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 »

Should You Accept a Job with a Tech Giant or a Smaller Company?

When you’re looking for a technology job, most opportunities will fall into two distinct camps: jobs with larger tech companies with name recognition–Google, Facebook, Twitter, for example–and jobs with smaller start-up companies. How do you know which one is right for you? Here’s the good and the bad of working for both. Tech Giants: The… Read more »

How to Evaluate Multiple Offers to Pick the Right One

So you’ve dedicated all of your time and energy into your job hunt and you’ve finally been rewarded with multiple offers from different companies. What do you do now? First, congratulate yourself for achieving your goal, and for doing such a great job. Then, take a deep breath and get ready to evaluate your offers… Read more »

Five Traits of Talented Cloud Computing Candidates

If your company is beginning to dip its toe into cloud computing, you may be looking to hire more people for your Information Technology department to help make the transition easier. But what if you aren’t familiar with cloud computing, or IT in general? What do you look for in potential candidates? Here are five… Read more »

Want to Fast Track Your Career? Then Be Willing to Invest Your Time and “Self-Train”

Being great at your job isn’t the only way to make sure your career moves forward. By taking the initiative and using your free time at home to your advantage, you can train your way into a better job with more responsibilities and maybe even better pay. Whether you want to learn a new language… Read more »