Interview Questions: Why are There Gaps in Your Employment History?


In times of recession or after big family changes, gaps in your employment history are normal. But that doesn’t mean that employers will understand what they mean. You may be asked: Why are there gaps in your employment history? Your answer might be easy. For example, if you’ve been working as a consultant for many different… Read more »

5 Common Misconceptions About Recruiters in the Silicon Valley


5 common misconceptions about recruiters - JD Strategies

  Having been in this industry for over 20 years, we’ve heard every misconception in the book about what we do – recruit. Now, we’re ready to shatter them. Here are 5 common misconceptions about recruiters: Misconception #1: Truth: Recruiters do not cost the candidate any money. This is by far the most common misconception about recruiters… Read more »

Interview Questions: What Did You Like Least About Your Last Job?


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We’re back with part 3 of our interview questions series! This time we are going to discuss how to answer the dreaded question: What did you like least about your last job? Your honest answer might be something like: “Well, they expected me to be there at 8 a.m. which is absolutely ridiculous considering I’m… Read more »

Business Books: Read These 5 in 2017


If you work in tech then you know just how rapidly the landscape can change. Not only in business, but also in the workplace itself. The fast-moving workplace makes for a high turnover rate of low-level employees which is a blessing and curse – depending on the talent shuffle. All this moving around can make for… Read more »

Five Free Online Classes You Should Take Today!


Websites like Udemy and Coursera provide free online classes. They make it easy to learn skills that will strengthen your resume and make you a more attractive candidate to employers. Have you always wished you had a basic knowledge of HTML or an expert level of knowledge with Excel? What about completely revamping your career and learning… Read more »

Interview Personality Profiles: Are You a Bad Candidate?


What is your interview personality profile? Are you Mr. Universe or No Knowledge Nancy? Interviews are a chance to show off your best side. As a recruiting firm, we know all about interviews. We screen and interview candidates all day long. We’ve become experts at sensing that “special something”. With that comes the ability to… Read more »

10 Tips on How to Write a Professional Work Email


How to write a professional work email

  For those who have been in a professional workplace for years writing an work email comes naturally, but it takes time to learn how to do it right. Here are 10 tips on how to write a professional work email: 1. Make Your Point: Put your main point in the opening sentence. Just like… Read more »

Is it Time to Quit Your Job?


Is it time to quit your job?

Has the thought to quit your job crossed your mind a few times since you started your position a few years ago? Has it crossed your mind a few times in the last few weeks? When is enough, enough? Is it time to quit your job and move on to bigger and better things? Sometimes the… Read more »