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What Characteristics Do IT Employers Look for When Hiring?

  The IT field is a highly competitive realm. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you must embody the top traits employers look for. It goes without saying that you need a strong set of tech...
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5 Ways For Experienced Candidates To Refine Their Interview Style

You’ve been part of the workforce for quite a while now, and during this time you’ve garnered a rather colorful resume. Now that you’re back to the job search again, you probably consider yourself an...
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Have an IT Interview? 8 Things You Should (and Shouldn’t!) Say

You’ve just been invited to interview for an IT job you’re really interested in; now it’s time to start preparing. The hiring manager will likely be meeting with many qualified candidates, so steer...
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5 Candidate Traits Employers Look for

  Many candidates look great on paper, but fail to make a lasting impression during the interview. Top contenders typically embody a number of specific traits that are very important to hiring...
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Six Tips to Help You Master Panel Interviews

Panel interviews sound intimidating. The thought of sitting across from multiple hiring managers at once, all of whom are firing questions and forming opinions, can be daunting. But it doesn’t have...
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How to Master a Behavioral Interview

Many common job interview questions focus on the future ─ what you would do in a certain situation or how you would complete a project. However, behavioral interviews are completely different....
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Best Practices for a Remote Interview

Interviewing for out-of-town jobs can be tricky. It’s important to decide in advance whether you’re willing to travel for an interview and if you’re able to pay all or some of the expenses. Use your...
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Job Interview Tips: How to Answer Open-Ended Job Interview Questions

“Tell Me About Yourself” - 4 Tips For Answering Open-Ended Job Interview Questions If you’re preparing for an upcoming job interview, expect to be asked predominately open-ended questions. Hiring...
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5 Questions for an IT Interview

  5 IT Interview Tips | Questions for an IT Interview
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Building Your Perfect Unique Value Proposition

  As a candidate, it is important that you establish a comfort level with the notion that you are selling your “unique value proposition” with every conversation, interview and/or social interaction....
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