Bad Managers Make Good People Quit

Company leaders must take a hard look at their company’s culture, and the environment and leadership they provide to their employees. Why? Partnering employees with managers who treat them with dignity and respect will benefit the entire organization. How?

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Social Media Mistakes That Could RUIN Your Career

“Social” media, right there in the name it says “social.”  Aren’t these platforms designed for us to cut loose, be ourselves and have a little fun? I mean after all aren’t we all just being “social” with our peer group? Hear this warning: social media pages (LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter) are not completely private, and these sites are used to assess someone’s character.  It does not matter if you are looking for a job or currently employed, a poor quality post can ruin new job opportunities or get you fired. Best rule of thumb, if you do not want your boss to know ‘X’ then that’s your indication not to post ‘X’ at all.  Once you post something online it’s there for all to see and bad and ugly news travels fast! 

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Should You Worry About Contract Jobs on Your Resume?

Resume writing is one thing that most people really dislike. It takes a lot of time, thought and understanding of technique to craft a resume masterpiece. There are consistent “do’s” and “don’ts” that overlap within all industries. But, when it comes to contract work there are specific approaches that must be considered to avoid being labeled as a “job hopper”. Employees who take on short stint assignments used to be viewed as selfish and an expensive risk.

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A Job Seekers Interview Checklist

Everyone can benefit from an interview checklist when the "big day" has our nerves a little rattled. Use these tips to ensure you enter your interview with confidence.

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6 Ways Motivate and Inspire Your Team

Creating an atmosphere where your employees are self-motivated to continue the growth of your organization is ideally the goal. A manager has the power to instill a strong sense of motivation into each employee. Your motivational tactics must be openly communicated and continually monitored to ensure all are on the same page.

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Tips for How to ENJOY Summer at Work

Summer, my favorite season. The sun, the warm air, the beach, the pool, being outside, grilling and picnics…it is all so much fun. I just love summer! Working can have a tendency to put a damper on those summer days. Being stuck indoors on a beautiful day can make it hard for anyone to focus. Bottom line? We all must work. Most of us enjoy our profession, but to have the ability to enjoy summer too would be outstanding!  

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How to Resign From Your Job

Resigning from your current job isn’t easy. It requires a delicate balance of restraint and assertiveness. Many people struggle with resigning, so we created a surefire exit strategy to help you burn as few bridges as possible. Remembering the following will ensure this transition goes smoothly.

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Is Continuing Education Necessary for IT Professionals?

Complacency is a dangerous word in the IT world. Yes, the demand for quality IT professionals is high. However, growing too comfortable and confident within the industry can be detrimental to your career. Regardless of whether or not you're looking for a new career opportunity or happily employed, to continue performing at a high level, you must actively seek ways to increase your training. Not only does furthering your education benefit a company, but you’re also more likely to receive a salary increase and move up a few rungs on the corporate ladder.

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Contract to Hire Tips for IT Hiring Managers

Calling all hiring managers, calling all hiring managers!  This one is for you…

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7 Tips for Hiring the Right Employee

Qualified candidates are a dime a dozen, so when the right candidate comes through the door you must know how to sell the opportunity in hopes that they stay. After all, top candidates usually have multiple options, so they can afford to be selective. In order to tap into the buyer’s market, you must understand how to screen and recruit your candidates.

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