Master The Art of Salary Negotiations

by Modis on June 26, 2015

Almost every job seeker is told at one time or another to negotiate when considering a job offer—a common perspective is that candidates should always ask for more. As a hiring manager, recruiter or HR leader, you need to be prepared with a solid response.

At a minimum, you need to be authentic. You should always study your competition to know what top performers are earning. You should always meet your candidates’ perspectives with respect and hear their cases for higher salary. And most importantly, you should put your best package on the table.

Here’s how to stay competitive in today’s negotiation-driven job market.

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When it comes to technology, automation is the new norm. Hungry to reduce costs, organizations are always looking for creative ways to replace human effort with algorithms.

As one TechRepublic article points out, many companies see help desks as a “necessary evil” and “cost center” that should be streamlined. As a result, these positions often have low barriers to entry—when staffing their help desks, companies will often seek to hire the highest number of people at the lowest possible cost.

In pursuit of this hiring vision, one company has created a new type of technology that will scan a candidate’s voice for characteristics.

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668x200_BlogHeader_RegionalReportThe Bureau of Labor Statistics has released it’s monthly regional jobs report and while month-over-month unemployment numbers were disappointing, actual job additions are keeping analysts spirits high. 25 states had unemployment rate increases since April, however, year-over-year improvement is much more positive. Since May of 2014, 45 states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate drops and the national unemployment rate experienced a .8% drop.

Even bigger news is the increase in jobs across the country. 37 states added jobs since April and, even more significant, nearly every state had job increases since last year at this time. While job growth continues on this upward trajectory, economists say any doubt of economic weakness is sure to be erased and full recovery of our economy is back on track.

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Make Millions Playing Video Games

by Modis on June 15, 2015

Gaming can be a great way to blow off steam after a long day of work or clock a few hours of fun on the weekend, but imagine being able to earn a living playing video games all day? That’s exactly what some entrepreneurial players are doing, thanks to the advent of live streaming and the growing popularity of game-centric video platforms like Twitch.tv.

Streaming video is revolutionizing the way people play and consume gaming content. Most of the major consoles and gaming devices now have the built-in ability to stream live gameplay — accompanied by face cam and audio feed — directly to the Internet.

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No Thank You! Top Interview Disqualifiers

by Modis on June 12, 2015

Every talented recruiter knows how important it is to watch out for red flags — tardiness, negative attitudes towards past employers, and exaggerations of past experiences. These signs, however, may not be enough to reveal the signs of a bad hire.

Hiring managers need to dig deeper and focus on the subtleties. Polished answers are often skin deep and may mask a mission-critical weakness. Here are five less-than-obvious interview disqualifiers that should raise red flags.

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Get Paid To Be A Hacker

by Daniel Bearl on June 9, 2015

When I tell people what I do for a living, I get mixed reactions. These range from, “So, you’re like a hacker or something?” to “Isn’t hacking illegal?” to “Oh, you’re that guy who won’t let me listen to Spotify on my work computer.”

The answer to all three of those questions is a resounding “it depends.”

As a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, it’s my job to understand the countless potential avenues that malicious actors could use to find their way in to our networks. Part of that is knowing what those vulnerabilities are, and how they are exploited. So, in that sense I am a “hacker.”

But is that illegal? Well, yes, if I use that knowledge to access a computer system without permission.
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