Choosing Consultants Over a Consulting Firm

Companies grapple with the best way to hire talent to meet organization-wide goals. When companies are not ready to fully invest in creating a permanent position, they are faced with two options – hire a consultant or hire a consulting firm.  On the surface, these options look similar, but in reality, the process, cost, and…

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Leveraging the Hype Cycle for Your Career Search

Hype Cycle, a term coined by Gartner, often describes the cycle of maturation, adoption, and social applications for technology.  Largely, this method zooms out on applications to see how tech will evolve over time. It provides reliable insight to manage deployment and meet company goals. However, the Hype Cycle is being adopted by job applicants…

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AI Talent For Hire: Distinguishing Machine Learning and Deep Learning Engineering Talent

The race for AI talent has erupted seemingly overnight. Companies are jockeying for the best talent, yet many are unable to define exactly what type of skills they need, how to compensate these engineers, or advertise the correct title to attract the right talent. New technologies have always created a fast-paced hiring environment, but the…

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What’s Next for the Aging Workforce?

The last group of baby boomers turns 60 this year. While the eldest of the generation have begun to retire, others find themselves at a crossroads. Affording retirement means working longer, but it also means navigating the changing landscapes of jobs that don’t quite fit anymore. Notably, technology positions are fast-paced and tend to lend…

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Why are Companies Reluctant to Continue Interviewing New Candidates?

Why are companies so reluctant to keep interviewing new candidates when someone is already in the third or fourth round of interviews? Too often, companies bank on one applicant who is already in process to fill the job.  It’s one of the biggest mistakes that organizations make during the hiring process.  The job market is…

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Avoiding the Job Application Black Hole

Finding a new job is stressful. Finding a new job when you’re already employed is a full-time job. The preparation, resume writing, skills assessments and interviews are nothing short of a juggling act. Yet, before you ever get the chance to speak to someone, you have to apply. Ideally, every application would come with a…

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How Quickly Your Staffing Partner Should Deliver Resumes

How quickly do you expect to receive resumes from your staffing partner? Recently Talener asked that very question to get a better understanding of the expectations that our clients have in regard to receiving resumes.  Once they have engaged our services and have completed an intake call for a particular position, how long do they…

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Back On the Job Market: Leveraging LinkedIn & Making Connections

The third part of our Returning to the Job Market series focuses on leveraging LinkedIn and your connections to get yourself in front of hiring managers.  Whether you like it or not, your job search doesn’t start and end with submitting a resume and cover letter. In fact, some companies may strictly use online profiles…

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Hiring Transparency Translates to Filling Jobs More Efficiently

The Talener team has been speaking with more technology candidates recently who are on the job market for the first time in years.  Whether they’re actively seeking new employment or were part of some of the technology layoffs this past year, none of them are looking forward to the interviewing process. It’s daunting to find…

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Returning to the Job Market: Updating Your Resume

If it has been a decade since you were last on the job market, much has changed in the application and interview process. In fact, you might be surprised that most of these changes have occurred over the past three years. In addition to navigating the traditional application waters, you’re also expected to know how…

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