Hiring Our Heroes At Fenway

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It was an honor for Tech Needs to participate in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes event with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park yesterday. We were proudly represented by our own Sgt. Ryan Picard (Left) who has served 6 years and just reenlisted for another 4 years with The National…

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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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JOB FAIR! Tech Needs Will Attend Lowell Spinners Regional Job Fair

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Technical Needs will once again be attending the Lowell Spinners Regional Job Fair in partners with the Lowell Spinners, Career Center of Lowell, and ValleyWorks Career Center. When: Wednesday August 20th from 10am until 1pm. Where: LeLacheur Park 450 Aiken Street, Lowell, MA 01854. *Rain date for the job fair will be Thursday, August 21st…

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Advancing from Accountant to Controller

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Controllers are the advanced accounting experts who have their thumb on the pulse of a company’s entire financial picture, including its past, present, and future over the short and long-term. Controllers operate with a very high level of financial information and expertise, usually just below the level of the chief financial officer. In this role,…

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Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

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Congratulations on your new job offer! Well done. Your patience and determination have paid off, and you’ll be stepping into your new role within the next few weeks. But of course, your biggest challenges and obstacles aren’t behind you just yet. In some fields, new employees are given the benefit of the doubt and are…

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Stand Out! Create a Personal IT Brand

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Job seekers in every industry can benefit by establishing a personal brand, a kind of hook or angle that sets them apart and makes their credentials easier to remember. But in the IT field, this can be especially helpful, and if you’re a candidate in this industry, your ability to get noticed may be the…

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How to Attract Attention with a Targeted Cover Letter

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Some job posts explicitly request that applicants submit a cover letter along with a resume. Some don’t. Some hiring managers read cover letters carefully. Some simply move past them and focus more attention on resumes, work samples, and portfolios. But just like any other aspect of a job application, the cover letter provides a job…

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Top Online Privacy Concerns for Small Businesses

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How does your small business deal with concerns about online privacy breaches? How do you deal with these risks as a business owner, and how do you allay the concerns of your customers and potential customers? Do you have a strategy in place that can help you reach your target market without gaining excessive access…

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Three Secrets to a Successful Interview

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Of course, the best way to win hiring managers over during an interview is to become the best candidate in the pool by sheer luck and force of will. But because these things aren’t always under our command, you’ll need to rely on other tools in your arsenal as well, like preparation, presentation, and control…

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Creative Interview Questions for Prospective Developers

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So-called “technical interviews” are rapidly becoming a key aspect of the hiring process for IT managers who are looking for candidates with strong development and programming skills. But while purely technical questions can support the selection process, they don’t usually give managers a complete and accurate picture of a candidate’s personality, adaptability, and approach to…

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