DPP Blog - Recruiters

Attention, Teachers!

If teaching has not proven to be the career you had hoped,  we would like to speak with you!   Our firm is growing, and we would like to talk with you about an exciting career in professional recruiting. Please contact me at chris.dickenson@dppit.com, or call me at 803-978-1986 to hear more.

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Now Hiring: Entrepreneurial People

DPP is looking for a few talented individuals to join our recruiting team.  Whether you are a staffing specialist, a sales associate, or you’re looking for a career where your success is built on the relationships you foster, our company may be the ideal fIT® for you. What we do: We find IT people who […]

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A Little Something about DPP

1. How long has your company been in business? What is a cool or little known fact about your company? DP Professionals (DPP) was founded in 1996 by Barbara Blau. The essence of what Barbara started all those years ago is captured in the tagline of her company: ideal fIT.® This dual play on words […]

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Speaking about IT Recruiting…

Barbara Blau has been in the information technology recruiting industry for more more than 25 years, and does she have some stories! In this brief clip, Barbara speaks candidly about recruiting IT professionals, and shares a story or two about some of the personalities she’s met.

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Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat…

South Carolina has been under a winter weather emergency, and because of the icy conditions, our offices have been closed for two days. In the IT staffing and recruiting industry, however, office hours are relative. Exchanging emails may work for initiating a conversation, or scheduling and confirming interviews, but when it comes to qualifying a […]

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You and Your Recruiter: In a Relationship? or It’s Complicated

Finding and working with a good recruiter is not luck. Sure, maybe a recruiter initiated the first call and caught your attention. A second call, and you both start thinking there’s something there. But then, the work begins. In part 1 of the recap of my conversation with Barbara Blau, President of DPP, we discussed […]

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Red Flag or Red Carpet?

Is your LinkedIn® profile sending out Huge Red Flags? Hiring managers for any level – from C-Suite on down – use social media platforms to scope out their applicants and pipeline for future openings. LinkedIn is the site most used by hiring managers, recruiters, and human resources to source for the new candidates. What are […]

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Scouting the Opportunity

In Part 1 of this 3-part series about working with a recruiter, we talked about the recruiter as a career partner and an ally. A good recruiter will provide impartial career advice. He will work to build a relationship with you, one which includes active listening and asking lots of questions. Here’s part 2 of […]

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The Recruiter: Ally or Albatross?

You’ve just hung up the phone after talking with some character who, out of the blue, asks you if you’d be interested in changing jobs. Maybe it set your antennae quivering. Maybe your stomach plummeted. You may have difficulty refocusing. And maybe you have been mulling over a career change, and this phone call pushed you […]

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