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How to Stay Motivated

Posted on May 7, 2020 by

Staying motivated is often difficult for some of us especially during our laziest days. Little distractions surround us, and it makes it more complicated to focus on things one at a time. To stay motivated, make sure you tackle your tasks and goals for the day, here are a few ways you can prevent yourself from being anything but lazy. Get A Planner Whether you consider yourself a “planner person,” writing down your tasks for the day or the week […]

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Beacon’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 21, 2020 by

I founded Beacon Technologies with one fundamental principle: “Take care of our employees and the clients who work with us, and the rest will take care of itself.” Our mission has remained true over the past 22+ years and that mission has shown bright during this global pandemic that has impacted all of us. In mid-March, when the federal government declared a national emergency and asked Americans to stay home, we reacted quickly and told our office, recruiting and sales […]

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Top 5 Reasons To Use a Recruiter

Posted on April 8, 2020 by

As a job seeker, you want to search every option available to get hired. Not everyone considers using a recruiter to help them find their next career and some reasons for that can because they don’t know enough about who recruiters are and how they play into you getting hired. The main part of a recruiter’s job is to find your perfect career match. Whether you consider yourself someone who doesn’t know what they want or someone who does know […]

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Internships – Make Them Part of Your Plan

Posted on March 6, 2020 by

If you are a college student or considering higher education after high school, make sure that an internship or multiple internship experiences are part of your college experience. While it isn’t common for us at Beacon to place new college graduates into positions, we do occasionally fill roles like those. We also attend events in the technology field and are networking with young professionals all the time. One of the most crucial mistakes we encounter from time to time, is […]

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The First “Question” in the Interview

Posted on January 24, 2020 by

Anyone that has ever taken part in a job interview should be prepared for the first “question.” Why do we put the word question in quotes? Because it really isn’t stated as a question. The first thing you typically will hear is, “tell me about yourself” or some form of that. Job candidates must be prepared to handle this for each interview and be ready to tailor their response to each opportunity they are applying for. If you don’t have […]

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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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