Kick in the Pants: How to Stop Wasting Your Time and Find the Ultimate Recruiter

In today’s job market, there’s perhaps no worse feeling than sending out an unsolicited application to an opening you read about online, knowing that you’ll likely never even get a response. We’ve all been there, trolling the job boards, checking companies’ websites, and poking around LinkedIn for the next great opportunity. When the facts show […]

Not a Leader? Then Be a Multiplier

Discussions about corporate and small business leadership abound. If you hang out in LinkedIn groups or sit in on a work-related Twitter chat, you are bound to participate in some dialogue about leadership. By all accounts, it seems to be the holy grail of professional existence.

Technical Recruiting Demystified

If you’re confused about the whole recruiting scene, this will help provide a little clarity. On 10/3, David Graziano, technical recruiter for GE, joined us for a weekly #TCFchat on twitter at 3pm ET. Dave and our panel discussed the difference between external recruiters and internal recruiters as well as internal recruiters and HR. We […]

Tech Recruiter: Ask the Expert

If you have trouble understanding what role recruiters play in the job search, this is the forum for you. When it comes to recruiters, there are so many unanswered questions. Get the answers this Wednesday 10/3 at 3pm ET on twitter at #TCFchat. GE technical recruiter Dave Graziano will be our special guest star. Dave […]

CIO & IT Team Inspiration Innovation

On Wednesday, 9/26 an “expert” panel convened on Twitter at #TCFchat to discuss the topic of IT leadership effectively motivating their technical teams. We initially questioned the apparent ineffectiveness of “canned” HR programs with technical professionals. Why do these programs fall flat? We also debated the role of HR, HR leadership, and the CIO in […]

CIO & IT Leader Strategies for Motivating Tech Pros

The canned HR programs that companies put into place may work fine for most corporate employees, but they don’t seem to have much effect on IT and technical professionals. I know from experience that most techies–whether in IT, engineering, telecommunications, call center, or any other technical discipline–are a skeptical bunch. But still, aren’t they excited […]

Ageism and Generation Gap Issues in the IT Resume and Job Search

In the IT field, many people feel that it is the “evolutionary” cycle for the old to give way to the young. In today’s world, sometimes it happens prematurely and other times not soon enough. Companies should evaluate each individual based on the work they do and the value they provide for internal opportunities and […]

#IT Job Trends and IT Employment Trends: Age/Generation Gap

Do IT job trends and IT employment trends show an age and generation gap? Many feel that there is a glaring difference between older and younger workers in the technology arena. At the two ends of the extreme you have: a) Younger workers wanting to get an opportunity to prove themselves, helping their overall marketability […]

IT Resume Tips: IT Candidates Need to Highlight Team Experience

By Stephen Van Vreede (@ITtechExec) IT Team Environments The business landscape has changed dramatically for IT over the past few years. The days of IT folks or departments operating in a vacuum are gone, never to return. Although this is a good development for business as a whole, it has required a change to the […]

Job Search Networking, Newtorking, Networking

Networking is the primary means candidates should use to get a job, according to most top career services professionals. But what do they mean when they talk about networking…and how does one really go about doing it effectively? I mean, not everyone is good at networking, right? Does it really work like many claim? Can […]

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