10 Tips for the Transition from College to the Workforce
College seniors are often scrambling during their spring semester — worried about securing a full-time job, finding a place to live and preparing for the big transition that takes place after graduation day. I talked to Abbey Overlee, Talent Acquisition Specialist at PeerSource, who graduated from Colorado State University in May 2017. She offered me ten tips for transitioning from college to the workforce.
5 Ways to Prepare for Your Phone Interview
Some job-seekers breathe a sigh of relief when a hiring manager opts for a phone interview over an in-person conversation. Before you celebrate, be aware that phone interviews do not always work out in the candidate’s favor. Without your physical presence, hiring managers may pay more attention to the little things that you are unaware of. Here are the “who, what, when, where and how” to remember when preparing for a phone interview.
Why is Cybersecurity One of the Fastest Growing Career Fields?
The United States has a shortage of cybersecurity experts. Reports of huge breaches, like the one that happened at Equifax in 2017, have reminded Americans of the important role that cybersecurity specialists play in organizations. Between April 2017 and March 2018, there were 301,873 total online cybersecurity job openings in the United States reports CyberSeek — a project that falls under the U.S. Department of Commerce. PeerSource talked to Scott Bowman, Career Services Manager at SecureSet Academy, to get deeper insight into the industry and find out how his organization is training professionals to fill the gap.
5 Technology Meetups to Join in Colorado
The technology industry is booming in Colorado, touting the “third-highest tech-worker concentration” and ranking “sixth for average high-tech wage,” according to a report completed by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. With so many opportunities arising in the Centennial State, there has been a subsequent rise in technology meetups. PeerSource put together a list of five technology meetups geared towards developers that you do not want to miss.
There Are So Many Reasons to Be Thankful
Today and every day, our team is thankful.
Some of our team members at PeerSource shared what they are most grateful for this season.
Your Guide to a Career in Project Management
Colorado project managers received some of the highest salaries in the industry last year according to a list published by Zippia.
The list — which reported the 10 states with the highest project manager salaries for 2017 — ranked the Centennial State No. 6.
Simple Ways to Enhance Your Personal Brand
How do you enhance your personal brand and set yourself apart from the masses? I interviewed Tami Palmer, a seasoned career advisor and job search coach who has counseled thousands of individuals on professional growth. With fifteen years of experience in the staffing and human resources management industries coupled with five years of experience as a career coach, she has become well-versed in the feat of marketing yourself.
PeerSource Ranked One of the Top Private Companies in America
The Inc. 5000 list recognizes the fastest-growing private companies in America. PeerSource made the list this year for the second time.
“No company on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list has grown by less than 50 percent over the past three years,” reported James Ledbetter, Editor in Chief of Inc. Media.
What is Shadow Banning and Why is Being Twitter Accused of Doing It?
President Trump sent out a tweet at the end of July that read — “Twitter ‘SHADOW BANNING’ prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.” In light of allegations that Twitter has shadow banned certain individuals, PeerSource interviewed 30-year veteran of Information Technology — Ajay Menendez — who is an expert in cybersecurity. Menendez broke down what shadow banning is, how easily it can be done and the ethical dilemmas faced by those in the tech world.
5 Common Resume Mistakes and How to Avoid Getting Your Resume Thrown Out in the First Six Seconds
Many people tell me that “recruiters spend an average of six seconds reading a resume.” What are the quick things that they look for to determine if a candidate is the right fit? I asked a recruiter who has had thousands of resumes come across his desk — Trevor Richards, Account Manager and Technology Recruiter at PeerSource. He described five of the most common resume mistakes and provided insight into how to avoid these common hang-ups.