Open Letter to Corporate HR Leaders on Talent Recruitment

You can’t escape the sheer volume of content out there talking about the “War for Talent”. The top professional services companies (PwC, McKinsey) and the top business publications (Forbes, Harvard Business Review) have materials on winning the talent war. There are even books and Wikipedia entries focused on the War for Talent. As a corporate […]

Becoming a Highly Sought-After Candidate in the War for Tech Talent

As a professional in the world of technology, you don’t have to agree that there is an aggressive “war for tech talent” as so many companies and media outlets claim. Heck, it can be a total fabrication! Bottom line, though, is that companies truly believe that they will gain a competitive advantage in the market […]

The Sustainable Career

Some people wonder why it seems like others are always catching breaks at work…getting a promotion or being recruited for an exciting new opportunity. For those who excel, it usually has to do with a single decision made, committed to, and executed over the course of their career. The Decision What’s that decision? Simply put, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Real Skinny: Why Doing Good—Not Just Good Work—Matters

Do you use your tech wizardry for good or evil? Okay, hopefully you’re not using it for evil. But if you want to put your skills to use, you need to know that tech companies these days are looking for more than a neutral employee who does only what’s asked and goes home at the […]

The Real Skinny: What You Need to Know About Diversity In Tech Hiring

Highlighted by the recent Re/code conference, the tech industry right now is buzzing about a crucial issue that affects workers across the board: Diversity. Despite the fact that diversity has been a major issue in the tech and IT fields for years, reports show that progress has been sluggish. But, in part due to the […]

The Real Skinny: How Wearable Tech Might Influence Your Next Job

The internet can’t stop talking about wearable tech, and why should they? With many thought leaders suggesting it could be “the new smartphone,” businesses are clamoring to get an edge on the market. But with businesses and consumers raving about this new technology, where does that leave employees who are working in related fields, and […]

Kick in the Pants: Networking for the Socially Awkward

Let’s face it: If you’re a tech professional, your biggest talents usually lie somewhere other than the field of social knowhow and interpersonal communication. IT and tech employees love delving in deep, getting analytical, and solving complicated problems — ones that people outside their immediate area of expertise might not understand so well. Of course, tech […]

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