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Do You Know How Much You Make?

When searching for a new job these days, you will undoubtedly be asked what you are currently making and even what you were making in past positions. Occasionally when I ask this question I run into folks who try to take…

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Thoughts of a New Recruiter

I have always had a problem with caring “too much.” I cared too much about my clothes and being cool, I cared too much about not hurting anyone’s feelings, and I still care too much about my parents’ opinions and…

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What Does a Good Resume Look Like?

A resume is not just about jobs that you have held in the past or currently hold but rather it’s a document that represents who you are and your accomplishments throughout your career. So what makes a resume stick out?…

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There ARE Stupid Questions: How to Prepare for Your Next Interview

People say that there are no stupid questions.  Wrong… at least, when you are interviewing for a new job.  I have been counseling people on how to interview, then celebrating job offers and commiserating over turn-downs, for the past 5…

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It’s a Small World

One of the biggest life lessons I am attempting to teach my young daughter is that “It’s a Small World”. It seems like a cliché statement, but it’s so true. I recently became friends with someone and over the course…

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How to Successfully Work With a Recruiter

As a Recruiter, my first priority is representing great candidates in an honest and ethical manner. I have heard horror stories of candidates who have worked with bad Recruiters in the past and now say they no longer want to…

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Hiring the Best and the Brightest For the Long Term

The current technology marketplace for talent is unique and challenging, not to mention frustrating, for many organizations. While candidates continue to consider a number of job offers, I talk to employers every day who are growing increasingly frustrated at their…

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Who says honesty is the best policy?

I DO!  As a Recruiter with Technical Connections, I talk to and meet a lot of candidates. And I hear all kinds of stories, and see more flip flopping than in a Presidential campaign. Speaking for everyone in our profession…

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To take or not to take – that is the question!

You’re out of a job. You’ve been looking and looking, and you receive an offer! You immediately need to accept! THINK AGAIN! I’ve been recruiting for more years than I care to count, and I’m still constantly amazed at how…

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The New Alchemists

Alchemy was an old practice where people believed they could turn base metals into gold. For centuries many tried, and while some advances in the world of chemistry have been attributed to alchemists, the ultimate goal of transforming metals to…

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