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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Creative Ways to Make Your IT Resume Stand Out

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Your resume is almost complete. You’ve followed all the rules, kept everything clear and professional, and formatted your text and subheadings according to industry standards. No of your claims are exaggerated, your dates of employment are visible, and your contact information is easily accessible. It’s time to searching for appropriate positions and sending your application…

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Google Alerts: Use Them to Support Your Job Search

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Google Alerts are a simple utility that can help you keep track of changes in the Googleverse, the largest collection of indexed content on the web. When you apply a Google Alert to a search term or keyword, you’re receive an email each time a new entry is added to the top search result for…

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Boost Your Job Search with a Personal Blog

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When employers review your resume and like what they see, the next step will typically involve contacting you by phone to arrange an in-person interview. But there’s usually a tiny half step that takes place in between those two, a step that will take place again between the interview and an official job offer. This…

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Networking beyond LinkedIn

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Are you turning to social media to support your networking strategy? Are you letting your proudly posted profiles represent you to anyone who’s interested enough to look you up? That’s great, and if you’re searching for a new position, polishing your online profiles will be a key first step. But your job search efforts don’t…

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Optimize LinkedIn for Your Job Search

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You’re balancing your real-world networking efforts with an online approach and you’re working social media into your job search strategy, which is smart. While you search for your next position, you’re taking control over your personal brand on both fronts, and you’re being careful not to miss any important details. But are you sure you’re…

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