Young Creatives

As we approach the publicized move of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh from the location I grew familiar with, as I attended (good ole' 420 Blvd. of the Allies), some…

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Preparing for the Interview: Tips from a Recent Grad

Post contributed by Chad Moyer, Developer at 4CTechnologies

Congratulations!  You got an interview.  Perhaps the hardest part of the job search in today’s economy is simply standing out enough from the pack of resumes to earn a coveted spot in the interview line up.  But it’s not smooth sailing yet!  Here’s a crash course to preparing for an interview to obtain a career in Software Engineering (like with 4CTechnologies!)

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Diamonds in the rough

Contributed by 4CTechnologies Director of Strategic Planning, Kathy Olek If you are a recent grad looking for a job in marketing, listen up. I have been working in the creative…

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Landing the Job: Tips From a Recent Grad

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Getting a job is hard!  Scouring work advertisements, sending out resumes, writing cover letters, –trust me, there’s a lot to do.   And as a recent graduate, I have some tips & tricks for young professionals that I’m looking forward to sharing with you on the 4CTechnologies blog!

I’m a recent graduate from IUP with a bachelor’s in MIS, and currently attending Penn State to earn my Master’s in Software Engineering.  I am an IBM Certified Application Developer here at 4CTechnologies in Pittsburgh.

The theme of today’s post is building relationships. As many of you know, one of the best ways to gain opportunities within a company is to know someone within the organization already. According to John Bennett, director of the Master of Science at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, “Research tells us that between 60-80% of jobs are found through personal relationships.”

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