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How to Get Noticed by a Recruiter

by October 7, 2013

Note: A good friend of mine is an experienced recruiter in the IT space who wanted to share some tips to prospective employees on how they can get the most of their experience of using a job recruiter. The author wished to remain anonymous, due to company policies. I hope you find this beneficial! The [...]

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Tips from a Recruiter on Using a Recruiter

by September 11, 2013

Note: A good friend of mine is an experienced recruiter in the IT space who wanted to share some tips to prospective employees on how they can get the most of their experience using a recruiter. The author wished to remain anonymous, due to company policies. I hope you find this beneficial! Using a career [...]

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Could the Pomodoro Technique Help Your Productivity?

by Miranda Marquit September 9, 2013

I’ve been struggling lately with my productivity. A lot of it has to do with what’s been happening in my personal life, as well as my professional life. At some point, though, even though I’m struggling, I need to pull it together and boost my productivity. While it’s not necessary to productive all the time, [...]

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Forget about Lying on Your Resume: Would You Hire a Fake Reference?

by Miranda Marquit August 14, 2013

In tough economic times, it’s tempting to lie on a resume in order to make yourself look like a better candidate for a job. Perhaps you fudge a little on the salary paid to you in your last job, or you inflate some of your accomplishments. Lying on your resume is rarely a good idea, [...]

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Why you Should Take a Vacation

by Miranda Marquit August 6, 2013

We have a tendency, in our culture, to value working all the time. There’s a bit of pride in being able to “complain” of a 50 or 60 hour workweek. On top of that, many employers seem to demand that workers come in earlier and stay later, and there is a culture of shame (in [...]

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When it’s OK to Move Back Home After Graduation

by Kevin Mercadante June 24, 2013

According to recent statistics 40% of the Millennial Generation live at home with their parents. Millennials are those born between 1980 and 2000, and if this statistic is accurate, it means that more young people are back at home than at any time since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Some of the generation never [...]

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Should You Buy Credit Card Insurance?

by Miranda Marquit May 31, 2013

Credit cards can provide you with a convenient way to pay for your purchases. However, if you rack up a balance, things could start to get dicey. Not only do you have to contend with interest charges, but you also have to worry about what happens in a financial emergency if you can no longer [...]

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