Appealing Software Developers to Your Company April 18, 2019

Appealing Software Developers to Your Company

Due to the competitive nature of today’s talent market, unemployment rates for software developers is close to 1-2%, depending on where you reside.

Most candidates are offered positions from multiple employers and have to choose between those options.

To stand out to top developers, it’s necessary to put in the extra effort.

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Eight Tips to Improve Your Coding April 5, 2019

Eight Tips to Improve Your Coding

Although deciding that you want to become a better coder is easy, actually climbing the steps of improvement may prove to be harder.

To become an amazing programmer, you must first understand what improvement looks like and have a plan of action to reach your goal.

Below are eight tips that you can take action on right away on your journey to become a master of programming.

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5 Places Startups Can Find Talent March 18, 2019

5 Places Startups Can Find Talent

A startup always starts as a solution to a problem, but that solution can’t be executed without the vital ingredient that is top talent.

The process of recruiting talent can be overwhelming, but it’s actually the most important thing you can do for the growth of your startup. When screening talent, you as the startup recruiter need to learn what experiences your candidates have that both prove their familiarity with the role, as well as their ability to perform well down the road.

Ask about their experiences when working on a demanding project. Be sure to hone on how they were able to contribute to that project. A smart way to gauge a candidate’s capabilities is by asking them to create work for you during the interview, for example, drafting a line of code to perform a certain function or even just bringing their work samples to the in-person and presenting them to you.

Whatever you do in the interviewing process to find that perfect fit you need to start with step one and find candidates.  Advertising an open position of a job site could work, but your competitors are doing the same thing. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a complete countdown list of 5 places you should be looking for your Startup Top Talent.

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4 Ways Introverts Can Grow in an Extroverted Workplace March 8, 2019

4 Ways Introverts Can Grow in an Extroverted Workplace

Believe it or not, introversion is a very common personality trait.

However, when it comes to career advice, many solutions to common career inquiries have an underlying assumption that the reader is or can be extroverted.

New hires are encouraged to attend group work sessions, participate actively in meetings, as well as socialize frequently with co-workers. While it can improve interpersonal relations within the workplace, it may not be well liked by a group that makes up 30 to 50 percent of the population: introverts. Although introverts may be some of the most charismatic people in the world, they often feel most energized and productive while in solitude. In a world full of extroverts, it’s important to find solutions specific to your personality in order to work effectively as well as stay sane. Keep reading for 4 solutions made for you, the introvert in the work place. Continue reading “4 Ways Introverts Can Grow in an Extroverted Workplace”

25 Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Stand Out March 4, 2019

25 Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Stand Out

Whether you’re in the market for your next opportunity,…

… or you’re growing your experience and skillset in your current position, investing time in your LinkedIn profile can prove to be widely beneficial to your career. While it seems easy to “let yourself go” when you find the one, we don’t suggest you let your LinkedIn profile go ignored once you find a great job.

We talk about personal branding often because we believe it’s vital to getting the job of your dreams for the salary you deserve, but for this article, we are magnifying one profile in particular: LinkedIn. If you’re ready to make the most of your LinkedIn profile, keep reading for 25 ways to make yourself stand out. Continue reading “25 Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Stand Out”

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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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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How To Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” November 9, 2018

How To Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?”

What is your greatest weakness?

Last week, we helped you answer the interview question, ” Tell Me About Yourself,” so this week we wanted to tackle another classic question – What do you think is your greatest weakness?

This is a hard question to answer, and according to 90% of job seekers on Big Interviewer, they have the same question for their interview coach. The pressure of this question is real, especially when you are interviewing for a position you feel like is your dream job. The dilemma that arises is that you don’t want to seem to like you can’t qualify for this position but on the flip side, you don’t want to look arrogant by saying you don’t have any weakness. As your career sidekick, we have a 2 -step process for you leverage this question to help you land your dream job. Continue reading “How To Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?””

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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