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Four Pieces Of Advice For IT Job Seekers This Year

We’ve talked extensively about what IT skills employers are looking for in 2016. But just because you have a particular skillset that’s in demand this year doesn’t mean you’ll definitely get the job you want. Here are some tips to help IT job seekers in their quest for a new employer.


How To Tell Your Boss That You Want To Transfer To Another Team

Sometimes you find yourself with a good job but you want to pivot ever so slightly within the same company. What’s the best way to approach your boss and tell them that you’d like to transfer to a different team or department? Read on for the details.


You Don't Have A Productivity Problem, You Have A Priority Problem

You’ve been working 70 hours a week, you’re constantly on the go, and you still feel like you’re behind in your work. The problem may not be that you’re not working hard enough, but rather that you need to change your priorities.


Trust Vs Competence: What's More Important In A Professional Work Environment?

First impressions matter and being approachable is more important than coming across as competent when you meet someone new in your workplace, according to a Harvard Business School professor. This can have a lasting impact on your career.


Don't Let Your Career Failures Define You

People make mistakes and failing is a part of life. But when failure happens at work, it’s sometimes hard to remember this. You’re consumed by the screw up and castigate yourself repeatedly internally. Don’t fall into this trap of mentally flogging yourself even when faced with a serious career failure.


Your Best Stories Of Leaving Nightmare IT Jobs

We asked readers about exiting an awful IT job. Whether you quit in a blaze of glory or were laid off in ridiculous circumstances, these are your getting-the-hell-out stories.


Spruce Up Your Resume By Adding In Digital Elements

If you’ve been using the same template for your resume since the early 2000s, it might be time to revisit it. It’s always a good idea to refresh your resume every year and even more frequently if you’re actively seeking a job. Adding in some digital elements is one way to improve your resume.


The 'Lucky Country' Needs To Be Re-Invented

In our vision for innovation we see changes that drive the kind of industry-academia based interaction Australia needs. Tax changes, a restructure of how universities are funded, broader training for post-graduate students to include industry engagement and changes to some anachronistic institutions such as CSIRO. But as a country, we’re still not doing enough to push the cultural change necessary for a technically innovative society.


Get A Feel For A Company's Work-Life Balance With This Interview Question

Your interviewer isn’t the only one who should ask questions when you’re discussing a potential new job. If you’re curious what a job’s work hours are really like, this simple query can give you an idea.


How Important Is A University Degree For A Career In IT?

There was a time when a university degree was vital for landing a good job. Certainly, that was what my parents drummed into my head when I was in school. But having a degree won’t guarantee you a job and there are many examples of high school and university dropouts flourishing in the IT industry. So do you really need a university degree when you’re looking to join the IT workforce?


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