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  • March 21, 2018
    Spring Cleaning
    The first day of spring has finally arrived! You know what that means: spring cleaning! While now is the perfect time to clean out your closet and get a slick new haircut, it’s also the perfect time to update your professional accessories. You know, things like your resume, LinkedIn profile, and portfolio. You don’t need to be an active job seeker to take part – revisiting & refreshing your professional accessories periodically is good practice. Here is The Judge Group’s guide to a professional spring cleaning.
  • March 07, 2018
    Resumes & LinkedIn: What You Are vs Who You Are
    As someone who has spent the better part of his career in the Staffing & Professional Services industry, I probably read more resumes in a year than many people read in a lifetime. It’s an important part of the world in which I operate, and tells me what someone has accomplished in his/her career to date. Often times the resume is well-written and I can tell early on whether or not I feel the candidate is on the right track. And then there are times when the jury is out, and I just can’t get a read on the candidate. Yeah, the matter-of-fact stuff is on the resume, but WHO is he/she?
  • February 28, 2018
    10 Overlooked Things that Helped You NOT Get the Job
    Have you ever been left wondering how you didn’t get the job offer?
  • February 14, 2018
    What We Love at Judge
    'Tis Valentine's Day! The aromas of roses and chocolates is in the air as feelings of love & affection are expressed through those chalky candy hearts and their simple, yet effective, expressions of love.  The hearts of the Judge team have been swept up by the romantic atmosphere. We found ourselves captivated by the romance permeating the air and started to wistfully think about what we love here at Judge. So in honor of Valentine's Day, here is what we love at Judge (sadly not in chalky candy heart form).
  • February 07, 2018
    Flipbooks: The engaging, cost-friendly content solution
    Do you have long, text-heavy Word documents that you’d like to convert to a more engaging format, but not a large budget to accomplish it? Flipbooks are your answer!
  • February 02, 2018
    Our Top 5 Employment-Related Super Bowl Commercials
    Let's be real for a second: the most exciting thing about the Super Bowl for a lot of people are the commercias. Not judging (pun intended) but it's a fact. Most people around the country don't have a vested interest in either team playing. Instead, they want to see what amazing, spectacular commercials comapines come up with for the game. In an ode to those dedicated commercial watchers, here are our Top 5 Employment-Related Super Bowl Commercials.
  • January 26, 2018
    Blockchain: Are You Ready for the Future of Trust?
    Blockchain today reminds me of Java back in 1997.
  • January 23, 2018
    How to Craft a Resume: Best Practices from Judge Recruiters
    As a job seeker, your resume is the first impression you give to a recruiter or hiring manager. As such, your resume needs to show off your experience, project what you will bring to the position, and generally reflect on you as a person. This is a lot for a single piece of paper to convey! To help you create a resume that will accomplish all these things, we went around and asked our recruiters their advice for crafting a resume. Here’s what they had to say:
  • January 17, 2018
    How to Create an All-Star LinkedIn Profile
    Are you looking for new career opportunities but don’t know where to start with your LinkedIn profile? As a millennial, I was introduced to LinkedIn early on in my career. In college, my professors stressed how IMPORTANT your LinkedIn profile is for your professional life. It was always connect, endorse, recommend. These were the KEYS to building a great LinkedIn profile. I still believe those three actions are very important in creating your LinkedIn profile, but there is so much more to it than that…
  • January 10, 2018
    You Make Your Own Luck: So Get Up, Get Dressed, and Get Out the Door!
    A few years ago, I learned that one of my favorite clients was downsized from a major bank in New York. I contacted him to offer support, and we agreed to meet for lunch in the city a few days later. As I walked in the door, I expected to find him dressed casually, maybe jeans and an untucked shirt. Instead, I was surprised to see him in a full suit, right down to the spit-shined shoes and a handkerchief tucked rightly in his jacket pocket. I asked him, jokingly, if he had done all that for me. He chuckled and replied, to my surprise, that he got up early every day, did the shower and shave routine, got “dressed for work”, and headed out the door to a job he didn’t have. Or did he?
  • January 09, 2018
    Being Laid-off can be a Positive - Step 5: Resources
    Being laid-off is a challenging time. This is why I am writing a series of posts to help you get through it. In my last post I talked about properly using keywords in your resume. In the final post of this series, I’m going to talk about utilizing all the resources available to you to land your next job.
  • January 08, 2018
    Being Laid-off can be a Positive - Step 4: Resume
    Being laid-off is a challenging time. This is why I am writing a series of posts to help you get through it. In my last post I discussed the importance of creating a Plan of Action. With that in-hand, it’s now time to shift your focus to your resume.
  • January 05, 2018
    Being Laid-off can be a Positive - Step 3: Create a Plan of Action
    Being laid-off is a challenging time. This is why I am writing a series of posts to help you get through it. In my last post I discussed the importance of taking an honest assessment of your finances. In this post, I will show you how to create a Plan of Action.
  • January 04, 2018
    Being Laid-off can be a Positive - Step 2: Assess Financials
    Being laid-off is a challenging time. This is why I am writing a series of posts to help you get through it. In my last post I discussed the importance of taking an emotional assessment. This time, I’m talking about something more concrete: a Financial Assessment.
  • January 03, 2018
    Being Laid-off can be a Positive - Step 1: Emotional Assessment
    The last thing anyone wants to hear is they’ve been laid-off and the company no longer needs you.
  • December 07, 2017
    The Dos and Don'ts of Office Holiday Parties
    It’s once again that time of the year: office holiday party season. It’s a time where companies thank their employees for a year of hard work with a festive event. But this “party” is no run-of-the-mill party. While these parties can be a lot of fun and a great way to connect with co-workers outside of your day-to-day, there are plenty of social and professional landmines you will need to side step.
  • November 15, 2017
    How to be More Productive at Work
    Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re wrapping up another busy day at work. You’re packing your things away, firing off a couple emails, and saying ‘good night’ to your coworkers.  As your computer screen turns black, you lean back in your chair and take a deep breath when a question pops into your head: “What did I accomplish today?”
  • October 11, 2017
    Staying Cyber Safe in a Cyber Scary World
    Since 2004, October has been designated as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This year, cybersecurity seems more important than ever. Hardly a day goes by without news sources reporting some type of new cybersecurity data breach or threat. The recent Equifax data breach has left many of us concerned about our personal data and threat of identity theft. In an era of rampant cyber hooligans and criminals, all of us need to diligently adhere to safe computing practices.
  • September 27, 2017
    Dancing with a Partner – How to Begin an Application Training Project with Ease and Grace
    A large-scale application implementation is a daunting project with a lot of moving parts. How are you going to prepare your people to use the application? When the update involves new work processes, users generally need some kind of training for even the most intuitive and well-designed application. Do you have the bandwidth to design and develop the training your users need?