Preparing for The Interview of Your Life

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You’ve been studying and working all these years for this moment – the C-level interview. You’re probably a little nervous, but you also know you have the experience and knowledge to be great at the job. Try these tips to polish your answers and nail the interview. Prepare stories that showcase your leadership abilities If… Read more »

How to Clean up Your LinkedIn Profile to Get Noticed More

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How to Clean up Your LinkedIn Profile to Get Noticed More

With an increasing number of employers turning to LinkedIn to find potential candidates, now is the time to stand out online. With today being the first day of spring, it’s a good idea to use this new season as an excuse to do some online spring cleaning and ensure you’re standing out for the right… Read more »

The Best Way to List Contract Jobs on Your Resume

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The Best Way to List Contract Jobs on Your Resume

Contract work can be an excellent way to gain experience in a new career field or a way to survive gaps in employment. But how do you address these jobs on a resume or in an interview? Many people have concerns about listing temporary or contract jobs on their resume, believing it will make them… Read more »

Unlock New Career Opportunities by Leveraging Transferable Skills

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Leverage Your Transferrable Skills

Lacking industry-specific experience should not necessarily prevent you from seeking a new career. Transferable skills are the portable skills you pick up along the way throughout most careers. These soft skills, such as being able to communicate effectively; showing initiative, creativity, and integrity; and having an upright work attitude, are valuable across all industries. Unlock… Read more »

Don’t Spook Your Potential Employer: Interview Horror Stories

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Don’t Spook Your Potential Employer: Interview Horror Stories

With Halloween around the corner, it is easy to join in the frightening festivities, but leave the scare tactics at home on the day of your interview. Earlier this year, we launched a series of blogs themed around off-the-wall interview stories we collected from our own recruiters. Among the topics, we explored immediate interview deal-breakers,… Read more »

How to Handle a Layoff: Four Expert Tips to Inspire a Major Comeback

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How to Handle a Layoff: Four Expert Tips to Inspire a Major Comeback

The nature of technology is that it’s constantly changing, and the tech market can often be highly unpredictable. Just last year, security companies like FireEye and Palo Alto were flying high in response to a wave of high-profile data breaches. But now the threat landscape has evolved, and we’ve seen their valuations dip. Sometimes these… Read more »

Is the Cover Letter Dead?

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Is the Cover Letter Dead?

Who doesn’t want to stand out in a pool of job applicants? For the longest time, cover letters have been the competitive edge of determined applicants. In fact, three years ago, cover letters were deemed essential for an applicant to submit, because they set the mood for the resume and told the candidate’s story. A… Read more »

Off-the-Wall Interview Stories from our Recruiters

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Off-the-Wall Interview Stories from our Recruiters

Part 1: Immediate Deal-Breakers Job seeking candidates often search for the perfect “Top 10 Interview Questions” as they prepare to face the interviewer. Instead, we went behind the scenes to ask our TCG recruiters about their off-the-wall stories and experiences with interviewees. We encourage you to take notes as this blog series is also intended… Read more »

Spring Clean Your Resume

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Spring Clean Your Resume

When is the last time you really dove deeply into your resume? Most of us create a resume when we search for our first jobs and then add information with each career jump. We whittle down extraneous detail to add more recent information. However, times are shifting away from what is considered a traditional resume…. Read more »

Stuff Your Stocking, Not Your Resume

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Stuff your stocking, not your resume.

Stuff your stocking, not your resume.  With Christmas just around the corner, there are many things we would like to fill our stockings with on Christmas Day. From little trinkets to handy gadgets, the bounty of fun new toys brings people great joy. But as a recruiter or a job candidate, the one type of… Read more »