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How to Sharpen Your Soft Skills in IT

by James Hatch on October 10, 2017 in Candidate Job Search, Candidate Networking

 

Today, 77% of employers say they value soft skills as much as hard skills. This means while your technical skill set will be what qualifies you for a new IT job, it will be your soft skills that differentiate you and attract the actual job offer. But within this stronger focus on well-rounded candidates, which […]

 

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Your IT Career Choice: Should You Be a Contractor or Full-Time Employee?

by EdgeLink on December 19, 2016 in Candidate Job Search, IT Insights, IT Staffing, Job Market

 

The age–old question for people pursuing an IT career is whether to work as a contractor or full-time employee. Advantages exist to both options, but the answer for each individual is only found through careful consideration, as each person weighs the pros and cons that can affect their future roles. To build upon our previous […]

 

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What Your Solution to the IT Skills Gap Says About Your Future

by Will Kennedy on November 29, 2016 in Candidate Job Search

 

Organizations everywhere dread having to fill multiple openings, but in the IT industry the trepidation is compounded. There is a disconnect in IT, with the growing demand for newer skills separating from the smaller pool of available niche talent. In fact, only 20% of workers have the skills required for 60% of jobs opening in […]

 

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Job Interview Tips: How to Prove You’re a Purple Squirrel

by EdgeLink on July 26, 2016 in Candidate Job Search

 

There’s a term that IT recruiters use to describe the otherworldly technical talent needed to fit the extravagant job descriptions some companies create: purple squirrel. These candidates have the exact background, skills and education that fit a position’s many complex requirements. And in reality, these fantastical animals don’t exist and neither do those 100% flawless […]

 

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