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Networking Events: Why You Should Ditch the Casual Conversation Starters

Posted by Jamie Bihl | Job Search Tips,Networking| 11:13am, Wednesday 08 6, 2014

Networking events can be awkward because many people don’t know the first line. A lot of people start off with the stereotypical. “What do you do?” Or “Where do you work?” Once you’ve exchanged employment histories, the conversation tends to die down. So now what? Do you exchange business cards? Do you move onto the next person and try again? Do you excuse yourself awkwardly and head back over to the bar? The result of …

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Technology Navigators Celebrates Our BBB Accreditation Anniversary

Posted by Jamie Bihl | Misc.| 9:22am, Tuesday 06 17, 2014

Technology Navigators is dedicated promoting trust in the marketplace. That’s why we’re committed to the Accreditation Standards of the BBB, which serves Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin. According to BBB reports by Princeton Research, seven in ten consumers say they are more likely to buy from a company designated as a BBB Accredited Business. BBB is a resource for the public, providing objective, unbiased information about businesses. “We are proud to say we have …

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National Day of Civic Hacking in Austin

Posted by Jamie Bihl | Austin Community| 11:20am, Thursday 05 22, 2014

The second annual National Day of Civic Hacking is almost here! On May 31 – June 1, cities around the world will hold hackathons to create and build technology-based solutions to problems in their local communities. Whether you’re a software developer, entrepreneur, or just a citizen, get involved and support one of the two events happening in the Austin community. ATX Hack for Change ATX Hack for Change will hack away at challenges pitched by local non-profits, …

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How to Write an Effective Resume

Posted by Jamie Bihl | Job Search Tips| 9:55am, Friday 03 21, 2014

As TechNav’s Market Manager, Scott Beardsley leads our team of Recruiting Consultants and Sales Directors with over 20 years of experience in the field of technical recruiting to back him up. In this post, he shares his insight on how to keep your resume from ending up in a hiring manager’s trash.

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Samantha’s Interviewing Tips

Posted by Jamie Bihl | Misc.| 3:19pm, Friday 11 8, 2013

Interviewing can be one of the most intimidating things we have to do as job seekers. The pressure of feeling like one must “prove themselves” can shake even the most confident applicant. As a recruiter, I like to get my candidates to remember that an interview is your opportunity to prove your interviewer right. There’s a reason you’re sitting in a chair across from a hiring manager, and it’s because they think you can do …

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Beware of the Counter Offer!

Posted by Stephanie Squires | Job Search Tips| 10:03am, Monday 09 16, 2013

Let’s face it, conducting a search for your next great career move is a stressful, time consuming, and exhausting process.  Unless the new opportunity just comes “knocking on the door” with an offer you can’t refuse, it usually involves a great deal of planning, research, email solicitations, applications, interviews, more research, more interviews…..you get the point. For most people, the reward, at the end of this laborious process is the promise of a new career, …

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Making A Difference

Posted by Stephanie Squires | Misc.| 8:47am, Friday 08 23, 2013

There’s an extraordinary experience that happens when a person discovers their self as someone who really makes a difference.   In the minutia of life, we all too often get wrapped up and forget the greater vision of what we see as possible for ourselves and for those around us.  Since every organization exists in the assembly of people committed to causing its survival and its success, just as we lose sight so does the company.  …

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Newton’s Networking Tips

Posted by Samantha Perry | Misc.| 9:21am, Monday 08 12, 2013

Newton’s Top 3 Networking Tips Networking can be a scary word, especially to introverts who are job-seeking. Networking events propose a unique challenge: with a room full of strangers, where do you begin making connections? Newton Brown is one of our new Recruiting Consultants,  with years of experience in sourcing. When it comes to networking, Newton is an expert. With a talent for connecting to people quickly, Newton’s top three tips are easy to follow: …

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Our Employees Sound Off: It’s a Great Day to Work at Technology Navigators!

Posted by Samantha Perry | Staffing News| 7:18am, Tuesday 07 23, 2013

In June, all of our employees were asked to provide anonymous feedback about how they feel working for Technology Navigators. As part of a 360-degree survey, each employee (including our CEOs) participated, delivering thoughtful feedback about the culture and environment that  we work in every day. They all agree: Technology Navigators is a great place to work! Our Employees Feel Valued We take extra steps to ensure our employees feel cared for: from monthly all-hands …

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OUT with the old and IN with the new!

Posted by Jamie Bihl | Misc.| 2:41pm, Wednesday 04 3, 2013

It’s been a long time coming but the day is finally here!!!  Presenting to you, our beloved blog readers, the NEW Technology Navigators website! In the last quarter of 2012 we dove into a conversation with the geniuses at Tilted Chair Creative around how to really offer more through our website.  We quickly discovered it was not only time for an update, but for a full-fledged re-branding! Reminisce with a snap shot of the old …

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