QCG Volunteers at Pine Street Inn

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For the third year in a row Queen Consulting Group volunteered at Pine Street Inn, New England’s largest resource for homeless men and women.  Our Connecticut and Boston based teams each spent a day helping to prepare and serve meals, and spread a little holiday cheer by making a donation to the facility and their… Read more »

Why Should You Partner With A Staffing Firm

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Anyone who has been a job seeker in the modern IT industry understands the frustrations that can be a part of the process. Spending hours each day submitting applications that go unanswered and perusing dead-end job postings can leave anyone – even the most seasoned IT professionals – wishing that they had a partner to… Read more »

7 Skills All Application Engineers Need

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Application engineers occupy the space directly between their company’s research and development team (R&D) and the consumers who purchase and use their products. As a consequence of their unique position and various job requirements, application engineers need to be versatile professionals, strong communicators, and masters of a whole host of other technical and interpersonal skills…. Read more »

Top 7 Skills Every Cybersecurity Director Needs

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The IT industry is in the middle of a massive period of growth, which is good news for anyone in tech who is looking to advance their career. The cybersecurity sector is expected to continue to undergo rapid expansion. According to research conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected growth for cybersecurity jobs through 2021 is 37… Read more »

Here’s How to Deal With Millennials in the Workplace – If You Aren’t One

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The number of millennials entering the IT industry is growing by the day. While this generation of professionals is contributing new and creative ways of thinking, they are also ushering in new attitudes, new modes of working, and new value systems. For those of us working in IT who are not millennials, this brings us… Read more »

Feeling Burned out at Work? Here Are the Signs.

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If you’ve ever experienced “burnout” at work – long periods of exhaustion, tension or difficulty focusing – you’re not alone. A recent Gallup poll found that 23% of 7,500 full-time employees reported feeling constantly burned out at work. So, don’t beat yourself up the next time you’re having a hard time keeping up at work. There is a nationwide burnout epidemic, and it’s… Read more »

Top 4 Questions You Should Be Asking at Your Next Job Interview

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The interview phase is your first chance to gain a clear picture of whether the role would be a good fit for you. Arriving at your interview with prepared questions will demonstrate right off the bat that you’re able to plan ahead and approach opportunities with a 360-degree view – two important qualities that employers… Read more »

How to Write a Successful IT Resume

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Your resume advertises the most important thing you can sell: you!  It is the first piece of information an employer will have on you. Your resume needs to stand out from the rest and make a strong first impression.   Here are QCG’s tips on writing a solid resume: Start with a Professional Summary Highlight… Read more »

Building a LinkedIn Profile

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Most people utilize at least one form of social media. If you are interested in finding high-level technology jobs, you need to add LinkedIn to your list of social media apps. LinkedIn is a great platform to build your personal brand. With 590 million users, LinkedIn provides you with a built-in network of connections in the… Read more »