Exploring the Tech Scene in Atlanta

Home to the busiest airport in the world, Atlanta’s hub of activity isn’t limited to the airways. In fact, Glassdoor places Georgia’s capital at 24 in the list of top US cities for jobs, while Forbes claims that Atlanta is third out of five cities to become “tomorrow’s tech mecca,” ahead of Salt Lake City and Denver. Is it all just hype? Is Atlanta all it cracks up to be? […]

May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Atlanta, Career Advice|

What Does a Career in Recruiting Really Look Like?

The vast majority of recruiters usually admit they “fell into” a career in recruiting. It’s a rare individual who aspires to work in the staffing and recruiting field, but once they get a taste, it can be one of the most rewarding jobs they’ve ever had. At MDI Group, our recruiters are the very backbone of our business. We know that the hard work they put in everyday is the reason we’re able to achieve success. If you’re wondering what a career in recruiting really looks like, here’s a look behind the scenes. […]

May 9th, 2017|Categories: Career Advice|

How to Find a Tech Recruiter That’s Worth Your Time

If you’re like most IT professionals, you’ve likely found that the tech job landscape has evolved. Although many IT skills are in hot demand, that does not help you if you cannot get connected with the right companies that need your specific talents. 68% of organizations say they have a hard time recruiting employees, and they are increasingly turning to staffing agencies and recruiting firms to fill their roles. […]

February 28th, 2017|Categories: Career Advice|

What Your Tech Resume Should Look Like in 2017

The start of a new year is a natural time of reflection, and for many that means evaluating their professional career path. With 37% of IT workers planning to look for a new employer in 2017, it’s clear that a large portion of the tech industry will be looking to make a change. As it’s typically the first consideration in a job search, here’s what your tech resume should look like for the coming year. […]

January 16th, 2017|Categories: Career Advice|

Why You Should Use an IT Staffing Agency for your Next Hire

Your IT department needs new talent, and you have an HR department in place to help facilitate the hiring process.  So why should you even consider hiring a staffing agency? Utilizing a specialized staffing agency to recruit specific, in-demand skill sets saves everyone time and produces higher quality candidates. Here’s how you can maximize your time and find the right talent by using a staffing agency: […]

June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Atlanta, Career Advice, Markets|

The Insider’s Guide to Hiring Top IT Talent in Charlotte

The only constant here in Charlotte is change as our metro area continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Despite all the changes, one thing is the same: The demand for IT talent remains high. Although we have seen rapid population growth in the metro area, demand is still outpacing supply for IT talent here in Charlotte.  The unemployment rate for the IT sector (3.4 percent) is still well below the national unemployment rate (5 percent). […]

May 16th, 2016|Categories: Career Advice, Charlotte, Markets, Trends|

How to Get the Most Out of an IT Staffing Agency

Competition for IT talent nationwide is at its highest point since 2005, and staffing agencies can help give clients a leg-up in finding the best IT resources available.  But securing the IT professionals you need in current market conditions takes teamwork.   Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your staffing agency and make the relationship a win-win: […]

April 25th, 2016|Categories: Atlanta, Career Advice, Charlotte, Dallas, Fort Worth, Greenville, Markets, Phoenix, Trends|

Top 3 Pitfalls That Affect IT Worker Quality in the Hiring Process

“Don’t make these Texas-Sized mistakes when making your next IT hire”

There is a wealth of sunshine and opportunity here in the West, at least if you’re an IT professional. With IT unemployment rates at less than half the national average in Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Phoenix, and big names like American Express, Bank of America, Dell and BNSF Railway competing for the same talent, it’s even more important that companies avoid common pitfalls that affect IT worker quality during the hiring process. […]

April 8th, 2016|Categories: Atlanta, Career Advice, Charlotte, Dallas, Fort Worth, Greenville, Markets, Phoenix, Trends|

How Much the Best IT Pros are Making in Austin, Texas

Many perks can be offered to entice top talent to accept a job offer, particularly here in Austin.  Local employers have been known to offer free catered lunches or chef services, flexible work schedules, open PTO policies, relaxed dress codes, group social, sporting and volunteering opportunities, mentoring programs and summer hours just to name a few.

But make no mistake – compensation still ranks amongst the top factors when candidates decide whether a position is worth considering. […]

March 9th, 2016|Categories: Career Advice, Markets, MDI News + PR, Trends|

MDI Featured in #womenINstaffing Wednesday: Connie Chiasson, Ella Koscik and Pam Gates, MDI Group

Connie Chiasson, Ella Koscik and Pam Gates from MDI Group were featured on ClearEdge Marketing’s #womenINstaffing Wednesday. They shared fun facts and experiences from the many years in the staffing industry. […]

January 6th, 2016|Categories: Career Advice|