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.

What does giving thanks mean to you?

Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  With Thanksgiving comes the start to the hectic holiday season.  During this time, people are pulled in many directions trying to meet the needs of family, work, school and community events.  Many tend to feel the pressure of meeting end of year deadlines, budgeting for […]

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Quantify Your Qualities: Collaboration & Communication

Does this list look familiar? Programming / Application Development Help Desk / Tech Support Networking Mobile Apps and Device Management Project Management Database Administration Security Compliance / Governance Business Intelligence / Analytics These are the top 8 in-demand IT skills for 2014, according to the most recent survey by Computerworld Forecast. Included in the survey […]

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The Internet of Things

If anyone has any doubts about the reality of what is being called “The Internet of Things,” doubt no longer. When Cisco CEO John Chambers says there’s a new $14.4 trillion global tech market emerging in the next 10 years, people tend to listen. And the company recently launched a new business group that was […]

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It’s Back to School — For You, Too!

Don’t get stuck in a mid-career slump. Innovation in IT happens so quickly that you can get left behind before you know it. There is no guarantee that earning a new certification will result in an immediate pay increase, especially if the certification is not particularly relevant to your current project. But… Position requirements do […]

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Sharing the love of reading

What was your favorite book as a child? Can you imagine not having books in your home? Millions of children in the US do not have access to books in their homes. They don’t get the experience of sitting on a parent’s lap, or snuggling in bed with their very own book, and being read to. […]

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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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Look for the Helpers

A 3-Year Old Learns about Giving I am sure you know about the tragedy at Sandy Hook where twenty children were killed along with six teachers in Connecticut.  As it turns out, one of the teachers who survived and has been hailed as a hero, Maryrose Kristopik, was once a music teacher of mine. Shortly […]

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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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Identity Theft: Not If, but When

One in 10 Americans has been a victim of identity theft or identity fraud. The FTC reports that identity theft continues to be the #1 complaint by consumers, and has been for the past 13 years. The number of reported instances of identity theft was 12.6 million in 2012, up from 11.6 million in 2011. […]

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