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Why Your Company Should Outsource IT Recruiting Mar 29 , 2016

There are many benefits to outsourcing your IT recruiting. Many companies balk at paying to hire recruiting help for their open IT positions. Recruiting can seem like an unnecessary cost when you have an HR department and hiring managers, but IT recruiters are equipped to provide services that an HR department can't, especially when it comes to IT recruiting. The Growing Need for IT Recruiting IT jobs are growing and are expected to keep growing, expanding 12% by 2024. Already, many companies have a difficult time filling specialized positions. Between a growing millennial workforce willing to change jobs when it benefits them and the coming shortage of high-tech workers, it's only going to get much more difficult to…

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The Importance of Being Proactive in an IT Job Search Mar 29 , 2016

There is more to finding an IT job than clicking on job boards. Has your job search gone something like this? You find jobs on IT job boards and other websites, spend a lot of time applying for them, then wait for a response only to hear nothing from any of them. In many ways, a job search can be isolating and discouraging. You can feel the opportunities slipping through your fingers, but you don't know how to grab on. Why Being Proactive is Important to Your IT Job Search A typical job search isn't proactive, it's reactive. You wait for a job to be posted, then react by applying for it. You wait to be called for an interview, then react by becoming one of a number of candidates being considered for the position. …

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5 Reasons You Need IT Recruiting Services Mar 17 , 2016

IT recruiting services can help you recruit higher caliber talent to your company.

Using recruiting services as part of the IT hiring process has almost become a given for companies over the past few years, and it's not hard to see why. Many employers are now sold on the benefits of using recruiters after seeing how IT recruiting services have improved the hiring process for their businesses. Here are some of the many reasons your company needs IT recruiting services no matter its size. 1. To attract better quality candidates. A good recruiter will have contacts all over the U.S. and even overseas, with profiles and information at their fingertips instantly. Some of these contacts will be active job se…

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7 Ways to Manage IT Job Search Frustration Mar 17 , 2016

Job searches can be frustrating for many IT professionals.

IT job searches can be a major source of frustration. There's nothing like almost getting the job offer yet again to make you wonder if your searching days will ever come to an end. Every day is filled with dozens of decisions to agonize over: how to target your resume, what to put in a cover letter, whether to spend time applying for a job when you don't quite meet the qualifications. It doesn't take very long to begin to doubt whether anything you are doing will ever turn into a job offer. Here are some ways to manage and overcome the frustration that comes with an IT job search. 1. Network Positively Networking is important in the job s…

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How IT Hiring Managers and Recruiters Can Work Together for Maximum Benefit Mar 9 , 2016

Hiring managers and recruiters both have a role to play in filling open IT positions.

Sometimes it takes both a hiring team and a recruiting team to make successful IT hires. Working together, the hiring manager and recruiter can be even more effective in finding the best candidates for open IT positions and through all aspects of the hiring process. When a company decides to hire a recruiter, it's usually for one of two reasons. First, the company may be too small to have a hiring manager (although there is usually someone very busy in charge of hiring). Second, the hiring manager may be too busy to devote significant time to the search and hiring process. This is typically true if the hiring manager is actually the …

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Making Lemonade Out of Job Search Lemons Mar 9 , 2016

Part of a successful life is being able to make lemonade out of life's lemons.

When you have a bad experience during an IT job search, it can be frustrating and discouraging. Maybe you were the runner-up candidate for a job you really wanted, or you could tell from the first moment of an interview that the job wasn't going to be a good fit for you. Most job searches don't go perfectly and involve some level of mistakes or bad experiences. Being able to turn a negative experience into something positive can help job seekers grow and can lead to even better job opportunities in the future. Figuring Out What Went Wrong One way to overcome job search adversity is to take time after a bad experience to reflect an…

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GDH Wins Inavero's Best of Staffing Awards - 2016! Mar 8 , 2016

GDH Consulting WINS INAVERO’S 2016 BEST OF STAFFING® CLIENT AND TALENT AWARDS

Earned by less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada

Tulsa, OK – March, 3 2017 – GDH Consulting, Inc., a leading employment agency in the IT Industry, announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. On average, clients of winning agencies are n…

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Finding an IT Job That Won't Bore You Mar 3 , 2016

Having a job you can be excited about is important for some IT professionals.

When conducting a job search, being qualified is only part of the equation. A company may want a particular candidate for a particular job, but does that candidate want a job that isn't challenging and will soon begin to feel monotonous? If you are looking for a job that gives you challenges and will keep you from getting bored. Studies have shown that within a year of getting a job, most employees are beginning to feel bored if they aren't being challenged. Job satisfaction is directly correlated with the level of challenge, as well. Sure, managers will find it easier to hold onto good employees if they give them challenging projects, …

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IT Experience vs. IT Education: Which is More Important When Recruiting? Mar 3 , 2016

A formal degree shows that you have achieved a level of knowledge in a particular subject area.

It's an age-old debate: is formal education more important, or is experience what really matters? In the IT field, hiring managers and recruiters must make this decision every day when choosing between candidates for positions they need to fill. Sometimes candidates will have everything hiring managers want and need, but other times, choosing the best candidate will still leave something to be desired. So what's a hiring manager to do? Hire the candidate who learned on the job and has all the necessary skills, but no degree? Or the candidate who has a degree, with top marks and skills fresh in mind, but no experience to bac…

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New GDH Dallas Location! Mar 1 , 2016

Our Dallas office has moved due to continued growth. New address:

5445 Legacy Drive, Suite 200 Plano, TX  75024

"Proud to celebrate our new home with the Dallas team. What started with two people in an executive suite has grown into a large team and a new 16,000 sq. foot office. GDH keeps growing!" - JJ Hurley, CEO

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