3 Tips for Hiring Top Talent – Why the Interview Is More Important Than You Think

What Type of Interview

You have an open technology position at your company that needs to be filled quickly. The role requires an experienced candidate with certain skills and an IT background. You put together a job description, confer with relevant teams and managers for input, and begin your search for the perfect candidate. Soon, the applications are pouring in. You narrow down the field, conduct phone interviews, and are finally ready for the last step in the search process – the in-person job interview and, hopefully, a job offer. But how do you conduct a job interview that will ensure your chosen candidate is the right fit?

In today’s competitive job market, the search for top talent can sometimes feel like a reality TV show with all the characters, plot twists, and drama to match. But ensuring a satisfying conclusion to the hiring process doesn’t have to lead to a dramatic finale. With these 3 tips, you can conduct a more effective job interview, ensure you hire a great candidate and write the perfect ending.

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Top 3 Most Attractive Benefits for IT Professionals

In order to attract and retain quality candidates in today’s cutthroat hiring market, employers have to get creative. Crafting a generous benefits package and offering other incentives can be the most effective way to recruit top IT professionals. In fact, 80% of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay raise. But, what exactly are they looking for? Here’s a breakdown of the three most enticing benefits for professionals in IT. Continue reading

6 Serious Hints You Should Leave Your Job

leave your jobRight now is the perfect time for tech professionals to dive into their job search. The first six months of 2016 were predicted to see a hiring increase and the demand has been right in line. Qualified candidates find that companies will eagerly compensate them for their skills and expertise. Often, several jaw-dropping bids arrive at once. With great job opportunities ripe for the picking, it’s time to ask yourself whether or not you should leave your job.

For some, staying put is the right career move. However, if the below situations are all too familiar, consider fixing up your resume and reigniting your job search. Continue reading

Strategies for Building a World Class Tech Team: Lessons from Portland Startup Week

Portland Startup Week

The Portland Startup scene is thriving, and EdgeLink is excited to be involved with the entrepreneurs and business leaders who are celebrating this growth. On February 5, EdgeLink’s Direct Hire Services Manager, Mark Schacter, hosted a panel of experts at the Portland Startup Week event, discussing “Strategies for Building a World-Class Tech Team.” Continue reading

EdgeLink to Host Expert Panel at Portland Startup Week

Portland Startup Week

EdgeLink is excited to be hosting an event at the Portland Startup Week, taking place February 2 – 6, 2015. EdgeLink’s event, “Learn from the Experts – Strategies for Building a World-Class Tech Team,” will be at 11am on Thursday, February 5.

Portland’s Startup Week is a conference that focuses on entrepreneurship in the community.  The event presents opportunities to learn from guest speakers, community leaders and fellow entrepreneurs. From panels and discussions to networking and happy hours, Portland Startup Week is essentially a celebration of the community’s entrepreneurial spirit. Continue reading