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5 Ways That Contract Work Can Lead to Permanent Benefits

Many recent graduates and professionals underestimate the potential value of contract or temporary work. They assume that these short-term positions can’t offer them lasting benefits in areas that are meaningful to them.   In reality, contract work can be a powerful career booster, providing grads and professionals with permanent benefits that can take them to the next level. If you are...

What Are the Fundamentals to Brush Up on Before Your Technical Interview?

If you are trying to land a new software engineering job, you will likely have to contend with a technical interview. Unlike traditional interviews, technical interviews involve much more than merely responding to questions. Instead, you’ll typically be given problems to solve, often on a whiteboard, so that the hiring manager can learn more about how you think and would function in the role. ...

Why Company Research Is Important: What to Keep in Mind

Most job seekers understand that interview preparation is critical if they want to stand out from other candidates. While it is important to practice answers for standard questions and review the job announcement to make sure you understand the nuances of the role, researching the company is also a vital step. By researching the company, you can learn more about the organization’s priorities....

6 Ways You Can Stay Motivated When You Work Remotely

For many professionals, the ability to work remotely is an excellent perk. Whether an employer allows employees to telecommute part of the time or they are completely remote, the ability to work from home, or another location outside of the office is often highly desirable. However, working remotely can come with challenges. Some professionals struggle with motivation when there isn’t a manag...

How to Tell If a Company Will Be the Right Fit for You

When you are looking for a job, finding a company with a hiring manager who believes you are an ideal match for the role is only half the battle. You also need to find an organization that feels like a good fit for you. Otherwise, you may accept a position only to discover that you won’t be happy there. Luckily, figuring out if a company is a good fit isn’t as hard as it may seem on the sur...

If I Take a Temp Job, Does This Mean I Will Always Be a Temp Employee?

Many professionals worry that, if they take a temp job, they will always be a temporary employee. While certain positions can undoubtedly be finite in nature, many temp positions have potential beyond the duration of the initial contract. Companies bring in temporary workers for a wide variety of reasons, and not all of them are short-term. Some can lead to permanent opportunities, allowing the...

What Is Personal Branding and Why Should You Be Doing It?

Building a strong personal brand takes time and energy. Developing personal branding requires you to create a professional image that aligns both with your capabilities and the niche you want to focus on during your career. That way, you can leverage your brand to help further your career and establish yourself as an expert in your field. A Look at Personal Branding Your personal brand should sa...

Should Job Hopping Be a Red Flag When Recruiting?

Job hopping has traditionally been considered a negative by hiring managers. Many believe that candidates who move quickly between positions are quick to become dissatisfied in their roles or are simply moving around any time they find a suitable opportunity to do so. In either case, hiring managers often worry about hiring these job seekers, assuming they won’t stick around long enough to make ...

How to Tell If a Company Will Be the Right Fit for You

When you are looking for a job, finding a company with a hiring manager who believes you are an ideal match for the role is only half the battle. You also need to find an organization that feels like a good fit for you. Otherwise, you may accept a position only to discover that you won’t be happy there. Luckily, figuring out if a company is a good fit isn’t as hard as it may seem on the sur...

3 Reasons to Ask Questions During Your Next IT Interview

Most IT job seekers view an interview as a chance for the hiring manager to learn more about them. While this is certainly true, it also offers another opportunity; a chance for candidates to find out additional details about the company. Near the end of practically every interview, the interviewee is given an opportunity to ask their own questions. Failing to seize this opportunity is usually ...

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