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The Ripe, Old Age of Great Employees

Since  the economic downturn, most of us know at least one person who lost their job and is hunting for their next position. One of the hardest transitions is for our aged 50+ workforces who are thrown back into interview sweats after being an extended spectator to the game. Newcomers take the field, equipped with […]

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Interviews – Why First Impressions May Not Be Your Best Impression

We’ve all talked about how well someone interviews, gets selected for the position, yet didn’t perform as they had claimed in the interview process. As a hiring manager, how can you ensure the interview process will identify the right candidate?  You have done your due diligence to narrow down your list of top recruits. They’re […]

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Understanding Your Corporate Culture Is Key In Staffing

How many times have you heard how the corporate employees at Apple are secretive? Or the Google personnel can bring their dogs to work and Microsoft employees are laid back? These well-known companies have labored to create corporate cultures in their organization and management. Often the words “corporate culture” are used so frequently that we’ve […]

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DOES YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST INCLUDE JOB CANDIDATES?

Contrary to popular belief, the holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year to find talent.  Likewise, it is also a great time to be job hunting.  November and December are the best months for networking.  With all the holiday parties and charitable events going on, the opportunity to meet people is endless.  […]

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What Makes a Great IT Leader?

Many articles have been written on characteristics of IT Professionals, some positive and some well, not so positive.  I have come to the conclusion that the expectations of what is needed to be a strong IT leader in an organization doesn’t always match up with what generates a positive, realistic outcome to the organization.  I […]

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The Happy Commuter

We recently posted a very interesting Wall Street Journal article, “Secrets of the Happiest Commuters” by Sue Shellenbarger, simply because the title was so unique.  When have you ever seen the words happy and commute in the same sentence?  Usually we associate the word commute with aggravation, inconvenience and stress, not happiness.   Is it really […]

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Your Social Media Résumé

Nowadays, your online persona is your résumé. With online job sites and professional networks such as LinkedIn, it is important to make sure routinely that your information is accurate and up-to-date. It helps to make a social media checklist so that you can ensure your information is current for potential employers not just on hard […]

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How to Interview Your Hiring Manager

Software Resources has been matching best-in-class IT candidates with technology-centric clients for more than 20 years. While our job listings offer clear and detailed job descriptions, duties and requirements, we find that candidates often do not prepare for the job interviewing process thoroughly. While reading a recent article on LinkedIn that was trending in the […]

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Cultivating Client and Consultant Relationships

When I worked for a couple of consulting companies, I found that what the companies were missing was the direct communication with their consultants. Being out in the field and seeing the consultants and working with them daily as well as working with the clients, I was able to find out what was important to […]

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