Your IT Career Choice: Should You Be a Contractor or Full-Time Employee?

Your IT Career Choice: Should You Be A Contractor or Full-Time Employee?The ageold question for people pursuing an IT career is whether to work as a contractor or full-time employee. Advantages exist to both options, but the answer for each individual is only found through careful consideration, as each person weighs the pros and cons that can affect their future roles.

To build upon our previous look at contract vs. full-time employment, let’s take a deeper dive into areas to consider as you make the big decision.  Continue reading

Job Interview Tips: How to Prove You’re a Purple Squirrel

Purple SquirrelThere’s a term that IT recruiters use to describe the otherworldly technical talent needed to fit the extravagant job descriptions some companies create: purple squirrel. These candidates have the exact background, skills and education that fit a position’s many complex requirements. And in reality, these fantastical animals don’t exist and neither do those 100% flawless dream candidates.

However, there are ways to convince employers you are the best answer to their mythic purple squirrel and get them to ask for you by name.

 

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Which Different Types of Interviews Are Best for Your Company?

What Type of Interview

What matters most when hiring a new employee for your company? Past experience? Future actions? Logical thought processes? Quick thinking? An ability to withstand pressure? Odds are good you have a mixed criteria. With that being the case, why would you stick to the constraints of one type of interview?

Let’s be realistic: no single interview style surpasses the rest. And it’s likely your company has different candidate expectations than your competitors. Interviewing in a way that’s contrary to your needs and ignores what’s a cultural fit draws out the interview process.

Since candidates in the current market are being scooped up like Black Friday doorbusters, each interview needs to quickly assess a candidate’s critical qualities without getting bogged down in nitpicky deliberation. That often requires a more hybrid interview approach. Here’s what different types of interviews reveal about your prospects and how you can mix them together. Continue reading

Spring Cleaning Your Career: Are You Ready for the Job Search?

Spring Cleaning Your CareerIt’s hard to miss the fact that there is a lot of momentum in the IT industry in today’s market. Demand is high, and the challenge of attracting and retaining talented tech professionals is creating a lot of competition between companies. If you’re looking to make a move in this active job market, now is the time to dust off your career and get ahead of the game.

At EdgeLink, we work closely with our candidates to make sure they find the perfect fit for their career. Here’s some of the best advice we’ve come across to help you get ready for the job search. Continue reading

Do you have a trusted relationship with a local IT recruiter?

A trusted relationship between an IT recruiter and a candidate is coveted in our business from both perspectives. You don’t have to be looking for a new job to have a relationship with a recruiter. Any relationship requires effort to maintain, but being connected with a good recruiter definitely has its rewards…

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