Job Fair – April 7th for the NHCUC

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Tech Needs will be attending the 43rd NHCUC Job Fair Tomorrow – April 7th, 2016! The New Hampshire College & University Council (NHCUC) is sponsoring a Job Fair that can offer you a great opportunity to connect with numerous employers and you will be able to practice speaking directly with them about their needs and…

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Using Social Media to Find Your Next Job in 2016

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  67% of job seekers were using Facebook to look for jobs in 2015, according to Jobvite’s 2015 Job Seeker Nation Study. Facebook and other social media platforms such as LinkedIn are two-way streets when it comes to job searching. Using social media, job seekers can both search for jobs and promote their workplace skills.…

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Overcome the Reputation of a Millennial in the Workplace

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  As a Millennial, you’ve probably heard about all of the stereotypes of your generation: narcissistic, entitled, job hopper, no work ethic, and more. In a recent blog post we outlined what employers should consider when hiring a millennial based off of actual facts about the generation, instead of stereotypes. Rather than fighting the stereotypes,…

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6 Tips for Job Seekers and Employers: Hiring for Potential vs. Rapid Placement

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  In September 2015, there were 5.5 million job openings, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. This coupled with a candidate-driven professional job market has left many employers with a few questions when it comes to hiring top talent: Should we reevaluate our hiring practices and wait for that perfect fit? Should we just fill…

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4 Misconceptions of Working with a Staffing Company to Find Your Next Career

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  When you hear “staffing company” or “placement services,” do you think of low-paying, unskilled or temporary labor? You’re not alone. This is just one of many misconceptions people have about working with a staffing company.   While many staffing firms do staff unskilled and temporary labor, a large majority of employment agencies place job…

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Does Your IT Resume Need a Makeover?

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Launching onto the job market usually involves one of two steps. Before you start looking for your next position, you’ll need to draft a new resume from the ground up, or find an existing resume file that you have tucked away somewhere, dust that file off, and make some adjustments to meet your current needs.…

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Prepare Yourself for a Management Role in Engineering

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You started your engineering career at the junior level, working as a member of a team and operating under high levels of oversight. Then you became a senior engineer and enjoyed a little more autonomy. Now you’re about to take the next big step in your career, which will involve managing projects and overseeing the…

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The Perks of Taking a Temp Job

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Professional employees sometimes resist the idea of taking a temp job, usually for one of three reasons: 1.) they fear the time spent in a temporary position will cut into hours that should be spent searching for a permanent job, 2.) they fear being stigmatized by peers and future employers, and 3.) they assume temp…

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Linkedin for Engineers: What Makes a Profile Stand Out

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You’re an engineer, and you’re stepping onto the job market for the first time in a long time (maybe the first time ever). You’ll need to grab the attention of potential employers by polishing your resume and cover letter, of course. But you’ll also need to elevate the passive aspects of your search, including the…

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What Employers Look for in Data Processing Candidates

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Growing companies, marketing firms, academic institutions, healthcare facilities, and many other organizations need to collect and organize huge volumes of data in order to complete their tasks and reach their goals. But before this data can be parsed and examined on a large scale, it needs to be entered into applicable software systems in the…

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