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Retaining top employees at your company has benefits beyond the extra output you get from a top performer staying longer than average. Ronny Cheng VP of Marketing at Digital Astronauts Ronny Cheng is one of the Co-Founder’s of Digital Astronauts and has helped drive lead generation in the software industry…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
3 weeks ago Categories: Share

Writing the perfect cover letter for a job you’re applying to, will help you to stand out from other candidates and prove your excellent fit for the job. Ronny Cheng VP of Marketing at Digital Astronauts Ronny Cheng is one of the Co-Founder’s of Digital Astronauts and has helped drive…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
1 month ago Categories: Share

Quitting your job the right way results in your former managers and co-workers provide you with glowing reviews to anyone who asks. Quitting your job the wrong way, won’t. Ronny Cheng VP of Marketing at Digital Astronauts Ronny Cheng is one of the Co-Founder’s of Digital Astronauts and has helped…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 months ago Categories: Share

When an employee leaves your company, it is in your best interest to help this person with their transition from their job at your company. Whether they are being fired for performance/behavior, downsized for financial reasons or leaving the company voluntarily, “offboarding” the people who work for you will be…

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2 months ago Categories: Share

Testing candidates for cultural fit during the job interview is essential for making good hires who are likely to have a long tenure at your company. Unlike hard and soft skills, cultural fit isn’t something that can be trained after someone is hired. Forcing hires who don’t fit with your…

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2 months ago Categories: Share

Maternity and paternity leave are being offered by an increasing number of companies that want to demonstrate their commitment to supporting their employees and their families. Though the number of women using these benefits (273,00/month) has not increased between 1994 and 2015, the number of men utilizing paternity leave has…

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The subject of salary negotiation is easier for some people than it is for others. While salary negotiation is supposed to be a routine part of taking a job or remaining happy in one, the fact that there is money on the line can make these conversations uncomfortable, tense or…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 months ago Categories: Share

You know that person who makes your workday uncomfortable, stressful, hard, weird, scary, annoying, distracted and/or depressing? Yeah, that person. They are what is known as a toxic employee and, no matter what their issue seems to be, you are probably feeling the effects of their problem personality every time…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
3 months ago Categories: Share

Employee referral programs are a great way to make your employees happy and a great way to attract talented people to your company. Your referral program can build a culture based on productive business connections and respect for the abilities of one’s peers, but only if your employees are engaged…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
3 months ago Categories: Share

Your first day of work can be a dream come true. Your first day at work can also be a waking nightmare. It all depends on how badly you wanted this job, how prepared you are for this job, and how much you’re willing to put into this job. Even…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
3 months ago Categories: Share

If you want to retain a greater percentage of top performing employees through any bouts “spring fever” that break out in your office this year, it can be helpful to look at the retention strategies used by industry leading companies that are highly rated for employee satisfaction. Your company may…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
5 months ago Categories: Share

You’re not supposed to talk about politics in the workplace, but someone has got to talk about politics in the workplace. Even if your employees have no opinion on the 2016 election, the fallout from this election is weighing on more and more Americans by the day. Along with a…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
5 months ago Categories: Share

Recruiters, Hiring Managers, and HR folks – we’ve listened to your feedback. We’re happy to announce that SkillGigs will now integrate with your applicant tracking systems. Ronny Cheng VP of Marketing at Digital Astronauts Ronny Cheng is one of the Co-Founder’s of Digital Astronauts and has helped drive lead generation…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
6 months ago Categories: Share

Let’s get one thing straight: poaching is a despicable practice. Poaching employees, on the other hand, is not cruel, but kind. If you find a talented tech pro who is ready or getting ready to move on from their current position at a competitor’s company, then “poaching” them away from…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
6 months ago Categories: Share

Cybersecurity has been a hot-button issue lately, and will only be more prevalent as the global cybersecurity market grows from 75-billion-dollars to being a 157 billion dollar industry by 2020. In the United States, the Federal Cybersecurity Market is projected to grow from 18 Billion in 2017 to 22 Billion…

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Freelance experts can be valuable partners with your company, but getting optimal results from this partnership isn’t as easy as telling them to “fix it,” “figure it out,” or “build a better mousetrap.” Drawing on the skills of freelancers can be very beneficial for businesses of all kinds, especially for…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
7 months ago Categories: Share

LinkedIn, the professional network was supposed to be the “Facebook of business,” a platform for professionals to list their accomplishments and connect with co-workers, past employers and potential employers. LinkedIn is a platform for forming these connections, but it has long struggled to balance 2 hats on its head. On…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
7 months ago Categories: Share

Software testing is known to be one of the most expensive, intensive and frustrating parts of the software development process. If major problems or bugs are discovered as a product is about to be launched, it can mean sizable delays to the launch date or even signal the need to…

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7 months ago Categories: Share

As tech companies and businesses of all kinds do more business in an increasingly global context, new demands are placed on these companies. The logistical demands of scaling a product for global use can be immense, and require the focus of dozens of experts from across the globe. From the…

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When marketing a product, making an impression on your ideal customer hinges on differentiating your product from competitors and demonstrating how this product is the answer to your customer’s problems. When you’re trying to fill a software engineer position, your open job is the product that you’re promoting and your…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
8 months ago Categories: Share

Donald Trump’s first weeks in office have been marked by a series of controversial executive orders, including: the construction of a wall to rival China’s medieval defense system, the continuation of a contentious pipeline project, and an immediate travel ban on residents from a list of “countries of concern.” The…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
8 months ago Categories: Share

Women around the world marched in solidarity on Saturday, and it’s time that tech companies started showing solidarity as well. You want women marching into your open engineer, science and data roles, because they are ready and exited to take on the jobs of tomorrow. And there will be jobs…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
8 months ago Categories: Share

Phone interviews are a great way to meet and qualify candidates, without the logistical and time commitments that come with in-person interviews. Whether the person you’re interviewing is in your city or outside your state, they are sure to appreciate the trip you’re saving them as they participate in your…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
8 months ago Categories: Share

Offering cool employee perks is an effective way to differentiate your company’s culture, attract talent and reduce employee burnout/attrition. Perks can take nearly any form you can think of and, unless you go really over-board, the cost of providing perks is always made up for by a happier, more productive…

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Ways to Motivate New Employees

December 29, 2016

New employees can be brimming with energy, questions, or even nervousness, so it is important to orient them to their job in a way that is effective, positive and exciting. No matter how skilled your hire is, there is always an adjustment period when starting a new job, and motivating…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
9 months ago Categories: Share

Austin, Texas is the live music capital and one of the fastest growing hubs for startups. As an engineer or developer, the possibilities are endless for which company you can work for. There are options in all industries, and best of all, you’ll be in Austin. Here are some of…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng

There is a shortage of tech talent in this country and this shortage is only growing in severity. Even if you haven’t read one of the many studies or opinion pieces on how bad his tech talent gap is, you may have experienced some of its effects first hand. A…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng

When you’re the one responsible for the success of a new technology or application that your company is developing, stress comes with the territory. When problems and delays with development arise (and they always do), you can find yourself in a stressful work environment for weeks or even months at…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
10 months ago Categories: Share

When you think of Houston, you’ll probably think of oil or NASA before you think of “Tech Hub.”But Houston has rapidly emerged as one of the nations leading hubs for technological innovation. Don’t believe me? Check out this list of some of the fastest growing startups in Houston that are…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
10 months ago Categories: Share

Startup companies run on the ingenuity of their founders and the team that these founders have put together. Though they may lack the resources of established companies, many startups are able to capitalize on the strength of their ideas and get the backing of major investors. Many startups have even…

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You should test the skills of anyone that you hire, but this is especially important when evaluating tech talent. The way that you test the hard skills of candidates (in person, online/screen share, assignment based, etc.) should always be chosen to make things easier on your candidates, but the content…

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Hiring Manager Satisfaction Survey Question Templates If you’re company is growing, it’s expected that you’ll be making several hires. The best way to measure the quality of the candidates that you’re sending to your hiring managers is through hiring manager satisfaction surveys. These surveys measure the quality of candidates, the…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
10 months ago Categories: Share

Strong code writing ability is one of the most in-demand skills of our time. Whether this code will power a new software solution or integrate another device into the internet of things, employers want coders who are as fluent in their computer language as they are with their native tongue….

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
10 months ago Categories: Share

The way we work is changing. From Amazon’s dream of a drone delivery service to Uber’s planned fleet of self-driving cars, new technologies and new applications of technologies are emerging at an unprecedented rate. New tech is bringing opportunities to companies, but it is also presenting new challenges. Consumer demands…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
10 months ago Categories: Share

Welcome Your New Employee the Right Way No matter what size your company, having a streamlined on boarding process is important to get new employees up-to-speed as soon as possible. A great way to do that is to have all new employee forms prepared ahead of time, as well as…

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When you need to make an IT hire, but can’t, the costs start to add up quickly. First, there’s the job board subscriptions you’re paying to keep active. Then there’s the cost of any recruiting resources you’re using to consider and the resources that your hiring managers have been using…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
10 months ago Categories: Share

When you have a job that you can’t fill, or objectives that your employees can’t meet, what do you do? Do you re-examine your job description and the job boards you’re subscribed to? Do you try to re-engage employee support in your referral program? Do you evaluate your career page…

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10 months ago Categories: Share

Despite odds believed to be long and an avalanche of scandal, Donald J. Trump has been elected to be the 45th president of the United States of America. After one of the most closely watched elections in history, President Elect Trump delivered a speech calling on Americans to come together…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
11 months ago Categories: Share

Success in the role of Chief Technology Officer depends on understanding all technologies that have to do with your company’s product or the service you provide. For tech-based companies, the role of CTO is much more expanded, but their focus is still on the strategic/product side, leaving operational technology management…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
11 months ago Categories: Share

When faced with a challenge beyond the skills of their employees, leaders must answer a difficult question: Do I hire another full-time employee with the skill to overcome key challenges, or do I hire an independent contractor (or a few) to get this important work done? Though challenging to answer,…

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You know those square, papery things that you use to prop up your laptop? Once upon a time, books offered people knowledge that they could not find anywhere else, but we all know how that went. The internet has made it possible to learn virtually anything contained in any book…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
11 months ago Categories: Share

How to Hire a Recruiter

October 25, 2016

So, you can’t find anyone who can work your open job. Don’t worry, this isn’t something to be ashamed of or even something that is uncommon. According to a recent study from Glassdoor, the two biggest obstacles facing companies trying to increase headcount are: 1) Candidate Supply and 2) Lengthy…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
11 months ago Categories: Share

Do you think that the words program and software are interchangeable? If you do, then you probably aren’t a software engineer. Though these two terms may be synonymous for the average consumer, a program is to software as a drive shaft is to a working automobile. Continuing with this metaphor,…

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11 months ago Categories: Share

Passive Sourcing is Dead

October 16, 2016

Like disco and the dinosaur, passive sourcing is dead. Following the advent of social networks, passive sourcing (where candidates are identified and contacted through social networks) has been touted as the future of recruitment by many or at least as one of the main candidate sources that you should be…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
11 months ago Categories: Share

Phone interviewing is becoming more and more of a popular choice for qualifying tech talent. Phone interviews can be conducted more quickly than in-person interviews, and can serve as both an effective screening tool and a time saver for employers and candidates alike. Ronny Cheng VP of Marketing at Digital…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
11 months ago Categories: Share

You don’t usually think of “passive” as a good trait, but most passive candidates are anything but. A passive candidate is someone who is currently employed and not actively looking for another job, but this doesn’t mean that they can’t be swayed by the right opportunity. Ronny Cheng VP of…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
12 months ago Categories: Share

Making a good hire can be expensive and it can definitely take more time than you anticipated. Across industries, business leaders are focusing on making high-quality, strategic hires, which is one of the reasons why it takes longer to make a hire today, than ever before. Right now, it takes…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
12 months ago Categories: Share

When you think of “web development,” the first thing that comes to mind is websites, but what does it mean exactly? Web development is a broad term that describes tasks associated with developing websites and webpages that are hosted on the Internet. No matter what type of website it is,…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
1 year ago Categories: Share

Whenever you come across your dream job, it’s easy to find yourself wanting to apply right away and see if there’s a chance for something more to come out of it. Before doing so, a few things need to be done plunging into application process including pulling out your resume…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
1 year ago Categories: Share

Whether you’re new in the tech industry or have been around for awhile, sometimes there are terms that come up in conversations and become a huge head scratcher. In those cases, you start combing the Internet for answers but get even confused with all the different definitions that you come…

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A few weeks ago we released the Tech Talent Salary Expectations Report for Austin and after receiving a ton of positive feedback on the data we provided, we decided to followup with a Tech Talent Salary Expectations Report for the San Francisco Bay Area. The SkillGigs Tech Talent Salary Expectations Report, based on live marketplace data, includes…

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Ruby is a programming language created by Yukihiro Matsumoto that uses the software library of Rails. There are many definitions of it that are thrown around, but to keep it as simple as possible, Ruby on Rails is a development tool that provides a framework for web developers to write…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng

We understand…attracting top tech talent – a group that is high in demand but low in supply – to your company can be a struggle in today’s competitive market. At SkillGigs we are always thinking about ways to support our employers in their efforts to recruit and hire the best…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
1 year ago Categories: Share

When it comes to bringing people on to your team, you want to have the best and brightest minds that can move your company forward and help it grow. With an abundant amount of talent and many companies going after them, it’s safe to say that competition is stiff when…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
1 year ago Categories: Share

This week at SkillGigs, we released the Tech Talent Salary Expectations Report for the Austin Tech Market after Austin Business Journal reported that the unemployment rate in Austin has dropped to a 16-year low of 2.9%. The SkillGigs Tech Talent Salary Expectations Report, based on live marketplace data, includes salary Ronny Cheng…

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Has your Instagram feed been lacking good photos lately? Sure, it’s great to see selfies of your friends and pictures of places that you’ve always wanted to visit, but for tech lovers, here are some accounts that should check out. Ronny Cheng VP of Marketing at Digital Astronauts Ronny Cheng…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
1 year ago Categories: Share

Hiring UI and UX designers can be a tricky process. In the tech industry, UI and UX designers are the core of the product team and play a crucial role in developing a company’s product while working closely together. Although they have similar titles, their roles are much different from…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
1 year ago Categories: Share

Since its beginning in 1984, TED is a nonprofit that is dedicated to spreading innovative ideas through powerful talks that covers a variety of topics – from science to business to global issues and much more within its global community. Many people have found TED Talks as inspiring and motivational…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
1 year ago Categories: Share

We’re all life’s students – always learning something new each way that enriches us. For those who are in the startup world, you’re going to a lot of advice along the way to find ways to better their companies. If you’re in need of inspiration, these blogs are must-reads. Ronny Cheng…

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1 year ago Categories: Share

Although being in tech is fun and rewarding for many people, it doesn’t stop bad days at work from happening and sometimes we all just need to take a moment to laugh. For those who need some cheering up or who are just in search of a good laugh, here are…

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1 year ago Categories: Share

Ronny Cheng VP of Marketing at Digital Astronauts Ronny Cheng is one of the Co-Founder’s of Digital Astronauts and has helped drive lead generation in the software industry for organizations of all sizes — from start-ups to Fortune 500’s. He helped build one of the first online software review websites,…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
1 year ago Categories: Share

From recent tech graduates to those who are more seasoned with their work experience, being a part of the startup industry has had great appeal over these past few years. With a great culture that makes people love coming to work and amazing perks like free food, unlimited paid time off, annual company retreats, and much more, it’s not hard to believe how competitive it is among candidates with hundreds of new applications coming in daily.

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1 year ago Categories: Share

Hiring isn’t an easy task. As a hiring manager, recruiter, or boss, you have the responsibility of hiring top talent and finding a quality candidate who fits in with your team and excels at their work. The responsibility that falls on you is huge. The last thing you want is to hire…

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1 year ago Categories: Share

If you’re reading this, you’re likely in one of two situations in life. The first is that you’re looking for a career path. You’re early in your education and need help making a decision of where you’d like to be in the future. If that’s you, keep reading! You’re going…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

As you’re well aware, there has been a boom of small to medium businesses and enterprises due to the rise of technology and computer systems. Local businesses are expanding beyond their town, and Brick & Mortar shops have expanded their reach exponentially by taking their business online. In the past,…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

As you know, hiring top talent is not easy. Whether recruiting for a Fortune 500 or your own business, it’s important to focus on people who stick around. Not only will it help you and your team, it will also save you time and money in the future! The cost of an…

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2 years ago Categories: Share

Competition is a normal part of doing business, especially if you’re in a hot industry. And we’re not talking about your product or service, but how you attract top talent, and keep all star employees. It all revolves around making them feel like they’re a part of something special. We’ve…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

Okay, so this may seem like a pretty bold statement, but hear us out. When you’re hiring for your startup, you want people committed to your company. People who will stick around for the long haul and truly believe in what you’re doing. Not only will it propel your company…

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2 years ago Categories: Share

We’re 15 Days into the New Year and many people are beginning their job searching efforts as part of their new years resolution! January is the heaviest month for those who are either looking for higher pay, or just want to change their career so they’re actually working their Dream Job. The job…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

The tech talent hiring process isn’t easy, especially when you get hit by the fatigue brought about by its repetitiveness. A position opens, you post an opening, applicants express intent, candidates are screened until you fill the position. If your company isn’t great at retention, you will find yourself repeating…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

The cover letter is too often overlooked. It’s more than just a letter to fill space, and it’s more than just your resume written in sentence form. The cover letter gives you a voice, a personality, and the opportunity to narrate and address a person directly. Elements that cannot be…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

SkillGigs, the online auction-style job marketplace, today released its Tech Talent Salary Report for California. The report includes salary expectations for some of the top paying and most highly sought-after tech jobs in the state, such as Full Stack Developers and Python Developers. The data has been collected from Skill Listings in…

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5 Not-So-Obvious Resume Tips

December 8, 2015

When browsing your local bookstore, what makes you decide what to get? Like most people, you turn to the back cover and read what the book is about. Based on that short summary, you consider if the book is worth the listed price. Will it be worth the time you…

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2 years ago Categories: Share

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SkillGigs, the online auction-style job marketplace, today announced the launch of SkillGigs Newsroom, a centralized location for companies to discover the most up-to-date technology news and both macro and regional specific hiring trends. Companies struggling to find the right talent can use the SkillGigs Newsroom as a resource to…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng

Do you trust bad advertising? When the product isn’t clear or it looks like it wasn’t made well? It’s likely you just tune it out, and ignore it. Not only will it make you not want to buy the product, it also gives you a negative opinion on that brand….

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

Recruitment is more than just finding a person to fill a job. It’s selecting someone who will contribute to your company’s goals, and someone who you would be willing to invest time and effort in. A lot rides on your selection, so it’s not to be taken lightly. Mistakes happen…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

The Holiday season is here and with budgets uncertain for the next year, job hunting may be a challenge for many. Here are a few job interview tips to help you make the best of every interview opportunity: 1. Do Your Research Researching the company before the interview and learning as…

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2 years ago Categories: Share

Onboarding is more than just a new hire’s first day of work where he or she is oriented on the company’s culture, the job’s specific functions and where the bathroom is. The new hire starts to form an impression of the company and his colleagues and starts to imagine himself or…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

SkillGigs, the online job search marketplace, today announced the general availability of their resume and recruiting technology platform for technology job seekers for Austin, TX. SkillGigs will make available the 3D resume and skill listings for job seekers and Robo Recruiter for employers. SkillGigs is attracting A-list talent in the…

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When one of your employees express intent to resign, “why?” would usually be the first question. This can be asked casually or in a formal exit interview, but the question is quite broad. It’s likely there are multiple reasons behind the decision, and it’s difficult to answer such a general…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

Self-promotion when looking for a job is usually something aspiring candidates struggle with. Everyone wants to present the best about themselves in the hopes of being the frontrunner for a vacancy. At the same time, candidates tread carefully in their resumes and interviews so as not to come across as…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

No one is perfect. As a hiring manager, you’re susceptible to hiring mistakes when selecting a qualified candidate for a specific job. The concern is, hiring mistakes are not easily correctable. When you realize that a mistake has been made, it may be too late. Your company may have already…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

What are your skills, experience and expertise worth in the current market? A question that’s not always easily answered in a constantly fluctuating market with countless variables coming into play. That said, knowing your Real Market Value (RMV) will help you not only get paid fairly, but have more leverage…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

With the ever growing demand for top IT Talent, companies (large and small) are battling it out to hire the best of the best. Unfortunately, the supply of top tier talent isn’t growing as fast as the demand, making the hunt even more competitive. So, if you’re one of those…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last 20 years, we all know that California is a tech industry hub. What you may not know is that it is a tech industry hub that is facing a drought. And no, I’m not talking about the water drought….

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng

The 3D Resume builder for tech talent is a next generation personal branding tool that helps you tell you professional story in a visually impactful way, making it easy for you to get hired. Our 3D Resume is packed with benefits and features that ensures companies no longer have to dig through…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

“Where do I begin?” Those sentiments express our most prominent thought when it comes to taking action and trying to land that dream job. All the details of the dream may be worked out, except for that pesky part of how to start down the path. Of course it is…

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2 years ago Categories: Share

4 Tips To Get Hired Fast

September 17, 2015

Generally, good things come to those who wait. While this principle is true, it is nice to find ways to decrease the waiting period, especially when it comes to getting hired. So what are some keys to getting hired fast? Below we’ll discuss four job searching tips that can help speed up…

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2 years ago Categories: Share

It is perhaps the most awkward time during a job interview: the time where the interviewer asks you if you have any questions. In all your preparation for answering their questions, pondering what questions to direct toward them wasn’t even on the radar. So, what do you do? Do you…

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2 years ago Categories: Share

They say you can determine if someone is the right fit for the job in the first 15 seconds of the interview, however this interview question will really seal the deal for you: “What is your story?” Really, that’s the question?! Yes. Think about it. A person’s story tells you…

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2 years ago Categories: Share

  Voting for the 2016 SXSW PanelPicker is closing soon, and we need your help! You could make this an experience of a lifetime for us, and an opportunity for inspiration and growth for others. Ronny Cheng VP of Marketing at Digital Astronauts Ronny Cheng is one of the Co-Founder’s…

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Your company is growing. More clients are using your services and are happy with your product. Now it is time to expand and hire new employees. But wait just a minute. How many new employees can you actually afford? There are a number of costs to finding and employing a…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

In some ways, an interview is like espionage. You have to read the person you are interviewing to determine whether they are friend or foe. Of course they will put their best foot forward for you in the interview room, so you must find out whether that foot is genuine…

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2 years ago Categories: Share

You want the best people out there to work for your business/company. While this is the ideal, it is at times difficult to find great talent. Perhaps the some recent hires have not panned out as expected. It would be nice if there were a quick guide to sailing through…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

You’ve been job hunting for months and you’re getting no where. You’ve applied to countless job postings, re-wrote your resume 15 times, and even tried online training, but no one’s biting! To top it off, the jobs you’re applying for aren’t even your dream job. So what do you do? Did…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

  A dream job. We all wish we had one. So why don’t many of us? There are countless reasons, that are totally in your control. So our goal is to help you see the light. To help you take that first step to actually pursuing, and obtaining your dream…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

  Can’t seem to nail the interview? Feel like you have all the right qualifications but keep bombing the ever so daunting face-to-face interview with your dream employer? Not to worry. Here are 10 reasons you’re likely bombing the interview, and what you can do about it. Ronny Cheng VP…

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How To Hire Top Talent

June 18, 2015

  Let’s face it, recruiting and hiring good people, actually great people, can be a challenge — and it’s getting more difficult by the day. With the growing opportunities to work for awesome startups or build your own business around sustaining freelance gigs, skilled employees are hard to come by…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

Traditional ways of hiring top tech talent are so outdated. Time and money are just not on your side with your current recruiting methods. No matter what you do, it seems like that perfect candidate is nowhere to be found. Here are two of the main reasons why you feel it’s…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

  Once you’ve gotten your resume organized perfectly and through the applicant tracking system to the recruiter, how can you take your resume to the next level and ensure it actually gets read? Ronny Cheng VP of Marketing at Digital Astronauts Ronny Cheng is one of the Co-Founder’s of Digital…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

Nine times out of ten your closet isn’t the only thing that needs some organizing. It’s highly likely your resume could use a little attention too. As a matter of fact, resume organization is one of the key reasons that people never get a phone call for an interview from…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 years ago Categories: Share

  We know you. You’re one of the thousands of awesome job candidates who apply to multiple jobs a week and never hear anything back from the recruiter. No email. No phone call. Nothing but confirmation that your resume has been received and then radio silence. You’ve got the skills….

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