Employee Engagement in the Workplace: A Disaster of Epic Proportions

The American workforce is largely disengaged from the goals and objectives of the organizations by which they are employed. The 2015 State of the American Workplace study, conducted by Gallup for the past several years, shows that less than one-third (33%) of employees in the U.S. are considered engaged in their jobs and with the […]

Boost Your Image to Boost Your Salary

I recently read a series of posts by a colleague of mine on what candidates should and should not do when negotiating a pay raise at their current company. The information was largely accurate and relevant, instructing candidates to avoid arguments that focus on fairness, need, or length of tenure while emphasizing performance and success. […]

Supply & Demand: A Relevant Concept for Today’s IT/Technical Job Search?

If you’ve read any of my other content, you know that I like to challenge “conventional” wisdom and go against the grain from what most people are saying. It’s not because I want to be a rebel, but the truth doesn’t change because the opinion of the majority says so. (Simply put, it makes me […]

Why You Need to Have Good Relationships With Junior Employees

You’ve made it to the top–congratulations. Your years of hard work, late nights, and sacrifices have paid off, and now you’re at the top of your corporate food chain. But is it us, or does it sometimes feel a little bit like an echo chamber way up on high? You might not miss the busywork […]

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says Consider Bringing Your Authentic Self Into The Workplace

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede weighs the benefits and repercussions of being your “real self” at work, suggesting that doing so might benefit employees and employers alike. Rochester, NY — Oct 21, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new blog post titled “Should You Try—Or Avoid—“Being Yourself” At Work?” In […]

Should You Try—Or Avoid—“Being Yourself” At Work?

If you happened to run into your boss during the weekend, would he or she recognize you? For many tech employees, the answer might be no. That’s because a staggering 63% of Americans hide their authentic selves at work. For many people, it’s only natural not to reveal certain parts of their personality or history […]

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says You Don’t Have To Be 100% Qualified To Apply To The Job Of Your Dreams

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede helps readers determine whether or not they should apply to jobs they aren’t entirely qualified for—the trick is to have a bulletproof application game plan. Rochester, NY — October 13, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new article titled “Not Quite Qualified For The Job […]

Not Quite Qualified For The Job You Want? Here’s What To Do

Is there anything more disappointing than scrolling all the way to the bottom of your dream job listing only to discover that—horror of horrors—you’re technically unqualified? Finding opportunities that make your pulse race and your pupils dilate is a rarity, which is why it feels so wrong to let them pass you by, especially if […]

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says Try A Daily “Power Hour” To Increase Productivity And Decrease Stress

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede shares a brilliant new productivity trick that can help IT and tech employees prioritize their most important work without the overwhelm that results from an unmanaged schedule. Rochester, NY — October 6, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new blog post titled “Can a Daily […]

Can a Daily “Power Hour” Make You Happier & More Productive?

Okay, be honest: do you have a productivity problem? For most employees, productivity comes in fits and starts that spread out over the course of the workday. It’s impossible, after all, to be working to your maximum potential 100 percent of the time. And, some job functions simply require more focus and brainpower than others. […]

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