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Many of us can't wait to pack up and head home at the end of a long workday: we count down the hours and as soon as our shift is up, we're out the door. For others however, there's a stigma to leaving on time, or worse, we have a difficult time forcing ourselves to leave the office, even if we have no love for our work. Here are some ways to break the cycle of working late and get your evenings, and sanity, back.

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We've all heard about the skills shortage facing the tech industry. So, it's not surprising that people who have lost jobs in "legacy" industries are seeking to retrain and transition into what IBM calls "New Collar Jobs". The company has put together a short list of three things their hiring managers look for when bringing new people into Big Blue.

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There’s an emerging type of worker who usually knows more about their job than anyone else in the organisation and is not likely to suffer fools gladly. This type of worker is difficult to manage as they don’t consider themselves to be subordinates in the traditional sense.

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Are you feeling underpaid and undervalued at work? You are not alone. The latest Hudson research1 has found that 42% of employees surveyed in Australia felt that they were underpaid. Furthermore, 48% of the respondents received no pay increase in the last year and it wasn’t that great for those who did. Of those who got a pay rise, 75% of them received just 1-5%.

Furthermore, the ABS also reported a record low wage growth of 1.9% WPI (wage price index) in the last quarter of 2016. Before you go and look for a higher-paying job, you need to consider a couple of things: the market rate for your role and what the real problem might be for your workplaces woes.

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Technology moves at a blinding pace, leaving businesses big and small in the dust if they can't keep up with the latest marketing trends. That's why having a background in SEO, social media marketing, and analytics is a hot sell for just about any employer. With the Complete Digital Marketing Course 2017, you can add these skills to your resume and pursue bigger paydays in under 20 hours.

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If you've landed a new job to kickstart 2017, congratulations! When you're a new recruit, it can be exciting and daunting at the same time; you're eager to learn new things but you don't want to make a wrong move and step on any toes, because first impressions matter.

Here is a checklist of 10 things you should do when you start a job so that you can put your best foot forward and thrive at a new company.

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The start of a new year is a time when jobseekers flood the market. If you're looking for a new job, you might want to suss out just how much competition there is out there in your line of work. Here's a list of professions that are in high demand in 2017.

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IT support teams often get inundated with requests from end-users to fix inane issues. These end-users often provide unhelpful or nonsensical information about the problems. Sometimes they get angry. At least these folks that do IT support can see the funny side. Here are a few stories from the Sysadmin subreddit that gave us a laugh this week.

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You've completed a job interview for your dream job and now you're waiting with bated breath for a call back. What now? Should you sit by idly while you wait for a response? Definitely not. But you need to tread carefully when you follow up after an interview; you don't want to potentially annoy your interviewer and ruin your chances of landing that job. There's a fine line between being enthusiastic and being overly aggressive in getting an answer. Follow these simple post-interview tips to ensure you're putting your best foot forward.