Insider Tips for Technical Resume Writing

Insider Tips for Technical Resume Writing If you are an information technology job seeker you have probably emailed your resume in response to several job postings and received limited response.  Do you feel that your resume goes into a black hole and no one is even reading your resume?  Well,...

3 Simple Ways to Start Writing Better Job Descriptions

If you read enough job descriptions, they start to blur together. There isn’t much to distinguish one from another; they are generally comprised of a long, bulleted list of very specific qualifications, followed by a paragraph requesting that candidates be able to sit, stand, and use Microsoft Office at a...

Four Habits Successful People Don’t Have

There is no “secret formula” to becoming a success, but it would be a whole lot easier if there were! What it comes down to in most cases is talent, determination, perseverance, dumb luck, or (most often) some combination thereof. While there may not be a surefire step-by-step road to...

The Software Developer’s Guide to Learning New Skills

Any developer worth their salt knows the importance of continuous learning to their success in the field. The development space is rife with change and new skills are coming into demand all the time. With so much flux in the industry, the ability to readily learn new skills has itself...

5 Easy Ways for Software Developers to Stay Relevant

If you’ve spent any amount of time making small talk in the last decade, chances are good you’ve heard “laymen” joking or even outright grumbling about how they can’t keep up with technology these days. Though you may have commiserated with them a bit, the truth is that they see...

The Importance of Effective Communication for Software Developers

When you think of the skill sets most crucial to a software developer, communication may not come immediately to mind. Ask any up-and-coming developer what they're focused on, and you’ll likely hear about the new technologies they’re exploring, what they’re being certified in, or big projects they're working through. What...

Your Guide to Making a Cross-Industry Move

When browsing through job descriptions, it’s easy to get the impression that many fields are incredibly siloed. Finance organizations all seem to want finance experience, while the technology sector seeks candidates from similar technology companies. It begins to look a bit like competing companies are just shuffling talent around between...

Your Guide to Scoring Employer-Paid Training

If you’re reading this article you are likely already knowledgeable about the importance of continuous learning and skills development. You know that learning new skills and technologies is critical to the success of a career and the sustainability of a business. Awareness of this fact is a great start, but...

5 Keys to Earning a Higher Salary

Wanting a raise is something of a universal human condition. In fact, you’d be incredibly hard pressed to find a single employee out there who wouldn’t gladly accept a higher salary, if offered. This means that you’re hardly the only one who’s asking themselves how they can gain entry into...

What Hiring Managers Wish Job Seekers Already Knew

Getting hired is the result of give and take between a candidate and employer when they reach a decision that they are the right fit for each other. “You’re hired.” Those are the words you’re hoping to hear at the end of the interview process. You’ve read all the advice...

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Your Resume has these 4 Must-Haves, Right?

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The 5 Questions To Ask In A Job Interview

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You Said What? 7 Things to Never Say During a Job Interview

One sentence. That’s all it takes to derail your chances at the dream job you’ve been pining after for months – maybe even years. Employers focus on why they should hire you, but they’re also looking for reasons not to hire you. Read on to find out seven things you need to keep in the vault while interviewing.

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