There’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.
Authored by Whitney Bertram and Loren Gassaway
We love being part of Colorado’s tech community. There are so many dynamic voices and creative thinkers here that we are always learning something new to take back to our clients, our candidates, and our daily lives. For example, the most recent Women in Technology (WIT) Conference, held by the Colorado Technology Association on June 10th, gave us more than just food for thought: it gave us new perspectives.
The over 600 women gathered at the Denver Botanic Gardens in Chatfield to participate in the WIT Conference was an incredible sight to see. Everyone, and we mean everyone, was there to have meaningful conversations, find their inspiration, and forge new opportunities for growth. The Botanic Gardens offered a gorgeous setting for some of Colorado tech industry’s best and brightest minds to dig into new knowledge and come out stronger. Continue reading
Seizing the right job rarely happens on a whim. Successful job seekers know when and where to find their own slice of the prosperity pie. Even in the vibrant Denver tech sector, jobs are never a guarantee. However, jobs can be made easier to find when you have the right information.
In most cases, getting the information you need about hot tech skills and thriving local industries requires hours of research and clever networking. Thankfully for you, we’ve already put in that effort. Through our daily contact with startups, small businesses, and mid-sized companies, we have the inside scoop on what you need to become Denver’s hottest commodity. Here’s what matters to Denver businesses right now: Continue reading
EdgeLink, a leading employment agency in the technology industry, will be saying farewell to their old offices on June 3rd and will be relocating to a more spacious suite in downtown Portland. Part of the next phase in their growth strategy, EdgeLink’s new and larger headquarters will be conducive to outward expansion as their personalized IT staffing and recruiting services continue to attract a loyal customer base.
EdgeLink’s new address will be: Continue reading
The staffing business doesn’t have to be boring. We find that when you’re hard-wired to a business mentality at all times, you miss out on chances to really connect with people. That’s why we get involved with the Denver Startup week, mix with great minds at Go Code Colorado, CTA (Colorado Technology Association), numerous technology meetups and my personal favorite event: C-Level Ski Day
This was the 5th year we were part of the C-Level/Technology Leadership Ski Day. This is by far my favorite “work event,” if you can call it that, of the year. We cosponsor Colorado Ski Day, an event arranged by ViaWest, along with a number of great names in the Denver technology community. This is a great opportunity to show appreciation to our partners, get out and enjoy a day of skiing, mingle with other technology leaders, eat, and of course drink some beers. Continue reading