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Dos and Don’ts of Utilizing Social Media in the Job Hunt
Category: Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , Comments: 0
For some time now, saavy recruiters have been using social media like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn not only as recruiting tools, but also to learn more about the candidate outside the confines of the resume. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 37% of employers are screening potential candidates using social media sites. When you segment ...
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What Equal Pay Legislation Means for You
Category: Compensation, Pay Equity, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
Last week, President Obama signed into law an executive order which is an attempt to level the playing field in relation to the gender gap in compensation. Citing Census Bureau figures (pdf) showing that women who work full-time earn 77% of what men earned in 2012, the directive, titled Expanding Opportunity for All, prohibits retaliation against f ...
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Is Being a Jerk Acceptable in the Tech World? It Shouldn’t Be.
Category: Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , Comments: 0
I recently read the New York Times’ Business Section article by Claire Cain Miller titled “Technology’s Man Problem” – then I read it again. At first, I was expecting another write-up about women who try to “have it all” and wanted to dismiss the whole thing. But something made me come back and read the article again and that is wh ...
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The ABCs of Job Hunting (Part 2)
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In this second installment of our alphabetical tips for your job search, we focus on additional advice for the job seeker. ...
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The ABCs of Job Hunting (Part 1)
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In today’s competitive market, the job hunt can be overwhelming. From creating a cover letter and resume to preparing, interviewing and follow-up, there is much to consider when searching for your next career. In this two-part blog post, we’ll discuss alphabetical tips to help as you embark on your job search. ...
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Mentees & Mentors Take Heed: You Only Get Out What You Put In
Category: Women in Tech Tags: , , , , , , Comments: 0
In work, in school, at the gym and just about everywhere in life, this familiar saying holds true: “You only get out what you put in.” The same goes for mentoring relationships. If you expect to gain knowledge and opportunities from a mentor or as a mentor, you have to put in the work required to develop a productive, valuable relationship. ...
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Didn’t Attend Ms. Tech Talks Last Week? Here’s What You Missed
Category: Chicago Events, Panel Discussions, Women in Tech Tags: , , , , , , Comments: 0
Last week, our good friends at Ms. Tech hosted a fabulous event which highlighted the stories of four Chicagoans – female entrepreneurs and executives who all had a story to share. If you were unable to attend the discussion, we’re here to fill you in. ...
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My Takeaways from Women in Tech: The Male Perspective
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Last week, ARA hosted Women in Tech: The Male Perspective. The panel presentation featured Matt Hancock, Executive Director, Chicago Tech Academy High School; Roger Liew, CTO, Orbitz; Howard Tullman, CEO, 1871; Bob Miano, CEO and President, Harvey Nash, Inc.; with Sandee Kastrul, President and Co-Founder, i.c.stars moderating. We also welcomed gue ...
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