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How to Build Your STEM Pipeline and Engage the Next Generation of Engineers

Remember when you were a kid and you always said you’d never need math after high school? You might’ve jumped the gun a little bit. K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classes are more important than ever before and not just for you but for your organization as well. Join us this Wednesday June […] Read Article “How to Build Your STEM Pipeline and Engage the Next Generation of Engineers”

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Does Money Buy Happiness?

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”  […] Read Article “Does Money Buy Happiness?”

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Seven Ways To Improve The Interaction Between Job Seekers and Recruiters

Working in a service based industry, your reputation is everything. So if recruiters are relying solely on the candidate’s experience you would think all recruiters would follow certain guidelines of moral and ethical behavior that would allow them to be successful. Unfortunately recruiters get a bad wrap; a reputation of being self-centered and not providing […] Read Article “Seven Ways To Improve The Interaction Between Job Seekers and Recruiters”

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Knowing How To Win and Learning How To Lose

Recruiting is like baseball; hit the ball with a small wooden bat 33% percent of the time and you are an all-star. You might fail the other 67% of the time but it will be your failures that you’ll learn from and eventually drive your success. Everybody wants to win and while winning isn’t everything […] Read Article “Knowing How To Win and Learning How To Lose”

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What you should (and should not) ask a recruiter

When a recruiter calls you, you need to determine a few things: if you are qualified to do the job, if you’re interested in doing the job, what hoops you will need to jump through to get the job, and if there is any reason the job is open (i.e. is there an underlying problem […] Read Article “What you should (and should not) ask a recruiter”

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10 Tips for Recent College Grads: Millennials in the Job Market

There has been a lot of talk about the “Millennial” generation. Ask most hiring managers, and you will hear about a sense of entitlement, lack of professionalism and the inability to stay in one job for long. Below are a few tips that I have picked up in my experience working with this population as […] Read Article “10 Tips for Recent College Grads: Millennials in the Job Market”

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The Competitive Edge

There are many life lessons that sports have taught me over the years; how to win, how to lose, how to work within a group and most importantly, how to compete. Nobody goes into a situation or a game without preparing, scouting, doing their homework, and understanding all the players involved. This approach and attitude […] Read Article “The Competitive Edge”

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New Year, New You Winner: Tony England

In January of this year we ran a contest called New Year, New You where the winner received a career makeover including a new laptop, new work clothes and career counseling from an Adecco recruiter. The lucky winner was Tony England, a family man from Kansas who was looking for a new position and a […] Read Article “New Year, New You Winner: Tony England”

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Bridging the Gap Between the Younger and Older Workforce

For every Wall Street protester, there is a young professional studying the Wall Street Journal.  For every $400 SnapBack hat purchased someone is buying an interview suit and leather portfolio.  For every tweet posted, there is a LinkedIn page updated. As a significant percentage of the workforce begins to retire, there is an insatiable need […] Read Article “Bridging the Gap Between the Younger and Older Workforce”

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Respect the Process

  I have been fortunate enough within my career to not be personally affected by a layoff, down sizing or restructuring. I started out as a college intern at a small niche recruiting firm and I had absolutely no idea prior to the internship as to what I wanted to do for the rest of […] Read Article “Respect the Process”