Whitaker Staffing Blog & Resources

Resources for job seekers wanting to take their career to the next level and hiring managers top-grading their team. Below you will find career advice, interview tips, hiring tips, attraction and retention strategies, industry news  and trends, and our monthly newsletters, all offered from our tenured Staffing Consultants and staff.

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CANDIDATES View all Candidate Resources

IT Certifications – 2017

Looking to take the next step in your career?  With technology changing constantly certifications give you the edge to that…
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May 2017: Time to Consider Contract Roles Instead of Perm?

Another great market for contract opportunities?  How to know if now really is a good time to consider contract roles…
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Time to consider a contract job?

Ask yourself: Do I want to learn a new technology? Do I want to try a different role or work…
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March 2017: Prepare For A Year With More Interviews

2017 rebound underway?  In our limited view of the overall refining and chemical marketplace, we've experienced a very sluggish 2016…
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February 2017: Spring Clean Your Career

After a full weekend of near record temperature highs in Houston, “Spring Cleaning” is on my mind.  I know I’m…
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EMPLOYERS View all Employer Resources

May 2017: Time to Consider Contract Roles Instead of Perm?

Another great market for contract opportunities?  How to know if now really is a good time to consider contract roles…
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April 2017: Successful Telecommuting

“Virtual Office” “Remote Worker” “Satellite” “Off Site” “Telecommuting” “iworkers, eworkers or Web Workers” “Portable Professionals” “Digital Nomads” “Non-Cubical Dwellers”  There…
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March 2017: Prepare For A Year With More Interviews

2017 rebound underway?  In our limited view of the overall refining and chemical marketplace, we've experienced a very sluggish 2016…
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March 2016: Changes in IT Recruiting and Hiring

As one million security positions go unfilled worldwide, according to Cisco research, companies across all industries are gearing up to…
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Refining Update, Feb 2016

Wanted to pass along a few updates and tidbits of information that may shed some light on our specific niche…
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IT NEWSLETTERS View all newsletters

The biggest job growth in Houston this year? It’s temporary.

The biggest job growth in Houston this year? It's temporary. Spike signals weak recovery from energy bust By Lydia DePillis  Houston…
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Looking to be selected for the next new project?- GET CERTIFIED!

  Which certifications are in top demand? Which certifications earn the most? If you are considering another certification to enhance…
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IT Certifications – 2017

Looking to take the next step in your career?  With technology changing constantly certifications give you the edge to that…
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May 2017: “Customer Service” becomes “Customer Success” in 2017!

In this era of technology, automated systems and information overload at a single touch, has true customer service been lost?…
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Whitaker Companies Upgrades to Leading SaaS Recruiting & Talent Management Software

The Whitaker Companies is upgrading our applicant tracking system (ATS) to COMPAS CRM ATS Recruiting Software - leading SaaS recruiting…
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TECHNICAL NEWSLETTERS View all newsletters

May 2017: “Customer Service” becomes “Customer Success” in 2017!

In this era of technology, automated systems and information overload at a single touch, has true customer service been lost?…
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April 2017: Successful Telecommuting

“Virtual Office” “Remote Worker” “Satellite” “Off Site” “Telecommuting” “iworkers, eworkers or Web Workers” “Portable Professionals” “Digital Nomads” “Non-Cubical Dwellers”  There…
Read more

March 2017: Prepare For A Year With More Interviews

2017 rebound underway?  In our limited view of the overall refining and chemical marketplace, we've experienced a very sluggish 2016…
Read more

February 2017: Spring Clean Your Career

After a full weekend of near record temperature highs in Houston, “Spring Cleaning” is on my mind.  I know I’m…
Read more

January 2017: Overcoming Changes in the Workplace

2017, an economy on the uptick (maybe), a new administration with a stated commitment to support American businesses and lots…
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