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

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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

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  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 »

Business Books: Read These 5 in 2017

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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 »

10 Tips on How to Write a Professional Work Email

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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 »

Confidence: A Key Player in Career Opportunities

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Confidence and Career Opportunities

Confidence goes a long way. So far, in fact, that it could be a determining factor in a candidate being chosen to fill a role. After all, if you don’t believe in yourself… how is an employer supposed to believe in you? Here are some surefire ways to boost your self-confidence and showcase your abilities… Read more »

10 Common Interview Questions: Nail Your Interview!

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You never quite know what you’re going to get when you walk into an interview. You might get the hiring manager who wants to chit-chat about current events or the guy who doesn’t smile while looking you dead in the eyes the entire time. Either way, some preparation couldn’t hurt. Here, we’re going to break down some… Read more »

15 Job Hunting Tips from Silicon Valley Recruiters

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Our focus as recruiters is to seek out and nurture relationships that are built to last. Whether it’s the relationships we keep with our in-house technical recruiters, our clients or our contractors. After all, this is what we’re passionate about and we’re in the relationship building business. It brings us great joy and satisfaction to… Read more »

Is Your Digital Footprint Stepping on Your Credibility?

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When job hunting, there are a few things that induce panic in most candidates: the resume, the CV and the interview. When preparing these items, candidates might feel a creeping temptation to lie or embellish items on a resume or CV in order to seem more qualified for the desired position.  Unfortunately for those who… Read more »

Signs You May be Suffering From Job Search Fatigue

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Signs You May be Suffering From Job Search Fatigue

Searching for a job can be difficult and exhausting. When you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed with the search, you may need to stand back and reevaluate your processes. How do you know if you are experiencing job search fatigue? You find yourself looking at the same job postings over and over again. You would rather… Read more »

Don’t Get Stumped by Tough Interview Questions

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Tough interview questions

You’re in the middle of an interview for an amazing new technical job opportunity in California. Everything is going great. You look polished; you sound confident; you’re nailing every question. Then the interviewer asks you: “If you were a car, what kind of car would you be?” Your heart starts racing. Your mind goes blank…. Read more »