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26 07, 2018

Three hiring tips for companies in a hot market…

By | 2018-08-29T16:44:41+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Recruiting Process|

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 between the origination of a new [...]

19 07, 2018

Interviewing? How are your intangibles?

By | 2018-08-29T16:43:32+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Interviews|

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 capabilities. In some sectors like computer [...]

5 07, 2018

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

By | 2018-08-29T16:40:43+00:00 July 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 | 2018-08-29T16:38:18+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Career Articles|

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 resignation is [...]

31 05, 2018

Looking for a Purple Squirrel?

By | 2018-08-29T16:35:58+00:00 May 31st, 2018|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 the interview and compensation negotiations. Active communication [...]

17 05, 2018

Career Stability: Working for Large or Small Companies

By | 2018-08-29T16:32:54+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Career Articles|

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 offer superior career opportunities, [...]

3 05, 2018

4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Compensation

By | 2018-08-29T16:30:26+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Interviews|

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 when the candidate brought [...]

26 04, 2018

Interview Yourself First…

By | 2018-08-29T16:27:57+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Interviews|

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, they even read up [...]

6 04, 2018

Changing Jobs? Check Your Social Media Presence

By | 2018-08-29T16:23:15+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Recruiting Process|

We’ve visited this subject in the past but it is so important, it warrants a second look. The number of social media products we have access to seems to grow every year. There have never been so many ways to have your voice heard!  From sharing some good news, a funny-fantastic picture or video, to [...]