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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kick in the Pants: 5 Signs You’re Going To Get a Job Offer

When you’re a job seeker, there’s perhaps no greater mystery in life than how well you did during your interview. Chances are you were at least a little bit nervous. Your mind was preoccupied with all the research you did beforehand. You got up extra early to be certain you arrived on time. And you […]

Should You Have a Video Resume?

Sending traditional resumes into the void can feel like you’re throwing away your time and energy over and over again. In a competitive IT and tech job market, candidates who don’t cut it often won’t even receive a polite rejection letter. (The nerve!) One work-around to the drudgery of resume submissions is creating an impressive, […]

Should You Talk Openly About Your Income?

What would you do if you found out your colleagues were making significantly more than you for the exact same work? Think back to all of those times you stayed late at the office. The skipped lunch breaks. Missed social opportunities. And especially all of those brilliant ideas of yours that helped your organization save […]

Kick in the Pants: Being Healthy Makes You a Better Employee

Could vegetables be the key to getting that promotion? Paul Marciano’s 2010 book Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work debunked the myth that employers could improve performance with reward or punishment systems—but literal carrots could actually make a world of difference. That’s because a wealth of evidence suggests that those who eat right, exercise, and manage […]

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: 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 […]

Stephen Van Vreede Hits Amazon Best-Seller List With “UNcommon”

Stephen Van Vreede recently hit two Amazon best-seller lists with the new book, “UNcommon” Fairpoint, NY – June 24, 2015 – Stephen Van Vreede recently joined Brian Tracy and a select group of business leaders from around the world to co-author the book titled “UNcommon.” The book was released on June 11, 2015 by CelebrityPress™ […]

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