30 Jul

Summertime Job Searching

It’s easy to scale back on your job search once summer hits: neighborhood cookouts, trips to the beach, kids’ ball games and long vacations. Who has time to apply to jobs?! However, the reality is that hiring does not stop come summer... […]


10 Jun

The Proof Is in the Portfolio

Have you been frustrated by applying to a Front End Developer or Designer job you’re a perfect fit for only to have it declined within minutes or never get any sort of response at all? As a Technical Recruiter, I have this conversation daily with candidates […]


23 Apr

Care to be Confrontational?!

Strong leaders are individuals that care enough about their employees, clients, and colleagues to have regular, difficult conversations. Whether to level-set client expectations, address performance issues, or discuss disagreements with a colleague’s approach, the conversations many leaders hope to avoid are often the ones that have the greatest impact. […]


24 Mar

Too Much of a Good Thing

There is a saying that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. While social media tools such as LinkedIn can be a powerful resource when it comes to employment, if not managed effectively, the tool’s popularity can also be your personal downfall. […]


5 Tips to Ease Your Holiday (Job Search) Stress

It’s as reliable as snow in Minnesota: the job market slows down in December. As a result, it can be an extremely frustrating time of year for those seeking employment. Job seekers often tell me they have very low expectations of getting hired at all in December. As a recruiter in the IT consulting industry, I would argue that the reality is that the number of new jobs opening slows only slightly […]


28 Apr

Refuting Common Myths About Recruiters

I recently came across an article written for job-hunters titled, “5 Myths About Working With Recruiters,” and to be perfectly honest, it put me into crazy time mode. While many times it is true that some in our profession have served to add fuel to the thought that recruiters are “glorified used car salespersons,” it is more often true that recruiters are hard-working, honest and ethical people whose jobs are to play “matchmaker” and pair the perfect job with the perfect candidate. […]


24 Mar

How to Optimize Your Experience with a Recruiter

The value of a recruiter is demonstrated through his or her ability to understand your skill set, personality, and goals and match them with the current or future needs of his or her clients. Here are some tips on how to make the matchmaking game a win-win for you and your recruiter. […]


25 Feb

Winning The Interview

So now you’ve put together the most amazing resume ever to hit paper and this masterpiece will surely speak for itself with hiring managers – they will likely break their fingers trying to get in touch with you to hire you, right? The truth is that no matter how stellar the resume appears, how beautifully crafted it is, you have to WIN the job, once the interview takes place. […]


Building Your Marketability to Increase Your Chances of Being Hired

Job seekers right now are often surprised that while they hear about the job market “heating up,” they are not getting bites on the hundreds of resumes they’ve submitted to countless recruiters and application systems. If you find yourself in this situation, I would highly recommend sitting down to determine […]


21 Jan

5 Things to Consider Before Relocating for A Job

While relocation can create exciting opportunities – both financially and professionally, especially for those working in fields like technology where the demand for talent is high, there are many factors that need to be considered when deciding whether an opportunity requiring relocation is right for you. […]