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While the nation may still be struggling with obesity, America is becoming an increasingly
health-conscious society. From health apps to organic fast food, going on a “health kick” has swept the nation. Last January, with fresh New Year resolutions promising an increased devotion to healthy pursuits, the Twin Cities saw a sure spike in wellness trends. Despite our cold winters, Minnesota boasts the title of healthiest city in America thanks to ample park systems, exercise opportunities, and...
That a gender gap exists in tech is an undeniable fact, though not a new revelation.
The Millennial members of ESP’s team weigh in on how their own professional experiences and their recruitment interactions with Millennial IT pros have shaped their view of the Millennial generation, and provide some advice to their peers in the tech field.
Once upon a time…an IT pro wished above all else for a successful interview.
Fortunately, IT job seekers and contract professionals don’t need a fairy godmother to grant this wish. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the best interviews are conversations, not interrogations.
There’s been a recent trend in workplace “total wellness” initiatives to shift emphasis from
work-life balance to work-life integration—and we think IT pros everywhere should rejoice.
Sifting through applications is one of the most important first hurdles for an IT hiring manager to overcome in the selection process. Unfortunately, this first step can also be the downfall of the hiring process due to one key mistake: prioritizing applications with greater years of experience instead of looking for contenders whose experience shows potential.
Upon first establishing a need for tech talent, most IT hiring managers will begin by making
a list of specific skills, traits, or experience levels that are most desirable. They may also make a list of skills and traits to be avoided. However, both lists can prove detrimental to their talent search, particularly in light of the tech talent shortage.
From weddings to family vacations to daycare needs, the summer months demand more time of your tech employees than any other season. Not only can these busy schedules pose a threat to your team’s engagement, but conflicting vacation schedules and availabilities can also lead to lost productivity and delayed project timelines. However, the opportunities presented by this season far outweigh its challenges.
Working with or in IT, you’ve undoubtedly encountered contract-to-hire. Since gaining popularity around 2010, these opportunities have been purported as “win-win” solutions for employers and employees alike, allowing individuals to contract with a company for a defined period under the mutual intention of considering a more permanent arrangement when the contract is over. But while many find this middle-ground arrangement to be the best of both worlds, others have concluded that perm-only or ...
Whether your plans for 2016 include searching for new IT gigs, advancing your career
by acquiring additional IT certifications, or going after an Academy Award, a strong personal branding strategy is essential to launch you into the next season.
As an IT consultant, your professional career is marked by many choices, changes, and adjustments. While these career choices don’t consist of choosing between the light and dark sides as is the case for your favorite Star Wars characters, you must strive every day to ensure that your actions and decisions are in line with your ultimate professional goals.
Though your IT adventure isn’t taking place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it’s filled with some of the same exciting twists and turns that the on-screen story brings to life. Like your favorite Star Wars characters, faced with choosing between good and evil, your choice to become an IT pro set the course for your future. It also meant that you’ll have to make many more difficult decisions in the years to come.
Make a lasting impression at your interview by skillfully navigating the inevitable opener: “so… tell me about yourself.”