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The Biggest Players in the IT Industry: How To Stand Out and Secure Your Dream Job?

“The Big Four,” namely Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are considered the dream employers in the IT industry — these leaders of innovation offer great growth opportunities and never suffer from the lack of job candidates. Each of these companies has its own hiring procedures, requirements and offers a unique set of benefits to software developers, including competitive pay, access to cutting-edge tools, extensive training opportunities, and a collaborative and innovative work environment. In this article, we review the most common requirements that you can meet while applying for jobs to these companies, from programming skills, through engineering, to project management frameworks.

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How To Get Jobs In Developed Countries As a Professional In a Developing Country? Part 1: How To Sneak Into Another Country?

Let’s be real: the world economy is still unequal and unfair. In developing countries, labor is valued much lower than labor in developed countries. Even after correcting for the living costs, in developing countries, the purchasing power is still drastically lower than in developed countries. No wonder millions of developing countries’ employees look for ways in which they can find a job in a country with better purchasing power or leave their maternal country looking for a better life. But how to do it?

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11 Steps To Stop Stressing About Public Presentations

Many professionals fear public presentations more than they fear from death. It is an atavism deeply rooted in human history and tribal culture. In the old days, standing in front of the crowd usually meant public punishment or even risk of death. But hey, the times have changed — today, public presentations and the crowd’s attention usually mean professional success! In this article, we give a number of tips for how to successfully stop stressing out by public presentations and start enjoying them instead.

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Don’t Blow Job Interviews! Red-flags In Recruiters’ Eyes

Job interviews are challenging for one fundamental reason: you need to say everything right (plus, get a little lucky!) in order to get the job and every smallest misstep can be deadly and make you lose your job. In this article, we review three basic types of such red-flags In recruiters’ eyes — the losing mistakes often committed at job interviews. Mistakes that usually cost the candidates the position.

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Before a Job Interview: How To Conduct an Informational Interview

In the world of professional development, the expression “informational interviews” made a spectacular career. How to get proper information about the positions that interest you, in an industry sector or a company that you never worked for? Informational interview is the answer! This research method will not only give you a better picture of the workplace you are applying to, but is also an efficient method to learn about the employer’s values and way of working and, as such, a way to win the competition and get the job.

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How To Write a Compelling Motivational Letter?

Once you are prepared for applying for a particular position and build a know-how about the employer, you can get down to writing your motivational letter. Currently, LinkedIn and other platforms for job seekers try to rule out the necessity to write a letter. However, motivational letters are the key part of the job application process. Even if you don’t need a letter, it is a wonderful preparation for the job interview.

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The Holy Hustle: How To Turn a Lemon Into a Lemonade and Shine At Job Interviews

Many professionals wonder: “Am I good enough for this job? Perhaps, I am just not competitive enough… I am too young, too old, too inexperienced, too experienced, I have too few jobs on my resume, I have too many jobs on my resume…” They blame themselves for every rejection they get in the recruitment process. Well, surprise surprise: more often than not, this is not the case! The vast majority of such cases boil down to the wrong pitch. The recruitment process is a game with quite simple rules when you think about it.

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Savoir-vivre in the Job Application Process. How to Change a Job Without Ruffling Any Feathers

The tips we usually list on this blog, help in finding and landing good jobs. But, they won’t let you maneuver between your current and future employers with class — without hurting anyone’s feelings and leaving everyone involved in the process with warm thoughts about you. So, how to make sure that you know the rules of savoir-vivre in the job application process and that you won’t ruffle any feathers in the process of looking for a new job?

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10 Steps to Create an Effective LinkedIn Profile

Today, you can connect with other professionals via LinkedIn, look for jobs, find top professionals of all sorts, exchange resumes, and learn new skills to enhance your repertoire of professional competencies. Companies search for talent on LinkedIn. Startup founders search for business partners, from co-founders to private investors. Since LinkedIn has become the to-go-to place for professionals, presenting yourself in a good light on the platform is crucial to your professional development. With this tutorial, you will build your professional profile on LinkedIn like a pro!

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7 Magic Spells: How To Enchant the Recruiter at the Job Interview

How come some people always pass the recruitment process …and they don’t even have a Hollywood smile? Some people seem to have developed a secret formula for getting hired — they always land jobs with incredible ease! Is there any common secret to this phenomenon?
Well, these people just know the sentiment and understand what employers’ needs are and what they want to hear. There is a number of secret phrases which can single-handedly convince the Hiring Manager that you are the person they were looking for. They all might sound innocent at first but are really powerful when you give them a thought.

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Employers: Give a Chance To a Candidate With a Gap In a CV!

Research strongly suggests that employers still prefer hiring employees without gaps in their resumes. However, are candidates with a gap in their CV indeed less productive than others? Perhaps, it is a good idea to appreciate the honesty at the job interview and give such a candidate a chance?

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Why Is It Good To Have Integrity in Your Professional Life and Why Do Employers Seek Integrity?

“Integrity” – a keyword used extensively by leaders, employers, recruiters. We are all conscious that integrity at the workplace is expected of us. But, what does integrity mean in practice? Is it an empty phrase, a high-level concept, or perhaps, a virtue that can be quantified and measured?