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“Working in parallel” with your recruiter during your job search is not a good idea

During this economic downturn, candidates are pulling out all the stops to try and land that elusive job offer.  When I’m working with a candidate, I always encourage them to use as many tools as they can to help network and…

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Lessons Learned

Now that we have (thankfully) firmly entered into a recovery in the LA Tech market, many candidates and clients have passed on to me little nuggets of lessons learned, which I would like to share with you.   It’s been a…

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The Changing Technology Landscape…

Since I started recruiting back in 1998, I have always been fascinated at how quickly the technology landscape changes.  Recently, I have noticed that more and more new programming languages, tools, frameworks, platforms, databases, and file systems have emerged.  With…

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State of the State – August, 2009

Go LA, Go! Our local market is picking up significantly – there is no denying it at this point. Here’s what’s led me to this conclusion: As you might suspect, recruiting fees are the first thing to go and the…

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What Makes TCI So Special?

So, you have a need for a strong technical resource. You can go it alone or call a recruiting firm. While, on the surface, finding a person directly seems like the most cost-effective solution, you’re smart enough to know that…

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Job hunting? Avoid double submissions!

If you’re a job seeker and you work with multiple recruiters or staffing / consulting companies, you have to be very aware of who is showing your resume to which contacts. If your resume shows up twice at the same…

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Why Counteroffers Are Lose-Lose Propositions

Intro By: Cindi Feig – Sr. Account Manager In this market, it seems that there is no shortage of available candidates, and our clients are being extremely selective when making a hire.  We are noticing that many of the candidates…

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Using Technical Connections…WHY?

Candidate Why You Should Use a Recruiter When Looking For a Job: Recruiters can provide you with market trends/market knowledge, job comparisons, salaries, etc. TCI knows and has worked with a lot of local companies, so we can provide the…

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The State of the State

Here is an up-to-the-minute snapshot of hiring in the local IT market. ————– Activity is picking up. There is a distinct increase in local IT job openings. However, the process and effort involved in getting from an open position to…

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Technical Connections Turns 25!

Technical Connections Turns 25 It is truly remarkable for all of us that Technical Connections (TCI) has been in the technical recruiting business in Southern California for twenty-five years. Despite recessions, tech booms and busts, and an ever-changing computer industry,…

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