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Welcome back to another installment of the QCG Team Spotlight, where we take a look behind the scenes at the amazing professionals who make Queen Consulting Group a success. Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of our dedicated technical recruiters, Brian Pedersen. Team Member: Brian Pedersen Role: Senior Technical Recruiter With Team QCG… Read more »

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Flexibility is an important quality to seek out in permanent, full-time technical staff. However, it’s easy to overlook this quality when hiring consultants for short-term projects and initiatives. To keep projects running smoothly, hiring managers must focus on acquiring IT consultants who demonstrate flexibility. Tech Consultants Are Not Order Takers There are many people on… Read more »

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When preparing for an interview, it’s easy to get caught up preparing for the technical side of things while forgetting an important fact: How the interviewer feels about you will ultimately determine whether you get the offer. Making a good impression is critical, but it also goes beyond superficial things like what you wear and… Read more »

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As an IT consultant, you are probably a subject matter expert with top-level, in-demand skills. But do you have the “other” skills companies are looking for? If your resume is a technical gold mine, that’s wonderful, but soft skills are becoming more important to hiring managers, even for consultants on short-term assignments. Before you apply… Read more »

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Each year, Team QCG gathers for our annual “Kick Off” event to take a look back at the previous year, set goals for the new year ahead and take part in fun team-building exercises!  Our 2017 Kick Off took us to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where festivities included the excitement of the Portsmouth Escape Room (both… Read more »

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The mechanics of job searching have changed drastically over the last several years. Thanks to technology, it’s never been easier to study target companies, browse openings and submit applications. With the increase in mobile connectivity, things are shifting even more. You don’t even have to be seated at a computer to apply for a position,… Read more »

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If you’ve sat through more than a few staffing or recruiting agency pitches, you have probably heard a lot of the same phrases over and over again. You have listened to firms tell you that they are “unique,” that they “focus on relationships,” or they have a “proprietary database.” So, how do you know who… Read more »

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TED Talks are a great way to learn new things and get inspired in less than 20 minutes. But with over 2,000 talks available in the online library, it can be overwhelming to find talks that speak to you. If you are an IT consultant looking for some professional inspiration and motivation, here are five… Read more »

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When it comes to hiring advice, you’re probably used to hearing about the pitfalls of a slow process. And it’s true: If you move too slow, you will lose great talent. However, a rushed hiring process can be equally detrimental to retention, productivity and the morale of your team. The good news? There is a… Read more »

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Deadlines. Nobody likes them, but everybody lives by them. No matter what your job title or where you happen to sit on the totem pole, you have deadlines. As tech projects and IT initiatives become more complex, the ability to hit deadlines has become a top priority for hiring managers. Do you know how to… Read more »