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Happy New Years from Tech Nav

New Year, New You!

Posted by Zsalvo | Misc.| 11:42pm, Wednesday 01 16, 2013

Here at technology Navigators, we’re excited for what 2013 has to offer, and plan on taking advantage of the New Year and new beginning. Here are 3 easy guidelines that we are adopting to brighten our prospect, and sharing in hopes help improve your future! 1. Goals, not resolutions. Because, by now, most people have given up on their resolutions. By definition a goal is “the end toward which effort(s) are directed.” 2. Making a …

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Happy Holidays from Tech Nav

How to Avoid the End-of-Year Slump

Posted by Zsalvo | Misc.| 11:40pm, Monday 12 17, 2012

You all know what I’m talking about: Business slows down, clients are less responsive, the office seems emptier and emptier, and counting down to five has become a daily ritual. Now if you’re lucky you office stays inspired and stimulated, for the rest of us, we’ve come up with 5 things to keep your motivation, productivity, and holiday spirit up. 1. Start the morning with stress-relieving stretches. • We’ve all heard this one. Take a …

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Common Mistakes Recruiters Make

Posted by Zsalvo | Misc.| 11:37pm, Tuesday 05 15, 2012

At Technology Navigators, we pride ourselves on our superior and skilled recruiters; however, we’ve all made mistakes recruiting. Here is our list of the most common mistakes recruiters make: 1. Blinded by paper qualifications • When a candidate looks great on paper they are not necessarily a fit for the client. You have to consider their interview level and if they are a cultural fit. 2. Adopting a candidate as a personal crusade • We’ve …

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Counter Offers: the Not-So-Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted by Zsalvo | Misc.| 11:32pm, Friday 05 4, 2012

I decided that my next blog would be on counter offers. What they are, when we get them, why to take them, why to not take them. While doing my research, I got side tracked when I noticed one trend: not one article or piece of literature said “you should take a counter offer.” Instead I found thousands upon thousands of articles saying DON’T DO IT! As recruiters, we all dread the counter offer, but …

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The Secrets to an A+ Interview

Posted by Zsalvo | Misc.| 11:24pm, Tuesday 04 24, 2012

Last week I took part in conducting a somewhat awful interview, so I decided it was time to give our readers some feedback on key practices to perfecting an interview. Here’s a brief anecdote of what happened. (this is what NOT to do!!) I prepped the woman, we will call her Kathy (not her actual name), for the interview 3 days prior. I mentioned what to wear, what to bring, what to expect and suggested …

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Why Work in Austin, Texas?

Posted by Zsalvo | Misc.| 11:18pm, Friday 04 13, 2012

As I mentioned in the last blog, Austin has become the 35th largest metropolitan area in the US. It is a big city but still retains that small town vibe. I recently went around asking people why they liked living in Austin. The answers were all over the board. I acquired various simple answers such as: “…because it isn’t Houston” to well thought-out answers explaining where they came from and everything they love about the …

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Tech Industry in Austin

Posted by Zsalvo | Misc.| 11:15pm, Tuesday 03 27, 2012

Over the past decade Austin has become the rising star in the technology industry. Austin is easily the hottest city for hiring. According to Simply Hired, “Austin (TX) had some of the best hiring conditions… Austin posted the highest month-over-month increase in job openings at 21.3%, almost double the next highest increase of 11.4%… It was also one of the least competitive metros, with a 2:1 unemployment ratio” A LITTLE HISTORY: Computers became relatively affordable …

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Tech Nav Team

Welcome!

Posted by Zsalvo | Misc.| 1:39pm, Tuesday 03 20, 2012

Welcome to the Technology Navigator’s Blog. As a company, we wanted to start an informal blog to help keep our customers and candidates aware of what is going on here in Austin, specifically within the tech industry. We are a local staffing firm that has been in the industry over thirteen years. We take pride in our excellent candidates as well as our respectable client base. Our mission statement is as follows: “Providing quality technology …

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