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How to Tell if a Recruiter is Worth It Feb 26 , 2016

Good recruiters develop methods of identifying top talent.

Companies pay thousands of dollars to recruiters for help in finding and hiring needed employees. There are effective recruiters out there who use proven techniques to find quality candidates, but there are also recruiters who aren't worth a fraction of what they are paid …

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Should You Work as an IT Contractor? Feb 16 , 2016

Contracted jobs, which are hourly, temporary and don't pay benefits, are becoming more plentiful in the IT field. Companies may prefer to hire contractors or freelancers for several reasons, but are such jobs beneficial for those in the IT field looking for work? Advantages of Contract or Freelance IT Positions One advantage …

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Using Psychology in IT Recruiting Feb 16 , 2016

In the process of recruiting for IT positions, psychology can be a useful tool. There are several points in the recruiting process that can be improved by using psychology to better understand and make decisions about how to present job opportunities and what to look for when hiring. Presenting Opportunities It's import…

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8 Unusual IT Jobs and the Qualifications You Need to Get Them Feb 10 , 2016

Computer forensics is one of many unusual IT jobs.

The field of information technology has become large and diverse. Here are some of the most unusual jobs in the IT field with the qualifications required to get them. 1. Geospatial Technology Professional Uses geographic data to evaluate and communicate about trends and …

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Going Back to School vs. Learning on the Job: Which is Better? Feb 10 , 2016

Many open IT positions require candidates to learn new skills.

In the IT field, jobs are often complex and highly specialized, requiring specific skills and ongoing training as technology continues to advance at a rapid pace. For some jobs, the talent pool is small and emptied of fish quickly after being stocked each year as stude…

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Thought Leader Series: How to Improve Job Candidate Selection Feb 10 , 2016

Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences. She authored the international bestselling book, "Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results," and "HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews." Although hiring managers and job seekers sit on opposit…

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Dealing with a Talent Shortage Jan 28 , 2016

IT hiring managers are fighting an uphill battle. According to a recent Gartner report entitled "Service Providers Are Waging War against U.S. Talent Shortage with Unconventional Methods", the U.S. Department of Labor projects that, by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. At the same time, universities are projected…

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