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Engaging remote employees

Employee engagement has become a major focus for many organizations. According to Wikipedia “Employee engagement is a property of the relationship between an organization and its employees. An “engaged employee” is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and so takes positive action to further the organization’s reputation and […]

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Starting a new job

Today is your first day at your new job. Perhaps you’re a bit nervous but, you did well in the interviews and they asked you to come on board. I am a person who likes new things so I relish in the opportunity. Here are a few tips to approach that first day even if […]

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Interview follow up

You just aced that interview for your dream job. I know you think you have it wrapped up but, don’t skip the last part in the process. We need to do a little follow-up after an interview. It is important to keep the fact in everyone’s mind the value you bring to the table. I […]

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Prepping for the technical interview

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell I was never a Boyscout, so I had to learn their motto, “Be Prepared”, for myself. When I was graduating from the University of Northern Iowa I had quite a few interviews. One, in particular, was a major flop. It was […]

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Finding great technical references

A long time ago I was looking for a job. I was making a career change and didn’t know who to use for references. I thought I had put down not to call my current boss. Two days later I was in the office and I answered the phone they were calling to check references. […]

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5 steps to find the perfect tech job

There may be a lot of technical job opportunities out there when you look at a job board or LinkedIn, but they may not all be a good match for you. When I coach people to find a great match I don’t just help them find a job. I find a good career match. When I […]

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How to build a winning resume

Suggestions are nice but if we can show you some examples that would really help. First, let’s look at what you would want to have if you were a college student or someone with little experience. In this case, you want to showcase your education as more often is the case you have little relevant experience. […]

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Great tech resumes

Resume: a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have. Bo Bennett Putting together a good technical resume takes time and experimentation. There are many myths about putting together a resume. For some reason, […]

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Technical Interview Checklist

Here are some additional items to review before you go on your next Technical Interview. Understanding these basics will help you appear like a true professional and feel confident about your performance. Know your USP How do you stand out from other developers? Do you have a special skill other DBAs don’t? If we think […]

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Master the technical interview

Technical interviews are quite different than your standard interview. There are some of the behavioral questions that you should be ready for along with testing your technical chops. Especially when you have little or no technical experience these can really trip someone up. I remember the first time I had a technical interview was when […]

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