Quitting Your Job? Be Careful Not to Burn Any Bridges

March 26th, 2013

It’s so tempting. You’ve landed a great new job, and you’re dying to tell your incompetent boss what you think of him when you quit. Or brag to your co-workers how much better your new position is going to be. You know that you shouldn’t burn bridges on your way out the door, but…maybe just… Read More

Long-Term Unemployment? How to Overcome It

March 22nd, 2013

It’s sad but true—often, the longer you’ve been unemployed, the more trouble you might have finding new work. And if you let it, long-term unemployment can ruin not only your sense of self-worth, but your well-being. Even in IT and engineering, where jobs are supposed to be plentiful, there are some areas of the country… Read More

Hostile Interview? How to Handle Them

March 15th, 2013

Job interviews are almost always anxious situations. You could be feeling a lot of pressure—financial urgency, low confidence after a long period of unemployment or just the worry that your current company will find out you’re looking. So what if, instead of an interviewer who recognizes that anxiety and tries to put you at ease,… Read More

Fishing for a Promotion? How to Market Yourself for Consideration.

March 8th, 2013

don’t have better or more skills than everybody else? That’s because they know how to market themselves to the right people in the right way. Yes, sad but true: it’s often who you know, not what you have accomplished, that will help you get ahead.  The hardest-working, most-dedicated people aren’t necessarily going to get the… Read More

How to Retain the Knowledge of Your Top Talent

March 1st, 2013

The first wave of the baby boomer generation hit retirement age in 2011. Since the boomers make up approximately 25 percent of the IT workforce, according to recent research, potentially one quarter of your workforce could be nearing retirement age very soon. How can you make sure that valuable technical know-how and general institutional knowledge… Read More