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IT Insights Blog — job search

Help Wanted

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Sea adventure awaits.

Somewhat frequently in this space, we share details about some of the fun things that happen during the course of a normal year at TestOut (and TestOut Continuing Education). For instance, the whole company goes bowling every year. There's the Steak Fry, the Halloween Party (complete with costume contest and festive office decorations), and the annual three-part Run Bike Hike fitness festivities. We like to have fun and get to know each other better.

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Career Resources Can Help You Get Ahead

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Career tools

A resource is defined as a stock or supply of assets (money, materials, staff, etc.) that can be drawn upon by a person or organization in order to function effectively. If you are wanting to land a job in a specific career, then you need to be able to function effectively. Do you know all of the resources that are available to you?

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Life Is Like an Imperfect Pool Table

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Shooting pool

Last week I played pool with a colleague and learned a valuable lesson about seeking employment. We played on a table that neither of us had ever played on. It didn’t take us long to realize this table was very unique. The cushion on the rails of the table had become separated from the wood in various places around the table. This created dead spots which caused any connecting ball to rebound in an unexpected manner.

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Is Your Job Strike-Proof?

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Striking Workers

On Sept. 2, the largest general strike in history happened in India when 185 million workers walked off the job. They were demanding an improvement in the rights of workers, primarily a monthly minimum wage of 18,000 rupees ($268 U.S.) and guaranteed pensions of 3,000 rupees ($45 U.S.).

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The Lessons of Beast Mode's Retirement

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Football

Fans of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks had become accustomed, until the start of this season, to the success of their rushing attack. That’s largely thanks to one of the most dominant running backs of the decade — Marshawn Lynch. This year will be a little different for invested Seahawks fans, however, because “Beast Mode” surprised us all after the end of last season by announcing his retirement from football.

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