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Evaluating An Employment Offer

Evaluating An Employment Offer

After a long and difficult hunt, you’ve finally received an employment offer. Congratulations! Any job offer represents a very important decision for both you and the employer. When you receive an offer, there are many factors to consider in your decision-making process. While there are hundreds of questions you can ask a potential employer, two of the most important categories to cover are: compensation and benefits.

Thursday, November 21, 2013/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (13124)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Resume Review Tips for Employers

Resume Review Tips for Employers

As a recruiter, I see and read hundreds of a resumes in a month. After so many years in the industry, I have developed a few resume “instincts” that help me determine if a candidate is worth a call or an interview. But, employers have a much more difficult time reviewing resumes. They don’t see them on a regular basis, and as a result it is hard to know exactly what to look for. The following are two parts of a resume employers should closely consider before bringing any candidate in for an interview.

Thursday, October 31, 2013/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (16616)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0
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IT Contracting as a Career

IT Contracting as a Career

Years ago, job candidates looking for a permanent full-time IT position would consider taking a contract position with an employer as “a way in the door.” The idea was, start as a contractor and then hopefully make the transition to full time. Today however, many people view contractor status not as a stepping stone but as their desired goal.

Monday, October 14, 2013/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (8251)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 4.0
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IT Professionals and Unemployment: Reality Bytes

IT Professionals and Unemployment: Reality Bytes

Each time I meet with a client, or talk to a highly qualified technology candidate, I get the same impression: technology unemployment is a bit of an oxymoron. And, it seems that the Bureau of Labor Statics agrees: At the end of 2012, the U.S. unemployment rate was 8.7 percent, more than twice the 4.1 percent unemployment rate among information technology professionals. And, things have only gotten better – or worse – depending on where you sit. Currently, the national unemployment rate is around 7.8 percent, but is estimated to be about 3.2 percent for technology professionals.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (41035)/Comments (3)/ Article rating: No rating
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