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5 Interview Tips to Help You Land Your Dream IT Job

There are more technical jobs to be filled than there are technical..

Jeff Monaghan
Akraya Team Gives Back to Local School

One of Akraya's Core Values is giving back. And this value couldn't have..

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The Must Have Cloud Computing Skills for 2019

The demand for cloud computing skills is on the rise as more and more..

Akraya
The Top 6 Cloud Engineering Jobs Ranked by Salary

The rapid adoption of cloud computing platforms by organizations around the..

Akraya
Don’t Let Grammar Mistakes Sink Your Resume

You've probably heard how important it is to include keywords in your..

Sonu Ratra
When the Mentor Becomes the Mentee

Fakhria Ibrahimi Momtaz is the CEO of Momtaz Host, an IT services company in..

Nehal Barot
The 8 Best Places to Learn Cloud Computing

Companies are deploying cloud solutions at an ever increasing rate. And..

Nehal Barot
The Top 5 Security Certifications for Cloud Professionals

Are you seeking a career in cloud computing? Cloud computing is the new wave..

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Jeff Monaghan
Sonu Ratra Recognized With "Doer Award" by Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Last week the Silicon Valley Leadership Group celebrated the valley’s..

Recruiter Raya
HR/MSPs: How to Get Better Qualified Candidates from Vendors

HR managers that work with managed service providers (MSPs) for their..

Recruiter Raya
How to Choose and Prep Your References to Land Your Dream Job

You've written a great cover letter and resume and nailed an in-person..

Recruiter Raya
Job Prospects for Back End Java Engineers

Java has been around for two decades, and it's still one of the most widely..

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5 Tips for Negotiating Salaries

Most people find that negotiating salaries is a daunting task. It can be..

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How to Get a Job You're Not *Quite* Qualified For

You've found the perfect Job – it fits your salary requirements, puts you on..

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Advanced Networking Tips

Networking might seem a little daunting at first, but don't worry. To get..

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The only reason I want a job is to make money

Keeping It Real: A Dear Recruiting Raya Question

Dear Recruiting Raya: I..

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Have a Conversation, Not an Interrogation

It's easy for job candidates to sit through an interview and feel as though..

Recruiter Raya
The Benefits of Inspiring and Motivating Employees

Employees are an important part of a company. They have direct access to..

Recruiter Raya
6 Dynamic Interview Questions that Will Stun Your Next Boss

Congratulations! You’ve landed the interview, now it’s time to nail it!

Recruiter Raya
Three Ways to Tell If a Candidate Is Lying

It may not always be an easy feat, but learning how to spot a lie can be a..

Recruiter Raya
5 Red Flags an Employer Should Never Ignore During an Interview

What exactly stands out in a candidate interview? Is it their style? Their..

Recruiter Raya
Getting the Most Out of Consultants by Making Them Feel Like Part of the Team

Consultants play an important part in growing businesses by providing..

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Interview Styles and Bad Hires: What's the Connection?

It's no secret that bad hires are costly to organizations. The expenses..

Recruiter Raya
The Importance of Skills Updates and Development

If you are lucky, your organization has one or more full-time trainers who..

Recruiter Raya
Tips For Overcoming Job Hunt Blues

Looking for a new job can be an exciting and rewarding experience. The very..

Recruiter Raya
Managing Upwards- How To Get Along With Laissez Faire Managers

Laissez-faire managers follow a low-engagement philosophy under which..

Recruiter Raya
Finding Balance in the Chaos- 60-Hour Work Weeks and How to Negotiate Unaccounted-For Time

You probably give your employer your all, which means that you might put in..

Recruiter Raya
Finding Your Place in the Tech World: In-Demand Skills and Roles

When reviewing job postings, most candidates focus on the required skills..

Recruiter Raya
Four Tips for Writing an Effective Cover Letter

Job seekers often spend a great deal of time perfecting their resumes...

Recruiter Raya
Seven Key Indicators for Hiring the Right Person for the Job

**Guest Post**

In 2012, popular job board and employment advice website,..

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Five Networking Tips for the 21st Century

Now that you have your degree and have put your career into motion, how do..

Recruiter Raya
Career Expectations for Your Master’s Degree

As the most educated generation continues to grow the workforce, a master’s..

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Continuing to Inspire and Motivate Employees

Managers in every industry are challenged to find new ways to keep..

Recruiter Raya
How to Work With Recruiters to Get the Job You Want

Recruiters are a valuable tool when you're looking for a job. They are..

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Reduce Employment Costs without Reducing Employees

In some industries, employment costs make up almost 50% of a firm's..

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Hiring from a Hiring Manager Perspective

Candidates must thoroughly prepare for how to present themselves..

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Five Ways to Streamline the Hiring Process

Hiring authorities are always looking for that dream candidate who'll fit..

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Job Prospects for Front-End Developers

Choosing a career is daunting. So many people are unhappy in their careers,..

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The Other Side: Back-end Java Development

While the trend seems to favor UI/UX web developers in the software..

Recruiter Raya
Digital and Content Marketing: In-Demand Jobs for 2016

If you are interested in the IT field, you may find the digital marketing..

Recruiter Raya
New Year’s Career Resolutions

It’s January again and for many, that means making sound resolutions to eat..

Recruiter Raya
How to Interview like a Jedi (or a Just a Good Guy)

You don’t have to use Jedi mind tricks to be successful in an interview...

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How LinkedIn's Volunteer Portal Can Benefit You

In this technological age, the professional market is no longer in the..

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[TBT] Zuckerberg Wants to Make Internet "100x More Affordable"

[Editor's Note] This Throwback Thursday revisits the excitement and controversy..

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[TBT] Adobe Hacked, Nearly 3 Million Customers Information Stolen

[Editor's Note] Our Throwback Thursday is a reflection back to the Adobe Hack..

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[TBT] 5 Useful Open Source APIs

[Editor's Note] This Throwback Thursday we're bringing back the magic of..

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Job Prospects for Hackers: Less Crazy Than it Sounds

The business landscape has been changed over the last decade by internet and..

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[TBT] HDMI 2.0 is on its Way

[Editor's Note] This Throwback Thursday is a look back at the news surrounding..

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Before Salary Negotiation do a Career Evaluation

Before you begin your salary negotiation, it is imperative that you..

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[TBT] Taking a Closer Look at the Benefits of Cloud Computing

[Editor's note] This Throwback Thursday is a look at how Cloud Computing was..

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Choosing a Staffing Vendor

The number of staffing firms in the market is steadily increasing. Due to..

Recruiter Raya
[TBT] Intel's Laser Chips Poised to Speed Things Up

[Editor's Note] Since this blog was originally published, it appears Intel has..

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[TBT] IaaS or PaaS as a Cloud Computing Platform?

[Editor's Note] in this Throwback Thursday, Akraya looks back on the..

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[TBT] Where Does XML Fit In With Big Data?

[Editor's Note] Akraya explores XML and its future with Big Data. Currently..

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Successfully Interviewing for Marketing and Creative Positions

There's no question that in today's competitive market, interviewing for..

Recruiter Raya
[TBT] Top 5 Must-Have iPhone Applications

[Editor's Note] This throwback Thursday, Akraya is bringing back the Top 5..

Recruiter Raya
[TBT] Top 5 Must-Have Android Applications

[Editor's Note] This Throwback Thursday, Akraya is bringing back the Top 5..

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[TBT] A Short History of Cloud Computing

[Editor's note] Please enjoy this Throwback Thursday that reflects on the..

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How to Interpret a Job Description

Figuring out how to interpret a job description can sometimes feel like..

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[TBT] What Impact Will Presto Have on Big Data?

[Editor's Note] This ThrowbBack Thursday celebrates Teradata making Presto ..

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3 Qualities to Covey When Interviewing for a Creative Position

Jobs in creative fields require a unique skill set. Hiring managers look..

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How Core Values Augment Your Business

Over 60% of companies on the Fortune 500 list have established a set of core..

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What to Include in Your Virtual Resume

Whether you are an active or passive jobseeker, you should be on LinkedIn...

Recruiter Raya
Become an Interviewing S.T.A.R.

Great news, you found the perfect job! You've submitted your resume online..

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Making Your LinkedIn Profile Work for You

There used to be a time when a simple resume, a warm smile and a firm..

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Making the Most of a Summer Internship or Job

Summer internships or jobs are often critical for students, giving them..

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Being a Consultant Means Helping People Help Themselves

When you think about the best part of being an IT consultant, what..

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How to Handle Three Tough Interview Types

Job interviews are typically what cause great candidates to turn into mush..

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A Head-Start on Gaining Experience

At one time or another while searching for a job, you probably noticed that..

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Creative Technology Jobs: What Might Employers Be Looking For?

Job hunters trying to decipher the intentions of employers are often left..

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Illegal Job Interview Questions and Advice on Handling Them

The Wagner Act of 1935, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Civil Rights Act of..

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Three Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Even with your stellar educational background, technology job experience, and a..

Recruiter Raya
How to Use LinkedIn for Job Search: Evolving Things to Consider When Creating a Profile

With LinkedIn constantly growing, consider some of the evolving aspects to..

Raya
Must-Have Job Skills in 2013

With 2013 just around the corner,employers remain cautious about every..

Raya
How to Ask for a Raise you Deserve

Have you been working extra hours to complete a difficult project? Have..

Raya
Secerts of a Great Cover Letter
Most jobs, if not all jobs ask for a cover letter. A cover letter is an..
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What To Do When You Are Unemployed On LinkedIn

Being unemployed can be hard, announcing it on LinkedIn to all your..

Raya
The Best and Worst Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

Many of us know what to expect from employers when it comes to the types of..

Raya
Online Interactive Resumes: Don’t Send Your Resume, Share Your Story

Most job seekers focus on job search engines when posting their resume..

Raya
How To Make A Good Video Resume

Video resumes are modernizing the job-search process as we know it. A video..

Raya
Enter the “Fun In The Sun” Photo Contest and Win a Kindle Fire!

Back by popular demand, we are excited to announce our 2nd Akraya photo..

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Internship Experience Is More Important Than Ever for College Graduates

Many college students are often too busy juggling homework, family, friends..

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Employers Asking for Facebook Passwords: Tips on How to Keep Your Facebook Professional

Imagine you are interviewing for your dream job. You are nailing all the..

Raya
Job Search Tips For Recent Graduates

It is that time of year again; graduation is in the air! Are you a student..

Raya
How To Take On More Responsibility At Work

Taking on more responsibility at work can be a tricky endeavor. If you are..

Raya
What Employers Want to Learn From Reference Checks

Most prospective employers will ask you to provide several professional..

Raya
Successfully Negotiate Your Salary

You’ve blazed through the first and second interview rounds and have been..

Raya
Make Your Return to Work After Kids

Recruiting Raya is introducing a new, bi-weekly series called Ask a Recruiter

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How to Prepare for an Interview

We've all heard those standard tidbits of conventional pre-interview wisdom,..

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How to Survive the First Weeks on the Job

Recruiting Raya is introducing a new, bi-weekly series called Ask a..

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Enter the I Heart AKRAYA Photo Contest and Win a Kindle Fire!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner so it's time to spread the love.

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Scoring Interviews, but No Job Offer?

So your resume generates plenty of interest, yet the offer letter never seems..

Raya
3 New Year's Resolutions for the Job Search

Happy New Year! 2012 is here and people around the world are looking for..

Raya
6 Ways to Keep Your Job Search Positive

With all of its ups and downs, a long term job search can become quite..

Raya
Job Hunting During the Holidays

Some industries are famous for ramping up their hiring as the holiday season..

Raya
What to Say When a Recruiter Calls

Whether you’re currently employed or not, receiving a call from a recruiter..

Raya
How to Network Like a Pro

The most common advice you will hear when it comes to finding a job is to..

Raya
Go From Temp to Full Time

In today’s world of economic uncertainty, companies are relying on contract..

Raya
Phone Interview? No Problem!

The first step to landing a job is doing well in the phone interview. Hiring..

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Keeping the Balance: Social Networking vs. Professionalism

Like it or not, social media has become a ubiquitous part of our daily..

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Make the Most of Gaps in Employment

If you’ve been out of work for any significant amount of time, it’s a good..

Raya
Perfectly Qualified? Make Your Resume Stand Out!

It can be tough to get an interview in a job market where multitudes of..

Raya
Nail Your Interview - How to Make A Great First Impression

So you’ve landed an interview – great news! You know that this job is made..

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Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job!

By now, I’m sure we’ve all heard about the power of Twitter. It’s the..

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Career Death... By a Resume?

Can a resume kill your chances of getting the job you are dying for? You..

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