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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: 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but negotiating can be uncomfortable for the candidate to bring up – there’s the inherent fear than an offer could be rescinded if you ask for more money.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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Jesse Curry, Haneke Design - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: 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. — On his work in game development Roxanne Williams: I read on…
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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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Scott Price, A-LIGN - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

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

We met Scott Price of A-LIGN in his downtown Tampa Office a couple of weeks ago. He generously took an hour out of his day to speak to us about the world of compliance and cybersecurity. Scott Price is a risk advisory professional who has nearly 20 years of experience. Scott is regarded nationally as…
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Toni Warren, Suncoast Developers Guild - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Suncoast Developers Guild President Toni Warren

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 her involvement in our community. — On The Iron Yard / Suncoast Developers Guild transition Roxanne Williams: Tell us a little bit about the transition from The Iron Yard…
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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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Steven Allen - Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

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! — On DocuPhase Matt Vaughn: What’s…
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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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Sourcetoad Greg Ross-Munro - Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: 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. — Tampa talent Roxanne Williams: Sourcetoad has been in business since 2008. Have…
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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: 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 coworking space that hosts many blockchain-related meetups. — Pocket Network’s Banano Quest app Roxanne Williams: So you…
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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: 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 successfully sold in 2010 to GFI, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, a Boston-based Venture Fund. He partnered with Kevin…
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