Where to Network

Posted on July 1, 2020 by

DISCLAIMER: While the world of networking has mostly shifted to online gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, now would be a great time to brush up on ways to network once everyone is able to get back to life as usual. We are all told how important networking is but are sometimes guilty of overlooking how effective it can be for landing our next job. It is all around us and it could be your neighbor, a family friend, your […]

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Common Resume Mistakes

Posted on June 2, 2020 by

Creating your job resume can be difficult and it is not always an easy thing to accomplish. Everyone has their own preferences on what should be added and what should be removed, and it can leave you confused. Then there are also a few unspoken pieces of advice that do not get brought up, but we are here to clear the air. Here are some common resume mistakes you want to make sure to avoid. No Headshot? No Problem Avoid […]

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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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