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We make a point to stay on top of practices and policies that can impact your career. Please browse our archive of pertinent articles, papers and helpful links to in-depth information on important issues. Check back often as we are continually updating our resources.

 

Elevate Your Job Search: Techniques To Stand Out In A Noisy Marketplace

    Job search has changed, interviews have changed, resumes have changed - in the last year, everything we once knew has flipped on its head. You already have the tools to manage a successful career transition, so now let’s…
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Boost Your Personal Brand

  Boost Your Personal Brand While professionals can showcase their technical skills on sites like GitHub or Stack Overflow, going a step further to maintain a comprehensive personal brand can strengthen their reputation and increase their network.   Personal branding…
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How to Ace Your Video Interview

How to Ace Your Video Interview Videoconference software is becoming more popular for business meetings and interviews. Even though you, the candidate, are in a comfortable environment at home, you should treat it the same as if you were having…
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Questions to Ask Recruiters

  Questions to Ask Recruiters What questions you should ask when approached by a recruiter? These questions should move beyond the basic job responsibilities and location, and dig deeper into learning about the company, the potential for career growth, and…
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Guidelines for a successful re-occupancy

    States are opening up and most leaders we are speaking with are targeting a return date by the end of July, while a few have already allowed key employees back in the office. Here’s what we are hearing…
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Position Yourself For Success After COVID-19

  Position Yourself For Success After COVID-19 There are two main types of leaders: “Peacetime leaders and Wartime leaders”, Danny Cahill, staffing industry veteran and training guru, said recently in a professional development session. This concept got us thinking and…
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Happy Employees are Productive Employees

  HOW TO CREATE A HAPPY AND PRODUCTIVE PROJECT TEAM Following January’s newsletter about revising your candidate experience to attract top talent, let’s take a look at improving workplace happiness to keep your top employees happy and engaged. According to…
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Today We Give Thanks for a Strong Labor Market

  Economists say we are in the strongest labor market in decades (J. Bartash) which is great timing for Americans as we get ready for the hustle and bustle of a busy holiday season. The pace of layoffs and the…
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Questions to Ask Recruiters

  Q4 is already upon us and it’s officially Fall…although in Texas our temperatures haven’t fully gotten on board yet! As we dive into the season for football, fall carnivals, and all things pumpkin spice, let’s also take a deeper…
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Gain The Most Value From Networking

Being involved in associations and conferences is a great way to enhance your knowledge and skills while increasing your professional network. For some technical professionals the idea of networking can sound overwhelming, causing them to shy away from the potential…
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Heat Safety Tips

  Temps are heating up just in time to celebrate our nation’s independence this week. It’s important to keep in mind these safety tips if you are tasked with working in the summer heat: ASSE offers the following tips for…
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The Rise of DevOps

  DevOps is coming up on its 10-year anniversary, and more industries across sectors are working to weave in the methodology. As the DevOps movement is increasing in popularity and demand across the country, these practitioners are becoming increasingly harder…
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Disconnect Between Baby Boomers and Millennials

  We often hear about the gaps between Baby Boomers and Millennials, the bad reputation Millennials have in the workforce, and frankly, the overabundance of information can be burdensome and tiring. However, a recent article caught our attention that demonstrates…
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Benefits of Using Vacation Days

Spring Break is here for most of the country, and summer vacation is just around the corner! Did you know both employers and employees benefit when workers actually use their vacation days? [gallery link="none" size="medium" ids="4992,4990,4991"]   According to a…
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Heart-Healthy Workplace

  How heart healthy is your work environment? According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and 2 killers worldwide. Did you know that “company culture can play a huge factor in heart health…”…
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Engineering Networking Events & Tips

Networking is an important aspect of growing your career, no matter if you are looking for a new position, trying to expand your knowledge or contact base, or wanting to mentor less experienced professionals in your field. For some, networking…
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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 in a different Industry? Do I want to maximize my earning potential? Am I a fixer? (these folks like to…
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Body Language During Interview

On a recent rainy Sunday I had the opportunity to go see the movie “The Revenant” and it struck me that for all of the great screenplay and dialogue, the really gripping part of the movie was what wasn’t said…
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Cover Letter- Get It Done!

As the school year is coming to an end I have gotten several emails from new graduates asking for advice on how to present themselves to prospective employers.  Presenting yourself correctly as a recent grad with minimal experience to prospective…
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How To Successfully Use Videoconferencing For Interviews

In a tight job market, we experience an increase in project demands and competition for quality professionals.  Good talent does not stay on the market for long, so it’s a “no-brainer” that our clients are using Skype and other software…
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How To Master The Typical Job Interview Sequence

The objective of an interview is to get a job offer. Once you have the offer, you then have the opportunity to accept or reject it. As you prepare for interviews and actually meet employers, remembering this objective is the…
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How To Ask For And Get The Job

From preparing for the interview to closing the interview, below you will find the eights steps that could help you land the position meant for you. Prepare for the interview Learn what your prospect employer needs. Research the company, formally…
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Questions To Ask The Interviewer

If offered an opportunity during an interview to ask questions, be sure to prioritize what questions you ask to learn as much as you can about the position’s responsibilities, expectations, deliverables and requirements. Most interviewers initially set aside only a…
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Interview Mistakes To Avoid

You’ve landed an interview at your dream company, now what? You’re nervous, excited, anxious – all these emotions spinning around in your stomach. Don’t let your nerves get the best of you and cause you to make common and avoidable…
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Reasons For Job Changes

Certain industries are seeing a rebound and good career options are becoming more available for top talent. Is a job change really right for you? There are four basic reasons a person changes jobs: 1. Situation Situation, has nothing to…
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