Searching for The Ideal Job? These Five Tips Will Help You!

Part 1 of 1 in the Series: How To Ace Job Interviews Or Get Hired!
How To Get Hired For A Job Fast!
How To Get Hired For A Job Fast!

If you are in search of the ideal job but you are not sure where to start, put the following five tips into action and you will have a less stressful or more successful job search!

Build a Strong Professional Network

Building a strong network can open doors or lead to job openings for you.

While doing that, don’t overlook adding family and friends to your network either!

12 Reasons Why Blogging Is Good for Your Career

Part 11 of 13 in the Series: Become a Leader
12 Reasons Why Blogging is Good for Your IT Career
12 Reasons Why Blogging is Good for Your IT Career

Facebook status updates and tweets capping at 140 characters seem to be all the rage these days, isn’t it?

However, for an Information Technology (IT) professional like yourself, having an account on Facebook or Twitter is never going to be a replacement for the mother of all social media blogging.

Here are 12 great reasons why blogging is good for your IT career:

10 Techniques to Keep Ahead of Your Competition

10 Techniques to Keep Ahead of Your Competition
10 Techniques to Keep Ahead of Your Competition

A recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) suggests that the information we need to do our job is doubling every 18 months, and that we are running harder and harder to keep up with the required knowledge for our specialized fields.

In this post, I will present 10 techniques that will help you keep ahead of the competition and / or changes in your industry.

Is Business Analysis A Good Fit For My Personality Type?

Part 16 of 21 in the Series: Career Advice - Ask IT Career Coach
Is Business Analysis For Me?
Is Business Analysis For Me?

[Ask IT Career Coach] is a Career Advice Column for Information Technology (IT) professionals looking for answers to their most challenging career situations.

In This post, I will answer questions on business analysis and software developer careers. Here is the first question:

Is Business Analysis A Good Fit For a Programmer With An ENFP Personality Type?

This question was submitted by Brenna (a computer programmer from South Africa), whose personality type on the Myers Briggs Personality Test is: ENFP (Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving).

How To Live Up To Your Potential in 3 Steps!

Part 5 of 21 in the Series: Career Advice - Ask IT Career Coach
What Is Your Mission In Life?
What Is Your Mission In Life?

This question was submitted by a very young, exceptionally gifted and talented top performer who wants to know, “how he can live up to his potential”.

Hello,

I am very young (23) and was radically accelerated through college \ graduate school.

By next year, I will have a BA (Math \ Religion), MBA (Management Consultancy), MSc (Business IT), PhD (Computing & Mathematics), and PhD (ABD), in IT from leading universities, as well as 9+ years IT experience, with 5+ years BA experience with stellar recommendations.

How Can We Help You?

Part 4 of 4 in the Series: IT Training Reviews
Make your Knowledge or Skills Work
Make your Knowledge or Skills Work

There is such a wealth of information out there that it can be overwhelming to someone trying to figure out what they need to learn.

I mean, when you look in your local bookstore you will see a huge section of books to help, but what you won’t find is the insider information that teaches you exactly the most profitable techniques or what you absolutely must know.

You also won’t find any resources that will give you the inside information about what you need to know so that you stand out from the crowd.

6 Principles That Transform Your Work

Part 3 of 19 in the Series: Success Principles
six principles that transform your career
six principles that transform your work

Are you looking for a transformation in your work situation? Follow these 6 rock solid success principles that summarize what I have learned about building careers or online communities!

Whatever your industry, background or situation, these six principles will help you “Discover Your Passion“, “Do What You Love” or “Take Your Passion To Market“.

The first two (2) principles are designed to help you choose work that matches your strengths, education, training, background, skills, experience, hobbies or interests.

NFL Stifling Social Media?

Part 8 of 13 in the Series: Become a Leader
NFL Muzzles Social Media
NFL Muzzles Social Media

Are NFL players walking a fine line between branding and revealing too much? According to Jack Bechta (NFL Agent) the answer is yes.

In an interesting post by Jack on how the NFL is handling Social Media for its players, even though more professional athletes are tweeting and sharing their every move via the electronic highway, it comes with risk because coaches and GMs hate it!

Jack says that at least one team has grown so irritated and tired of their top players’ social efforts that they decided to clean house.

LinkedIn Releases Job Seeker Premium Account

Part 17 of 26 in the Series: Why Can't I Find A Job?

LinkedIn has released a premium account for job seekers who want to position their resumes at the top of job search listings.

Here is a summary of the new LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium Account Service:

  1. The new LinkedIn job seeker premuim account allows you to stand out from the crowd, directly contact hiring managers and manage your job search.

  2. It increases your chances of being hired by moving your resume to the top of the list which puts you ahead of the competition.