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Sat
16
Feb

Secure Employment—How to Protect Your Job

The U.S economy has seen its share of unemployment woes, but the latest data shows signs of improvement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate fell to 7.7 percent in November, the lowest it has been since February 2009. Despite positive changes, 12 million people are still looking for work due to layoffs, corporate shutdowns, and coworker competition. The good news? While you can’t control the economy, it is possible to increase your visibility in the office. Follow the tips below to emphasize your value and secure your future.

Sat
16
Feb

Top 5 IT Certifications for 2013

By JC Cook

According to itbusinessedge.com, the IT industry boasts an unemployment rate of only 4.4%, far below the overall national rate. But, as it is the beginning of a new year, it seems only right to set aggressive and ambitious career goals even within such a robust industry. One of the best ways to increase your value, both in skill set and pay check, is to gain IT certifications. IT certifications build upon your knowledge base in ways that make you even more valuable to your employers. It is important to understand what systems your company currently uses, or, in the case of all you freelancers out there, what is popular and trending.

Don’t worry though. We’ve done the research for you! Here’s our list of the top 5 IT certificates that will make the greatest impact in the upcoming year, based upon annual salary, cost of exam, and demand.

Fri
15
Feb

IT Job Growth To Increase by 2020

Information Technology (IT) is a rapidly-growing profession says the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2020, we’ll need a beefed up workforce to the tune of 22 percent. For those who are counting, that’s lot of computer geeks. Don’t be put off by the stereotype; in reality, those “geeks” earn big bucks doing exactly what they enjoy. If you’re on the verge of turning IT into your day job, consider the following careers. They’ll earn you the highest pay and (the good news) boasting opportunities!

Fri
15
Feb

What to Avoid During an Interview

Interviews can be stressful, especially when the Dream Job is on the line. While you may have a sparkling resume and an enviable list of references, there are still plenty of ways to lose your cool during the actual interview. Don’t be discouraged, though: preparing for such flubs is the best way to avoid them. Review the list below before your next interview and adjust your style accordingly. Don’t let these blunders stand between you and employment.

Tue
12
Feb

10 Things Not To Do On Your First Day of Work

By JC Cook

So you diligently crafted your resume, applied for that perfect job, killed it in the interview, and just found out that you’re hired! Is it time to celebrate? Yes! Is it time to start planning the future in which all of your dreams come true? Of course. But wait, there’s still that pesky first day to get through…

It should go without saying that you want to make a good impression on your first day, but did you know that many companies employ a ninety-day evaluation period. Yep, that’s right; even after all the hard work you’ve done to get hired, at ninety days it could have all been for naught! But that’s not going to happen, right? There are plenty of things you should do on your first day. Here's 10 things you should avoid. 

Sun
10
Feb

5 Things to Know About Teaching Administration

Making the move from teaching to administration carries a few stereotypes:

“You’re switching to the dark side!”
“You’ll never see the students!”
“You’ll get lost in paperwork!”

True, administration comes with a unique set of challenges, but experienced professionals say those stereotypes are misleading. Administrators impact kids’ lives in their own way, offering broader change during the course of their careers. If you’re thinking about transitioning into administration, keep in mind some things you’ll need:

 

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