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10 08, 2020

Spotting the Toxic Takeover

By |2020-11-12T04:16:32-05:00August 10th, 2020|News|

With ongoing, significant economic challenges facing the US economy, the pace of normal economic sector maturity and consolidation is likely to increase. One contributing factor is some organizations with relatively healthy business models and balance sheets may be acquirable at a discount. In the coming fiscal quarters, as visibility slowly increases and the longer term [...]

9 08, 2018

Balancing Act

By |2020-11-13T04:29:20-05:00August 9th, 2018|Career Articles|

Balancing Life and your Career Aside from whether to marry (and if so with whom), is there a more important component to the well lived life of a spiritually and morally committed person than one's vocation? Our vocations and by extension our career choices will consume the lion share of our waking lives. So the [...]

26 07, 2018

Three hiring tips for companies in a hot market…

By |2020-03-03T15:24:07-05:00July 26th, 2018|Recruiting Process|

Hiring in a Hot Job Sector By most standards, we are now in the hottest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) job market since the end of the go-go 90’s. Just ask any technical recruiter on the corporate or agency side about their rising ‘time-to-fill’ metrics. Time-to-fill is an important measurement of the number of days [...]

19 07, 2018

Interviewing? How are your intangibles?

By |2020-09-10T14:16:36-04:00July 19th, 2018|Interviews|

Measuring Intangibles with Skills and Experience With the job market continuing to emphasize skills and credentials, don’t get caught letting your personal brand and the overall quality of your candidacy suffer from poor intangibles. Today’s technical role descriptions are packed with buzzwords and skills, placing significant time commitments on technologists to acquire and maintain those [...]

5 07, 2018

IT Recruiters: We’re all looking for the Goldilocks candidate…

By |2020-09-10T05:16:26-04:00July 5th, 2018|Recruiting Process|

…you know the one: not too much experience, not too little; not too much money, but not too cheap; not too many jobs, not too much attitude, but just enough so he/she projects an air of confidence. Well for both corporate and agency IT Recruiters, Engineering Recruiters and Technical Recruiters, finding the goldilocks candidate is [...]

21 06, 2018

Leaving your job? Some thoughts about making the announcement as painless as possible…

By |2020-09-10T14:41:11-04:00June 21st, 2018|Career Articles|

Resigning Professionally Your favorite IT Recruiter, Engineering Recruiter or Technical Recruiter has just gotten you that terrific job opportunity. You’ve been given a great offer and have accepted! Congratulations! All you have to do now is announce the news to your current employer. Simple, right? Well, if done correctly, it is simple. However if your [...]

31 05, 2018

Looking for a Purple Squirrel?

By |2020-09-10T15:27:12-04:00May 31st, 2018|Recruiting Process|

Strong, Effective Communication through the Recruiting Process Most organizations we work with have a good handle on the value of a full life cycle recruiting firm like Kane Partners and effectively leverage every bit of the 100+ years combined recruiting experience our executive staff offers. They hire us, keep us involved from initial consultation through [...]

17 05, 2018

Career Stability: Working for Large or Small Companies

By |2020-09-10T05:29:36-04:00May 17th, 2018|Career Articles|

Finding your Career Niche For many candidates company stability and, by extension, career stability is rising as an important factor when making career choices. If this issue is important to you, the question you may be asking is how to best identify and secure something as elusive as stability? A prevailing myth is larger companies [...]

3 05, 2018

4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Compensation

By |2020-09-10T15:44:30-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Interviews|

What are you Worth? When you find yourself in salary negotiations, circumstances will vary greatly, so good manners and common sense should trump all. However, here are some tips that apply to most situations: 1. Be patient. In other words, don’t rush the negotiating process. Many otherwise promising candidacies have been disrupted and even derailed [...]

26 04, 2018

Interview Yourself First…

By |2020-09-10T14:28:32-04:00April 26th, 2018|Interviews|

Preparing for an Interview Smart candidates work hard to prepare for interviewing. They spend hours on their résumé, seek the help of others, perhaps even pay for a professional service in their effort to create a great résumé. They Google and review the most commonly asked interview questions for the role they are seeking. Perhaps, [...]

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