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11Jun2015

Thank You Letters – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

For any 1 position, there are at least 5 other people interviewing. How will you stand out from the competition? Last year, we wrote a post about Not Blowing Your Last Impression – the “Thank You” letter. Now, we have put together a few tips to have a great Thank You letter! With a Thank
  • 11 Jun, 2015
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03Apr2015

Are Tattoos Still Taboo?

Last week I overheard a conversation in which a lady who works in HR told a bartender that since he has visible tattoos, he will never get a job. That made me think, will your appearance determine if you will get hired or not? Is there still a negative mindset against people with tattoos, bizarre
  • 3 Apr, 2015
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23May2014

A fun week at JMS Technical Solutions!

  This past week was a very busy one for JMS Technical Solutions! We were happy to have Joel Moore join us from South Carolina in our Buffalo location! If you haven’t connected with Joel, I would recommend you do! We had planned a week of business meetings, a State of the Union presentation/strategy session, a tour
  • 23 May, 2014
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25Apr2014

Your first impression on LinkedIn – don’t blow it!

  They say you have 7 seconds to make a first impression.  Your LinkedIn Headshot is your first chance – don’t blow it! It seems like in the last couple of months, there is a growing number of unprofessional LinkedIn profile pictures. After seeing the picture below, I decided it was time to write a post
  • 25 Apr, 2014
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18Apr2014

Glassdoor, don’t always trust what you read

  I recently asked my LinkedIn Network, “When job searching, do you read the Glassdoor reviews about companies? Do bad reviews deter you from accepting an offer?”  I sat back and waited for the responses. A couple of people said no, some said yes, but everyone said they read the reviews. If you haven’t checked
  • 18 Apr, 2014
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10Apr2014

Recapping the Betas 2014 Awards and Showcase!

  Last night JMS Technical Solutions was proud to be a sponsor for the InfoTech Niagara Beta Awards and Technology Showcase! It is so amazing seeing the many talented Technology professionals in Western New York! Among my favorite, Mad Jack 3D Prints (seriously, how cool is 3D printing!), Sunnking, and Girl Develop It. This event helped show
  • 10 Apr, 2014
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04Apr2014

Are LinkedIn Endorsements Valuable?

  Are LinkedIn Endorsements valuable? My thoughts on this: no. I have been endorsed for many different “skills” that I may have, see below. It shows that I do have some skills that are true such as “recruiting” and “social networking” but it also shows skills that I do not have. For example, I have
  • 4 Apr, 2014
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28Mar2014

Why did you accept the offer?

Recently, I asked my LinkedIn network “What is more important in accepting a new job offer, a large pay raise or a great benefits package?” I added an extra option, “looking at the big picture” and sat back and thought about which one may be most important in accepting an offer. Large pay: Something to consider
  • 28 Mar, 2014
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14Mar2014

Well, what is the position paying?

  As recruiters, we often get this reply to the question about salary when asking “what salary are you looking for?” “Well, what is the position paying?” Should your pay be based on what the company is willing to pay or what you were previously earning?   If you were previously making $60,000, is a
  • 14 Mar, 2014
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26Feb2014

Is LinkedIn Turning Into Facebook?

  It seems like every time I look on LinkedIn, it is slowly turning more and more like Facebook with useless posts, unprofessional profile pictures, and nonsense articles floating around. The whole thought behind LinkedIn is that is is a professional social network. Every post you put on LinkedIn, you should think: “would this be
  • 26 Feb, 2014
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