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All infographics in Eagle’s Talent Development Centre, including job search tips and technology trends.

The Difference Between Millennials and Gen Z (and how to work with both of them)

For the past decade, Millennials have been a hot topic and commonly discussed in nearly every type of post you read on the Internet: “Managing Millennials”, “Working with Millennials”, “Finding a Job as a Millennial”, “How to Properly Begrudge a Millennial”, etc. The fact is that millennials are now well into the workforce and there’s a whole other generation on its way that we need to understand — Generation Z.

Generation Z is the cohort born after 1997 or around that time frame, depending what you read. They are finishing up their post-secondary education now so will be a large part of the workforce shortly.  In the media and many publications, Gen Z are often confused for Millennials, because that term has been coined to describe any young person doing weird or annoying things (Remember the Tide Pod Challenge? That was Gen Z, but Millennials got blamed).

Regardless of what we label them, it’s necessary to understand all generations and their differences in case you are suddenly managing a new grad or working with one on your team. This infographic from Manila Recruitment will get you started.

Millennials vs Generation Z-How Do They Achieve Success in the Workplace

What to Expect in Mobile App Development This Year

Hey mobile developers! Are you confident that you’re up-to-date on the latest trends to remain competitive in the job market and to lead clients in the right direction? There is no one-size-fits-all solution for any client and various trends are relevant to different needs, but there are some areas that are applicable to anyone.

Take a look at this infographic Robust Tech House published in the latter part of last year. It contains an interesting outlook on the near future of mobile apps, including some great statistics. Arming yourself with this knowledge will not only help you improve your own skills, it gives you informed speaking points in job interviews and when selling your ideas to clients.

Mobile App Development Trends 2019 – An infographic by the team at Mobile App Development by RobustTechHouse

2018 in Review: The Greatest Time Wasters

We’re not all personal development, job search tips and work. Sometimes, (usually Friday) the Talent Development Centre strays off into another world of humourous or geeky content. It sucks you in and wastes your time, but when you share it, it also gets you the most reactions from your followers.

Today’s Friday and there’s a good chance that if you’ve been working this week, many others in your office haven’t been. That means that the environment is either slow or the opposite, things are hectic while you cover vacations and catch up on items that arose during holidays. Regardless, we think you deserve some relaxation and procrastination (just don’t bill for it). To wrap up our 2018 in Review series, here are the best posts that wasted your time in the past year…

10 Tips for a Great Ski Holiday

With Christmas over and Kwanzaa starting today, we’re right in the heart of Winter holiday season. While some IT contractors may be back at work, others are enjoying break at home or away. If you’re gearing up for a ski holiday, let us help you prepare.

We found this infographic from SnowRepublic with these 10 super tips to ensure you have a great Ski Holiday:

  1. Don’t Lose Your Ticket!
  2. Be sure to Relax
  3. Protect Yourself from the Sun
  4. Take Pictures
  5. Eat Well
  6. Follow the Signs
  7. Wear the Correct Gear
  8. Bring a First Aid Kit
  9. Keep Your Equipment in Optimal Condition
  10. Stay in Control!

Have a look at the infographic for more details. Is there anything you would add?

Snow Republic's 10 tips for a great ski holiday

An infographic by the team at Snow Republic

Exciting Technology Trends to Watch for in 2019

Merry Christmas! As millions of Canadians celebrate this morning, there are no doubt a bunch of new gadgets and confusing technologies being explored, with new owners trying to figure out how to use them. If you’re impressed (or worried) with the technology innovations you’ve seen this holiday season, it may only be the beginning. Just check out this graphic below.

Hiddenwires teamed up with Trendforce to create the visual of Top 10 Technology Trends we can expect in 2019. From 5g to increased voice interaction and, of course, expanded IoT, the new year is shaping up to be exciting. Did any of these new technologies arrive in your house this holiday season?


Exciting Technology Trends to Watch for in 2019

How Long to Cook Your Turkey

Our mission is to help independent contractors through all of their challenges. Typically, that includes topics like finding jobs, navigating through business and working with clients. Today, we realize that many IT professionals have today off work and are preparing Christmas Dinner… or at least attempting to. Once again, we’re here to help!

Unfortunately, we can’t come cook for you (it just wouldn’t be fair unless we could do it for everyone) but here’s a helpful guide from delish for cooking a turkey. Best of luck and Merry Christmas to those celebrating!

How Long to Cook a Turkey

How to Stay Safe and Secure this Holiday Season

It’s December and the holiday season is underway! Hanukkah began yesterday, the Christmas rush is buzzing, parties are non-stop and vacation plans are being finalized. With all of the excitement, there is always the risk of some people’s holidays being derailed by thefts, injuries or other preventable tragedies.

Regardless of your plans over the next month, it’s a good idea to pay a little extra attention to safety and security. Have a quick scroll through this infographic from Iron Security and remember to share it with your family and friends. None of these tips require a whole lot of extra effort but can make a huge difference in how you enjoy the coming weeks.

How to Stay Safe and Secure this Holiday Season

7 Things Everyone Should Know About Negotiating Anything

Negotiations can be difficult, especially if you aren’t a confrontational person. For IT contractors, negotiating is something that happens regularly and being good at it is what can help you go from getting a fair rate to an exceptional rate. Once you’re on a job, you continue negotiating in various circumstances, for example, when deciding on the plan you’ll use for a specific project.

If you’ve noticed you keep coming up on the short end of a negotiation and want to improve your skills, Close.io is here to help. They compiled seven fantastic tips to help you negotiate anything and summarized them all in this infographic.

7 Things Everyone Should Know About Negotiating Anything

What is a Gantt chart?

Love’em or hate’em, when a project has many tasks that need to be completed within a given timeline, using a Gantt chart is frequently the best way to stay organized, on track, and on time. Plus, it provides a superior visual for how long the project is going to take, understand bottlenecks and foresee potential problems.

Have you ever stopped for a second and thought “I wonder how the Gantt chart was created?” Probably not, but we’re going to tell you anyway! According to this infographic from Wrike, the Gantt chart was created in the early 1900s to manage batch production in machine shops. Today, IT contractors and project managers in all industries are using this handy tool.

What is a Gantt Chart? #infographic
Wrike Project Management Software

How to Stop an Argument from Getting Out of Hand

Every independent contractor knows how a simple conversation with a colleague, client or even recruiter can go from good to bad in a matter of seconds. Your first instinct is to become defensive and argue your point. Unfortunately this may not be the best tactic.

Business Insider put together a list of ways to get your point across without the debate getting out of hand. This includes not trying to be the winner of the argument and to respect the other person’s point of view – even if you don’t agree!

How To Win Any Argument Graphic