I am going to guess we have all been given job search or career advice at some point in our lives. Maybe it was your parents urging you to include every job you’ve ever had on your resume or your 80-year-old grandmother telling you about how things were done “back in her day…”. Perhaps the job search advice came from a former boss, a favorite professor, or that LinkedIn connection who’s always commenting on the articles you share. I bet most of that advice was given with good intentions. But the truth is, there are lots of opinions about what to do when you’re searching for a new job, completing an application, or preparing for an important interview. And, unfortunately, not all job search advice is good advice.
To ensure that you put your best foot forward in the new year, we’re separating the good advice from the bad. Here’s the job search advice you should leave behind in 2020 and what you should be doing instead.
Digital transformation is a popular buzzword among business leaders, CEOs and senior executives. Everyone, it seems, has a story about the digital transformation project their organization undertook. Far fewer companies, however, can offer examples of successful digital transformation. That’s because only about 14 percent of respondents to a McKinsey Global Survey on digital transformation reported that their efforts made and sustained performance improvement.
As a proud member of Portland’s growing tech scene, EdgeLink enjoys bringing together like-minded area professionals to discuss emerging technologies and their capabilities. On October 15th, EdgeLink was pleased to host a special event for cloud technology professionals featuring Kelsey Hightower, a Principal Developer Advocate at Google working with the Google Cloud Platform. Held at EdgeLink’s downtown Portland headquarters, Mr. Hightower spoke to more than 50 attendees about cloud native technologies and how companies can utilize these platforms to save time and improve their bottom line.
So there I was, April 1st at 7:45 a.m., preparing for a brand-new day, a new month and a new quarter. We needed to come out of the gate with a great month because our goal was the highest that it had ever been. Our pipeline was strong, but I was going to ask for more this month from my team of sales and recruiting professionals. Continue reading
Portland is a booming city with a large and growing IT industry, as well as a great tech community with endless opportunities for professional growth and development. At EdgeLink, we’re grateful to be part of this growing industry and we set aside a day each year to show our appreciation to our clients and candidates by hosting our Annual Client Appreciation Golf Tournament. This year, our 9th annual tournament was held on Friday, May 17th at Langdon Farms Golf Course in Aurora, Oregon, just outside of Portland.