Land a great job in 2017 with this powerful combination

by Michaela Nejaime

The powerful combo of old school social skills AND technology

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The Best Eliassen Group Recruiting & Job Search Advice of 2016

by Eliassen Group

So 2016 was an interesting year for sure and it had its share of ups and downs. The world lost some extremely talented people this year and here in the states, we experienced a very contentious political race. But there have also been some bright spots, especially as it relates to the job market; unemployment rates have continued to lower and companies have recommitted to hiring great talent, both on a permanent and a contract basis, which of course is music to our ears! We’ve also seen the rise of a more data-driven, customer-centric approach to driving business results, with rising demand in agile methods and practices as well as within the creative services space.

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College Athletics & Your Career

by Eliassen Group

If you are a current or former college athlete, you know that one of the critical keys to success is managing your time wisely and learning how to prioritize your schedule; the balance between your academics and athletics can be tricky to manage but it’s certainly a great introduction to time management that becomes so important when you start down your career path.

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Job Search During the Holidays: The Force is With You

by Mark Paolini

“Fear is the path to the dark side,” said Yoda in The Phantom Menace. If you’re in the market for a new career opportunity, do you fear the anticipated pre-holiday hiring slow-down? Well, then you are likely missing out. So, instead of hiding behind that Darth Vader mask, consider this advice from our Corporate Recruiter, Mark Paolini. In the following interview, Mark answers your top questions about seasonal - and particularly end-of-year -  job searches:

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The True Value of Corporate Mentoring Programs

by John Segalla

There is no question that having a mentor and/or becoming a mentor benefits everyone involved: the mentee, the mentor and the company. In this post, we will review some of the benefits on both sides, as well as some key performance indicators (KPIs) that will help you to evaluate the strength of your mentoring program.

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Life Hack: Working with Millennials

by Kaila Orn

In part 1 of our series on Millennials in the workplace, Alison Guillaume shared some important career tips for employees who are just starting their careers. In this next post, Kaila Orn offers her insights about what Millennials need from their GenX and Baby Boomer colleagues to thrive in the work environment:

Millennials. The generation of lazy, narcissistic, self-righteous, participation trophy-toters. As one of those very Millennials, I can attest to the bad rep that we have. Gen X co-workers don’t know how to work with us and our Baby Boomer bosses struggle to understand how to connect with us. As of 2015, Pew Research Center declared that Millennials now occupy the largest share of workers in the American workforce. We realize there’s often a disconnection between the generations in the workplace so I’d like to help shed some light on what we need in order to thrive.

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Building Your Personal Brand: Career Tips for Millennials

by Alison Guillaume

Welcome to our blog series, The Rise of the Millennial Employee! There's a lot of talk out there about Millennials who are entering the workforce in droves. And we believe there is much to be learned on both sides of the fence; Millennials have many great insights to offer their GenX and Baby Boomer colleagues and these experienced co-workers have career tips and advice to share. That's why we have brought together Alison Guillaume, our Resource Specialist Program Manager, and Kaila Orn, an Eliassen Group Consultant Liaison, to share their individual perspectives. Alison kicks things off with this piece on building your personal brand:

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eGuide: (Not Your Grandmother's) Job Interview Tips

by Alison Guillaume

Congratulations on landing the interview! It’s a great feeling to know you got the attention of that prospective employer. So, what are you going to do to make sure your skills and talent shine through? You’ve got some work to do – and that needs to happen before, during and after the job interview!

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Ongoing Training Opportunities for Tech Consultants

by Lorig Manjikian

Anyone who works in technology knows that it’s constantly evolving. And while it’s critical for anyone working in the tech world to stay updated on the latest and greatest, it’s even more crucial for IT and tech consultants to ensure they stay ahead of the curve so that they have a wealth of challenging projects to choose from over their long-term careers.

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Your Recruiting "Check Up" - Upfront Planning to Recruit the Best Talent

by Lauren Helm

When you go to the doctor, they have your charts, all your medical history, they know how much you claim you currently weigh, and you usually even fill out a new health form - Every. Single. Time.  All that info is right at their fingertips but the nurse AND the doctor both have a discussion with you anyway. That’s because the answer doesn’t just lie in the data.

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