5 Entry Level IT Certifications and 15 More Advanced Ideas to Boost Your Value

By The Intersect Group

When it comes to IT, continuing education is the name of the game. It doesn’t matter whether you are just starting out or are determined to advance your existing career as strategically as possible. One of the most common avenues of continuing education for IT professionals is certifications. Why certifications? They are a streamlined and cost-effective …

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Do You Know How You Will Be Evaluated?

By The Intersect Group

How will you be evaluated? If you’re about to accept a new job offer and you can’t answer this question, you could be in trouble. Today, knowledge-based businesses are increasingly driven by performance metrics. Since those metrics will be one of the primary factors in determining your opportunities for advancements and pay increases, it’s important to …

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Carrots for the Mobile Workforce

By The Intersect Group

Today’s IT and F&A managers are faced with the challenge of engaging and motivating the fastest growing segment of the workforce – millennials. Born between 1982 and 2000, this generation has been raised in a smartphone culture. As a result, they are great multi-taskers and can assimilate information at a blistering pace. But they also …

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Excel Training Gives Candidates a Leg Up in the Job Market

By The Intersect Group

In today’s tech-oriented economy, it’s no surprise that employers are increasingly looking for candidates with advanced computer skills, especially in core programs like Microsoft Excel. A strong knowledge of Excel is particularly important (if not critical) for anyone looking to build a career in Finance & Accounting or IT. Microsoft Excel is one of the most …

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IT and F&A Networking Groups: The Essentials

By The Intersect Group

With the start of the New Year, many are looking to invest in the long term by establishing genuine relationships through the power of networking. This has been proven both beneficial and difficult when trying to propel your career forward, particularly in an era where most communication is held online. None the less, like-minded professionals …

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5 Factors to Consider Before You Accept a Job Offer

By The Intersect Group

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the toughest part of the job hunt – the hours spent completing applications and prepping for interviews are behind you and you finally have that formal job offer in hand. But now comes the most important decision of all: should you accept the position? How do you know for sure it’s the …

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Soft Skills – Just as Important in IT as Technical Skills

By The Intersect Group

Though advanced technical skills are obviously an important aspect in hiring, they are easier to acquire than soft skills, which really give IT candidates an edge over the competition. What are soft skills? The Department of Labor lists soft skills as communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking and professionalism. They are the …

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Interviewing Tips to Land Your Dream Job

By The Intersect Group

All interviews typically follow the same format.  You have the initial meet and greet, followed by the interview session, but there are a few tips you should follow to ensure that your interviewer is left with a strong impression of you and the benefits you will bring to their company. Conduct yourself with confidence and …

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