The best time to look for a job is when you already have one. Why?Read More
When you are looking for a job it can sometimes seem like everything is out of your control. You can be smart and talented and have lots of experience and you still don’t get a call. The company might have had a strong internal candidate, lots of applicants to choose from, or decided not to fill the position after all. There are many reasons why you didn’t get an interview that have nothing to do with you. It’s true, you aren’t in control.Read More
This time of year, you can’t help but think about Santa and his naughty and nice list. He’s a smart guy. Lists are very useful! And it turns out we make lots of lists.Read More
Questions. Questions. Questions. When you are applying for jobs, you will most likely participate in many different interviews to determine whether you are the right fit for the role. These will feature lots of questions. As a job seeker, it is important for you to understand the difference between an illegal and a legal question. What may seem like an innocent question asked by the hiring manager could end up fitting the criteria for an illegal or discriminatory question or subject. In this post, we want to help you recognize an illegal question, and understand how to respond in the event that you are asked one.Read More
Getting a new job is very serious business. As such, any related activities must be serious too; if you are having fun or doing something a bit lighthearted as part of the process, you must be doing it wrong! Right?Read More
The days of emailing your resume directly to a person at a company you are interested in working for are long gone. As with many business functions, technology has been inserted into the resume intake and review process in an attempt to streamline the hiring process.Read More
Our body language can significantly influence the impression that we make. How we stand, or cross our arms, or where we look when speaking all sends subtle (or not so subtle) messages. In fact, studies show that perhaps as much as 55% of communication is visual (body language, eye contact) and about 40% is vocal (tone of voice, speed and volume), while content, what you are actually saying, is a mere 5%.Read More
o-pin-ion [uh-pin-yuh n] noun
A belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.
A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
A personal view, attitude, or appraisal.
Some people suggest that these days references are practically useless. It’s difficult to get information out of former employers, most companies are reluctant to go on the record, and personal references are just people that you hand pick to say nice things about you. They’re canned and controlled and virtually meaningless as a way to evaluate you as a potential employee.
Last year several of our most popular columns looked at IT certifications, so we’re happy to again bring our readers this year’s 15 Top-Paying IT Certifications developed by Global Knowledge, a leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. For their 2016 IT Skills and Salary Survey they surveyed IT professionals nationwide, so variations will exist based on where you work, your years of experience and the type of company you work for. To make this list, a certification had to have at least 100 survey responses to ensure that the data was statistically accurate and the affiliated certification exam had to be available at the time of the survey.Read More