What’s Your Movember (IT) Personality?

It’s that time of year. Leaves are falling, the holidays are starting and many men are working on growing a mustache. Yes, it’s Movember, which might mean some questions for the mustache-aspiring IT pro. Do you go full-blown beard, mustache and side burns? Or, do you keep it at a subtle shadow? We propose going with the style that best matches your personality and your job.

Find your position or match your personality to make the final choice on how to groom your ‘stache.

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This mustache says, “I’m ready for absolutely anything.” It’s a facial hair commitment to standing up to adversity. The IT professional who sports this look will take a tough stance to support his beliefs. We see this look fitting an IT manager who likes being in charge.

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Time for Productivity

Daylight saving time ended on November 3rd and now the sun rises earlier in theBeing Productive At Work morning and sets by the time many people are wrapping up their workday. This change in how much sunlight you see could change your productivity levels. Whether it’s for better or for worse is up to you. We have a few tips for you to feel more productive than ever.

1. Get to sleep. According to a study by Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, for every hour of sleep a person loses they spend about 20% more time “cyber-loafing” or doing unproductive things on the Internet. And with the 40 minutes on average lost by people during the daylight saving time transition, you’re losing time that could have been used for fine tuning your resume or researching the companies you’re interested in. Stick to a sleep schedule and remain happily productive.

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Post-Interview Advice from the World of Dating

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It’s the big day. A thousand things run through your mind: be confident (try this tip for a boost); show you’re interested with your body language (without coming on too strong or seeming too desperate); tell some interesting stories about yourself but also listen and ask some interesting questions; determine whether you’re a good fit for each other. No, we’re not talking about a first date. However, a first date and a job interview share several parallels – including the follow-up.

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