• The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    20 days ago

    ​​Working-from-home will endure after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. Before government lockdowns, only 3.4% of the U.S. workforce telecommuted at least half the time. Yet, many businesses have had to adapt to their employees remote working. This forced organizational shift may change the very nature of work forever; many employees have found they enjoy avoiding the commut...

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  • How to Navigate a Difficult Job Market

    21 days ago

    ​The Covid-19 has rattled markets and the global economy, leading to increased unemployment. Whether you are actively looking for a new job or have decided to move, we have put together this guide to help technology professionals navigate these challenging times. Read on to discover how to hide, move or target to get your desired job without lingering for too long on the mar...

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  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    2 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty. In the technology sector, quarantines are causing labor shortages and impacting manufacturing capacity. Some companies, including providers of digital banking, logistics, video conferencing, or cloud software, are of cour...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    3 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    Innovative technology is the forefront of enabling US companies to continue working from home during the Covid-19 epidemic. For example, video interviewing has allowed companies to maintain efficiency in their hiring processes. Even before the global crisis, video interviews have rocketed in popularity over the past decade as the technology required becomes universally acces...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    3 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​A salary is more than a monthly number on your bank statement. It is compensation for your hard work and dedication, and it shows your perceived worth and value to your company. Depending on your industry, skills, location and experience, you may be currently undervalued compared to your co-workers and competitors.  The best way of knowing your value as an employee is disco...

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  • 5 Tips to Turn Your Day Around on Blue Monday

    5 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    It’s official, it’s the most depressing day of the year. Bad weather across many areas of the US, increasing debt levels after the holidays, and a lack of festive spirit and general motivation culminate in the dreaded Blue Monday. Don’t fret, we’re here to help you turn the day around with our top tips. How to Feel Better on Blue Monday One way to feel better is to simply t...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    7 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    Did you know that 23% of US companies offer sabbaticals according to the Society for Human Resource Management? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. ​Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company t...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    7 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​Many of us have seen viral videos of the ‘mic drop’ resignation, where angry employees quit in a spectacular manner and burn bridges with the strong message of ‘I quit’, and they won’t be returning.However tempting going out in a blaze of glory may be, it is worth considering that professionals within the technology sector talk to each other, and an unprofessional resignati...

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  • 7 Ways to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    7 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​The global tech sector is one of the fastest growing sectors and candidates with technical skills are in high demand. This means many candidates who are seeking a technology role hold a good position when it comes to considering a job offer. Many tech companies poach valuable candidates with large salaries and flashy company benefits, but there is more to think about when y...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    7 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​No matter how experienced and confident a new employee is, the first day of a new role can be a head-spinning rush of information, excitement, new faces, new names and a brand new culture to learn. While many companies in the global tech sector have invested in onboarding processes to help new employees assimilate into a company, there is pressure to make a great first impr...

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  • Why You Should Always Reject a Counter Offer

    8 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​“We’ll match what they’re offering.” It’s a moment that can catch you off guard. You’ve done the difficult bit, after all. You’ve survived marathon interview rounds, had your experience and expertise challenged, and come out on top – success, you’ve been offered the job! The only thing left to do was to rip off the band-aid and hand in your resignation. Unfortunately, your ...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    8 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    If you are struggling to see a traditional career path ahead of you in the tech sector, it is because it no longer exists. The fast-moving pace of the tech sector means companies are constantly pivoting to adapt to the new technological landscape, and new skill requirements are born as often as others become obsolete.Guidance from experienced and engaged managers is required...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    8 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​The global tech sector is growing at a huge pace, with emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain revolutionizing the sector at a lightning pace. According to Comptia’s CyberStates report, there were 3.7 million tech job postings in 2018 in the US alone, with 400,000 postings in emerging technologies.At this crucial time for the tech sector, it is vital for employers t...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    8 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​Blind, a workplace app used by tech workers in America, surveyed its users in 2019 on whether they were currently experiencing burnout from work related stress. An astonishing 57% replied ‘yes’.Many people work in the technology sector because it is competitive and exciting; but it can also move at a lightning pace. The stress that comes with this environment can lead to fe...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    8 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​Toxic individuals in any workplace can act as a slowly-moving poison in any organization’s ecosystem. Behaviors such as consistent negativity, taking credit for other’s work, bullying and harassment can make it hard for others to maintain both their professionalism at work and their own well-being. The consequences can be disastrous.The technology sector relies on a collabo...

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  • How to Resign and Leave on Good Terms

    8 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    When you are approaching resigning a role within the global technology sector, keep in mind that this won’t be the first time an employee has left a role within your company. Your employer should understand the opportunities available, and should have planned accordingly for staff turnover.Whatever the situation you are leaving and the current relationship you have with your...

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  • To interview or not to interview: how to decide whether to go for a job that may not seem perfect

    about 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV or found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it.Giancarlo Hirsch, Director of the New York Glocomms team comments, “When ad...

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  • Can A Mentor Accelerate Your Career?

    about 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Recent research shows that 94% of women across a variety of industries feel that mentoring programs are an important tool for personal and professional development. While many companies do offer formal mentorship schemes, there is still a large number that don’t yet offer it as part of their in-house learning and development initiatives.Professionals are starting their own ...

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  • Top Tips for Securing a Job in Technology

    about 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Talk to a Specialist RecruiterA great recruiter will look out for you and your best interests. They have a wide understanding and insight of the market and can offer multiple opportunities, while sharing/ tips on writing your resume and interviews techniques.A recruiter will give you access to the “hidden” job market. Often, the best roles are not advertised directly by com...

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  • Resume Writing Tips For Contractors

    over 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​When it comes to securing a job, the resume is used across almost all industries and levels. A contractor resume has a different function than a traditional resume. Although in essence it is the same – in that it displays the work history of a contractor – it has a slightly different purpose.Contractors provide solutionsBefore hiring an employee for a permanent position, th...

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