EdgeLink Wins Inavero’s 2017 Best of Staffing® Talent Diamond Award and Client Satisfaction Award

Best of Staffing 2017 EdgeLinkEarned by less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada

PORTLAND, OR – FEBRUARY 16, 2017EdgeLink, a leading employment agency in the technology industry, announced today they have once again won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Talent Diamond Award and Client Satisfaction Award for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. Continue reading

6 Opportunities for Smarter IT Job Networking in the New Year

6 Opportunities for Smarter IT Job Networking in the New YearThe contacts you make today could improve your future career because you never know when you’ll meet your next boss, coworker, employee, or life-changing professional resource. Connecting with peers is not just for those who are currently job searching because it helps grow your knowledge base and sharpens your awareness of current industry trends. Here are 6 opportunities for smarter IT job networking in the New Year. Continue reading

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

What Your Solution to the IT Skills Gap Says About Your Future

What your solution to the IT skills gap saysOrganizations everywhere dread having to fill multiple openings, but in the IT industry the trepidation is compounded. There is a disconnect in IT, with the growing demand for newer skills separating from the smaller pool of available niche talent. In fact, only 20% of workers have the skills required for 60% of jobs opening in the next 5-10 years. Despite this grim outlook, there is no need for worry as long as proactive measures are enacted.

Here are several solutions to the IT skills gap that can keep your company competitive and thriving for years to come. Continue reading

Teambuilding, Charity, and Fun: The Inaugural Colorado Startup Games

Startup GamesFor the first time since its inception, the Startup Games networking and charity event came to Colorado on October 15th for a fun day of competition in the name of good causes. High-growth startups in the community each donated money to play while also earning cash for their chosen charities.

This past May I had the opportunity to meet Sara Reeves, the Program Director of the Startup Games, and for months I worked with her to organize and bring the Startup Games to Denver. In the process I became not only a community advisor in finding volunteers and organizations to participate, but I also took on the role of Head Referee for the entire event. Continue reading