Company Culture: Why is it so important?

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According to Business Insider, an average American will spend 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime, and of those working Americans, 87% have no passion for their job. Why spend so much of your life working in a job you are either not passionate about, or in a company you do not connect with? Not every company is right for every person, that is why it is essential to understand the company culture before applying, … Continued

Scratching the Surface of Job Hunting with Social Media

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More individuals are on social media in a day than read a print newspaper or magazine. The days of print advertising for businesses is starting to come to a dark end as enterprises target you via social media. Why should your job search be any different? When is the last time you circled a job opportunity in the “Wanted Ads” section of the local paper? The most likely answers are: never or a very long … Continued

Technology Profession Salary vs. State Average

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Today we are taking a look at where you will get the most out of being in the Technology Industry; the top two cities may surprise you.  In many states, technology professionals are earning more than state average salaries according to business.org. Why do you ask? It may have something to do with every single business possessing a technological need to survive in today’s world: from POS machines in restaurants to email servers in a … Continued

Top Programming Languages to Know and Why?

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Top 10 programming, scripting and markup languages in 2018 according to Stack Overflow: What does this tell us? If you are in the programming or developing field, you will want to be aware of the direction in which this market is headed. JavaScript has stayed at the top of the list for the past several years as most used language; which implies most individuals in this field is already familiar with this language. However, Python … Continued

Our Guide to Gathering Information on Job Requirements

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Then as you start to read the job description several questions immediately come up that will help you identify the right candidate for the position.  You either ask the questions while in your daily meetings or call the salesperson for the information – They respond with,  “Hmmm, let me check into it. I’ll get right back to you!” Unfortunately, this scenario is not uncommon in the fast-paced, high-pressure recruiting world. Everyone is busy, and time … Continued

Our View on the Interview

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An interview can be nerve-racking, especially if you interview in front of a panel of people. The most important tip is: do not let your nerves get the best of you. You made it to this point based on what you bring to the table. Be confident. Before the Interview Research: You should have already done your research on the company, the position you are interviewing for and the hiring manager (if possible) before even … Continued

Covering the Cover Letter

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Writing cover letters for each job you apply to can feel overwhelming and pointless. However, creating a generic CV will prompt hiring managers to think you sent out a mass application. To avoid a generic cover letter, do research and convey your understanding of the organization and the products or services. Keep it short and maintain a professional tone. Think of yourself as the hiring manager; Would you want to hear from a candidate how … Continued

What’s Wrong with my IT Resume

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First, realize you are NOT the only applicant, and there could be as many as ten to fifty other resumes reviewed.  Hiring companies generally do a cursory review spending only a few minutes per resume to select those for further review.  You want a resume that gets you into “the Game,” how do you do that? Next, use a resume format that is clean, simple, focused and will grab the hiring company’s attention right away. … Continued