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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. 

Software Developers: How To Build Your Valuable Personal Brand

As a software developer, your personal brand is important when looking to move on to your next company. You want hiring managers in the development space to perceive you not only as a competent engineer but also as an innovative thought leader. Making that happen means cultivating a personal brand highlighting your value to potential employers.

Here are the three main areas to focus on when polishing your brand.

Four Tips to Maximize Your Recruiter Relationship

Thinking of using a recruiter for your next job search? A good first step is having a clear understanding of how recruitment firms work and what you can and can’t expect. If you are looking to a recruiter to help you in your job search, keep these four important points in mind.

How to Handle Five Common Interview Questions

You know they’re coming. You’ve no doubt heard most of them. But, are you prepared to answer them? Your responses could be deciding factors in whether or not you get the position. Here are five common questions you’ll likely face in your next job interview and how best to handle them.

Job Search Lessons From The Little Mermaid

As a child of the ‘80s and ‘90s, everything I know about job hunting, I learned from Disney’s The Little Mermaid… Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but there are some great lessons to be learned in there. Read on to reminisce and discover how this childhood classic can help you land your next job.

Behavioral Interviewing – Five Ways to Prepare

Employers today often use behavioral interviews as well as traditional interviews, during which the hiring manager typically asks a series of straightforward questions about your credentials and experiences.

Crucial Soft Skills and How to Sell Them during Your Job Interview

If you’ve secured a job interview, odds are your resume shows you have the basic skills to handle the position. But more often than not, people are hired for personality over skill set. As an interviewee, what are those crucial traits and how do you showcase them during your interview? Here are the commonly desired soft skills and proven ways to convey them:

Is Your Potential New Job a Culture Fit? Take These Five Steps To Find Out.

If you’re like most job seekers, you focus on the new job’s responsibilities, compensation and location when deciding whether to take it. But finding an employer with a culture that suits you is just as important as the title you hold and what you are paid. Figuring out a company’s culture – and whether it’s a good match for you – isn’t easy. It takes a bit of legwork. So follow these five steps to help you through the process:

The Technology Recruitment Outlook for the Second Half of 2014

Forecasting for the next six to 12 months predicts areas currently in high demand will remain in high demand. Engineers with experience in big data, data processing and data analytics are still sought-after. Companies are looking for knowledge around Map Reduce (Hadoop) or Spark, NoSQL (including Cassandra, Hbase, MongoDB) and complex systems development using Java, Python or Scala.

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