Author Archives: Becky Colley

This Spreadsheet Is Exactly What You Need to Track Everything in Your Job Search

Ask anyone you know what the best part of their job is, and zero times out of 10 they’ll say, “Applying for it.”

Take this all-too-common situation: Somewhere between your second interview at one company and your fourth email to …

By The Muse
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Remote Work: Exploring the Unwritten Rules for Employees

Every workplace has unwritten rules. You know, the unspoken or assumed rules of etiquette regarding communication, or expected behaviors that can only be learned through experience and observation.

Becoming familiar with a company’s “understood” rules and practices can be especially …

By Leslie Stevens-Huffman
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Is Sending a Thank You Note After Your Interview Really Necessary?

The post-interview thank you note: some swear by it, while others think it’s wasted effort. A recently published article has invigorated the debate on whether it’s a good practice, and while there’s no correct answer, thank you notes can have …

By Nate Swanner
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Ready to Quit Your Job? Consider These Factors.

The main reason tech pros quit their job is income: Our latest salary survey shows 68 percent of those ready to jump ship will do so for more money. But how can you tell when it’s actually time to quit?

By Nate Swanner
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6 Ways to Control Your Narrative in a Job Interview

Wondering why a job interview didn’t go as planned? Maybe it’s because you struggled to control your narrative.

In this context, a narrative is the story of your career, achievements and attributes. Research shows that telling your story your way …

By Leslie Stevens-Huffman
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Understand How Compensation Philosophy Impacts Your Paycheck

Have you ever wondered why some companies pay above-market salaries, while others offer candidates below-market rates for the exact same job? Or why brand-new hires often make more than a firm’s existing staff? It usually comes down to an employer’s compensation …

By Leslie Stevens-Huffman
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Java vs. Python: Which Should You Learn First for Finance IT?

If you’re thinking about learning a programming language to safeguard your financial services career, or to transition into a technology job, then the language du jour is Python; a fine choice in of itself, and very handy if you want …

By Dice Guest
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6 Warning Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Tech Job

Plenty of tech pros are looking for a new employer, according to Dice’s latest salary survey. These potential job-switchers want everything from more money (17 percent) to flexible working conditions (15 percent), and they’re willing to quit if they don’t …

By Leslie Stevens-Huffman
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How to Receive a Fair Salary

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It’s time to look for a new job. That could mean you’ve finally earned your degree and been certified, or you’re relocating, or you just don’t see a way to grow in your current job. There are a lot …

By Faith A. Coleman M.D.
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4 Ways to Grow in Your Career—Without Becoming a Manager

While it’s tempting to measure career growth and success solely according to the number of rungs we scale on the corporate ladder, management isn’t the only path to a satisfying career. Being a manager comes with responsibilities that don’t appeal …

By The Muse
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