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Category Archives: Career Advice

5-Minute Lightning Talk on Career Failure
Category: ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Uncategorized, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
ARA Co-Founder and McCann Partners’ CEO Megan McCann presented a five-minute lightning talk to a crowd of 200+ during a recent Women in Tech breakfast hosted by General Assembly. Each of five speakers were asked to answer a specific question. Megan was asked about career failure. ...
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Want a New Job in 2017? Think Like a Recruiter!
Category: Career Advice, General, Hiring Advice, Job Search, Job Seekers, Resume, Social Media in the Job Search Tags: , , , , , Comments: 0
As one year comes to a close and a new one begins, many people will examine their career progress and choices and decide it’s time to make a change. If you plan to be one of the millions of Americans who begins 2017 with a search for a new and/or better job, I have one piece of advice I want you to consider. Rather than thinking like a job seeker ...
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From Full-time to IT Consulting
Category: Career Advice, Compensation, Contracting, Job Search Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
Sometimes you just need a change at work. Do you find yourself scanning job openings and consulting projects at every chance you get? With the numerous well paid and often high-profile contracting opportunities out there for tech professionals, it can be very tempting to leave a full-time role behind and go contract. But, it’s important to consid ...
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Diversity: Another Reason Commodity Thinking Is a Recruiting Problem
Category: #4TechDiversity, Career Advice, Company Culture, Diversity, Hiring Talent Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
The enduring notion in some areas of the recruitment industry that it’s good business to treat contract-based employees as commodities has always been a problem for me. Actually, it’s not really a problem. I think it’s absurd, and it stands in stark contrast to the importance and incalculable value of diversity in employment today. ...
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Summer Job Searches: Wasteful or Worthwhile?
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Hiring Advice, Job Search, Summer Vacation Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
August is here and an eerie quiet across Chicago, in your neighborhood or workplace, will confirm it. It may be serious vacation season, but is it time to take a vacation from job searching? Many professionals ask me this question as they enjoy the lighter workloads and shorter work hours that mid and late summer sometimes offers. ...
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#4TechDiversity Spotlight: Part Two with Ce Cole Dillon, Founder Student Loan 411, Socialpreneur and Tech Leader
Category: #4TechDiversity, Career Advice, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Comments: 0
Our diversity in IT blog series continues with Part Two of our discussion with Ce Cole Dillon, co-founder and COO of Student Loan 411. In our first conversation, Ce shared with us many of the demographic insights she has studied and gathered in her work with the League of Black Women. We learned that as the workforce has grown more diverse, the IT ...
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