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February 10, 2017 DTG

All client relationships are based on trust. In order to establish those trusts and be effective as a sales marketing person, you need to connect with people. Here are 3 helpful hints that I believe will help you connect with prospective clients and make you successful. Be respectful while presenting your methodologies. That includes...

Do’s and Don’ts of Networking on Social Media

December 12, 2016 DTG

Social media has become a very important tool in today’s society. This tool can be used for many good reasons, but at the same time must be used carefully and with sensitivity and perception. Many times people connect with their future colleagues/managers and making a first impression can be done only once. Here are...

Thinking of Changing Industries?

November 16, 2016 DTG

Job searching is challenging for everyone, but those who realize they need or want to change their career track may face special challenges. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help your search for career change a successful one: Identify your transferable skills and experience and articulate clearly how you can use them to...

Mindfulness and Its Impact on Employee Retention

November 9, 2016 DTG

The retention of key employees is vital to the continuity of an organization and its ability to remain profitable (Haar, & White, 2013). The voluntary turnover of employees affects organizational profitability either directly or indirectly, with a cost of almost $11 billion dollars annually (Rahman, & Nas, 2013). Replacing high-performing individuals is disruptive, costly,...

When is the best time to look for a new job?

October 31, 2016 DTG

When is the best time to look for a new job? Oftentimes, unfortunately, we do not always get to choose when we are looking for a new job. If you lose your job due to unforeseen circumstances, you simply have to make the best of the situation. But what if you are entering the...

Patience During the Interview Process

October 20, 2016 DTG

Nothing can be more frustrating than waiting for a call or email status update from your recruiter in reference to a job interview from 2+ weeks ago… BE PATIENT. You are not alone. As a recruiter, I know when you are the one seeking a new job, the wait seems endless. Take a deep...

Self Confidence is a Key to a Positive Interview

October 4, 2016 DTG

To be successful everyone must maintain a proper amount of self-confidence which should be applied throughout all areas of your present and future career moves. Your confidence should motivate your preparation and your presentation with your colleagues, your superiors and perspective employers. For example, when preparing or updating your resume you should demonstrate confidence...

The Pros and Cons on Answering “What is your Biggest Weakness” Question?

September 30, 2016 DTG

Talking about your weaknesses can be a difficult task. You should not speak about a weakness unless it’s something you’ve overcome. There are numerous things that interviewers are looking for in the biggest weakness question. The three most common are: Unassertive – Always agreeing on everything despite the topic and so they are constantly being...

Your Resume Format and How It Can Help or Hurt You

August 22, 2016 DTG

You spent hours on documenting your skills and talents for your resume and then sent it off to potential employers. You wait and wait for the email or phone call that never comes. Why? Most of the time, employers don’t read your resume. They’re scanning your resume. Since they are inundated with resumes, they...

Creating a Bond between Managers and Subordinates Using the Transformational Theory of Leadership

August 22, 2016 DTG

The transactional leadership theory is one of the most studied and thus most popular theories of leadership. The ability to translate across cultural boundaries while being applied to more situations than many of the other studied theories of leadership contributes to the popularity of this theory of leadership. The main premise of this theory...

What Should You Expect From a Recruiter?

August 2, 2016 DTG

It is no secret that job seekers can have vastly different experiences working with recruiters. Some will tell you how valuable their recruiter was in helping them to get their job. Others will tell you horror stories about working with a bad recruiter and vowing never to do it again. What I have found...

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

July 19, 2016 DTG

When is enough enough? How hard do we have to push through the uncomfortable to possibly reach our dreams? Should we bother to reach for the stars to achieve the unreachable? The definition of achievement is doing something that is accomplished, especially by superior ability, special effort, great courage. How much effort are you...

Primary Steps for an Interview

July 14, 2016 DTG

Arriving at the Interview Show up 20 minutes before your interview to give yourself time to mentally prepare. In many cases this could be the first time you arrive to the company conducting the interview. This means you are not familiar with the parking/traffic and exact location to meet. The last thing you want...

Data Governance vs Data Management

July 12, 2016 DTG

Why is it necessary to know the difference? Where do organizations start – and how DTG’s SharePoint / Collibra offerings can help you on the road to success. Today in our regulatory driven world, data related issues are front and center. Organizations are investing heavily in data related initiatives in support of regulatory compliance, infrastructure,...

How to Search for your Next Position

July 5, 2016 DTG

You can hire someone to tweak your resume. You can get the best suit money can buy but when it comes to the all-important time to make the decision to accept a position, make sure your head is in the right place! Don’t let fear creep into the process and sabotage your best efforts!...

Dressing for Success on an Interview

June 27, 2016 DTG

You always want to put your best foot forward when meeting someone for the first time. That starts with dressing the part, especially for a job interview. Except for rare exceptions, men should always wear a suit and tie and women should always dress in appropriate business attire. While you may be applying for...

Linking Data Strategy with Business Strategy

June 27, 2016 DTG

SharePoint – Collibra Integration This is the first of a series of articles detailing SharePoint and Collibra integration with best practices, addressing challenges and providing best Data Governance practices for the Enterprise. DTG is a delivery partner for Microsoft serving the Global 1000 market with SharePoint expertise and solutions. Our Data Management practice also...

Questions Candidates Should Ask a Potential Employer

June 9, 2016 DTG

Unfortunately for the job seeker, in today’s competitive environment, just answering questions at the interview will not land you the job. While we all focus on knowing all the right answers and impressing our interviewers, knowing what to ask can tell employers much more about you than any answer you might have given. You need...

The Importance of Saving for Retirement

May 23, 2016 DTG

Benjamin Franklin said “Money makes Money. And the money that money makes, makes money.” Benjamin Franklin knew the importance of saving money, and that there is no greater surety of wealth than the compounding of interest on one’s money. However, today 53% of Americans do not have access to or fail to contribute to...

Tips to Writing a Successful Resume

March 2, 2016 DTG

As the saying goes, “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression”. Your resume is that first impression to a perspective employer. A well-constructed resume can get you in the door and give you the opportunity to show a hiring manager what you are all about. A poorly constructed resume can...

Benefits News for 2016

February 1, 2016 DTG

FSA With a low inflation rate, the 2016 flexible spending maximum contribution for employees is expected to remain unchanged. According to industry experts, the maximum contribution will remain at $2,550 barring a surge in inflation during the fourth quarter of this year. 401k/403b/457 Elective Deferral Limit For tax year 2016, the contribution limit for...

Advice on Resume Submittals

January 11, 2016 DTG

There is one major rule I have when I’m giving resume advice.  Don’t use the same resume for every job. Just like every opportunity you’re applying to is different, the way you present yourself as a candidate for that job should be different.  When looking for a new job, it’s very important to remember...

When is the best time to bring up salary in your interview process?

January 11, 2016 DTG

There are many answers to this question depending on the how you came to learn of this position. Did you see an ad posted by a 3rd party company and apply online or did a recruiter from a staffing firm call you directly or maybe you even went to a company website and saw...

Your Resume and the Background Checking Process

January 11, 2016 DTG

Congratulations! The client offered you the job. All they need to do now is perform a background check (which goes back 7 to 10 years) and then the rest of the onboarding process begins. Here are some ways to make this part of the process go more smoothly. Whatever you do, DO NOT FUDGE...