IT Staffing Industry News & Articles

May 16 2017

7 Truly Useful Chrome Extensions for Every Professional

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Thanks to the thousands of extensions available in the Chrome Web Store, it’s easy to upgrade your Internet browsing experience.But having so many options makes finding the best extensions a little tricky. To help you find the ones that’ll have a significant impact on your daily productivity, we’ve curated the following list.1. FocusAs its name promises, this simple extension improves[…]

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May 3 2017

4 Critical Things You Need to Know About Your Personal Work Style

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Knowledge is power—especially when it comes to your personal work habits and preferences. Once you understand how you work best, you can create your ideal working environment.The trouble is, we usually don’t spend any time thinking about our work style. If you’re not sure what yours looks like, you definitely can’t act accordingly.Read on to discover the four essential questions[…]

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May 3 2017

3 Ways You’re Accidentally Sabotaging Your Team’s Success

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Once you’re promoted from the role of an individual contributor to management, your main responsibility becomes your reports: their results, their progress, their work satisfaction, and their career growth.The last thing you want to do is demotivate them. But of course, most bosses don’t set out to demotivate their team—it happens by accident, maybe without them ever realizing what’s happening.If[…]

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Apr 13 2017

6 Excuses Never to Give (and 3 That Are Fine)

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Giving excuses is almost never a good idea: The other person will be annoyed about your original mistake, plus aggravated that you’re trying to evade responsibility.However, if you have a valid justification, such as, “I’m sorry I missed our presentation on Friday, a family member was unexpectedly sick,” or “My apologies for the email snafu; our server has been acting[…]

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Apr 12 2017

4 Big Job Search Mistakes That’ll Hold You Back

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Getting a job can feel like a monumental task—and for consultants, it’s a monumental task that must be faced on a regular basis.Unfortunately, mistakes are all too common. Let’s dive into the biggest errors people make when trying to find their next role.1. Applying to Too Many JobsIt’s easy to assume that the more jobs you apply to, the higher[…]

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Apr 10 2017

The No-Fail Formula for Delivering Memorable Interview Answers

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Interviewers tend to hear the same types of lines over and over again, like: “I’m passionate about my work.” “I think outside the box.” “My go-getter personality helps me set and achieve ambitious goals.”Not only do they stop trusting the veracity of these statements, but they might pass on your application because you sound just like everyone else hoping to[…]

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Apr 4 2017

3 Suggestions for Adding Value to Every Relationship

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It’s one of the oldest networking rules in the book: Give before you receive. In other words, proactively help your network. When the time comes for your request, it won’t be hard to get a “yes.”But most people don’t advertise the top items on their professional wish list. You can’t read minds, so how do you identify their needs?Usually, you[…]

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Mar 21 2017

The Top 4 Podcasts for Professionals

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Finding the time and the energy to read is challenging. When you get home from work, you’re often drained—not to mention, you typically need to eat dinner, clean the house, spend time with your family, exercise, prepare for the next day, and/or answer emails before you can pick up a book.Luckily, there’s a great alternative. Like books, podcasts are engaging,[…]

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Mar 13 2017

5 Conversation-Starters to Use at a New Job

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Starting at a new job isn’t easy—especially when it comes to getting to know your new coworkers. They usually have established relationships, groups, and routines. That doesn’t mean they’re not friendly or welcoming, but it does mean you may have trouble getting past “smile in the hallway” status with many of them.Here are five conversation-starters that’ll help you break the[…]

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Mar 2 2017

3 Ways to Create an Inclusive Workplace

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It’s difficult—if not impossible—to be productive in an uncomfortable or hostile environment. And when one person isn’t performing at their best, the entire team suffers. Not to mention, unhealthy workplaces suffer from high disengagement, poor retention, and low morale. That’s why it’s in everyone’s best interests to promote an inclusive, welcoming workplace. Wondering how you can do your part? Read[…]

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