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“You’re Overqualified!” - Tackling the Perception and Reality

If you’ve been in the job market for a while, are a baby boomer with years' of experience or a young professional with multiple degrees, you've likely experienced being told you are overqualified!

Eight Ways You are Sabotaging Your Job Interviews

Your resume is polished, your experience is ideal, you have the drive and you’re smart. So why aren’t you getting called back? Here are eight things you might be doing to sabotage your job interviews.

11 Signs Your Job Interview is Going Well

You’ve prepped extensively and feel you’re ready for anything that might be thrown your way. You enter the office – butterflies fluttering – and nervously sit down across the desk from the hiring manager. The interview begins and you start to navigate your way through the discussion. All the while, a nagging thought tugs at the back of your mind, “How am I doing?”

It’s always difficult to know for sure, but here are 11 signs your job interview is going well.

Six Resume Mistakes a Recruiter Hates to See You Make

Your resume generally gets about 30 seconds of attention the first time it’s reviewed. You need to take full advantage of that half minute to ensure you move on in the hiring process. Here are six serious mistakes that will get yours quickly tossed into the reject pile.

Three Tips You Need to Know for Saving a Bad Interview

You got yourself an interview for an exciting job opportunity, but during the meeting you feel things aren’t going quite right. How can you quickly assess the situation and turn the interview back in your favor? Follow these three tips for saving a bad interview.

Aggressive Funding and Acquisitions Mean a Growing Boston Technology Market and More Opportunities for Software Job Seekers

Boston immodestly refers to itself as the Hub of the Universe. While that may be a stretch, a recent article in BetaBoston makes the case that Boston is quickly becoming the center of the international technology industry. The article cites many reasons including the growth and vibrancy of the tech community along with access to educational institutions and the VC community.

What Kind of Technology Business Analyst Are You?

What Kind of Technology Business Analyst Are You?

Many organizations use the term business analyst to describe a variety of roles related to data, systems and business, and this can be confusing to job seekers. I have been a business analyst for more than 10 years and have also worked with business analysts as an end user, so I have experience from both sides. I recommend job candidates know what to look for in each role so you can target your job search to the positions that best suit your background, skills and interests. Here’s a look at three types of business analysts. Which one best describes you?

New York Tech Hiring Fueled by Tech Giants and Startups

Author Horace Greeley once famously said, “Go west young man.” But now, the reverse is allowing technical job seekers to find opportunity and success right in New York. 

Over the past several years, there's been a migration of notable, West Coast based technology leaders like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Amazon into the New York market. These brands are offering ample engineering opportunities and some of the most aggressive compensation packages available.

Six Reasons to Continue Your Job Search During the Holidays

In the classic 1979 Oscar-winning film “Kramer vs. Kramer,” a determined Dustin Hoffman insists on getting an interview for a job he desperately needs – all while the company holiday party is taking place. While we’re not saying you should take such drastic action to interrupt some office downtime, we do believe you shouldn’t be deterred in your job hunt just because it’s the holiday season. Here are six reasons this is a great time to continue your search.

Ready To Take a Business Risk? Answer These Five Questions to Find Out

No risk, no reward. You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. Every strikeout gets you closer to a home run. The clichés abound, but you get the point. Sometimes you have to grab the bull by the horns and reach for the brass ring; sorry, I can’t stop myself. 

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