The DPP Blog

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Does “GIGO” Describe Your LinkedIn® Profile?

When you hit the “Apply with LinkedIn®” button, what will the hiring manager or recruiter see? The “Apply with LinkedIn®” button is used on career sites to make it a bit easier for job seekers to respond to job ads. When you use this button to apply for a position, LinkedIn® generates a snapshot of […]

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Where Are the Female IT Geeks?

Women have made great strides toward breaking through glass walls and ceilings, but women are a minority in the STEM professions, including the field of computer science. This was not always the case. In 1987, 42% of software developers and 34% of systems analysts were women. So, why do we have so few women in […]

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Truth & Consequences in The Ethics Zone

You’re traveling through another dimension — a dimension not only of right and wrong, but of relationships. A journey into a space whose boundaries are that of the human condition. That’s a signpost up ahead: your next stop: the Ethics Zone! Hannah Thrumplemyer glanced at her phone. Fifteen minutes until her new hire was due […]

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Make Your IT Resume Pop!

You’ve heard the stories: Recruiters spend only 6 seconds scanning your resume Your resume will be sucked up by the black hole known as an ATS (applicant tracking system), never to be seen again How do you elude the 6-second scan or the gaping black hole? Expertise Summary There’s good news. The objective statement is […]

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6 Steps to a Successful Networking Experience

What kind of people are in your professional network?  Do you even have a professional network? People often don’t think about developing a professional network until they need something – usually a new job – and then they find themselves scrambling to make connections. That’s the wrong time to start building a network – but […]

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7 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy 2013!  As the clock struck midnight and we all began celebrating the New Year, some of us began to formulate our New Year’s Resolutions.  I want to lose weight!  I’m going to eat healthy!  I’m going to the gym!  I want to save more money or pay off debt!  I want more time in […]

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Holiday Cheer with a Mediterranean Flavor

Last night DP Professionals celebrated the holidays by hosting drop-in for our consultants. The DPP office staff — the recruiters, account managers, and support staff — look forward to meeting and relaxing with our consultants who are always out in the field. “Last night was great!  We have wonderful people working for DPP,” said Barbara […]

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Giving thanks through our actions

It’s Thanksgiving, and amid the flurry of family, dinner preparations, and even Black Friday, we’d like to pause, and think of those who have suffered setbacks this year. At DPP, giving is a priority. Each month we donate to various charities in the area. Over the past 10 months, our staff has contributed $855 to […]

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DPP President garners TWIN award

Barbara Blau, founder and president of DP Professionals, was one of eight honorees at the Palmetto Center for Women (PCW) on Friday, Nov. 9. Blau was honored with the 2012 Entrepreneur TWIN Award. The Entrepreneur Award recognizes women who demonstrate excellence as entrepreneurs or business owners. “My advice to other women,” Blau said, “is to stand […]

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Taking Control of BYOD

Cisco Systems surveyed more than 600 IT leaders and found that more than 40% of smartphones connected to company networks are owned by the employees. BYOD (Bring your Own Device) can have IT, security, as well as executive management up in arms since it can surrender control of valuable company assets outside of the corporation. […]

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Corral Your Work History Using LinkedIn

Your resume should be specifically geared to the position you’re applying for. At the same time, you don’t want gaps in your employment history. So can you provide only the experience that’s applicable to the current job opening, without selling yourself short? While you don’t need a full work history going back to your paper […]

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All aboard! Onboarding the new employee

The initial interactions between a new employee and your company can set the stage for the employee’s relationship to the company during his career. Onboarding is the process of introducing the new employee to the company, the company culture, and the position he or she was hired to fill. When does the onboarding process begin? […]

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