07
Apr,2017
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Julian Hicks

Five Big Interview Mistakes That Could Cost You The Job Offer

In order to identify interview mistakes, we need to first define interview success. Interviewing is two strangers (or more) meeting for the first time who hopefully click.  When you arrive…..

30
Mar,2017
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Taylur Ngo

Rethinking Interviews

Interviews are a key step in the talent acquisition process so, what can we do to improve and inform our approach? Lou Adler has said, “Good people don’t mind earning…..

16
Mar,2017
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Taylur Ngo

2017 Tech Salaries: Which Cities Take Your Earnings the Farthest?

  Silicon Valley is still the tech capital of the world, but is that gold standard worth the region’s spiraling costs of living? In 2016, SmartAsset.com found that you need…..

16
Feb,2017
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Oliver Mandt-Rauch

Three Important Questions to Ask Yourself About A Counteroffer

  When a valued employee gives notice, employers may respond with a counteroffer. What would you do if offered a promotion, raise, equity, and accommodations to your work schedule? In other…..

16
Feb,2017
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Taylur Ngo

We’ve Won 2017 Best of Staffing

San Diego, CA, /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Staff Smart, Inc. (“Staff Smart”), a national IT/technical staffing, recruitment, and talent management agency, announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Talent Award for…..

14
Feb,2017
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Julian Hicks

Why Work With a Recruiter?

As recruiters, we receive our fair share of reluctance from candidates. You may have found yourself asking, why should I work with a recruiter? IT professionals in a hot talent…..

27
Jan,2017
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Oliver Mandt-Rauch

Today’s Hot Talent Picks: Quality Assurance and UX Designer

QA Analyst Meet our QA Analyst with over 10 years of experience in Web-Based Application testing. Having worked with six different companies in various industries such as health care and education,…..

19
Jan,2017
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Christine Hoffman-Hicks

2016 In Review

As we embark on 2017, we want to thank everyone who helped us achieve an incredible 2016! Check out the top highlights of last year. Our Year In Review  …..

15
Dec,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Project Manager

  Our candidate is a seasoned Healthcare Project Manager with over 10 years of consulting & FTE experiences. He has an excellent background in supporting and managing Healthcare projects, and brings an…..

14
Dec,2016
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Taylur Ngo

2017 Hot Tech Skills

No one can predict tomorrow, but that doesn’t preclude us from noticing big trends in what’s hot in technology today. Our list is a compilation of the top IT skill areas…..

08
Dec,2016
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Christine Hoffman-Hicks

December 2016 Talent Brief

First, the November Job Report The U.S. added a higher number of jobs than expected:  178,000  (down 15.6% from November 2015), according to the DOL. Following suit, staffing employment grew…..

28
Nov,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

Today’s Hot Talent: Senior Product Manager

Meet our Senior Product Manager candidate with over 24 years of experience in Product Management and Marketing roles.  His responsibilities included building business and market segments and developing award-winning products from…..

23
Nov,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

Today’s Hot Talent Picks: Lead Software Engineer and Systems Architect

Meet our Lead Software Engineer / Solutions Architect, with over 18 years of experience in Product Management and Software Engineering roles. Working as a hands-on architect, he determined the IT roadmap…..

11
Nov,2016
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Julian Hicks

Tips for Brief, Optimized Resumes

  The resume is arguably the most important asset in your career toolkit. Yet according to a Microsoft study, hiring managers, on average, only devoted 8-seconds of focused attention per…..

11
Nov,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

Today’s Hot Talent: Director of Project Management

Meet our Director of PMO candidate, an executive with over 17 years’ experience in Project and Product Management and development roles.  His responsibilities included ensuring that critical programs such as internal…..

24
Oct,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Foodie’s Guide to San Diego

Just in time for Staffing World 2016, we developed our own guide for foodie destinations around Downtown San Diego. All locations are within walking distance or a short drive from the…..

21
Oct,2016
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Taylur Ngo

New LinkedIn Features To Bolster Your Job Search

In our 18 years of recruiting and combined 50 years of IT hiring, we have seen LinkedIn rise as the industry leader among career sites. The professional development site boasts…..

20
Oct,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

Career Resources

   Job Search Webinars  Join our Staff Smart Career site for free weekly informative webinars that provide you with valuable advice on how to improve your job search experience as well as…..

19
Oct,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Interplay of Federal and State Employment Law

This year marks an unprecedented number of new state legislation on both the federal and state level. We looked at three states where we do business to cross-reference around hot…..

19
Oct,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

Today’s Hot Talent: Software QA Manager

Meet our Software QA Manager candidate with over 12 years’ providing quality assurance to the financial, mortgage, medical, and consumer electronic industries. His testing experience includes a wide range of web…..

12
Oct,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

Today’s Hot Talent: Data Scientist

  Meet our candidate with 20 years of technical experience including 15 years in predictive modeling. Experience includes building predictive models that have become major revenue generating products, and data…..

10
Oct,2016
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Taylur Ngo

The Hiring Bottleneck

Is your organization experiencing major delays in hiring? You’re not alone. Leaders in recruiting technology have compiled national research* and what they found is eye-opening. Filling a position is taking longer than ever—approximately 30…..

06
Oct,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Today’s Hot Talent: Systems Architect

.NET Developer/Architect With 24 Years Experience   Meet our candidate who is a Consulting Architect with 24 years’ experience. He provides strong enterprise level architecture from design to development and…..

29
Sep,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

Today’s Hot Talent: Senior IT Engineer

Meet our candidate who is an IT Engineer with 20 years’ experience. His area of expertise is in data center management and administration. Currently working for a Fortune 500 company,…..

22
Sep,2016
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Christine Hoffman-Hicks

In Search of Happy and Engaged Workers

Are you happy at work? Everyone wants to know your answer, especially your employers who are spending a collective $720 million annually to boost workplace engagement and satisfaction levels, according…..

21
Sep,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

What I Learned From My Summer Internship

From immersing myself in a new company culture to setting future goals, my internship was very valuable personally and professionally. At first, I wasn’t sure what to expect. All I knew…..

12
Sep,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Free Job Seeker Webinar

WEEKLY FREE JOB SEEKER WEBINARS WITH Q&A Learn from top employment experts weekly, by participating in the Weekly FREE Job Seeker Webinars. These sessions address topics most important to your…..

12
Sep,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Press Release: We’re a 2016 Inc. 5000 Company!

Staff Smart, Inc., a national IT staffing and recruitment agency, has been recognized on the 2016 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at…..

07
Sep,2016
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Christine Hoffman-Hicks

Talent Brief: September

Welcome to September! Fall is a great time to hire new employees because the start of the academic year signifies a “restart”. Potential employees are fresh back from holiday travels and…..

24
Aug,2016
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Charlene Tran

Ten Interview Tips (Plus Help For Techies)

Want tips to really impress at your next interview? According to Forbes, it only takes seven seconds upon meeting someone to have your initial impressions of each other. Here are ten helpful tips and reminders to…..

18
Aug,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Tech Salary After Rent

Is your salary up to date with 2016? Of course, what we hear is, How would I know? We define an salary as one that takes into account factors such…..

12
Aug,2016
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Christine Hoffman-Hicks

Talent Brief: August

  They say “August is like the Sunday of summer” and we couldn’t agree more. Amidst mid-year audits and vacations, I want to make sure you get a sense of…..

01
Aug,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Hiring Trends: Summer 2016

Cloud, Mobile, Cybersecurity, IT Project Managers are Consensus Bets   Everyone wants to identify the next set of hot tech skills that will be in demand.  Even U.S. Senators want…..

28
Jul,2016
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Taylur Ngo

10 Hot Tech Skills Right Now

We know there’s a high demand for specialized IT skills but which hot tech skills continue to dominate 2016? We’ve compiled a list of the hottest tech skills on the market–and…..

27
Jul,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Flex Schedules: A Better Way to Work

Retaining employees is a priority for our clients. There are many strategies circulating to ensure employee retention, but we want to discuss one in detail: flexible hours. We can attest…..

26
Jul,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Press Release: We’re a 2016 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego!

San Diego Business Journal’s List of Fastest Growing Private Companies Recognizes Staff Smart, Inc. for Dramatic Revenue Growth   San Diego, CA, /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Staff Smart, Inc., a national IT…..

22
Jul,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

Comic-Con Edition: 5 Ways Employees Can Help New Hires

Help new hires acclimate to the company by enlisting your best assets: existing employees! The first days at a new job can feel like trying to adapt to life on Mars,…..

21
Jul,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

Comic-Con Edition: Recruiting Tips from the Marvel Universe

A recruiter’s job is to find the best of the best in order to build the strongest team, or to improve a team by adding a skilled new member. Once…..

19
Jul,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Labor Law Update: Paid Sick Leave

Effective as of July 1, 2016, businesses with employees within The City of San Diego (check city limits here) are required to provide 40 hours – the equivalent of five…..

18
Jul,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

Talent Brief: July

Welcome to summer! Here are a few thoughts in the big picture of IT recruiting: First things first, the June job report: In a stunning comeback, the U.S. added 287,000 non-farm…..

29
Jun,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Start Onboarding Early With A Preboarding Plan

Preboarding Bridges The Gap In Contact It has been said that the first impression is the last impression. Your top candidate has accepted the offer, you’ve agreed to a start…..

21
Jun,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Press Release: Best of Staffing Winner

STAFF SMART WINS 2016 BEST OF STAFFING   SAN DIEGO, CA, June 21, 2016— Staff Smart, Inc., a national IT staffing and recruitment agency, announced today they have won Inavero’s…..

18
Jun,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

Talent Brief: June

This is something I prepared for our clients, and I thought you should have it, too. — First off, thank you to everyone who submitted feedback about last month’s brief! I…..

15
Jun,2016
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Taylur Ngo

New 2016 Overtime Rules

Five Things IT Managers Must Know About New Overtime Rules UPDATE: OVERTIME RULING PUT ON HOLD. On November 22nd, 2016 a Federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit challenging…..

18
May,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

Talent Brief: May

  Lower job growth could be a sign of a healthy economy—The US added 215,000 non-farm jobs in March 2016, while April added 160,000 jobs (the fewest since October 2015 and well…..

07
May,2016
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Taylur Ngo

San Diego a Hub for Cyber Security

San Diego is home to 100 core cyber security firms impacting 13,000 jobs in the region. We’re proud to be a trusted IT staffing partner in this industry as it…..

13
Apr,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Press Release: Staff Smart, Inc. Expands Headquarters to Accommodate Growth

APRIL 13, 2016, SAN DIEGO, CA— Staff Smart, Inc., a national IT staffing and recruitment agency, has recently transferred operations to offices on 11590 West Bernardo Court located in Rancho…..

08
Apr,2016
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Taylur Ngo

Open House

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend last night. It speaks volumes about our clients and friends when in the face of gray skies, wet roads and a…..

23
Feb,2016
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Rhonda Dehaini

Today’s Hot Talent: Data Analyst and Software QA Pro

  Healthcare Data Analyst Meet our candidate, a Healthcare Data Analyst with over 18 years of Information Systems experience. Roopak is ITIL V3 certified with a mastery of SQL, T-SQL,…..

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Five Big Interview Mistakes That Could Cost You The Job Offer

In order to identify interview mistakes, we need to first define interview success. Interviewing is two strangers (or more) meeting…..

Rethinking Interviews

Interviews are a key step in the talent acquisition process so, what can we do to improve and inform our…..

2017 Tech Salaries: Which Cities Take Your Earnings the Farthest?

  Silicon Valley is still the tech capital of the world, but is that gold standard worth the region’s spiraling…..

Three Important Questions to Ask Yourself About A Counteroffer

  When a valued employee gives notice, employers may respond with a counteroffer. What would you do if offered a promotion,…..

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