Using Networking to Effectively Find a Tech Job

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According to LinkedIn, 85% of all jobs are filled through networking. In fact, many employment opportunities are never even publicly posted; you need to know someone to be aware that the opportunity exists. Here’s how to use networking to your advantage. Maintain Your LinkedIn Profile and Connect With Your Colleagues You can begin networking online… Read more »

Compensation Strategies for Attracting and Keeping Top Technical Talent

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Engineering, manufacturing, R&D, and IT — all of these technical industries are growing fast. Employees are in demand and they know it. How can your business attract and retain the top talent in the industry when everyone is competing for their time? It may take getting a little inventive with your compensation packages. The Modern… Read more »

Why Attracting & Keeping Millennial Employees Is Important to the Technical Industry

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Tech companies have always had a need for young blood. After all, technology moves very quickly; younger employees tend to be well-versed on new technologies and new standards. Nevertheless, many companies have found it difficult to both attract and keep millennial employees.  Here’s the scoop. Millennials Aren’t That Young Anymore Why do you need to… Read more »

Job Market Trends for Technical Industries

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Technical jobs are always in demand. But which positions are growing the fastest? Which positions have been recently developed — and which may be in flux? If you’re currently thinking about going into the tech industry, you may want to be aware of these changes that are taking shape. Cloud Computing and Cognitive Computing on… Read more »

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Event

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This past weekend, I was honored to be part of a Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) dinner/auction and beach triathlon in Long Beach, CA.  A fun part of my role at 2Roads has me always searching for ways to contribute to our community and this was a fun way to roll up my sleeves.   Big thank… Read more »

Are You Right for Consulting?

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Compelling reasons why everyone should give consulting a try – at least for a few years. In this article by Richard Moran lists strong reasons why consulting/contracting work is something to consider within your career path. Some say a year or two in the military is good for developing career skills, especially on the coping… Read more »

Resume Writing Tips Recap

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Getting Started Make it easy to understand. Although it seems obvious, employment should be listed chronologically from newest to oldest. Dates should make sense. If there are large gaps, list what you were doing in the most positive way possible rather than leaving a gap. Explain overlaps (e.g. “part time project concurrent with position at… Read more »