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Recruiting Roller Coaster

29 Oct

As every recruiter knows, your day, week or quarter can be compared to one theme park attraction…a roller coaster, with the nausea and headache symptoms included. No two days are the same when it comes to the recruiting business, especially two ‘good’ days. It is not often one regularly makes placements day after day. From […]

The Importance of Transparency

24 Oct

One of the most important yet overlooked aspects of the recruiter-candidate relationship is transparency. I would like to talk about the common setbacks and the value added in being 100% transparent from both the candidate’s and recruiter’s vantage point. At UDig, we set the expectation from the very beginning, that during the recruiting process we […]

DevOps and Automation Engineers in High Demand

24 Sep

In the last 6-12 months I’ve seen a trend where about 30% of job openings in our Ashburn, VA office have been focused, or tied to, some sort of DevOps or Automation experience. This is nothing new for the West Coast/Silicon Valley area but it is a fairly new trend on the East Coast. This […]

Getting to Know Ricky Lane, UDig Technical Recruiter…

28 Aug

Our next employee spotlight is a conversation with Ricky Lane, UDig Technical Recruiter. Ricky is another one of our team members that embraces our guiding principles that govern how we operate – philosophies that demonstrate how we feel consultants and clients should be treated. Here is a little bit about Ricky… Where are you from? Tappahannock, […]

Creating a Lasting Impression

20 Aug

When you’re in the job market or searching for your next project, it can be easy to get bogged down with countless applications, multiple recruiters calling and ideally several interviews lined up. It can be easy to overlook the extra steps necessary to make a good impression if you aren’t organized in your search. At […]

Building a Wish List

18 Aug

Working with recruiters has become the nature of the business for many candidates, particularly in the IT industry. Qualified candidates get calls constantly from recruiters across the country, trying to push job opportunities on them that they may not be interested in or a good fit for. Recruiters can get a bad reputation for being […]

Higher Salary Good Thing or Bad Thing?

6 Aug

One of the most unstable parts of the recruiting process on both sides of the desk always seems to be the rate discussion. From the outside looking in, it would always seem that more money is always better. Why wouldn’t it be in someone’s best interest to push the envelope and get the best possible […]

Work Hard, Work Smart

1 Aug

Work hard, work smart. It is advice I would give to any professional – rookie or tenured. Sounds simple enough and applies to all professions, but bottomline is it will get you results. In my role as a recruiter, results translate into happy clients, happy candidates and dollars. That’s before talking about the gratification, the reward of […]

Getting to know Brooks Kirby, UDig Technical Recruiter…

9 Jul

Getting to know Brooks Kirby, UDig Technical Recruiter…

Our next employee spotlight is a conversation with Brooks Kirby, UDig Technical Recruiter. As we mentioned in our last employee spotlight, at UDig we have a list of guiding principles that govern how we operate – philosophies that demonstrate how we feel candidates and clients should be treated. These are all just words on paper […]

The Importance of References

20 Jun

One of the most important, yet hotly debated, parts of the recruiting process is references. Many candidates tend to push back on providing them initially. This can be for several reasons. The most common objection I hear is “I don’t want them to be bothered.” Another is “once I get an interview I will provide […]