7 Tech and IT Interview Questions: Business Analyst

Posted by Ryan on Sep 23, 2016 1:20:32 PM

Welcome to this edition of “7 Tech and IT Interview Questions.” If you work in information technology or are trying to find the right talent, you already know the tech landscape is vast and the skills needed for a business analyst are very different from those needed by a network architect.  In this series we’ll present seven interview questions specific to one position or functional area.  In this post: Business Analyst.

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Topics: Staffing & Recruiting, Technology, Career/Interview Tips

19 Inspirational Quotes to Ease You Into Fall

Posted by Ryan on Sep 16, 2016 2:11:46 PM

Goodbye swimsuits and beach balls.

Hello pumpkinspice and sweater weather.

Summer 2016, you’ve had a great run, but it is almost time for us to pack up our shorts and flip-flops and bring out the denim jackets and boots.

So, to help ease the transition, we’ve collected 19 of our favorite inspirational quotes.


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Topics: Just for Fun

Why We Celebrate Labor Day 

Posted by Ryan on Sep 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Photo: City of Chicago

It is that time again.  Kids are back at school, BBQ season is drawing to a close, and soon the crisp fall weather will be creeping in.  The unofficial end of summer has arrived. Labor Day weekend, a time to fire up the grill one last time, head to a parade, picnic in the park, or relax on the beach. Labor day is a great weekend for making lasting summer memories (some of my favorite childhood memories were made during Naperville's Last Fling!), but why do we celebrate Labor Day?

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Topics: Just for Fun

Tips for Job Search Success [Webinar Recap]

Posted by Molly on Aug 19, 2016 3:16:43 PM

Tips for Job Search Success is a mash-up of the best ideas we’ve put forth in our past Job Seeker Webinars, and serves as a comprehensive overview of the job search process. This webinar is packed with great content and links to dozens of resources that can help you plan, tweak, or revamp your job search strategy.

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Topics: Career/Interview Tips

Job Search Lessons Learned From Famous Summer Olympic Moments

Posted by Lana on Aug 12, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Olympic athletes spend years preparing for their moment at an Olympic games. Daily practice, nutrition, coaching, support systems, setting goals, perseverance, and mental strength are all needed to experience that magical moment on the podium.

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Topics: Career/Interview Tips, Inspiration

Talent Shortage: Accounting & Finance in Chicago

Posted by Lana on Aug 5, 2016 9:30:00 AM


According to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Chicago is second to New York in terms of accounting jobs, with over 80,000 people working as accountants, auditors, or bookkeeping clerks. The sixth and seventh largest firms (Grant Thornton and BDO Seidman, respectively) are headquartered in Chicago. Accountants and financial analysts with two to five years’ experience are in high demand. It is also a financial hub in the Midwest with many large banks and financial services companies established in the city.

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Topics: Staffing & Recruiting, Accounting/Finance

Crafting the Perfect Interview Thank You Note

Posted by Lana on Jul 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM

You nailed that interview! You connected with the hiring manager, you had a great conversation, and you’re feeling great about the next steps. Should you send a thank you note? ABSOLUTELY!

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Topics: Career/Interview Tips