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  • 7 ways to mitigate age discrimination in your job search

    There's no good reason your age should hinder your job search. But that doesn't change the very real perception, especially in the IT industry, that age is an impediment to innovation, efficiency and, ultimately, success. While you can't do much to change the widespread unconscious biases against older workers, you can take steps to mitigate their impact on your own job search.

    Written by Sharon Florentine28 May 15 23:41
  • Hire for Cultural Fit, Train for the Right IT Skills

    Hiring for the right cultural fit can be more important than focusing on technical skills alone and can help companies improve employee retention, engagement and loyalty.

    Written by Sharon Florentine03 April 14 00:17
  • Small Data Plays a Big Role in IT Recruiting

    Job applicant tracking systems capture massive amounts of info on candidates. But all that data doesn't help if the best candidates aren't able or willing to complete the process. Going more simple and streamlined can make it easier to find talent.

    Written by Sharon Florentine20 March 14 19:03
  • Are you too old to land a new IT job?

    Age really is just a number. If you're keeping current on new technologies and advancement, and show a willingness to keep learning and growing, there's no reason it should be an impediment to your job search.

    Written by Sharon Florentine28 Feb. 14 11:10
  • Personal Websites Give Job Seekers Greater Control

    If you are looking to land your next tech job, creating and promoting a personal website can help you control Google search results, better highlight relevant skills and provide an edge in a competitive job market.

    Written by Sharon Florentine19 Feb. 14 15:16
  • How to Avoid 5 IT Career Missteps

    Even if you aren't currently looking for a job, both errors of omission and errors of commission can come back to haunt when you are looking for a new position or gunning for that promotion. Here are five common career-limiting mistakes IT pros make.

    Written by Sharon Florentine21 Jan. 14 17:15
  • Why Are So Many IT Projects Failing?

    A recent study reports that 50 percent of companies had an IT project fail in the last 12 months. Business leaders who blame IT are missing the real project management issues.

    Written by Sharon Florentine04 Dec. 13 18:50
  • 10 Job Search Tips for Introverts

    Being introverted doesn't have to slow your progress when it comes time to ramp up your career. In fact, introverts have many characteristics that help them succeed in the IT world. However, it's important you understand your characteristics and can control - and even take advantage of - them.

    Written by Sharon Florentine24 Oct. 13 19:00
  • How to Improve Your IT Job Prospects by Volunteering

    Unemployed? Don't sit at home and wait (and hope) for an opportunity. Volunteering your IT skills is a way to keep current and show potential employers your business and technical acumen, your character and your drive.

    Written by Sharon Florentine23 Sept. 13 13:38
  • How to Revive a Stalled Job Search

    Have you been looking for a job longer than you'd care to say? Well, maybe it's time you changed up your game plan. Here are some tips to help you form a new career strategy.

    Written by Rich Hein09 Jan. 13 14:47
  • How to Discuss Your Job Search with Your Family

    No one likes to talk about their job search, especially when they're not making much headway, which is unfortunately the case for most unemployed professionals these days. But talking about your job search with your immediate family can be particularly frustrating. After all, they're the ones who have the most to gain or lose from it.

    Written by Meridith Levinson31 March 10 05:17