Celebrate Women in Computing on April 19th and 20th

All About Recruiters
This spring, local tech industry leaders have a opportunity to take part in The New  York Celebration of Women in Computing (NYCWiC) Conference. Held annually, the NYCWiC conference will take place at The Desmond in Albany on Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th. The conference is chaired by local college and university representatives, and is part of an international effort to reach out to females who are pursuing careers in the it/tech field. NYCWiC aims to increase interest and recruitment in the computing industries by providing the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to attend an academic conference at an extremely low rate. (more…)
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Expanding

Behind the Scenes
Whether you're running a business, tackling new projects at home, building work experience or playing a sport, you shouldn't settle. Growth is an exciting experience, and though it may require some adjusting, is a reliable sign that you're doing the right things. (more…)
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Resume Resolutions

General Job Search Advice
Many will include job-related goals as part of their plan for 2013. Resolutions like "get a new job", "explore new career paths" and "work harder toward a promotion" will be made, and people will set out to achieve these goals full-force in a couple weeks. As far as a career-related goal is concerned, why wait? Get started now - and rather than focus entirely on the big picture, work on something basic that will help lead you to bigger and better things. It's time to dust off that old resume and give it a makeover! (more…)
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Methods of Submitting a Resume & How They Impact the Job Search

General Job Search Advice
Submitting a resume sounds simple enough, but with so many methods of doing so - and different preferences from one company to the next - it can have a major effect on the progression of your application. You may or may not be considered for a job depending on how quickly you can get your resume to the hiring manager, and in today's job market, timing is everything. (more…)
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I Want That Job! Fun Careers in Film

Behind the Scenes, Pop Culture Perspective
[caption id="attachment_87" align="alignright" width="214"] Moneyball focuses on the careers of an MLB team owner and a sabermetrics analyst.[/caption] When you think about the jobs you wanted as a kid, who - or what - influenced your choices? I remember idolizing Clarice Starling, famed 90's movie heroine who made the struggle of training as a new FBI agent look downright awesome in Silence of the Lambs. I wanted to be just like her - independent, strong-minded, brave, intelligent, and pretty to boot. For years I dreamed of being the next Clarice, but eventually learned that movies weren't a realistic source of inspiration when it came to actually choosing a career. Plus, it was Silence of the Lambs... sort of gross, really. Still yet, the dream consumed my mind for much of…
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Find Your Ideal Work Atmosphere

How to Survive the '9-5'
Your work environment is a crucial element of overall productivity, and should be taken into consideration when assessing job performance. A constant state of feeling out of place or uncomfortable can lead to dissatisfaction and disinterest in your position - whether you're outside in the elements or inside at a desk. Avoid or eliminate a negative work environment to maximize your potential! (more…)
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Hire a Veteran

All About Recruiters
The hiring process is never easy. With varying levels of education and experience scattered among thousands of area job seekers, hiring managers spend a lot of time reviewing resumes and looking for the perfect candidate. Among the sea of applicants are returning veterans, who if given the right opportunity, can help lead a team to great success! We've had the pleasure of meeting several returning veterans who have extensive backgrounds in areas such as technology and medical care, well qualified for positions in the region. (more…)
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