• How to negotiate a salary

    about 2 months ago

    Finding the perfect role can be a long and arduous road. Once you have found an employer that fits your requirements, and your skills and attitude fit perfectly for the job, hopefully it is time for an offer to come through.In a perfect world, you get an offer that you would enthusiastically accept. However, if you are in a candidate-driven market, you may be in a position t...

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

    6 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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  • 7 Ways to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    9 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 Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    11 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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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    over 1 year 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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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    over 1 year ago

    It’s tempting to enter 2021 with blind optimism, eager to put the challenges of 2020 behind us. However, to learn as much as possible from the adversities we all faced last year, we’d like to suggest that we begin 2021 with a brief period of reflection. Rather than making a New Year’s Resolution this year, perhaps more can be achieved by reflecting on the challenges of 2020 ...

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  • 12 Days of Career Advice

    almost 2 years ago

    ​2020 has been a year like no other; the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on many markets, resulting in a rise in unemployment rates across the globe. The U.S has an unemployment rate of 6.9%, the UK has 4.8% - the highest in 3 years and Hong Kong is seeing its biggest rise in 16 years. With this uncertainty surrounding the job market, how can you improve your cha...

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  • Ready to Return? Six Steps to Get Back to the Office

    about 2 years ago

    ​Tech professionals, you may feel a little hard done by. After all, many of your industry peers across big blue chips and social media giants have been told that they can work from home indefinitely. You’ve enjoyed working from home so much that 82% of you want it to continue. All good things must come to an end (for some). If you’ve been asked to return to the office, or yo...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    over 2 years ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?While great progr...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    over 2 years ago

    ​​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the technology sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.​​​Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most human commu...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    over 2 years 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

    over 2 years 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

    over 2 years 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

    over 2 years 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

    over 2 years 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

    over 2 years 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

    almost 3 years 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 Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    almost 3 years 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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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    almost 3 years 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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  • Why You Should Always Reject a Counter Offer

    almost 3 years 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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