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Does Volunteering Pay Off In The Job Search?
Category: Career Advice, Community Service, General, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
Not many people are aware that April is National Volunteer Month. As we begin this celebratory month for those who give back in our community, I’m sure you’re wondering…do employers really look at a candidate’s volunteer work during the hiring process? While community service might have been important on a college application, how important ...
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Luck of the Cover Letter
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As a job seeker, you may feel like you need a little extra luck in your career search. Before you go searching for four-leaf clovers or a furry rabbit’s foot, start by reviewing your initial introduction to a hiring manager – your cover letter. While opinions differ on the importance of a cover letter – some recruiters and hiring managers bas ...
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The IT Diversity Challenge
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Diversity, Hiring Managers, Hiring Talent, Women in Male Dominated Fields, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , Comments: 0
The Washington Post recently published an article by Joann Weiner titled, “Diversity is good. Why doesn’t everyone agree?” In the piece, Weiner sites multiple studies showing that companies who engage women in leadership positions are, on average, more successful and profitable than companies who do not. ...
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Attention .NET Professionals: 15 Folks to Follow on Twitter
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Here in Chicago, we take a few things very seriously – our hot dogs, our sports teams, and of course – our pizza. We are also seriously committed to innovation. With innovation hubs like 1871 and Chicago Innovation Exchange popping up around the city, it is clear we are focused on attracting new talent in a variety of industries. In a city so o ...
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SPOILER ALERT: We are in HOT pursuit of the best tech talent around!
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The IT industry is growing, thriving, and expanding at rapid rates – a fact that is neither a surprise to hiring executives nor mysterious to the industry. With each passing year, IT skills that were once valued by employers and even coveted by recruiters seem to fade away while a new set captures the spotlight. ...
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Be a New Year’s SMART-Y Pants
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So, how are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? If you’re one of the 47% of Americans who make resolutions, they might have already gone by the wayside. After all, statistics show that by the end of January, one out of every three people have already given up on their New Year’s resolution. So, while making a resolution is a good first ...
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.NET Engineers Rock: A Playlist for Your New Career at Echo Global Logistics
Category: Career Advice, Company Culture, Hiring Talent, Job Postings, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , Comments: 0
It is no secret that 2014 was a phenomenal year of growth, success, and progress for Echo Global Logistics. In fact, in the last 12 months, everything at Echo has been on the up and up. Revenue, profits, share price, retention, and hiring have all been on a steep incline—and that’s just to name a few! ...
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Have You Made Your Staffing Resolutions for 2015?
Category: Employers, Hiring Managers, Hiring Process, Hiring Talent Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
As we embark on this New Year, many people are making career-related resolutions. Is your company in the best position to attract new talent in 2015? While it may be difficult to foresee every hiring opportunity you will have this coming year, formulating a staffing plan can be instrumental in knowing what kind of talent you need to achieve your bu ...
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