Top 10 Women in Tech: Instagram Influencers February 6, 2019

Top 10 Women in Tech: Instagram Influencers

These top influencers are changing the game. Are you following them?

Your favorite women in tech – all in one place. Join us as we celebrate these rising stars shining on Instagram.

While we know how influential women have been in every facet of science and technology, for this article, we are highlighting the life and work of the unsung heroes behind the screen, coders. Keep reading to see who made our list.

Counting down from number 10:

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Top 10 Travel Nursing Instagram Accounts January 26, 2019

Top 10 Travel Nursing Instagram Accounts

Wondering who you should be following for your daily travel inspiration?

While it’s wonderful that there are so many people to follow, we know how crowded it can get – meaning you sometimes miss the best content on Instagram. We’ve done the heavy searching for you!

We’ve narrowed down our favorite accounts, featuring the best and most inspiring influencers on Instagram. Check out our picks for the top 10 travel nursing Instagram accounts you should be following! Counting down from # 10: Continue reading “Top 10 Travel Nursing Instagram Accounts”


7 Tips To Earn More As A Travel Nurse December 7, 2018

7 Tips To Earn More As A Travel Nurse

Considering the travel nurse life? What’s not to love about it!?

Hopping from hospital to hospital, traveling from city to city, state to state, sea to shining sea? Live for the adventure in life? You came to the right place. Here at Skillgigs, Think Freedom is part of the entire gig-finding experience. If anything’s stopping you, it probably comes down to one thing: the money.

As our first article geared specifically to the interests of our healthcare professionals, we thought we’d answer one of your most popular questions: What can I do to earn more as a travel nurse? Whether you’re new to the idea of travel nursing, or you’ve been seeking placement through Skillgigs for years, learning how to make the most out of your travel nurse career can lead to better gigs, longevity, and (best of all) higher pay. Your skills are highly sought-after, and hospitals nationwide are competing every day for talent just like you. So what exactly can you control when it comes to your salary? We have a few ideas.

Here are 7 of our top tips to earn more as a travel nurse. 

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How To Answer “What Are Your Strengths?” November 30, 2018

How To Answer “What Are Your Strengths?”

“Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.” – George Herbert

In just about every interview you have, past or future, there are certain topics you can just expect to come up in conversation. “What are some of your strengths?” is no exception. We’ve covered how to prepare your elevator pitch and how to answer it’s counterpart (What is your greatest weakness?), now we’re continuing this theme to prepare you for your next possible interview question.

Just off the top of your head, what are your professional strengths? How would you answer this question if an interviewer asked you this? Why does it feel awkward talking about your strengths?

The natural hesitation you feel probably comes with this internal thought: How do I answer this without coming off too braggy? The key is preparation and delivery

So how exactly does this play out? We have a simple 2-step process to tackling this tricky question.

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How to Write a Resume in 2019 Infographic November 15, 2018

How to Write a Resume in 2019 Infographic

Do you ever feel like you’re being overlooked by recruiters for jobs you know you’re qualified for?

You worked really hard for your career. With years of experience, education, and certifications, it seems too traditional to only provide a standard resume during your job-search – especially for a modern professional like yourself.

While a conventional resume can usually get the job done, creating a 3D resume offers you a new way to display your skill-set, experience, and accolades with data-backed technology. Cool, right?

 

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3 Creative Recruitment Strategies November 9, 2018

3 Creative Recruitment Strategies

“You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. It’s logic-based creativity.” – John Romero

Whether you’re in the market for new developers, programmers, or something totally unrelated, your recruitment strategy can only benefit from getting creative with your methods.

Taking the time to explore new options outside of simple job postings could be the difference between recruiting the bare minimum and recruiting your star players.  Read more to get creative with your recruiting strategy. Continue reading “3 Creative Recruitment Strategies”


How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” November 1, 2018

How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”

“Tell us about yourself.”

“Tell me something about yourself.”

“Let’s start by hearing a little more about you.”

There’s one basic interview question that employers will always love starting out with – “Tell me about yourself.” 

Do you have an answer for it? If it includes anything about your personal life, it’s time to rethink your interviewing strategy.

As one of the most popular interview questions in the history of meeting people, it’s no surprise that this simple conversation starter sets up a very quick screening process for the interviewer. For some reason, as a species, we tend to avoid conversations that involve us talking, or even bragging, about ourselves. Why is that? This instinctual response leads us into a frenzy when the question is asked, leaving us completely blank – or worse – talking about irrelevant information. Hiring managers can quickly sort out serious candidates just based on how you respond to the very first question! Don’t worry – your favorite career sidekick, Skillgigs, has a simple one-two-three formula for answering this dreaded question like a pro. Keep reading for how to answer “tell me about yourself.”

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How To Write A Cover Letter (Yes You Need One) October 26, 2018

How To Write A Cover Letter (Yes You Need One)

“Do I really need a cover letter?”

“All of my experience is listed in my resume.

“As long as they check out my application, there’s no way they would pass up on someone with my experience.” 

Sound familiar? If it sounds like a conversation you’ve had with yourself, keep reading for how this train of thought is derailing your career.  Continue reading “How To Write A Cover Letter (Yes You Need One)”


Beat the Resume ATS September 28, 2018

Beat the Resume ATS

You read a job description, you see all the ways you would be a perfect fit for the position and for the company, and you do what any logical person would do – you apply!

You submit your resume accompanied by an extensive list of project examples and references – you think to yourself “man, I have this job in the bag!” Next thing you know – they didn’t call or email you back! And if they did, it was only to tell you they went with someone else!

Unbelievable, right? Unfortunately, it’s a situation even the most qualified professionals face. How can that be? You can thank modern technology for that. Companies across just about every industry use what’s called the ATS, or otherwise known as the Application Tracking System. In fact, according to a study performed by Capterra, approximately 75% of large companies use this parsing system. So what exactly does that mean? – A human being is not reading your resume. We know how bad you want to get that job, so keep reading for our 3 hacks to beat the bots.  Continue reading “Beat the Resume ATS”


3 Ways Networking Can Lead to Promotion September 21, 2018

3 Ways Networking Can Lead to Promotion

How social are you at the office? It could make a bigger difference than you think.

Across every industry, the importance of professional connections remains the same. Whether you work for a trendy tech startup, or for an established corporate giant, it’s always going to be about who you know.

The relationships you build throughout your career have the potential to carry you all the way to the top of your field – and faster than with hard skills alone. Think about where you want to be in five years. Now think about where you want to be in ten years – or even twenty years. If at any point in your timeline you see yourself in a position better than your current role, it’s time to think about how you’re going to get there. So if you’re spending your time hiding behind a monitor for 8 hours a day, we have three reasons you should visit the water cooler more often (so to speak). Keep reading for 3 ways building professional relationships can lead to a promotion or better career opportunities.  Continue reading “3 Ways Networking Can Lead to Promotion”