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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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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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Tech Networking in Chicago
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Chicago Events, Hiring Advice, Job Search Tags: , , , , , Comments: 0
Growth in online networking and high demand for tech talent beyond the borders of IT mean that incorporating both digital and in-person engagement into your professional outreach is the best way to build a career network that will take you places. ...
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Your Social Profile Is Talking.
Category: #4TechDiversity, Job Search, Job Seekers, Social Media in the Job Search Tags: , , , , , Comments: 0
Never before has it been easier for those of us on the recruiting side—employers, hiring managers, recruiters, etc.—to get the skinny on those of you on the job seeking side. Social media and all the sharing, tweeting, tagging, posting and tumbling that occurs online have created digital portfolios that employers and recruiters can easily acces ...
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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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Another Point Of View: Seeing the Job Search from the Other Side
Category: Career Advice, Employers, Hiring Process, Interview Preparation, Interview Process, Interviewing, Job Interview, Job Search, Job Seekers, Negotiating a Job Offer, Salary Negotiation Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
While most of us have experienced the job search from a job seeker’s perspective, many of us have not had the experience of being a hiring manager. So, without experiencing both sides, how are you – as either a job seeker or an employer – to understand the mindset and frustrations of the other party? ...
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Does Volunteering Pay Off In The Job Search?
Category: Career Advice, Community Service, General, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
Not many people are aware that April is National Volunteer Month. As we begin this celebratory month for those who give back in our community, I’m sure you’re wondering…do employers really look at a candidate’s volunteer work during the hiring process? While community service might have been important on a college application, how important ...
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SPOILER ALERT: We are in HOT pursuit of the best tech talent around!
Category: Career Advice, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , , Comments: 0
The IT industry is growing, thriving, and expanding at rapid rates – a fact that is neither a surprise to hiring executives nor mysterious to the industry. With each passing year, IT skills that were once valued by employers and even coveted by recruiters seem to fade away while a new set captures the spotlight. ...
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