“Networking for Folks Who Hate Networking”

Great tips provided by Dice staff on “Daily Tip: Networking for Folks Who Hate Networking” For all of those individuals who cringe at the thought of attending networking events, keep these guidelines in the back of your head for your next gathering. http://news.dice.com/2014/10/09/daily-tip-networking-for-folks-who-hate-networking/

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The Rise of Scrum Related Positions

The Agile Scrum methodology is becoming more and more popular in organizations- and not just for developers. Check out this article by Dr. Marla Gottschalk, Director, Thought Leadership at Kilberry Leadership Advisors | Industrial & Organizational Psychologist https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140917144235-128811924-think-scrum-is-only-for-developers-think-again?trk=tod-home-art-list-small_3   We are seeing frequent opening for roles such as “Scrum Master” and “Product Owner” proving organizations are […]

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“Why Most Companies Never Hire the Perfect Person for the Job”

Great article posted by LinkedIn Influencer, Jeff Haden! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140902121015-20017018-why-most-companies-never-hire-the-perfect-person-for-the-job We see more and more today that companies are looking at compromising on some of the ‘plus’ skills for a job and really look for that individual who is going to be the best culture fit for the organization for the long term. Maybe some candidates have […]

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Explaining a gap in your CV

Are you struggling to explain a gap in your resume? This article posted by James Caan, emphasizes the importance of being honest and upfront in explaining any gaps throughout your career history.  During those gaps, show what you have been doing (versus just looking for a job)- have you been doing volunteer work, taken classes or […]

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How to Have a Successful Digital Interview

We were lucky enough this week to have Paul Bailo, author of “The Essential Digital Interview Handbook – Lights, Camera, Interview” present to our Northern Fairfield Professionals networking group. Paul opened our eyes to the proper set up to consider for a digital interview (lighting, background, camera and sound quality), along with the appropriate conduct […]

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JOIN ITECH TOMORROW, JUNE 26TH AT THE RIGHT MANAGEMENT BURLINGTON, MA RECRUITER PANEL

Please join John Barry of ITech Consulting Partners tomorrow, Thursday, June 26th from 1:30-3pm at the Right Management Burlington, MA Recruiter Panel. Join us for an in-person, interactive panel discussion featuring professional recruiters and HR Staffing Specialists.  Presenters will provide best practices on how to work with recruiters in today’s job market, discuss hiring trends, […]

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JUNE 10TH NORTHERN FAIRFIELD PROFESSIONALS MEETING

Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Location: The Knights of Columbus building at Saint Rose in Newtown, CT, located at 46 Church Hill Road; behind Saint Rose church to the far left.  The building has 3 garage doors on the first floor with the meeting room upstairs.  The entrance is at the door to the left front of the building. […]

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COMPUTER SCIENCE ENROLLMENT ON THE RISE

In a recent article by Susan Hall on “Computer Science Enrollments Continue to Grow,” a report from the Computing Research Association states that the number of “new undergraduate computing majors continued to grow last year, rising 13.4 percent.”  Although this percent is not as high as it has been in the past, it is the […]

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MAY 13TH NORTHERN FAIRFIELD PROFESSIONALS MEETING

Please join us for our monthly Northern Fairfield Professionals meeting this Tuesday, 5/13.  Meeting information is as follows-   Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Location: The Knights of Columbus building at Saint Rose in Newtown, CT, located at 46 Church Hill Road; behind Saint Rose church to the far left.  The building has 3 garage doors on the first […]

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EXECUTIVE HIRING ON THE RISE

In a recent study, Jason Maczuba, Director of Recruiting Services at Execunet, has concluded the following positive feedback on the increase for executive search- Our recent survey of executive search firm recruiters indicates a return to pre-recession levels for the executive job market. As the speed of improvement in the executive market continues, candidates will […]

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