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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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Chris Jenkins, The Symphony Agency - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: 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 received an award for 2017 CIO of the Year from the Tampa Bay Business Journal, private-small category. — On The Symphony Agency Matt Vaughn: I read through the…
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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: Michael Adams, CEO of Proximity Innovations and CIO of The Year in 2017

Michael Adams is an accomplished CEO residing in Tampa. He transformed how MarineMax leveraged technology, 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. He has since started his own company, Proximity Innovations. — Proximity Innovations Michael Adams: 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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6 Tips To Avoid Career Burnout

6 Tips To Avoid Career Burnout

Burnout can come on so slowly that it’s hard to recognize at first. It affects people differently and can manifest in many ways, both inside and outside of the office. Inside the office, maybe you start taking longer to answer chats and emails. Or, you become less enthusiastic about your tasks and start taking more…
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2 Days In NY Made Me Realize There’s No Place Like Home

2 Days In NY Made Me Realize There’s No Place Like Home

I’m working from New York City this week. Thought it would be fun to spend the 4th of July here. I spent a good chunk of my adult life in Toronto, so I didn’t think NYC would be as jarring as it has been. I’ve only been here two days and I’m ready to come…
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5 Things Bosses Can Do To Make Employees Feel Appreciated

5 Things Bosses Can Do To Make Employees Feel Appreciated

Last week, I wrote about things bosses do that crush employee morale. This week, I’m going the other way (because we all should be positive once in a while!): things bosses can do to make employees feel appreciated. Turns out, it’s pretty darn simple, and it’s pretty darn amazing what a kind word can do.…
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7 Things Employers Do That Crush Employee Morale

7 Things Employers Do That Crush Employee Morale

Sometimes, management just makes you raise an eyebrow. Other times, they completely crush your spirit. We’ve compiled a list of 7 things employers do that crush employee morale, along with some horror stories that will shock you. Not giving raises / Salary freezes and cuts A very wise person once said “if you aren’t getting…
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3 Steps To Higher Pay

3 Steps To Higher Pay

Congratulations are in order! If you’re reading this, you most likely have a job offer in hand and are now wondering how to go about getting higher pay. Let’s assume you’ve already gotten the offer in writing and are now ready to craft an email response. If that’s not the case, take a step back…
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What Not To Wear To A Job Interview

What Not To Wear To A Job Interview

Figuring out what to wear to a job interview can be a tricky thing. There’s the standard advice of “dressing for the job you want,” always wearing a suit, and never being underdressed. However, in this day and age of cool startups and relaxed dress codes, it can be equally off-putting for your interviewer if…
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Questions to Expect in Your Full Stack Developer Interview

Full Stack Developer Interview Questions

Full stack developer jobs are very in demand right now. So in demand, in fact, that they’re getting hard to fill. According to Indeed’s report of best jobs in 2018, full stack developer ranked #2. We recently published our 2019 Tampa Salary Guide (which you can request at the bottom of this blog post) where…
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Losing Employees? 6 Steps to Reduce Turnover Now

Losing Employees? 6 Steps to Reduce Turnover Now

If you’re losing employees and concerned about the turnover rate you’re experiencing, it can help to put yourself in your employees’ shoes. The perspective below this paragraph is all mine, so understand that not everybody feels this way – however, after surveying friends in my age group who are also working class, I assure you…
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5 Job Hunting Tips to Rule Them All

5 Job Hunting Tips to Rule Them All

Looking for a new job can be a frustrating and, dare I say, heartbreaking process – so here’s a list of 5 job hunting tips that will hopefully breathe some new life into your search. Make yourself the most obvious fit When you’re looking for a job, I get that it can be tempting to…
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