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  • Find your next job with the Tinder-like Switch app

    It seems every new app is quickly hailed as the Uber, Spotify, or Netflix of some other industry. But with Switch, it really is the Tinder of job searching -- right down to swiping left and right to indicate your mutual interest. However, instead of swiping on potential suitors, you'll swipe left or right on potential jobs. And employers will do the same to you.

    Written by Sarah K. White11 June 15 01:18
  • How Glassdoor's reviews help you find your dream job

    People love reviews. Just look at Amazon, TripAdvisor or Yelp. And now, the public's growing desire for reviews has extended to the job search, as evidenced by Glassdoor's steady rise in popularity since its launch in 2008.

    Written by Sarah K. White05 June 15 00:15
  • 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
  • 6 things you MUST do after a job interview

    After a few sluggish years, the economy is finally making strong gains. While this is generally great news for job seekers, the long-awaited hiring thaw means stiffer competition for available roles. Making your resume stand out in a crowded field is critical to gaining an edge over the growing field of job seekers; fortunately, it's not as difficult as you'd think.

    Written by Sharon Florentine07 May 15 01:07
  • 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
  • 'Tis the Season To Ramp Up Your Job Search

    While it may not seem logical, the holiday season is the perfect time to focus on your job search. Networking opportunities abound and there's less competition with other job candidates.

    Written by Sharon Florentine06 Dec. 13 13:56
  • 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
  • IT Recruiters Mine Social Media for Hidden Tech Talent

    Dice.com's Open Web tool, currently in beta, lets recruiters harness the power of the social Web to target candidates, even if they're not actively looking for a job.

    Written by Sharon Florentine25 Sept. 13 19:53
  • 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 Developer Evangelists Build Community, Engagement for Software Firms

    If youre looking for a career that combines your passion for software development with your communications skills, becoming a developer advocate may be the job for you. And if youre a software development manager, you may want to consider adding an evangelist to your team to spread the word about your tools and services.

    Written by Sharon Florentine12 Sept. 13 13:41
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