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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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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Stu Sjouwerman, CEO at KnowBe4

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Stu Sjouwerman, CEO at KnowBe4

Stu Sjouwerman is a serial entrepreneur with 33 years of experience in IT. He built Sunbelt Software, scaled up to hundreds of staff as co-founder, and got repeated Inc. 500 and 5000 listings. The company was successfully sold in 2010 to GFI, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, a Boston-based Venture Fund. He partnered with…
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Job Hunting On The Sly - Dog with Mask

Job Hunting On The Sly

We’re all, at some point, faced with the awkward situation of job hunting on the sly. For whatever reason, whether it be salary, toxicity in the workplace, or just plain ol’ needing a change, it’s time to move on to greener career pastures – but how do you do that without setting off alarm bells?…
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4 Things Candidates Can Do To Make Themselves Stand Out

4 Things Candidates Can Do To Make Themselves Stand Out

How do you make yourself stand out in a sea of candidates? While the job market in Tampa is getting much better for tech, it’s still common for us to receive hundreds of applications for a single job posting – and that’s for us, a staffing agency. We’re sure it’s just as bad – if…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Chris Jenkins

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Chris Jenkins, CDO at The Symphony Agency

Chris Jenkins joined The Symphony Agency in 2015. In his 3 year tenure as Chief Digital Officer, he accomplished bringing an outsourced tech department back in-house, and was subsequently awarded 2017 CIO of the Year from the Tampa Bay Business Journal, private-small category. Roxanne Williams, Marketing Director, and Matt Vaughn, Director of Talent Services, at…
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5 Reasons To Reject A Job Offer - Full Stack Talent

5 Reasons To Reject A Job Offer

Money Let’s take total compensation completely out of the picture (more on that later, in the benefits section) and only look at salary. If an offer is drastically lower than what you expected (ah, the classic lowball), by all means, reject the offer – that’s actually one of the most common reasons to reject a…
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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Michael Adams

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders, An Interview Series: Michael Adams, CEO of Proximity Innovations

Michael Adams is an accomplished CEO residing in Tampa. He transformed how technology was leveraged at MarineMax, where he worked as CIO for almost 3 years, earning him a nomination as 2017 CIO of the Year from the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Roxanne Williams, Marketing Director, and Matt Vaughn, Director of Talent Services, at Full…
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The 12 Most Hilarious Reasons Someone’s Gotten Fired

The 12 Most Hilarious Reasons Someone’s Gotten Fired

If the image above is confusing you, where did you go wrong in life? :P it’s from the American classic True Lies, which you should go watch right now. The inspiration for this article comes from a friend who recently tagged me in a post on Facebook about the reasons your boss might fire you.…
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7 Benefits No One Really Wants

7 Benefits No One Really Wants

Employee discounts that are worse than customer sales Programs designed to generate revenue off your employees. Unless you’re an awesome company like Apple and people actually want to buy your products, these discounts aren’t really benefits – they’re a new sales funnel that you’re trying to capitalize on. It can also be insulting to receive…
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