Posts Tagged: Pittsburgh Employment

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There is no “right way” to write a resume. Since you are unique so is your resume.  Make sure your resume is a reflection of what you bring to the position. Use your resume to obtain an interview, not to get the job. Be clear and concise but there is no need to go into… Read more »

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If you have recently received a job offer, congratulations! You likely faced stiff competition and stood out as a top candidate. But before you agree to anything, it’s important that you scrutinize the offer carefully and understand exactly what is (and is not) included. Below are nine features to look out for: Basic Info –… Read more »

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It’s impossible to accurately measure the impact your top employees have on your company. But it’s safe to say their value is probably underestimated, and their influence spreads wider than you expect. A single employee can be the engine that drives productivity, efficiency, innovation, morale, and culture. And losing that employee can prove catastrophic. For… 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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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 »

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Professionals who work in STEM fields almost inevitably reach a crossroads in their careers. They get better and better at the technical aspects of their job, get offered a management position, and then have to learn an entirely new set of skills to thrive as a leader and supervisor. Some enjoy the challenge and actually… Read more »

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These days, it’s standard practice for agencies and hiring managers to evaluate a candidate’s online presence before extending a job offer. There are only three possible outcomes: What they find discourages them from hiring you What they find has no effect on the hiring decision What they find encourages them to hire you Obviously you’d… Read more »