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Specialized Tech Agencies – Missing the Big Picture

I have recently noticed the emergence of a huge number of specialized technical agencies here in Los Angeles. These firms will focus on things like front end development or mobile or Ruby on Rails, etc. Their sell is that they…

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The Perception of a Recruiter

Having been a Technical Recruiter for the last 13 years, I am still somewhat surprised at the responses I sometimes get from new clients and candidates when I tell them I am a Recruiter.  Occasionally, a candidate will tell me…

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Value of Using a Good Recruiter

For a company that needs the IT resources that are hard to find in today’s market, a good Recruiter can add a great deal of value in identifying and closing that right hire. A good Recruiter can: • Access the hard…

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NETWORK YOURSELF!

If you’re looking for a new job, just sending out a resume won’t cut it these days. In the Web world, the savvy candidates who are getting jobs are extremely proactive. Start by thinking of yourself as a brand, like…

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN INTERVIEW???

No, this is not the name of a new reality TV show (though that’s not a bad idea), but rather a serious question to ask yourself. As we approach the end of summer, many of us start considering the possibility…

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Looking for a job, need career advice? Who should you call? Your Recruiter!

When you are sick, you call your doctor; when your tooth aches, you call your dentist; but when you are looking for a job or need some career advice who should you call? Your recruiter! This should be someone you…

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Disappearing Candidates – Going, going, gone!

So you’ve found a good candidate for that job that’s been open for a while. But he’s the first person you’ve seen that comes anywhere close to being acceptable. And he’s missing one of the 7 requirements you have for…

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The Employment Application is NOT a Formality!

Please just fill out this quick application… Those seemingly simple words have stopped many a very qualified person from getting the job. Candidates willingly enter the required information but, for some reason, just don’t think that this data will be…

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Congratulations…You got the job…Now don’t do something stupid!

I have been an IT recruiter for over 20 years (yikes!), and I was an IT Hiring Manager for several years prior.  It goes with the territory then, that I end up placing many senior Project Managers, Directors, Line Managers,…

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WHAT WAS THAT RECRUITER’S NAME AGAIN???

As Technical Connections grows and I look for stellar recruiters to hire into our company, I am amazed at the number of firms that I have never heard of that have entered the recruiting space in the last short while.…

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