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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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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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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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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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Happy New Years from Tech Nav

New Year, New You!

Posted by Jamie Bihl | 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 Jamie Bihl | 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 Jamie Bihl | 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 Jamie Bihl | 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 Jamie Bihl | 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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