When to Speak French

Jul 25, 2012   //   by Kevin OBrien   //   Blog, Candidate Relationships  //  No Comments

Speaking FrenchFrom time to time, recruiters get into a discussion with a candidate that may not go as planned. The recruiter is asking questions as best they can, but to some extent, they only know how to go so far with the tech lingo. What sometimes happens in this discussion is that the candidate is not too pleased with the direction of the conversation and gets frustrated that the recruiter doesn’t know what they are talking about.

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Why the Skills Game only Gets You so Far

Jun 26, 2012   //   by Kevin OBrien   //   Blog, Hiring Process, Interviewing  //  No Comments

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It’s become a standard to receive requirements that outline a plethora of skills for which one candidate needs to match most in order to win the position. But is it realistic, and are there other determining factors that make the difference? Yes, of course there. Even if you don’t have every skill listed from a job description, as a candidate, you need to think about the extra details in order to help you land that next contract position.

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What you should know about the Company you are Interviewing with

Apr 24, 2012   //   by Kevin OBrien   //   Blog, Interviewing  //  No Comments

Dropping into an interview without being prepared is a potential disaster in the making. Or by coming prepared, it could be a great way to win the position. For an IT staffing company, preparing candidates to succeed is a major part of the value we provide to any client. But it can’t all rest the staffing organization; the candidate needs to step up to win in this competitive market.

Here are a few quick items that a candidate should know about a company before jumping into an interview:

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The Lost Art of Consultant Care

Mar 13, 2012   //   by Kevin OBrien   //   Blog, IT Consultants  //  No Comments

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Many years ago, there was this thing called “Consultant Care”. Those of us that were around in those days recall the dedicated resource that was responsible for consultants on site, as well as care and feeding of the people that help give our companies a good name. The model was such that if your company was big enough, there was a dedicated resource that was solely responsible for making sure that contractors and consultants were receiving the treatment that kept them and the client happy. It was an insurance plan to take care of your personnel and the client satisfaction.

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Hiring a Business Development Manager

Feb 28, 2012   //   by Kevin OBrien   //   Blog  //  No Comments

At Advantech, we like to look at things in a whole different way. 2012 is staged to be a great year and we’ve added some key personnel to help the company build on the success of the past, and the vision for a brighter future. However, what we’re missing are a few team members to help round out the team. For starters, the addition of a Business Development Manager would a good place to increase the team size.

So, instead of passing along the typical job description with a bunch of bullets about what it is that we’re looking for, we decided to point out the top 5 reasons why Advantech is a place to be for top sales performers.

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