IT Staffing Industry News & Articles

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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Nov 20 2018

TechServe Alliance Joins IT/Engineering Staffing Industry to Welcome New President of the Board, Signature Consultants’ Dr. Jay CohenTechServe Alliance Joins IT/Engineering Staffing Industry to Welcome New President of the Board, Signature Consultants’ Dr. Jay Cohen

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Recently, Signature Consultants' Founder and CEO, Dr. Jay Cohen, was named Board of Directors President for TechServe Alliance, the premier national trade association representing IT and engineering consultants, staffing firms, clients and suppliers. Dr. Cohen took office as part of the 2018 TechServe Alliance Annual Conference opening program on November 8, 2018. Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance, introduced Dr. Cohen[…]

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Oct 9 2018

Why Working Your Way Out of a Job Is a Good Thing (and How to Do It)Why Working Your Way Out of a Job Is a Good Thing (and How to Do It)

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Working your way out of a job might sound like a bad thing: after all, at the end, you don’t have a job. But that’s far from the case. Anyone who’s effective and skilled enough to work themselves out of their current position is highly valuable to their company, meaning they’re generously rewarded with a promotion. So, how do you land yourself[…]

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Oct 3 2018

How to Choose Your Company ValuesHow to Choose Your Company Values

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Every day, your employees will face decisions both big and small. A customer asks for their money back two days past the one-month refund period. Does your customer support specialist grant the request? An engineering deadline has come and passed. Does your tech lead decide to release the product even though they’re not confident about its performance? A manager is[…]

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Sep 28 2018

2 Things You Must Do If You Want a Promotion2 Things You Must Do If You Want a Promotion

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One morning, your boss calls you into her office. Your heart starts racing a little faster—she looks serious. Are you about to get fired? “I have some news,” she says. Then her face breaks into a smile. “Congratulations, you’re getting a promotion!” Spontaneous promotions are awesome, but let’s be realistic. Most of the time, you know one is coming, either because you’ve[…]

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