Insights

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What are Employers & Candidates looking for?

What do employees look for in professionals they want to hire? And what do employees look for in their career opportunities? These are two important questions that should be answered when trying to find a good balance in the work place.

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Recent Surveys

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How Building a Quality Team is like Cooking

I have a passion for cooking. For me it's a way to relax, to flex my creative side and to bring together my friends and family. There are several principals most good chefs know that make for good food. I recently realized these same principals can apply to a good development team, especially when it deals with some of the smaller teams we help to find talent.

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It's Always Time for Change

Nothing seems to make people more uncomfortable than change, especially in a professional environment. Management teams, tenured employees, even junior staff members all seem to be resistant to things changing around them. It is really human nature; as familiarity breeds comfort, comfort breeds confidence, and theoretically... confidence should lead to optimal performance.

But what if it does not?

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Recent Blogs

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Want Career Management Advice? Figure Out What You Want.

“What do you want?” a simple question answered far too often with responses like, “I want a job where: I can grow, the company is stable, the money is better or a place where the boss is nicer, etc” or worse is answered by, “I don’t know, that’s why I am here.” Sadly, most of the responses I hear don’t really answer my question.

This simple question is generally the first one that I ask almost every candidate that I interview, from C-level to entry level.  From my perspective, their answer is the ultimate measure of how dedicated someone is to changing jobs and how smart they are about being in control of their professional destiny.  What I have learned is that the great candidates know and have thought through what they want, and meeting with me is very much a part of their plan. I measure that response very carefully because it helps me to determine who is worth spending time with and who will stand out to my clients.

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6 Work Resolutions for the New Year

1. Embrace Social Media

Social media is here to stay. You should integrate Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. into your life as soon as possible. Don’t worry about being an expert, just make sure you understand the technology and are able to use it. Many professionals network with and stay updated on their industry through Social Media, don’t get left out!

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