IT Staffing Industry News & Articles

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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Feb 28 2017

A Straightforward Guide to Deciding Whether to Send That Email

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Most of us send tens or even hundreds of emails every day without thinking twice. When we need to share information or make a request, we automatically open our email, write a message, and send it off.But defaulting to your inbox to communicate isn’t a good practice. After all, email isn’t always the most efficient or practical medium. Let’s explore[…]

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Feb 22 2017

The 3-Step Exercise to Make Your Dreams Come True (Really!)

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Setting any goal is easy—but setting the right goal is far trickier.Choose an objective that’s well within your reach, and you’ll accomplish less than you could have. Not to mention, you’ll miss out on the satisfaction that comes with pushing yourself.Yet if you shoot for a goal that’s too difficult, you’ll be frustrated, demoralized and, ultimately, unsuccessful.Wondering how to pick[…]

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Feb 21 2017

4 Goals for Making 2017 Your Most Successful Year Yet

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After the the holiday season has died down and you’ve packed away your decorations and festive apparel, it’s time to refocus on your career. There’s a reason New Year’s resolutions are so popular—when you’re putting up a new calendar and entering a new year, your desire to implement positive changes is at an all-time high. Harness that desire and commit[…]

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