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5 Things to Do In Your Next Interview

Posted on December 10, 2019 by

Most of these tips should be no-brainers, but too often we hear stories from hiring managers about how unprepared some candidates can be when taking part in the interview process. At Beacon, we make sure our candidates are prepped and ready to go before the interview they have for each client, but here are five easy things everyone should be doing for their next interview if they aren’t already. Do Your Homework Research the company or organization you are interviewing […]

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Common Questions Heard at Madison Area Technical College IT Career Fairs…Answered

Posted on October 31, 2019 by

Beacon Technologies representatives spent two afternoons at the Madison Area Technical College Campus in October for their IT Career Fair Days. One day was focused on infrastructure positions and the other day was focused on software development positions. We talked to many students attending the fair and heard many of the same questions. This presented an opportunity for us to compile those questions and share our common responses with anyone interested to know. Enjoy! Question: What is Beacon Technologies? Answer: […]

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5 Quick Tips for Improving Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted on September 10, 2019 by

When it comes to finding talent, LinkedIn is unquestionably the first place that recruiters and headhunters go to when they are on the search. Most professionals also find that LinkedIn is a good place to stay connected with colleagues and expand their network with people that share their interests. One issue that people run into though, is the amount of time and effort they put into creating their profile. Many people don’t enjoy putting together a resume or speaking about […]

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The Transition to Consulting

Posted on July 24, 2019 by

In the world of consulting, we often hear candidates talk about the hesitancy with moving from a full-time salaried position at a company, to the role of contracted consulting. We get that and change is always a scary thing, but allow us to try to calm some of those nerves. We sat down with a group of our consultants for some perspective on this topic. Each of them have spent time in corporate positions before making the switch to consulting. […]

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MegaBites – Exposing Students to Opportunities in Technology

Posted on May 29, 2019 by

It’s 3:20 pm at Kaleidoscope Academy in Appleton and as students rush through the halls and out of the building, the library remains a hub of activity. Within this room I am surrounded by students that are working together, laughing, problem-solving, and learning about technology. I don’t see a single student with their head buried in their phone scrolling Instagram or Twitter. They are all engaged and it’s a refreshing sight to see. Travis Crowe, a Senior Software Engineer at […]

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What Makes a Client or Company Attractive to a Consultant?

Posted on March 22, 2019 by

If you work in IT or in some type of role that deals with technology, you are probably well aware of the need for talented employees that can help achieve organizational goals through the use of tech. And if you don’t work in that area, but stay current with the news, you are probably also aware of this need. The talent shortage is not something we face only in Wisconsin or the Midwest, but it is something that is apparent […]

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Phone Interview Tips

Posted on February 6, 2019 by

A common practice in the field of IT consulting is the phone interview. For many consultants, this may be old hat. But it’s never a bad idea to get some fresh perspective on things you could be doing to make the experience a better one. While it is important to prepare for the interview like you would a regular interview (i.e. researching the company, preparing for potential questions, developing your questions for the interviewer, etc.) here are some of Beacon’s […]

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Consulting Options: Salaried, W2 Hourly, 1099/C2C, or Direct Placement

Posted on January 28, 2019 by

The world of consulting offers professionals in our field many choices for structuring their employment. With most consulting organizations, you will have options such as salaried, W2 hourly, 1099 or C2C, or direct placement. There are a number of factors you will want to consider when choosing which way to go and what’s important to you, may not be as important to a colleague. So, it’s best to weigh all your options. I talked with a number of consultants at […]

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