IT Staffing Industry News & Articles

Feb 13 2019

7 Predictions for the 2019 Cybersecurity Hiring Market7 Predictions for the 2019 Cybersecurity Hiring Market

Signature Consultants Cybersecurity

While much is written about cybersecurity technology, I believe the most essential element for a successful cybersecurity plan—the cybersecurity professional—deserves greater focus. Here are my seven predictions for the 2019 cybersecurity hiring market. Government positions will add to increasing demand for talent. You’ve probably seen headlines about the Pentagon, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) increasing their cybersecurity workforce.[…]

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Jan 25 2019

Cybersecurity Job Seekers, Make Your Move.Cybersecurity Job Seekers, Make Your Move.

Signature Consultants Cybersecurity

If you’re a cybersecurity pro, the time is right for finding the job of your dreams. From my vantage point in the IT consultant and staffing industry, the signal lights for career advancement for the cybersecurity professional are turning green. If you’ve been wondering about improving your compensation, working on the latest technologies, or joining your dream company, the indicators are all “go for it.”[…]

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Jan 17 2019

How to Fight Loneliness at the TopHow to Fight Loneliness at the Top

Signature Consultants General

One of the common, and often unexpected, consequences of climbing the ranks at work? Loneliness. When you’re a regular rank-and-file employee, you may have less power, but you also have more peers. Your boss might drive you nuts, but you have team members to commiserate with. Your role might not be glamorous, but neither are those of your coworkers’. As you’re promoted, these things[…]

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Jan 8 2019

3 Tips for Acing the (Exit) Interview3 Tips for Acing the (Exit) Interview

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Exit interviews, when you think about it, are the opposite of your original interview. During your final interview, you’re explaining why you’re leaving, and during your initial interview, you’re explaining why you want to be there in the first place. It might sound like a strange practice, but it’s invaluable to your soon-to-be former employer for you to complete an exit interview. Your answers[…]

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Jan 2 2019

Asking for a Raise: Here’s How to Do It SuccessfullyAsking for a Raise: Here’s How to Do It Successfully

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Getting a raise is a great feeling!   Asking for a raise? Um, not so much. Requesting a salary bump can be nerve-wracking and is often guided by unwritten rules. Even if your manager likes you and thinks you deserve more money, they might not have the ability to give it to you. And simply asking the wrong way can turn a[…]

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Dec 18 2018

A Short & Sweet Guide to Changing CareersA Short & Sweet Guide to Changing Careers

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Choosing a career is one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever make—and like other important decisions, it’s hard to undo once you’ve made it. However, just because you’ve been working in a specific role or field for years doesn’t mean change is impossible. Here are three things to consider when you’re thinking about switching careers. Am I doing this for the right[…]

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Dec 12 2018

3 Strategies for Dealing With an Objectively Bad Boss3 Strategies for Dealing With an Objectively Bad Boss

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Everyone has that one coworker they just don’t click with. And it’s fine, you’re polite to them and suck up your negative feelings when you have to work closely together, and avoid the person when you don’t. However, when that one coworker is your boss it’s a whole different story. Unfortunately, disliking your boss is fairly common. If you’re in this situation,[…]

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Dec 5 2018

Our Tips for Practicing Self-Care at WorkOur Tips for Practicing Self-Care at Work

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Most people think of self-care as something you do off the clock, things like going to a yoga class, reading a good book, taking a walk, etc. But, self-care at work is a different story as there’s no time or place for self-care there. Right? Not so fast. While self-care definitely has a physical component, at its simplest self-care is about connecting[…]

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Nov 28 2018

3 Types of Words to Drop From Your Job Descriptions3 Types of Words to Drop From Your Job Descriptions

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Great job descriptions are incredibly hard to write. You need to filter out the people without the skill set or experience to do the job—but not set the bar so high that qualified candidates don’t apply. You must make your company sound appealing and the role seem like a great opportunity, without giving potential hires unrealistic expectations. You need to[…]

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Nov 21 2018

How to Send a Rejection LetterHow to Send a Rejection Letter

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If you’ve ever hired someone, you’ve also probably sent out a rejection letter. A rejection letter lets job candidates know you’ve decided to hire someone else. It’s not fun to read or write, but it’s a necessary courtesy and also provides valuable feedback to candidates. Does everyone get a rejection letter? In an ideal world, you’d send a rejection letter to everyone[…]

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