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LinkedIn's Volunteer Portal: How It Can Help You

In this technological age, the professional market is no longer in the business of paper resumes and portfolios. LinkedIn is the leader in creating an optimal professional identity. With everything from a company rating to a job search engine, LinkedIn is the first place someone should start when entering the career world.…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on May 5, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

HOW LINKEDIN’S VOLUNTEER PORTAL CAN BENEFIT YOU

In this technological age, the professional market is no longer in the business of paper resumes and portfolios. LinkedIn is the leader in creating an optimal professional identity. With everything from a company rating to a job search engine, LinkedIn is the first place someone should start when entering the career world.

Now, LinkedIn's Volunteer…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on May 5, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

CAREER EXPECTATIONS FOR YOUR MASTER’S DEGREE

As the most educated generation continues to grow the workforce, a master’s degree can help to set you apart from the competition. For more information on the most in-demand degrees and…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on May 3, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

WHAT ARE HIRING MANAGERS LOOKING FOR?

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Tapping inside of the mind of a hiring manager is no easy task. Often, qualified candidates are dismissed because they do not meet the hiring manager's expectations which leaves many candidates wondering- what exactly are hiring managers expecting?

Trying to pinpoint an exact skill-set would be impossible. But job seekers do not have to be left…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on April 28, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

UI/UX IN THE MOBILE INDUSTRY

There's really no way around it, people use mobile devices. And they use all kinds of mobile devices that are upgraded, evolving and continuously in use. All of this means that the field of UI/UX is greatly in-demand in the mobile industry. But what do those acronyms mean and what jobs are available?

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Added by Recruiter Raya on April 26, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

THE OTHER SIDE: BACK-END JAVA DEVELOPMENT

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While the trend seems to favor UI/UX web developers in the software development industry, we should point out that most, if not all, internet-enabled applications and systems require some kind of back-end business on the other side. One of the best platforms to build the server side back-end of web applications is the Java EE platform, which leverages the community-driven Java language and a robust support system.

Job prospects for back-end Java…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on April 21, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

JOB PROSPECTS FOR FRONT-END DEVELOPERS

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Choosing a career is daunting. So many people are unhappy in their careers, and further challenged by the prospect of a career change every couple of years just to stay marketable in your area of expertise. If you are looking for a career that is in high demand and allows creative freedom without having to completely change careers to stay on course, consider Front-End Development.

A front-end developer designs and maintains websites, portals, web apps…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on April 19, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF WORKING WITH RECRUITERS

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If you are looking for the perfect job opportunity, you should consider working with recruiters to help you find good career options. In a previous post, we discussed some of the finer details of finding and communicating with a recruiter. To be as successful as possible, make sure that you remember what to do and what not to do when working with a…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on April 14, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

HOW TO WORK WITH RECRUITERS TO GET THE JOB YOU WANT

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Recruiters are a valuable tool when you're looking for a job. They are directly connected with employers and possess insider information not only on the types of positions available, but also the specific work environment and performance expectations for specific teams.

They are critical when you're looking for a new job while you have a job if…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on April 12, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

WILL TRAVEL FOR WORK: THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN INTERVIEWING FOR NON-LOCAL JOBS

Moving out-of-state, or even your city, for a job can seem a little intimidating. You are entering brand new territory in terms of employment and living situations. While choosing where you live is entirely your preference, there are some things to be cautious about when considering a job where you don't live. Whether you're moving altogether or choosing a…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on April 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

IN-DEMAND TECHNICAL & SOFT SKILLS

We all know that individuals with a computer science degree have a lot of opportunities right now. But do you have the best skills for today's most in-demand professions of 2015?

According to Quintcareers.com, the top ten skills employers are seeking fall into two…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on April 5, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR MASTERS

What to expect after your masters degree depends on the degree area, its purpose, your professional development status during your studies (if you have work experience or continued straight through college), and the overall job market.

Overall, your area-specific skills and knowledge should be cutting-edge. A masters also implies solid set…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on March 31, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

DIGITAL AND CONTENT MARKETING: IN-DEMAND JOBS FOR 2016

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If you are interested in the IT field, you may find the digital marketing industry particularly hopeful. Recent changes in SEO have forced many businesses to reevaluate their online strategies and as a result, new jobs have been created for those who specialize in in-demand skills such as digital and content marketing.

What is content marketing?

As a content marketer, your job is to specialize in blogging and other…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on March 29, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

FIVE NETWORKING TIPS FOR 2016

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Now that you have your degree and have put your career into motion, how do you keep it in motion? Why, networking of course! You can find mentors and career growth opportunities just by keeping in touch with the people you’ve met over the course of your career. Networking doesn’t have to be a business card grab-game with sweaty palms and awkward elevator speeches. It’s 2016 and time to update your definition of networking with these five ways to establish and…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on March 23, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

HOW TO INTERVIEW LIKE A JEDI (OR A JUST A GOOD GUY)

You don’t have to use Jedi mind tricks to be successful in an interview. Yes, even you can harness the power of your midi-chlorians and use that power for good. Here’s some sound advice from our favorite Star Wars heroes to help guide and inspire you during interviews.

“Your focus…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on December 16, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

JOB PROSPECTS FOR HACKERS: LESS CRAZY THAN IT SOUNDS

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The business landscape has been changed over the last decade by internet and computer use. With all of that accessibility comes vulnerability as businesses are a constant target for hackers across the globe. The job prospects for white hat hackers are on the rise, however, with companies such as Google paying for information on exploits and vulnerabilities through their Vulnerability…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on September 16, 2015 at 1:13pm — 2 Comments

DO YOU HAVE TO SHOW AN EMPLOYER YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT?

California banned social media snooping in 2012, but other states have been slower to adopt similar laws.

This year, Maine will become the 23rd state to restrict employers' access to social media accounts of applicants and employees. The others are: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland,…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on September 9, 2015 at 12:38pm — 2 Comments

BEFORE SALARY NEGOTIATION DO A CAREER EVALUATION

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Before you begin your salary negotiation, it is imperative that you calculate your market worth first.

Your market worth is what you should be making for your skillset, competency level and industry.

Salary.com is a good place to start. This free resource gives you a guide on market rates…
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Added by Recruiter Raya on September 3, 2015 at 3:05pm — No Comments

WHEN TO MAKE A CAREER MOVE

Knowing when to make a career move can be very difficult. You may find yourself in a really challenging position that tests the limits of your skills. You might still be new and getting used to a different way of doing things. And sometimes, a job that seems like a bad fit on the surface is…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on August 19, 2015 at 6:02pm — No Comments

WHERE TO FIND JOBS ONLINE (AND A LITTLE OFFLINE)

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While job searches requires less shoe leather than before the Internet, a successful job search still requires clear thinking and an optimal search strategy. The number of job websites is plentiful however, for many the job hunt remains a struggle.

The most successful job searches often employ …

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Added by Recruiter Raya on August 12, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

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