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Speaking Up to Reduce Gender Bias in the Workplace
Category: ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Diversity, Pay Equity, Women in Male Dominated Fields, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , Comments: 0
As a proud co-founder of ARA, an organization committed to attracting, retaining and advancing women in technology roles, and an owner of my own IT recruitment firm, I’ve long had a personal passion for gender equality in business. While there have been some strides forward in recent years, gender equality deserves continued attention as there is ...
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CEO Megan McCann Talks Entrepreneurship, Recruitment and Workforce Diversity on TheEdge Podcast
Category: ARA Mentors, Career Advice, McCann Partners Team, Recruiting, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , , Comments: 0
Listen in as McCann Partners CEO Megan McCann sits down with ClearEdge Marketing CEO Leslie Vickrey on an episode of TheEdge podcast to discuss starting her own business, the state of workforce diversity, and her passion of empowering women in technology. ...
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Preparing for a Job Interview: Understanding Off-Limits Questions
Category: Career Advice, Interview Preparation, Interview Process, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
Being well prepared for a job interview means doing your homework on the potential questions an interviewer may ask about your background, your skill set and what you have to offer. But, what do you do if the interview questions stray off course into personal territory? ...
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5-Minute Lightning Talk on Career Failure
Category: ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Uncategorized, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
ARA Co-Founder and McCann Partners’ CEO Megan McCann presented a five-minute lightning talk to a crowd of 200+ during a recent Women in Tech breakfast hosted by General Assembly. Each of five speakers were asked to answer a specific question. Megan was asked about career failure. ...
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Want a New Job in 2017? Think Like a Recruiter!
Category: Career Advice, General, Hiring Advice, Job Search, Job Seekers, Resume, Social Media in the Job Search Tags: , , , , , Comments: 0
As one year comes to a close and a new one begins, many people will examine their career progress and choices and decide it’s time to make a change. If you plan to be one of the millions of Americans who begins 2017 with a search for a new and/or better job, I have one piece of advice I want you to consider. Rather than thinking like a job seeker ...
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#4TechDiversity Spotlight: Ellen Kapoor, Manager of Talent Management & Leadership Development, ITW
Category: #4TechDiversity, Company Culture, Diversity, Holidays Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
This fall, I was blown away by a short, powerful speech at DisruptHR on the challenging topic of diversity and inclusion. Just five minutes long, “Radical Inclusion” was the talk given by Ellen Kapoor whose witty and thoughtful insights hit exactly on challenges we have faced with the #4TechDivesity blog series, including the fact that diversit ...
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From Full-time to IT Consulting
Category: Career Advice, Compensation, Contracting, Job Search Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
Sometimes you just need a change at work. Do you find yourself scanning job openings and consulting projects at every chance you get? With the numerous well paid and often high-profile contracting opportunities out there for tech professionals, it can be very tempting to leave a full-time role behind and go contract. But, it’s important to consid ...
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#4TechDiversity Spotlight: Jimmy Odom, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Intersect Illinois
Category: #4TechDiversity, Company Culture, Diversity, Innovation Tags: , , Comments: 0
We all have an idea of how we think government works (and everything we think is wrong with it). And then you meet someone like Jimmy Odom and everything you thought you knew changes. A vibrant, visionary, technology-loving entrepreneur, father of three and Chicago insider to the core, Odom served as Senior Advisor of Minority Business Development ...
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