Category: Career Growth

Texas Is the Place to Be for IT Professionals

  As technology grows, IT professionals are in high-demand all around the globe. However, various companies have taken a special interest in Texas. After all, a growing state is perfect for a growing industry. According to Forbes, Austin, TX holds the “strongest expansion in tech sector employment of any of the nation’s 52 largest metropolitan areas”…

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How to Negotiate a Job Offer

  Negotiating a job offer begins the moment you start your job search. The key is to be prepared by researching similar positions in the industry. Doing your homework will help you make smarter, more reasonable decisions and establish a negotiation strategy. The most important factor in negotiating a job offer is confidence – confidence…

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Are You Too Loyal to Your Employer?

  Employee Loyalty: Value vs. Obligation What? Is there such a thing as being too loyal to your employer? Yes, there is: when it interferes with your professional development. In general, employee loyalty is a valuable quality; there’s nothing wrong with owning your role and enjoying your job. However, when employee loyalty evolves from a mutual value-add for…

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5 Interpersonal Skills Every Engineer Should Have

This may be the understatement of the year: right now there is an incredible need for engineers. All skill sets and experience levels are in high demand from start ups to giant corporations, but that doesn’t mean that every engineer will be employed or successful.   In the thriving STEM fields, interpersonal skills are becoming increasingly important…

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Professional Networking Tips

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again– Professional Networking is essential for your career. From the grocery store to a professional networking event, you should always be prepared. With the right guide, you can strengthen your networking skills and improve on your weaknesses. Follow these tips to make a greater impression while networking:   1….

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Professional Networking: Expanding Connections

Networking is one of the most beneficial career advancement techniques. Developing and implementing a professional networking strategy is a great way to promote your personal brand, build new business relationships, and discover new opportunities throughout your career.   Although it may seem difficult at times, networking can be very simple and enjoyable. Best part? There is…

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