Searching for a suitable job in these uncertain times can be a daunting task. With feedback rare on job applications, and with so many people applying for so few openings, the process can be both emotionally draining and discouraging. Fortunately, you need not struggle alone in your job search. Many great recruitment agencies do exist […]
A good cover letter will be placed in a pile marked ‘have potential.’ A great one will get you in for an interview as soon as possible. There are some elements that you should include in this crucial document to ensure it is taken seriously. The Purpose of Your Cover Letter A cover letter is […]
Looking for a job can be a taxing experience. The way you handle your day can lead you to either stress or peace. (If you are still in the job and looking for a change, you still need to juggle manage your day, priorities and continue the search. ) First, let’s tackle what to do […]
The Business Analyst Skillset in the New World The Business Analyst (BA)is a key role bridging the domains of business and technical world. In midst of Outsourcing/Offshoring, this pivotal role is still preferred to reside onsite. Having been in the staffing industry for over 20 years, I am often asked this question – what […]
Today most job candidates know that a “thank you” note after an interview is virtually an expectation. But should that note be hard copy, electronic or both? Who should it be sent to? What should it say? What other steps should candidates take—and are there things they should not do? Here’s what HR pros, recruiters […]
While applicant tracking systems (ATS) provide great value for HR professionals and hiring managers, particularly when faced with a large number of applicants for a wide range of positions, there is one big potential downfall—for both organizations and the individuals hoping to work for them. Because the systems are based on algorithms, rather than personal […]
According to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, the number people working at home has risen by 115 percent since 2005; that’s almost 10 times faster than growth in other sectors. And, this number doesn’t take into account those who are self-employed. It’s not unusual for IT pros to work remotely, or virtually. When they do, and especially for those […]
Over the years Amazon has taken some heat for its “terrible” culture stemming back to 2015 and a blistering piece in The New York Times. But whether the culture is terrible, or not, is really a matter of perception and personal opinion. The determination of whether a corporate culture is effective, or not (and effective […]
IT certifications might not be absolutely necessary – at least right now – but that doesn’t mean they are worthless.
Hackathons are a great way to get noticed, but therein lies the problem: How can you get noticed?