Talent Strategy

The ‘Dos and Don’ts’ of Identifying Soft Skills

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The experts have spoken: 77% of employers think soft-skills are just as important as hard skills (source). Yet, even though it’s clear soft skills are important, they aren’t always simple to identify. In fact, more than 60% of hiring managers agree that screening for soft skills is tough (source).   The reason for this is […]

Technology

How to Build Better Candidate Personas

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Like most industries, recruiting has become more competitive in the Internet era. Think about how many online job boards and career networking sites are available to candidates these days. Now consider how saturated each of these platforms are with recruiters—all vying for the same candidates.  For this reason, you must be more strategic with your […]

Career Advancement

Developers: Show off your work!

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While those in more traditional roles can rely on LinkedIn and traditional resumes to advertise their experience and showcase themselves for potential new work, programmers and developers more often use demonstrative (and honestly, fun) ways to show their competencies and potential.  In this article, we’ll discuss some of the best ways to show your work, […]

Tech Trends

5 Marketplace Platforms that Remade Industries

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Today there are so many marketplace platforms, including the biggest one of all – Amazon – that we can sometimes forget that there was a time that not even one of them existed.  They’ve become so integral to our daily lives and such a part of the conversation of business that we now see a […]

Leadership

9 Tips for Tech Project Success

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Managing tech projects to a successful conclusion takes the best contributions from all the members of the team creating the project, but it also takes an aware and thoughtful project manager to bring that best out of everyone.  In this article we will share some ideas for how to make your next (or current!) tech […]

Technology

NYC Nodes: 5 Centers of Startup Influence

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  NYC is a place not only teeming with opportunities for startups, but it also has a diverse and rich infrastructure to support, educate, and finance those startups.  In this article we will share some of our favorite centers of influence in the startup scene in NYC. Incubators Venture Out NYC.  Venture Out provides a […]

Talent Strategy

Why smart companies are hiring from boot camps

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  This year, more than 20,000 people will graduate from coding boot camps in North America alone.  These boot camps can cost anywhere between $10k-$20k and last from 8-14 weeks.  While there are part-time offerings, the overwhelming majority of graduates come from full-time programs, in which they spend 10-12 hours per day, at least 5 […]

Talent Strategy

7 Ways to Screen Out Bad Attitudes

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  According to a 2015 study, while 46% of new hires failed with 18 months, a whopping 89% of those failures came as a result of poor attitudes.  Part of this is due to the fact that we can sometimes focus on technical competence and valid experience rather than attitude, which shows up in someone’s temperament, […]

VocaWorks

VocaWorks Welcomes New Advisors

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We are honored to assemble this Advisory Board of outstanding individuals with exceptional track records as pioneers and disrupters in each of their respective industries. Their extensive experience in the capital markets and working with software, recruitment tech, and startup companies will serve as a great resource to the Truli team as we work to […]