Accelerate Your Job Search

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The best job search is a short one. The faster you can find your next position—without cutting corners and signing on with a poorly matched employer—the better. Most people aren’t interested in idling on the job market forever, even if they could afford to do so, and employers begin to ask tough questions when a…

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Three Secrets to a Successful Interview

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Of course, the best way to win hiring managers over during an interview is to become the best candidate in the pool by sheer luck and force of will. But because these things aren’t always under our command, you’ll need to rely on other tools in your arsenal as well, like preparation, presentation, and control…

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Growth Opportunities in IT

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It’s no secret that the IT field is expanding rapidly. But most IT job seekers aren’t really asking if the jobs are out there…they want to know where these jobs are and where the industry will be growing the fastest during the coming years. In other words, what areas of training and certification will represent…

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Four Essential Keys to Career Management

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Effective “career management” doesn’t mean launching and following through on a career that charts a straight course, never veering, never sliding downhill, and magically avoiding all pitfalls and setbacks. A well-managed career is far from error-free. And if you can set a goal at the age of 18 and never veer from that one perfect…

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Optimize Your Resume and Cover Letter—Together

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Your resume may make some powerful and well organized points that support your case and help employers understand your fitness for a specific position. And your cover letter may be articulate, convincing, and a genuine work of art. But while each of these important players can make key contributions to your job search, are they…

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Make Your Resume Details POP!

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 Your IT skills are exceptional, and your background aligns perfectly with the needs of your potential employer. Your education, coursework, and previous projects set you up well to handle the responsibility of the position in question, and your personality is certainly pleasant. So how can you make sure these details stand out on your resume? …

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Industry Forecast: Engineers and Developers Needed

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What does the future hold for the IT job market? What kinds of skills are in demand right now, and what kinds of skill sets and certifications are on the rise? If you decide to enter a training program or course of study today, what opportunities can you expect to be available two, three and…

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Watch Out for These IT Cover Letter Mistakes

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A great cover letter can open the door to a fulfilling new opportunity in the IT field, but be careful. While your cover letter can get you past the first gateway in the application process, it can also hold you back, especially if it contains any of these common blunders. 1. Obvious standardization It’s perfectly…

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Mobile Apps for New England Engineers

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Most mechanical, electrical and structural engineers spend at least a portion of each project in the field, and when you’re on site and need to cross reference a set of material specifications or mechanical properties, your laptop can usually offer the necessary support. But as convenient and invaluable as they are, laptops still require time…

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Five Ways You are Turning Employers Off

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As you step into the job market and do your best to convince employers that you’re the candidate they’re looking for, watch out for these easy pitfalls that can send the opposite message. Little moves like this can allow other candidates to step ahead of you at best, and at worst, they can send employers…

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