Interview Tips: Mastering a video interview

With the price of airline tickets skyrocketing, many companies are choosing to utilize video conferencing and Skype to interview potential new hires.  There are many pro’s to this method but there are also just as many pitfalls to avoid. A few things to keep in mind: Make sure the lighting is good in the room … Continue reading

Resume Tip: Less Is NOT More!

The argument wages on.  I just had this conversation with a candidate yesterday with 25+ years of experience and a very short, one-page resume.  Should your resume be limited to one page or should it be expanded with more detail?  As an executive recruiter focusing in technical areas such as information technology and engineering, less … Continue reading

To use a headhunter or not to use a headhunter…

I remember being asked this question by a candidate during the crazy days of 2006.  Our country was in the middle of an economic boom.  The 9/11 economic hangover was fading and dot-com bust was a memory.  I made a recruit call one afternoon and a candidate asked me why he would use a headhunter … Continue reading

Job Growth- Am I Growing?

Early predictions for today’s job growth announcement point towards another month of job growth.  If the pundits are correct, it will be the sixth consecutive month that our economy has added jobs instead of losing jobs since 2006.  Those of us recruiting and placing in IT have been blessed with a much more robust market … Continue reading

Thank You!

2011 was a wonderful year for smithgroupIT.  We are thankful for the abundance in our lives and for all of our clients and candidates we have worked with this past year.  It has been a pleasure serving all of you.  Wishing all of you a blessed, happy, and healthy 2012! Check out our Holiday Video … Continue reading

Are the holidays a bad time to look for a job?

The Holiday season could be one of the best times of the year. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year are wonderful times to celebrate with family and friends and kick back and eat some delicious food. So there’s no need to look for a job, right? WRONG! With fourteen full Holiday seasons under my belt … Continue reading

iPad: Coming to a Hospital Near You!

When Robots Attack  Perform Surgeries In this day and age of advancing technology, I find it interesting to take a look back at how far we’ve come particularly within the healthcare industry. A quick search through YouTube led me to these videos which visually illustrate the dramatic shift in technology. From computers the size of … Continue reading

Living Like The Jetsons: What Will the Future Bring?

Last week I had the ‘pleasure’ of getting a root canal at a new Endodontist’s office in town.  I arrived 15 minutes early to fill out the customary and lengthy paperwork and was pleasantly surprised to be led back to a small room with a computer and a keyboard.  I was instructed by the receptionist … Continue reading

Resume Tips: What should I REALLY put on my resume?

I came across an article yesterday about a new internet service that will build a visually dynamic resume that is completely customizable. There are numerous resume- building software programs on the market today such as The Resume Builder, Resume Maker, and WinWay, just to name a few. All of these services will create a professional looking … Continue reading

How to answer “Tell me about yourself” during an interview

So, tell me about yourself.  “Well, I grew up in …..my favorite thing to do on the weekends is lay around and watch Three Stooges movies…I have two dogs, a cat and several fish…” This interview question seems to trip up many people during an interview.  How do you answer this question without sounding like … Continue reading

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