Is Your Resume Ready?

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When you apply for a position, the only thing that your potential employer knows about you is how your resume looks. Use these simple tips to make sure that your resume looks great when you submit it for a position. Remember that there is only once chance to make a first impression! Run spell check…. Learn More

10 Mistakes to Avoid During an Interview

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Don’t be late. It sounds very simple, but you never know what might happen. Make sure you plan ahead for weather or traffic delays that will slow you down. A good rule of thumb is to allow an extra 30 minutes, just in case. If you do end up arriving more than 10-15 minutes early,… Learn More

10 Things You Can do to Move up the IT Career Ladder

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IT pros who aspire to a higher position need to lay the groundwork by developing the right relationships, refining their communications skills, and expanding their breadth of knowledge. Even in difficult economic times, the opportunity for advancement exists. Whether you’re a front-line associate aiming for the next level or a senior vice president looking toward… Learn More

The Counter Offer

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While counter-offers may be tempting and even flattering, there can be pitfalls that you need to be aware of. Ask yourself these questions: Will your loyalty always be in question? If there are future cutbacks, will you be the first to go because of concerns about your loyalty? If you accept the counter-offer for more… Learn More

The Importance of References

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References are more important than you may think, especially in this job market. Make sure that yours will help your chances of landing that dream job, not hurt it. What are companies looking for when they check a reference? Relevancy Make it a rule to skip personal references altogether. It is always a good idea… Learn More

Enthusiasm in an Interview

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Aside from technical skills, one of the biggest things that an employer looks for when interviewing a candidate is enthusiasm. Someone who is excited about the company, the people, and the position is likely to work harder to do a good job and try to impress his or her superiors. In order to show enthusiasm,… Learn More

Identify New and Upcoming Trends

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The competitiveness and success of firms in today’s complex and turbulent economy are unquestionably related to the ability of a business to innovate products, services, and strategies at all levels of the organization. To that end, companies increasingly invest in new technologies, hoping to create competitive advantages. A key player in this new business strategy… Learn More

Bullet Proof Resume

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Because employers receive so many resumes, you must make sure yours will catch the employer’s attention within a 5 second glance. Your resume must read as a solid and effective marketing tool. It is the employer’s first impression of you. We used our experience as recruitment professionals to list below the most important “Do’s and… Learn More

Interview Preparation Tips

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Be presentable and dress appropriately. Many times the traditional suit is the best choice, but some companies are much more casual and therefore business casual attire is a better choice. Whether you are dressed in a suit or in something more casual, it is definitely wise to make sure that your shirt is pressed, your… Learn More

Facts Matter When Negotiating Salary

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Candidates should know the truth about how offers are made. Most companies go about it in the same way. Make sure you know what the standard process is when negotiating a salary so you don’t stick your foot in your mouth. Facts vs. Opinions First, recognize that everything that goes into an offer will be… Learn More

Surviving the Phone Interview

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Most people do much better in a face to face interview, but often times, a phone interview is required as a first step. Use these tips to make your phone interview as successful as possible. Do your research. Take a few minutes to research the company and the position before your call and make sure… Learn More

Become the Perfect Candidate

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Be available. Make sure that recruiters and potential employers can get in touch with you to schedule interviews, get references, etc. In addition, make sure that you are available to interview within a day or two of a request. Have a resume ready and be willing to modify it. Employers are looking for specific experience…. Learn More