Moms can’t resist telling us how brilliant, handsome, funny, and special we are. That’s unconditional love, and that’s what makes moms so deserving of our gratitude on Mother’s Day. However, there’s no place for unconditional love during your job search.
Software developers know that interruptions can totally throw off their mojo. It can take just a minute to get distracted, but a whole hour to re-focus on the complex problem they are trying to solve.
The same is true for your job search. There are infinite distractions begging for your attention, and it’s easy for your job search to get quickly thrown off course.
It’s time to cut out time-wasters and momentum-busters to get your consulting career into focus.
Best and Worst Tech Jobs
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article ranking two hundred jobs from best to worst. The results were chosen based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook. This year, Actuary was ranked at number one and Newspaper Reporter was last at number two hundred. At KellyMitchell, we pulled out a list of best and worst tech jobs from the list that the Wall Street Journal created. Here’s a look at the information we gathered:
“Office Life in Numbers”
Office life is different from business to business. In an effort to better understand and quantify office life on a national level, CareerBuilder sent out a survey to more than 3,900 people in the workforce. We wanted to get a more detailed glimpse into the office life at KellyMitchell so; our employees took a similar survey. While there is no accurate way to quantify the awesome culture at KellyMitchell, we hope our survey can provide you with a better look into what the KellyMitchell office is like!
One interesting takeaway from this survey is that KellyMitchell employees are away from their desk less than the national average from the CareerBuilder survey. We think it would be fair to say that KellyMitchell employees are more productive during the workday.
Other results from the survey can be found here on our KellyMitchell Slideshare:
Where to find Tech Jobs? Check out Atlanta!
“The City in a Forest”
Home to Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, Home Depot and United Parcel Service (UPS), Atlanta Georgia was recently rated 2nd amongst the top “Tech-Friendly” cities in the U.S. according to PC Magazine. Atlanta doesn’t just host the busiest airport in the U.S.; the city also is home to great universities and a lot of capital to invest in tech start-ups.
PC Magazine looked in to how much the residents of Atlanta tweet daily to help determine their rank amongst the competition. Atlanta comes in 2nd with most tweets per day. Atlanta’s tweets account for 1.5% of all tweets sent out amongst big cities. This might not seem like a large percentage, but if you look at the population of the city, Atlanta comes in with a very high tweet-to-population ratio. Another big win for Atlanta is the city’s 3G/4G download speeds. Atlanta comes in 2nd in this category as well. With over $205 million in investments, 37 startups and high tech rankings, it’s obvious why Atlanta is so highly rated for tech folks.
Spring is here, which means that graduation is just around the corner! But transitioning from college to career is not without its challenges. Finding employment in a slowly recovering job market is tough, and for inexperienced grads, the interview process can seem daunting.
KellyMitchell recruiters Jenny Manogue and Chelsie Sturm sit down with the CLA Career Center at the University of Minnesota to give recent graduates and internship-seeking undergrads great advice on how to ace the interview.
Real KellyMitchell recruiters give job seekers the dish on what it takes to get hired in the field of tech – and what pitfalls candidates should avoid.
Twitterviews are trending, and the job search seems to get more “social” every day.
But here’s a little secret: Standing out in a sea of candidates isn’t as tough as you may think.
Resumes are still incredibly relevant to the job search, and if you follow this one tip, you’ll have everything you need to get noticed.
So what is the one and only piece of advice you’ll ever need to get your job search off on the right foot?
Congratulations! You’ve finally been offered that new job you’ve been working toward. So you put in your two weeks – causing outright panic in your organization.
“We are already stretched to the max. It will take months to find, hire, and train a new employee. Not only will that affect productivity, but it will cost us money.”
So they slap you in the face with the counter-offer, and things start to feel a bit topsy-turvy:
Suddenly, your decision to leave doesn’t seem so clear. Fortunately, there is help.