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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 »

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Starting a new assignment can be an exciting time for IT consultants. However, short-term engagements are full of pressure and fast-paced deadlines. Follow these actionable time management strategies to ensure your work is always completed on time. Have a Clear Understanding of Your Role Knowing exactly what is expected of you on an assignment is… Read more »

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Welcome to the last installment of QCG Team Spotlight for 2016! We have had an amazing year, and we can’t wait to see what 2017 brings for us, our clients and our talent network. This month, we’d like to introduce you to Recruiting Director Amy Migliore. Team Member: Amy Migliore Role: Recruiting Director With Team… Read more »

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In order to make your LinkedIn profile work for you, you must be an active participant on the platform. Here are some tips to help you attract the attention of hiring managers. Create an Engaging and Searchable Profile We are a search-driven culture, and people use LinkedIn similar to the way they use Google. They… Read more »

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Organizational skills can be defined as an ability to effectively use your time and energy to achieve a goal. It’s easy to see why organizational skills are essential for technical positions, as workloads increase and tech teams must navigate divergent priorities and demands. You will likely be asked about your organizational skills in an IT… Read more »

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Staffing partners can make a world of difference in your hiring and retention strategies by improving the quality of new hires, shortening time-to-hire and managing the cost of candidate searches. If you want the relationship to result in success, help your staffing partner help you. Successful Partnerships Require Successful Firms Choose a partner that understands… Read more »