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You’re looking for work in IT, and you’re attracted to a few opportunities (or more than a few) with contract structures. They aren’t permanent employee roles and they may not be full-time, but you like what they have to offer. Your only hesitation: You aren’t sure if contracting is the right move for you. You’ve… read the rest »

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Working with a recruiter can put turbo boosters on your job search—and your career—but to get the most out of this relationship, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind. Since your recruiter doesn’t work for you and you aren’t the one paying her salary, recognize that the needs of her true employers (her… read the rest »

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Human resource management requires a variety of skill sets and aptitudes that draw on all areas of the brain. If you think HR managers crunch data all day, you’re right…but that’s not the only thing they do. Not even close. At the core of their responsibilities, HR managers help the company gain the highest possible… read the rest »

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If you’re looking for ways to take your career to the next level, you can look outside yourself or you can glance inward. Outside you may see available jobs, possible promotions or willing mentors. Inside, you’ll see a different set of opportunities and potential adjustments you might like to make. Here are five little tweaks… read the rest »

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Most of us don’t write down our goals on paper. In fact, only about 3% of adults claim to do this when asked, and the reasons are fairly obvious: It takes time, most of us keep records digitally instead of on paper, and most of us think our brains can be trusted to remember things… read the rest »

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Some stereotypes suggest that IT candidates are shy, socially awkward or reserved, especially in the tense environment of a job interview. But the truth is, ALL candidates tend to feel shy during interviews. And very few of us feel perfectly relaxed and open while conversing with strangers who are being paid to judge us. If… read the rest »

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Almost every career plan in every industry can benefit from a little attention to long-term planning. But this type of planning is especially helpful for those who hope to climb the ladder as accountants. Why does a five-year plan matter? And what do you stand to gain by casting your glance so far into the… read the rest »

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You brought your “A” game to your first interview and you gave it everything you had. You put your best foot forward, and then you walked out the door and hoped for the best. A few days later, your efforts paid off. You landed a second interview! Congratulations … but you aren’t finished just yet…. read the rest »

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Let’s face the facts: Job interviews are difficult. Even experienced, confident candidates sometimes make simple mistakes that can cost them an opportunity. And by sometimes, we mean often. Your success during an interview doesn’t always depend on your job skills or your professional background; sometimes it just depends on how well you handle the task… read the rest »

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Do you feel confident and totally in control of your daily tasks? It may have taken you a long time to get here, and you may have made a few mistakes and gone through a steep learning curve to gain your current skills…but you are here now. Moreover, while the job may have seemed difficult… read the rest »