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Your Creative Job for Today: Ensure Your LinkedIn Profile Matches Your Resume

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Is Important and What to Update Have you ever wondered why some professionals in your creative jobs are courted daily by recruiters, yet you never get the call? The answer is social media. More specifically, your LinkedIn profile. Why? Because more than 70% of recruiters use LinkedIn to search for talent.…

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TECHEAD Spotlight – Sara Newcomb

Sara Newcomb Recruiter, TECHEAD  Sara Newcomb is a Recruiter for Techead, where she is responsible for finding great candidates for creative, professional and IT positions.   How long have you worked at TECHEAD? I recently started with TECHEAD in September.   What led you to work at TECHEAD?  I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in…

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What Soft Skills Should Your Next Software Developer Possess?

Technical Prowess Alone Does Not Produce a Successful Software Developer Generally speaking, software developers are responsible for the development and testing of software. They must also interact with their team in a meaningful way. The job is not all about technical prowess, but requires a range of soft skills that help build strong working relationships…

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Prove Yourself a STAR for Marketing Positions with Every Interview Question You Are Asked

The Ultimate Guide to Preparing Interview Answers When you are interviewing for marketing positions, it can be difficult dealing with nerves. In fact, according to a recent recruitment survey, 93% of job candidates suffer anxiety during interviews. Your best strategy to eliminate nerves is to focus on your strengths and use them as a selling…

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TECHEAD Spotlight – Philise Conein

Philise Conein Co-founder and CEO of TECHEAD  Philise Conein is co-founder and CEO of TECHEAD.   Please say a few words about yourself and your background. What were you doing before you started Techead? I had been working as a computer graphics artist since 1985 with Riddick Communications here in Richmond. In September 1988, I…

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Marketing Positions: The 10 Steps of a Successful Job Search Strategy

How to Market Yourself for a Career in Marketing Job hunting is not easy for those seeking marketing positions. It can be time-consuming and stressful. To be successful, you must take a structured approach. You need a strategy. A process that will help you to remain focused and land jobs that act as steppingstones on…

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Are You Overpaying for Talented Creative Staff?

Hiring 101: Never Overpay for Creative Staffing Companies are in need of more creative input to keep up with the fast pace of change in marketing and sales. Consequently, hiring managers often make financial offers that they believe ‘can’t be refused’ to ensure the offer is accepted. This strategy not only leads to overpaying for…

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Creative Staffing: How Long Should Candidate Screening Take?

A Walk Through a Successful Candidate Screening Process In creative staffing, the importance of hiring the right candidate is crucial to a company. The best-fit candidate will increase productivity, improve team motivation, bring innovation to the table, and help to maximize your company’s potential. Hire poorly, and you won’t see any of these benefits. Quite…

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What Is Security Clearance, and Do I Need It?

Your Clearance Questions Answered Security clearance is a process that determines whether an individual is eligible for access to classified information or for access to a non-classified Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF). It’s required in many fields such as government contractors, defense industry contractors, and law enforcement agencies, as well as many other private companies…

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Tips to Hire for Clearance Jobs Faster

Your Expertise and Solutions Are Right Here Filling clearance jobs will always be more challenging than ‘regular’ hiring. What should you be doing to fill your clearance jobs quick and with quality? There are many factors working against you, including: First, the tech skills shortage leaving only 29% of regular tech companies with the IT…

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