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Beware of the Counter Offer!

Let’s face it, conducting a search for your next great career move is a stressful, time consuming, and exhausting process.  Unless the new opportunity just comes “knocking on the door” with an offer you can’t refuse, it usually involves a great deal of planning, research, email solicitations, applications, interviews, more research, more interviews…..you get the […]

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Making A Difference

There’s an extraordinary experience that happens when a person discovers their self as someone who really makes a difference.   In the minutia of life, we all too often get wrapped up and forget the greater vision of what we see as possible for ourselves and for those around us.  Since every organization exists in the […]

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Newton’s Networking Tips

Newton’s Top 3 Networking Tips Networking can be a scary word, especially to introverts who are job-seeking. Networking events propose a unique challenge: with a room full of strangers, where do you begin making connections? Newton Brown is one of our new Recruiting Consultants,  with years of experience in sourcing. When it comes to networking, […]

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Our Employees Sound Off: It’s a Great Day to Work at Technology Navigators!

In June, all of our employees were asked to provide anonymous feedback about how they feel working for Technology Navigators. As part of a 360-degree survey, each employee (including our CEOs) participated, delivering thoughtful feedback about the culture and environment that  we work in every day. They all agree: Technology Navigators is a great place […]

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OUT with the old and IN with the new!

It’s been a long time coming but the day is finally here!!!  Presenting to you, our beloved blog readers, the NEW Technology Navigators website! In the last quarter of 2012 we dove into a conversation with the geniuses at Tilted Chair Creative around how to really offer more through our website.  We quickly discovered it […]

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New Year, New You!

Here at technology Navigators, we’re excited for what 2013 has to offer, and plan on taking advantage of the New Year and new beginning. Here are 3 easy guidelines that we are adopting to brighten our prospect, and sharing in hopes help improve your future! 1. Goals, not resolutions. Because, by now, most people have […]

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How to Avoid the End-of-Year Slump

You all know what I’m talking about: Business slows down, clients are less responsive, the office seems emptier and emptier, and counting down to five has become a daily ritual. Now if you’re lucky you office stays inspired and stimulated, for the rest of us, we’ve come up with 5 things to keep your motivation, […]

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Common Mistakes Recruiters Make

At Technology Navigators, we pride ourselves on our superior and skilled recruiters; however, we’ve all made mistakes recruiting. Here is our list of the most common mistakes recruiters make: 1. Blinded by paper qualifications • When a candidate looks great on paper they are not necessarily a fit for the client. You have to consider […]

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Counter Offers: the Not-So-Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I decided that my next blog would be on counter offers. What they are, when we get them, why to take them, why to not take them. While doing my research, I got side tracked when I noticed one trend: not one article or piece of literature said “you should take a counter offer.” Instead […]

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The Secrets to an A+ Interview

Last week I took part in conducting a somewhat awful interview, so I decided it was time to give our readers some feedback on key practices to perfecting an interview. Here’s a brief anecdote of what happened. (this is what NOT to do!!) I prepped the woman, we will call her Kathy (not her actual […]

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Why Work in Austin, Texas?

As I mentioned in the last blog, Austin has become the 35th largest metropolitan area in the US. It is a big city but still retains that small town vibe. I recently went around asking people why they liked living in Austin. The answers were all over the board. I acquired various simple answers such […]

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  • “During my job search I worked with four recruiters and [Technology Navigators was] by far the most professional, friendly, and hard-working of them all. My recruiter had a great sense of humor that really put me at ease, and I got some great advice on interviewing. I enjoyed our face-to-face meeting; it really showed their interest in making the entire process go as smoothly as possible.”

    - Software Developer in Austin, TX
  • “Technology Navigators is my go-to team when I have a technical position that is particularly hard to fill. Allen Goldsmith and his team work with me to find the exact right candidate and I appreciate their thoroughness in screening, candidate preparation, and follow-up.”

    - VP of Product Engineering, Cloud Computing in Austin, TX
  • “Best. Recruiter. Ever. Hands Down.”

    - Sr. Java Developer in Austin, TX
  • “The Technology Navigators team has done an amazing job.  I have worked with many rock star firms and they have outperformed every one of them!  We have been blown away by the top notch candidates submitted and the short amount of time it has taken Technology Navigators to find them! Thank you.”

    - Hiring Manager, Data Warehousing in Austin, TX
  • “I have really enjoyed working with my Recruiting Consultant at Technology Navigators. He has by far had the most open and easy to work with demeanor out of the numerous recruiters I’ve talked to. His attitude is refreshing in this business! I plan to continue working with Technology Navigators in the future, whether it is to find another gig in Austin or elsewhere.”

    - Software Developer in Austin, TX
  • “I have worked with several other technical recruiters in my past.  The Recruiting Consultant I worked with at Technology Navigators coached me to land a great job here in Austin, TX.  He gave me detailed advice on how to answer questions professionally during and post interview process.  I am very pleased with Technology Navigators’ professionalism and would highly recommend any technical job seekers to use them.”

    - Software QA Engineer in Austin, TX
  • “Technology Navigators has been a great partner to help us identify and hire great software engineers.  Not only do they find great technical talent but they understand our company culture and work hard to find candidates that will enjoy and thrive within our environment. They have always been very responsive to our needs and helped us work through any concerns with the candidates. Looking forward to many more years of hiring with Technology Navigators!”

    - Director of Product Engineering, Software in Austin, TX
  • “I’ve been working with Technology Navigators for a decade because they save me time and money by providing me with the best candidates in the shortest amount of time. After working with Technology Navigators for ten years, I asked them and sixteen other agencies from Austin and around the country to help us recruit five Java stars. We hired three from Technology Navigators.”

    - Software Development Manager in Austin, TX
  • “I appreciated getting to know my recruiter and getting to know more about the interview process. It was the first time I have felt that a recruiter was partnering with me instead of me just being a potential placement.”

    - Lead Software Engineer in Austin, TX
  • “I’ve worked with Technology Navigators for over a decade and they are simply the best. They take the time necessary to understand the requirements of the position being filled and send only qualified, fully vetted candidates. This saves me untold hours wading through resumes. They are the first people I turn to when I need to make a tough hire.”

    - Chief Technology Officer, Software in Austin, TX
  • “Thanks for keeping me updated on the progress of the interview process. That means more to your candidates than you realize and engenders loyalty and credibility. It’s professional, and already you stand head and shoulders above 99% of the recruiters with whom I speak.”

    - Software Developer in Austin, TX
  • “I’ve hired technical staff through Technology Navigators at several companies over the last five years and the team has consistently provided high quality personnel with the specific technical and value backgrounds to fit seamlessly into my organizations. They maintain high levels of communication with staff they have placed, as well as hiring managers long after placements have started. I highly recommend Technology Navigators!”

    - Director of IT, Software in Austin, TX
  • “The whole team at Technology Navigators played a big part in getting me my new job. I particularly appreciate my Recruiting Consultant, who was very helpful in every possible way starting from setting up the interview, making sure I was there on time for onsite interviews, following up after interview, getting feedback etc. He worked with me until I got the offer. I will definitely let Technology Navigators know if my friends are looking for jobs.”

    - Software QA Engineer in Austin, TX
  • “I first started working with Technology Navigators several years ago. Back then I did not have many hiring needs. However, Technology Navigators stayed in touch on a regular basis. When I moved to another company with a large number of open positions, I immediately called them. They were able to quickly find outstanding technical applicants to fill our positions. I have continued my relationship with Technology Navigators, and it is a great feeling to know that I can always count on them to provide highly qualified people anytime, and many times with very short notice.”

    - Software Development Manager in Austin, TX