Managing Your Reputation: Online

baseball fieldIt isn’t just baseball players or other celebrities who need to be concerned about social media and what might show up when they get googled. More and more, your online reputation matters when it comes to making a career move or transitioning to your next IT contract gig. Don’t strike out when managing your online reputation. The World Wide Web has a surprising amount to say about you.  Just as your office reputation is important, so is your online reputation whether you’re looking for a new IT gig or not. Don’t get yourself caught in a pickle. Play offensively to make sure you’re presenting your stats accurately by following these tips for managing your online presence.

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Lessons from the Jetsons: Working with Robots

While driving collapsible hover cars by the year 2062 remains a Jetsons fantasy, Rosie, the family’s household robot, and R.U.D.I, George Jetson’s computer, are well on their way toward becoming a reality. With recent buzz about an Amazon delivery drone, and a pending Mega Robots Battle between the US and Japan, bots like Rosie and R.U.D.I – or almost like them – are playing an increasingly important role in the world today. Let the Jetsons show you why this development should build excitement for IT professionals.

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Managing Your Reputation: At the Office

Managing Your Reputation At The OfficeAre you taking care of your reputation? After all, “Your reputation gets to the next place before you do…” As an IT consultant, these are wise words to consider.  Your reputation is arguably the most valuable tool in your professional toolbox. Do you know what your reputation is and are you managing it? Put your best foot forward in your career with these tips for managing your in-office reputation:

Prepare for Your Day

It’s important to be thought of as someone who is an expert in your field and ready for any project.  One easy way to do this is to show up prepared for work and, especially meetings.  That means being mentally and physically prepared.  If a document is given to you prior to a meeting, read it.  Make sure you bring all the tools you need to do your job.  Get enough rest the night before to be ready for your work day. Being prepared for your job every day will make you stand out from the crowd and brings you one step closer to building a great reputation.

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3 Tips to Engage IT Pros in a Hot Market

You probably know better than anyone that there’s a shortage of IT talent.  The IT industry is constantly growing and evolving, and the unemployment rate in the tech sector is currently down to 2%, so how do you get ahead of your competition to get the skilled IT professionals you need?  It might surprise you, but the IT market and housing market currently have a lot in common. If you’re looking to engage the best IT consultants, you may need to start thinking in terms of buying a house and follow these 3 tips:

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