5 Networking Opportunities That Can Accelerate Your Denver Tech Career

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Maybe you aim to become an expert in your field, broaden your current skillset, or find a new position. Regardless of your career path, networking is vital to your success in the tech industry and connecting with other IT professionals can open doors to unique opportunities. As a matter of fact, in today’s market, 85% of all positions are filled as a result of successful networking. Fortunately, as Denver has grown, so has its rich tech community. There are thousands of local IT professionals interested in learning, developing their skills, and meeting new people. Let’s take a look at 5 networking opportunities that can accelerate your Denver tech career. Continue reading

1 Million Cups: An Introduction to New Companies in the Colorado Technology Market

1MC_LogoAttending my first 1 Million Cups event last June, I had no idea what I was signing up for. But, inspired by their tradition of asking every single presenter, “what can we do to help you,” I knew I needed to be a part of it.

1 Million Cups started in 2011 in Kansas City, MO by the Kauffman Foundation with the premise that they wanted to build a local entrepreneurial community. They decided that it would take (at least) 1 Million Cups of coffee to do that. Less than two years later they are now in 65+ cities, including the Colorado technology market! Continue reading

EdgeLink Conducts Student Mock Interviews at Epicodus

EpicodusEdgeLink regularly encourages its employees to get involved in the local community, so when I first heard about an opportunity to conduct mock interviews at Epicodus, I jumped at the chance to volunteer.

Located in Portland, Oregon, Epicodus offers a four-month, hands-on course on programming. Class instructors immerse students in a number of cutting-edge programming languages, with the goal of graduating fully-fledged, ready-to-work programmers and developers. Continue reading

Is Your Recruiter is Really Working for You?

 

Target with Arrowsby Justin Brewington, Technical Recruiter – Direct-Hire Services

 

In our previous blog article, “How to Find a Good Recruiter: Six Useful Questions to Ask,” EdgeLink Technical Recruiter, John Kahlil Somera explained the process of identifying and qualifying a recruiter from a job seeker’s perspective.  I would like to expand on the topic by asking, “once you have found a great recruiter, what’s next?  How do you ensure your relationship is a productive one?” Continue reading