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Can Certifications Help You Advance Your Career?

Can Certifications Help You Advance Your Career?

Information technology (IT) professionals are key to the operations of many businesses. IT is a field that demands real competence with hands-on problems, but to advance in the field, many IT professionals are turning away from on-the-job experience alone and toward certification in various subfields. Certification can help you advance your IT career if it […]

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Benefits of Utilizing a Local Staffing Agency

Benefits of Utilizing a Local Staffing Agency

Partnering with a local staffing agency might be new for some, but the practice has been around for decades. Staffing agencies source, recruit, and screen local talent including those actively and passively looking for a new opportunity. The easiest thing a professional can do is to put their information in the hands of a good […]

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How to Manage Holiday Hiring Peaks

How to Manage Holiday Hiring Peaks

The winter holidays are underway, which means that Texas companies are reaching out for the seasonal staff they need. Managing the seasonal hiring load can seem daunting. With the help of an experienced staffing partner, however, you can find the people you need and bring them up to speed more quickly. Here’s how:

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Leave These Words off Your Resume If You Want a Job Offer

Leave These Words off Your Resume If You Want a Job Offer

Found a job posting for your dream position? You’re not the only one. If a job posting exists, chances are good that the manager who posted it is drowning in resumes. You could print your resume on gimmicky paper or load it up with cutting-edge business buzzwords – or you could land the job offer. […]

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How to Land a Full-Time Job From a Temp Assignment

How to Land a Full-Time Job From a Temp Assignment

You’ve been hired for a temporary assignment. Congratulations! But if you’re not planning to stay a temp forever – and most job seekers aren’t – it’s time to start strategizing. Increasingly, companies are hiring temporary staff not only to gain much-needed skills and assistance with particular projects but also to screen potential candidates before hiring […]

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How to Take Your Job Searching From Passive to Actively Looking

How to Take Your Job Searching From Passive to Actively Looking

Is your current job “okay,” but not “great”? Would you take a better position if you found it – yet are tired of waiting for that better offer to find you? If so, you’re one of many professionals who are ready to make the leap from “passive” to “active” job seeking. So-called “passive” candidates are […]

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6 Strategies for Managing Tech Talent

6 Strategies for Managing Tech Talent

Tech departments have a culture all their own. Because IT work demands a high degree of skill with no margin for error, IT professionals tend to prize results over personality. It’s a mix that leads to outstanding performance in the best tech staff, but it’s also a mix that can leave managers rattled. Here’s how […]

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Spotting the Signs of Workplace Bullying

Spotting the Signs of Workplace Bullying

Not all bullies leave their behavior on the playground. Some of them grow up to continue their behavior in the workplace. Managers who know how to identify and stop bullying seize the opportunity to build a strong team, spur feelings of loyalty from the bullies’ targets, and minimize conflict while encouraging productivity and retention. The […]

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5 Things That Don’t Belong on a LinkedIn Profile

5 Things That Don’t Belong on a LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn profile can be an invaluable job search tool. With a few clicks, you can present your strongest career skills, make important networking connections, and find postings for jobs you’ll love. Like any professional communication, your LinkedIn profile should demonstrate that you are committed, competent, and passionate about your work. It should also inspire […]

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Establishing a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business

Establishing a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business

Recent flooding in the Houston area, an ongoing parade of summer tornadoes, and the start of hurricane season just around the corner mean that Texas is no stranger to the threat of disaster. Yet only 13 percent of U.S. businesses have a written disaster recovery plan, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). Don’t let […]

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3 Top Leadership Mistakes to Avoid

3 Top Leadership Mistakes to Avoid

Leadership is tough. Good leaders strive to constantly improve and adapt their leadership to the teams they lead. But it’s an uphill climb for leaders and teams alike when leaders make common mistakes. Here are three of the most common leadership mistakes and how to avoid them:

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Use Temporary Jobs & Assignments to Gain Career Experience

Use Temporary Jobs & Assignments to Gain Career Experience

Whether you’re between jobs or you’re launching a new career, temp work can help you secure the long-term position you’re looking for. In a temp job, you keep your current skills sharp while gaining valuable career experience. How Does Temp Work Help You Gain Career Experience?

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How to Stay Positive During a Long Job Search

How to Stay Positive During a Long Job Search

For many job seekers, looking for a new job can be even more stressful than working full time. The loss of a job disrupts your schedule, forcing you to turn to rounds of hunting for job postings, crafting resumes and cover letters, networking, and interviews. If your enthusiasm is starting to wane, here are some […]

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How to Use Your Company’s Culture to Attract Top Tech Talent

How to Use Your Company’s Culture to Attract Top Tech Talent

In a competitive market for the top technology talent, your company needs to go the extra mile to ensure that the best IT employees work for your firm and not the competition. In many cases, a generous salary and a robust benefits package simply aren’t enough to seal the deal with some candidates. Does your […]

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6 Effective Steps to Technical Recruiting

6 Effective Steps to Technical Recruiting

Any company seeking to hire high-quality IT staff has heard of “passive” candidates – those employed professionals who are reasonably happy with their work, but who are also willing to entertain new offers. Despite the name, these candidates aren’t “do-nothings” when it comes to the job search; they’re listening, and they often have very clear […]

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