Archive | Job Seekers

So, What Do You Know About Our Company?

It is an inevitable question during your interview. It helps your interviewer to discern whether or not you have put forethought into your application for their specific vacancy, or if they are one of hundreds of applications that you can no longer keep track of. Knowing some key details about the employer you are interviewing […]

A Few Tips For Requesting a Pay Raise

Asking for a raise can be tricky and stressful. Here are a few things to remember that can boost your confidence in a salary re-negotiation. First, you need to develop a negotiation mindset. Remember that turnover costs a company more than keeping an employee and offering that employee regular raises. It is probably in your […]

Geek Speak

Many techies find it challenging to communicate technical information to technologically-challenged people. What should be a brief run-down of an IT issue at the end of the day could easily stretch over hours between such differently-wired individuals. It is very important that techies know how to communicate their IT world to non-technical parties, whether for […]

Dealing with Change

Dealing with major workplace changes can be challenging. Mentally preparing yourself for change can relieve undue stress and may actually create healthy advances. Whether the change in your workplace deals directly with you or with the company structure around you, keeping these tips in mind can make transition productive 1.Look for opportunity Change, albeit stressful, can indicate growth, […]

Avoid These Top 3 Mistakes

Top 3 Mistakes in Maintaining or Updating a Resume 1) Failure to Continually Update Your Resume The longer your career moves forward, the longer your resume will become. And not all job histories/details will be pertinent to a position you are applying for, although you may need those details for a future position. So keep a master […]

Top 10 Ways to Get the Job

In his book Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters, Jay Conrad Levinson suggests that getting the job you want is not a matter of luck, connections or the best résumé. “At the core of every job search lies one individual who will determine your success: You.” Here are some tips for creating your own job-hunting success. […]

Job Transition: Why the First Few Months Are Critical

          Job Transition: Why the First Few Months Are Critical Congratulations! After great effort and focused energy, you’ve finally landed a fabulous new position—one that is sure to advance your career and meet your work and personal goals in a way your old position never could. But don’t stop there. Getting […]

Technical Interview Tips

Many programmers and engineers dream of landing a prime spot at a successful tech company.  But how do you accomplish that?  What are some strategies for success?  In this post we’ll look at a few tips for interviewing for jobs specifically in the tech industry. Before the Interview Finding an inside track to the company that […]

Top 10 Ways to Support Your Team

A leader’s job is to ensure that the highest level goals of the organization are realized. As long as you are committed to the success of the group, you are leading. Below are 10 ways to support your “team” whether that is a formalized project team or an informal grouping of employees. 1.   Set direction; […]

Counteroffers: Knowing When its Time to Go

Imagine this scenario: After becoming discontent with your current job, you find a new one that will be more interesting and more challenging. You inform your employer that you are leaving, submit your formal resignation, and plan to start your new job. Then out of the blue comes something you never expected – a Counteroffer, […]