The Triumph – “Moving Back to Richmond, eh?”

The Triumph “Moving Back to Richmond, eh” Helping talented people secure rewarding IT positions is what we do.  Being a Richmond, VA based company, many of our positions are in Richmond, and often times we fill them with our local IT contacts, which are some of the best and brightest technology professionals around! But a ...

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Crazy Workplace Facts You Gotta Read…

As part of my job, I get to talk a lot about employment.  I would like to think I know a decent amount about both local and national staffing trends, especially in technology.  I went online today to try and send out a few humorous stats, but what I found was actually pretty sad.  Just ...

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The Interview – What to Wear when Interviewing at a Casually Dressed Employer

Nailed the resume.  Aced the phone screen.  Today is the face to face.  Suit is fresh from the cleaners, white button down is pressed, new tie, shoes polished.  You are ready!  But wait, what if the team you are interviewing with is wearing flip flops, jeans, and their favorite NFL jersey? This is reality for ...

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“Is is Time to Evaluate Your Interview Process?”

“Is it Time to Evaluate Your Interview Process?” Last week, I wrote about “The Effects of a Bad Hire.”  This week I wanted to focus on your Company’s process for ensuring that you limit bad hires – specifically through the interview process. There is no doubt that the job interview is the most crucial part ...

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“Bad Apple in the Bunch”

“Bad Apple in the Bunch?” As a hiring manager and leader in your organization, you have a lot of responsibility.  Keeping your team excited, motivated, and ensuring that projects are finished on time and on budget are the key parts of your job – and your success.  Most managers realize that having the right people in ...

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“Yes, You Are My Client, Mr. Candidate”

Tonight I’m speaking at a local user group meeting on “Tips for working with Recruiters.”  To get my brain rolling, I Googled a few things and was really blown away by the first article that popped up, and the VERY FIRST tip.  It says, “Understand that recruiters don’t work for you.  A recruiter will be ...

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“The Triumph” – Helping a Junior .NET Developer Land a Job in RVA

We are so excited about our new consultant, new client, and the feedback we received about his Triumph experience.  Your IT career is something we take as serious as you do! “Searching for a job, even an entry-level position, as a recent graduate with little experience was a frustrating experience. I spent many long hours ...

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How to Use Social Media to Get a Job

Stop and ask yourself a quick question, “If I needed to look for a job right now, what would I do?”  Would you have said “use social media?”  Only 29% of job seekers use social media as their primary job hunting tool, although I personally feel this number is rising, especially in IT.  Yet 92% ...

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Tips for the Entry Level IT Candidate

As May approaches, graduations happen all over the U.S. and thousands of new grads will receive their diplomas, toss their caps in the air, and dream about that first job.  Unfortunately for many, that dream will not be reality.  Over the last 17 years, I’ve worked with many newbies in the IT field, and as ...

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43 Weird Things Said in Job Interviews

43 Weird Things Said in a Job Interview This is from CNN and Careerbuilder.com.  What is your favorite?

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