The DPP Blog

Read DPP’s blog for tips, advice,and insights on all things job search or hiring the technical talent you need to round out your team.

Celebrate Earth Day! Recycle Your Cell Phone

Did you know Americans dump over $60 million in gold and silver every year? Sixty million dollars of gold and silver laying waste in our landfills. That doesn’t include the copper, palladium and other precious metals also used in manufacturing our electronic gadgets.¹ That’s the economic story. E-waste also impacts our health.  The e-waste in […]

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3 Job Search Pests You Don’t Want to Be

3 Job Search Pests You Don’t Want To Be (via A Hire Calling) Persistence is key in a job search, but can you take it too far? A new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reveals that more than 65 percent of job seekers contact employers directly as a method of job […]

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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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How to Reverse Engineer Your Career Path

During the recession, workers hung on to the jobs they had, even though the work was no longer fulfilling. Job descriptions changed to include my job, your job and his job, because your job and his job no longer existed. Company loyalty became a confused commodity, and the word “pension” was relegated to the dictionary. […]

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Show Your Computer Some Love!

Have you ever worked through lunch sitting in front of your computer or taken your laptop to the coffee shop and used it to read the news while you had your morning scone? Most of us have. Take a look at your keyboard. Right now. Just look down at your keyboard. What do you see? […]

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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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DPP Names Dana Shenkar as Vice President

DP Professionals is pleased to announce the promotion of Dana Shenkar to Vice President. Ms. Shenkar will direct Recruiting and Business Development at DPP. Ms. Shenkar brings a wealth of experience to her new role; during her 15-year career, she has worked as a senior technical recruiter, an account manager, and an account management team […]

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What Happens When We Pull Our Blue Jeans On

We all have those dress down days. Reasons vary. The weather’s beautiful and we just want to lay back. Or the weather’s miserable and comfort is the ticket. Or everything is in the laundry or at the cleaner’s. Whatever the reason, it’s a day to wear jeans. At DPP, that’s one of our prerogatives, but […]

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BYOD / (BYOC + BYOS) = TROUBLE?

There’s little debate that the frequency and proliferation of employees using their own devices for work has and will continue to increase. With the cloud – private, public, and hybrid – as one of the hot growth areas in IT, there were bound to be issues where these two growing trends intersect. The new acronyms […]

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How to Ring in a New Job in the New Year

The holidays are here and everyone is taking off to go skiing in Vail, or scuba diving in Cozumel. At the very least, they’re taking the kids over the river and through the woods. Or so it seems. But take a look at the job boards. The ads are still going strong, and new jobs […]

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Why Should I Re-Write My Resume, Ms. Recruiter?

Language is a funny thing. Ever noticed how many different ways there are to read a sentence? Take that title, for example. It’s a simple interrogative sentence. But what does it mean? Let’s take a look. Why should I re-write my resume, Ms. Recruiter? On the face of it, this is a good question. Ms. […]

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Barbara & Roger Blau to Receive Fundraising Award

DP Professionals is pleased to announce that Barbara and Roger Blau have been selected for the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award by the Central SC Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). They will be honored during a luncheon at the Capital City Club on November 20th. Barbara and Roger Blau have been instrumental in […]

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