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Preparing for a Job Interview: Understanding Off-Limits Questions
Category: Career Advice, Interview Preparation, Interview Process, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
Being well prepared for a job interview means doing your homework on the potential questions an interviewer may ask about your background, your skill set and what you have to offer. But, what do you do if the interview questions stray off course into personal territory? ...
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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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An Inspiring Hour of Diversity Talk & Diversity Results
Category: #4TechDiversity, Company Culture, Diversity, i.c.stars, Panel Discussions, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0
The IT industry is beginning to own the challenge and broaden the dialogue. One outstanding example was the February 18 “Diversity in Technology” panel which featured an audience and panel of people who are highly committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. ...
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#4TechDiversity Explores Managerial Courage & Why Nerve Matters
Category: #4TechDiversity, Career Advice, Company Culture, Diversity Tags: , , , Comments: 0
Some jobs require “nerves of steel.” Jobs that place you on the front lines of life and death—surgeons, fighter pilots, mountain rescue workers, firefighters, police officers, etc.—are not for the faint of heart. In fact, the calm bravery needed for such jobs sometimes made me a bit cynical of the term “managerial courage.” Courage to m ...
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Not All Recruiters Are Created Equal: Five Tips for Working with a Recruiter
Category: Career Advice, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , Comments: 0
I’ve found that many job seekers tend to view recruiters as an unfortunate necessity in the job hunt – regarding them as flaky and unresponsive cogs who don’t truly understand the client or what they are seeking. And, while there are certainly recruiters out there who fit this bill, there are just as many who are quite skilled and professiona ...
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