of job applicants lie on their resumes. If you’re thinking about joining their ranks, think again. Here are five reasons you should be honest when creating your resume: 1. The penalty for lying is steep. You may think that lying on your resume is an easy path to… Read more »

Answering Under Pressure – How To Handle Even The Toughest Interview Situations

Part of the stress of interviewing is the fear of the unknown. That’s why encountering unusual interview situations can make your performance suffer. Preparing for the unexpected ahead of time will increase your chances of success when a curve ball is thrown your way, so here are some dos and don’ts for tough interview situations:… Read more »

Three Advantages to Accepting a Contract to Hire Position

Have you been offered a contract to hire position but you’re afraid to accept it because you aren’t sure it’s right for you? Contract work may not be permanent, but accepting a contract to hire job can do great things for your career. Here are three of the main advantages: 1. You get to test… Read more »

IT Hiring Is Climbing – What This Means

Information technology hiring tends to be the most healthy when it comes to job growth trends, and 2014 is no exception. Hiring is already up for the year, which is great news if you’re looking for a job in the IT field. The bigger demand that there is for IT talent, the more competitive employers… Read more »

Have You Googled Yourself Lately?

Due to the prevalence of social media and the ease of online research, it’s a given at this point that potential employers will Google you when deciding whether or not to let you into the next round of a job search. If you’ve been spending a lot of years adding content to the Internet without… Read more »

How to Develop Your Mobile Skills and Gain Experience

Use of mobile devices has been on the rise for years, and that’s a trend that’s unlikely to reverse any time soon. That means that if you work in information technology, or have a desire to, that mobile application development skills can be valuable to your future career success. But how do you get mobile… Read more »

Do You Have a Retention Plan in Place? If Not, Prepare for Higher Turnover

Do you have a retention plan in place? If not, all of the time and effort you’ve put into hiring, recruiting, and promoting your company can be lost when your employees start seeking greener pastures. Unhappy employees leads to a higher turnover rate, which means spending more of your budget on hiring and recruiting. The… Read more »