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, Austin, 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, Austin, 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: Austin, 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|

Don’t Let Blinders Derail Your Best Opportunities for Business Success

By Ella Koscik

To transform a business from merely successful to standout, a leader requires a 360-degree perspective. That entails looking beyond the office door, picking up cues from the economy, the market, the business community and the competitive landscape. It means asking the right questions and seeking answers from a variety of sources inside and outside the company. In my experience, achieving business success is based on balancing three critical elements: knowledge, intuition and execution. […]

February 17th, 2015|Categories: Career Advice, Trends|

How to Prepare for and Ace a Phone Interview

As the competitive nature of the IT industry continues to grow, phone interviews are becoming increasingly popular amongst employers as the initial step in the hiring process. This initial step allows hiring managers to speed up the hiring process by weeding out potential job candidates without having the expense and time of an in person interview.  On average, our technical recruiters screen hundreds of qualified candidates throughout the week and it is essential that candidates set themselves apart in order to advance in the hiring process. According to Business Insider, “More job candidates make initial contact with prospective employers via the telephone and the first 15 seconds either make or break the interview.” Job seekers should prepare by thoroughly researching the company and position before the phone call, showing their interest and willingness to learn will make a lasting impression on the interviewer and bring potential candidates one step closer to landing the coveted new job. Follow MDI Group’s tips below to ensure that you ace your next phone interview! […]

November 20th, 2014|Categories: Career Advice|