Resources

Job Seekers

We like who are March 30, 2017If you’re paying close enough attention in the tech crowds, you’ll hear a lot of recruiter-hate to be found in the industry these days. In this well-connected atmosphere that we’re all operating in today, bad business practices have little place to hide. And as recruiting horror stories stack up as they find their way to […]

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Stronger Performances Through Mentoring May 7, 2016The Information Age being what it is, there is no dearth of sources for information and expertise. We research online and offline. We listen to guest experts and watch educational programs. We read books, newsletters and magazines. We hire consultants. But where do we go for ongoing wisdom? To whom do we turn for experienced […]

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How to Be More Productive Today April 1, 2016Do you struggle with productivity? Are you always striving to get your task list accomplished but end up constantly moving tasks to the next day? If this describes you, here are a few tips for making your day more productive. Create a To-Do List the Night Before Instead of waking up in the morning to […]

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Tips for Using a Recruiter in Your Job Search March 29, 2016Job seekers set themselves apart from others in the race by teaming up with job recruiters. Many hiring managers prefer to work with recruiters as it expedites the hiring process  and secures the right candidate for the job. A recruiter also works hand in hand within their network and can therefore better find a job […]

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Hunting for Job While Employed March 28, 2016While it is often true that the presently-employed have a greater chance of receiving job offers when applying for positions, finding the time, energy and intentionality to balance working and job-searching can be taxing. Whether you are seeking a greater challenge, a more competitive salary, a more suitable location, greater stability, or the opportunity to […]

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Tips for Nailing Your Interview March 24, 2016Recruiters are a job-seeker’s best friend and will advocate for you to your future employer, and work with you to prepare you to land the job. But once you’re in the interview, it’s on you to do your thing. Don’t forget these 5 tips for nailing the interview. Prep! Prep! Prep! Your nerves alone can […]

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Noting Transferable Skills for a Job Change March 23, 2016When creating or polishing up your resume, a key to standing out is to highlight your transferable skills. Even if you are changing fields completely, many experiences and skills can work in differing careers. Knowing which skills are transferable and knowing how to communicate this knowledge is vital. It starts by demonstrating that you understand […]

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The Changing Job Search March 20, 2016As it goes, time changes all things, and with a moving technology in the modern world, the job search is no different. Here are a few ways in which your typical job search is changing. You’re being Googled. Recruiters are utilizing search and social media sites like Google, Linkedin, and even Facebook to get a […]

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Remaining Positive During the Hunt March 16, 2016The job search process can be a tedious and even discouraging one; nobody enjoys the “Thanks for your interest but…” e-mail response, or awaiting a call back that doesn’t come after sending out a strong resume. These things can make even the most tenacious job-hunter lose steam. Here are a few things to remember that […]

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Top 10 Ways to Light a Fire Under Your Career March 11, 2016Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the melting snow, blooming flowers and birds serenading their siren song of…Spring cleaning. Just like a home needs to be cleared to free up space and energy, so, too, does every successful career need a good spring cleaning to make room for the new opportunities […]

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Employers

We like who are March 30, 2017If you’re paying close enough attention in the tech crowds, you’ll hear a lot of recruiter-hate to be found in the industry these days. In this well-connected atmosphere that we’re all operating in today, bad business practices have little place to hide. And as recruiting horror stories stack up as they find their way to […]

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Hiring Strategies in a Tough Market March 7, 2017              Why Hiring Tech Pros Has Never Been Harder and What to Do About It It’s no secret that the tech job market is candidate-driven, and that organizations large and small face significant challenges in finding and attracting the best people. With IT demand far outstripping supply, every role […]

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Case Study: Startup Passion February 24, 2017Startups can be a rollercoaster and everybody knows it. Finding high-end talent with the drive to be part of something new and meaningful, who will sacrifice the 9-5 and even market rates to build something from scratch—that can be a challenge. Not to mention that without a fully developed hiring process, startups will often need […]

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Here’s Why It’s Getting Harder to Fill IT Jobs July 13, 2016  It’s no secret that the tech scene is booming across the nation, and if you’re feeling the heat to get the best tech pros on your team, you’re not alone. Businesses everywhere are confronted with rising trends in digitalization, globalization, changing consumer habits, and generational shifts, and at the heart of these changes lays […]

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Stronger Performances Through Mentoring May 7, 2016The Information Age being what it is, there is no dearth of sources for information and expertise. We research online and offline. We listen to guest experts and watch educational programs. We read books, newsletters and magazines. We hire consultants. But where do we go for ongoing wisdom? To whom do we turn for experienced […]

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Quiz: How Well Do You Motivate Others? March 31, 2016Pay, praise and promotions may have some effect on motivation levels in the workplace. But these three Ps pale in comparison to more personal factors, such as the Top 5 of the oft-cited research by Rewick and Lawler: job challenge, accomplishing something worthwhile, learning new things, developing skills and abilities, and autonomy. Take this Self-Quiz, […]

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Maintaining Efficient Processes March 22, 2016Efficiency in a work process is difficult to maintain. Over time, processes that were once efficient become tangled by outdated documentation, inconsistencies in work patterns, and by managers bypassing problems with workarounds instead of stripping away bad practices to get back to basics. Typically, new hires are taught these workarounds and even the best processes […]

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Managing a Difficult Employee March 14, 2016Difficult employees come in all forms but none are so frustrating as the brilliant employee who is impossible to work with. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings famously said, “Do not tolerate brilliant jerks. The cost to teamwork is too high.” And we agree. Such an employee creates a conundrum for managers, but learning to draw out […]

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Performing Under Pressure March 10, 2016Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry co-wrote a helpful book called, “Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most.” The gist of the book is to simply do what you already know how to; if you’ve landed a great job, it is because you were qualified and you were simply showing […]

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Why Use an Outside Recruiter? March 8, 2016The traditional means of finding new employees is something many companies prefer to do. There are perks, however, to using an external recruiter to do the hunting on behalf of your HR or management department. Recruiters Live to Recruit Hiring managers and HR reps a lot of work to do that is completely separate from […]

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