Short-Order Job Interview Prep

May 31st, 2013

You have a job interview? Congratulations! If you’re not working with a staffing firm that has coached you on interviewing, hopefully you’ve done your homework on the company and on common interview styles and questions. And you’ve probably picked out an interview outfit and made sure it’s clean and neat, right? But are you physically… Read More

Ghost Jobs Exist! How to Uncover – And Avoid – Them

May 24th, 2013

It’s frustrating enough to be unemployed, and during the job search few things are more frustrating than applying for a job that seems perfect for you and not getting a response. To make matters worse, you might see the job listed over and over again on the job boards, day after day, week after week,… Read More

Avoid Long-Term Unemployment! Don’t Make These Job Search Mistakes

May 17th, 2013

You may think you know everything you need to know about job hunting and resume writing, but you making be making one or more of these 5 common job-hunting mistakes: 1. Skipping the Cover Letter Yes, even in these days of online applications and tracking systems, you still need to write a cover letter. You… Read More

Why You Need to Offer Competitive Compensation

May 10th, 2013

You know that to stay competitive and attract top talent in the IT industry, you need to offer a viable salary and benefits package. At the same time, salaries have been known to get out of hand when there are too few people with the hottest skills. How can you keep your compensation plan on… Read More

Opportunity or Obstacle: How to Avoid Career Distractions

May 3rd, 2013

We’ve all had those days at work where we feel like we’ve gotten nothing done. Where does the time go? Here are some startling numbers: The average manager is interrupted every eight minutes. The average employee spends 28 percent of his/her time dealing with unnecessary interruptions followed by “recovery time” to get back on track…. Read More