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There are lots of things you can do to maximize the impact of your LinkedIn profile – fill out the profile completely, use a great looking picture, come up with an attention-grabbing headline. But one strategy that often gets overlooked is picking up endorsements. Endorsements are confirmations from people in your network that you posses… Read more »

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As someone that makes hiring decisions, there is a natural tendency to go with what you know. You have seen what kind of candidates you’ve had success with in the past, and when it comes time to fill a vacancy, you seek out someone who fits that established mold. And while this isn’t necessarily a… Read more »

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Networking can be a stressful experience. You are often thrust into a room of like-minded professionals and have to make the best possible impression in the shortest amount of time. With that in mind, what kinds of questions do you think you should be asking? It is tempting to fall back on questions with simple… Read more »

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When was the last time you read a job posting, besides your own? If you don’t read a lot of them regularly, you don’t realize how nonsensical and ineffective they often are. And you may not be able to recognize these same qualities in your own postings. The simple fact is that the quality of… Read more »

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If you love all things technical, you probably don’t have your sights set on getting an MBA or taking night courses in management. But at the same time, if you hope to move up the ladder into project management and later executive positions, you will need to know about a lot more than programming. To… Read more »

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The appeal of the “Yes Man” is obvious. Who wouldn’t want to have someone in their fold that agrees with all their opinions, praises all their decisions, and generally acts as if they can do no wrong? But as a manger, your job is producing results, not inflating your ego. If your staff has devolved… Read more »

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It’s natural, even inevitable, to have some doubts about the upcoming generation. But the simple fact is that millennials (born between the early 80s and early 2000s) will make up the bulk of your workforce soon, and are probably applying for your positions already. The good news is that much of the bluster about their… Read more »

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If you’re struggling to find an adequate number of candidates, or candidates with the credentials that you require, it may be time to revise your recruitment strategy. Rather than taking a passive approach in which you post a job description and wait for candidates to come to you, why not be proactive and go out… Read more »

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Like many ambitious professionals, you put in long hours, strive to complete projects on schedule and under budget, and regularly sign up to take on more responsibilities. Your hope is that this hard work will eventually lead to a promotion, better compensation, and more interesting responsibilities. And while this is certainly a great strategy to… Read more »

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When summer internships go well, both the intern and the company get something valuable they couldn’t have found anywhere else.  When they go poorly, everyone’s time is wasted and the office is often disrupted. If you are thinking of setting up a summer internship program and you want it to succeed from year one, follow… Read more »