6 Great Ways to Stay Positive during Your Job Search

stay-positive-during-your-job-searchFinding a full time job can be, well, a full time job in itself.  And if you have been searching for employment for two months, six months, twelve months or longer, then it is easy to become jaded and start feeling negative about the experience.  As a job seeker, you’ll find your best successes with a positive attitude, so it is important to develop habits that will help you keep that frame of mind during your search.  Remember, there are two things you can control – Effort and Attitude!  Here are some things you can do to stay motivated and optimistic: Continue reading

One Year in IT Staffing: My Best Advice to Job Seekers

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I started working at EdgeLink, an IT staffing firm, just over one year ago. I had no prior recruiting experience and my only involvement with technology was through my own personal use of the internet, iPhone, TV and Facebook. I always believed that I was savvy on a computer and could navigate myself through just about any problem that I encountered. But after just one day at EdgeLink, my head started spinning and I quickly realized that I really didn’t know anything at all… Continue reading

Business Networking that’s Easy, Fun and Painless

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5 tips to make them work best for you.

Networking. Ugh. The very word conjures up images of sports jacketed dweebs pressing business cards into each others’ sweaty palms in a cheesy hotel ballroom. You might think that, if you want to stay busy doing what you love (or you need to add talent to your own business), that’s the bullet you’ll have to bite. Not so. A few organizations in the Portland and Denver/Boulder tech sectors have figured how to make networking so fun and easy you won’t even know you’re doing it. It won’t feel like work—unless you consider hoisting a pint of beer to be work… Continue reading