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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Paul Toomey, CEO at Geographic Solutions, Inc

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Paul Toomey, CEO at Geographic Solutions, Inc

Paul Toomey founded Geographic Solutions in 1992. The company has seen exponential growth and provides an awesome working environment for their 300 employees. Paul took an hour from his day to speak to us about the company, Tampa, tech as a whole, and cool upcoming projects. — Roxanne Williams: Geographic Solutions is a software development…
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Things You Really Shouldn’t Lie To Your Recruiter About

Things You Really Shouldn’t Lie To Your Recruiter About

We get it – people hate recruiters. So many people have had terrible recruiting experiences that there’s an entire (hilarious) subreddit dedicated to it. /r/recruitinghell, for the uninitiated. We’ll accept a lot of the blame for it. Recruiters have led candidates on, been unresponsive, straight up ghosted, lied on job postings, and created entirely fake…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Daniel James Scott, COO & Co-Executive Director at Tampa Bay Tech

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Daniel James Scott, COO & Co-Executive Director at Tampa Bay Tech

Daniel James Scott is an award-winning community-builder, celebrated entrepreneur, and the bestselling co-author of Building the Ultimate Business Plan, The Startup Student and Confessions From An Entrepreneur Vol 2: How to be a Successful College Entrepreneur. He serves as co-executive director of Tampa Bay Tech, empowering Florida’s largest tech hub, and RNG Tampa Bay, Florida’s…
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Why You Should (Almost) Always Negotiate Your Salary

Why You Should (Almost) Always Negotiate Your Salary

It can be hard to justify negotiating a higher salary if you already feel an offer you’ve received is fair. Not only that, but negotiating can be uncomfortable for the candidate to bring up – there’s the inherent fear than an offer could be rescinded if you ask for more money. However, negotiation is an…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Jesse Curry, Director of Development Services at Haneke Design

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Jesse Curry, Director of Development Services at Haneke Design

Jesse Curry has been at Haneke Design for 9 years. Prior to Haneke Design, he worked in game development. We had an awesome conversation with Jesse at Haneke Design’s beautiful Tampa office, where gaming, VR, Tampa, and tech as a whole were discussed. — Roxanne Williams: I read on the company website that you got…
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The Ultimate Newbie Résumé Guide

The Ultimate Newbie Résumé Guide

If you’re new to the workforce and trying to figure out how to write your very first résumé, look no further! We took the time to write this newbie résumé guide to help you figure out what you should leave in, and what you should omit. Welcome to the workforce! General Formatting Cut out the…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Scott Price, CEO at A-LIGN

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Scott Price, CEO at A-LIGN

We met Scott at A-LIGN’s office in downtown Tampa a couple weeks ago. He generously took an hour out of his day to speak to us about the world of compliance and cybersecurity. Short bio on Scott: Scott Price is a risk advisory professional who has nearly 20 years of experience. Scott is regarded nationally…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Toni Warren, President at Suncoast Developers Guild

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Toni Warren, President at Suncoast Developers Guild

Toni Warren, President at Suncoast Developers Guild, took an hour out of her busy day to talk to us about education, Tampa Bay coding talent, and getting involved in our community. — Roxanne Williams: Tell us a little bit about the transition from The Iron Yard to Suncoast Developers Guild. Toni Warren: When The Iron…
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Working For A Small Business: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Working For A Small Business: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

I went looking for unbiased opinions of what working at a small company is like, and boy did I find them! I broke down what working at a small business is like into separate categories, such as the impact your work has on the company, the ‘family’ culture, and salary – just to name a…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Steven Allen, CEO & Founder at DocuPhase

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Steven Allen, CEO & Founder at DocuPhase

Steven Allen, CEO and Founder of DocuPhase, took some time out of his schedule to speak with Roxanne and Matt at Full Stack Talent in his beautiful Clearwater office about the progress happening in Tampa when it comes to technology and talent – with a healthy sprinkling of robots! — Matt Vaughn: What’s the differentiator…
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5 Things You Should Never Say To Your Interviewer

5 Things You Should Never Say To Your Interviewer

Picture this: you’re interviewing at your dream company, and everything is going great. Your interviewer asks you a question, and you answer with something you think is helpful and appropriate – but you notice your interviewer’s demeanor is slightly more closed off now. Yes, there are things you should absolutely avoid saying during an interview…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Gregory Ross-Munro, CEO and Founder at Sourcetoad

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Greg Ross-Munro, CEO and Founder at Sourcetoad

Greg Ross-Munro, CEO and Founder of Sourcetoad, took some time out of his schedule to speak with Roxanne and Matt at Full Stack Talent about the progress happening in Tampa when it comes to tech, the cruise industry, and of course, whiskey. — Roxanne Williams: Sourcetoad has been in business since 2008. Being that Tampa…
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34 Great Questions To Ask Your Interviewer

34 Great Questions To Ask Your Interviewer

At the end of an interview, the hiring manager (or whomever you interviewed with) will inevitably ask you if you have any questions for them. Now is not the time to say no! If you haven’t prepared questions, it can be off-putting and a sign of disinterest. Let us be crystal clear: having questions to…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Michael O’Rourke, CEO of Pocket Network

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Michael O’Rourke, CEO of Pocket Network

Michael O’Rourke, CEO and Founder of Pocket Network, took some time out of his schedule to speak to Full Stack Talent about Tampa, blockchain, and tech as a whole. We sat down with Michael at Blockspaces, an amazing, brand new coworking space that hosts many blockchain-related meetups. — Roxanne Williams: So you guys have been…
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Ghosting: It's Still Not Ok.

Ghosting: It’s Still Not Ok.

Oh, how the tables have turned… I remember the days when candidates lamented the fact that employers would completely ghost them after one, or even two interviews. They’d disappear into the ether without so much as a form email rejection. Now, candidates are accepting jobs and not showing up. The irony isn’t lost on any…
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