Author Archives: Becky Colley

4 Mistakes It’s All Too Easy to Make When You Start a New Job (and You’re Also the Boss)

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So you just landed a leadership role at a new company. Congratulations! Going in, you know there’ll be a learning curve when it comes to handling your new responsibilities. But there’s also the people factor to consider.

Being the boss …

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Python Now Required for These Banking, Finance Jobs

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If you can’t code and you work in finance, you risk being pushed out by those who can. Not today, not tomorrow, but soon. Slowly, surely, the need for coding skills in a variety of languages, including Python, is percolating …

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Burnout is Now an Official Medical Condition

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Burnout is real, and it now has its own distinction with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a legitimate medical syndrome.

The term ‘burnout’ has long been used to express everything from fatigue regarding a particular task to just plain …

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5 Lessons I Needed to Learn About Job Searching as a Disabled Person

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Once upon a time, I was a newly crowned master of journalism who used to roll out of bed mid-afternoon, brush my hair, and eat something before I settled in for my “day.” By “day” I mean I’d check in …

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Cybersecurity Careers: Innate Skills Can Outweigh Your Background

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If you saw the movie “The Imitation Game,” you’ll remember that
when Alan Turing was finding recruits for his Enigma codebreaking effort, he
had them all take the same test: solving the Daily Telegraph’s crossword puzzle
in 12 minutes or …

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5 Tips for When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Apply for a Job

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We’ve all been there: you apply for a job, and never hear back. It shakes your confidence, and makes you wonder why you wasted time crafting a snappy cover letter and résumé. Sometimes, you never really had a chance with …

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Here’s What Oprah Wants You to Know About Waiting for That One Big Break

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Oprah Winfrey is practically synonymous with success. As a media icon, a philanthropist, a billionaire, and a household name who needs no surname, she knows a thing or two about it. And she often shares her wisdom with willing audiences, …

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Cloud Professionals Hot in Finance IT Right Now

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Ever-late to the tech party, banks have only just begun adopting cloud technology. Now they’re trying to make up for lost time.

Enterprise-level cloud computing technologies have existed for well over a decade, but risk-averse banks traditionally gave them a …

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4 Ways to Answer the Interview Question “When Can You Start?”

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I remember my first time hearing “When can you start?” while interviewing for a job. I had finally gotten the call to meet with a prospective employer and spent hours beforehand practicing responses for the standard interview questions.

But I …

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How to Relate to Your Co-workers When They’re All Younger Than You

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Have you ever found yourself secretly checking UrbanDictionary.com or Google to decipher an acronym your boss used? Or been surprised by a colleague’s knowledge of the movie Cruel Intentions—only to discover they went to the “20th anniversary” showing of a …

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