Entries by Eric Bakke

August – a Great Time To Network

As summer winds down and we start planning out the rest of the year it is a great time to add a networking event or two to your calendar.  Many times we find August events can be a lot of fun with great weather and audiences in a great mood (likely a direct correlation!).  If […]

Tips to Help You Have Your Best Interview

With more demand for Information Technology professionals it seems like everyone we know is interviewing for some role at the moment.  As a result we are consulting with our candidates more and more often on making them as successful as possible.  With that in mind I wanted to share some of the building blocks for […]

Do You Have Any Questions for Me?

You managed to get an interview with a company you have had your eye on for some time.  The hour is wrapping up on your initial interview with the hiring manager.  Things have gone well and you are hoping to be invited back – and then it comes. “Do you have any questions for me?” […]

How We Provide Project Management Value

As the project management practice grows at TSP we are often asked what it is and what makes it different versus a PM posting at a typical staffing agency.  These questions come from both the candidate and client perspective.  We have found that these themes make our offering unique in the project management space. We […]

Improve Your Interview With These Questions

I have told candidates for years that you are sometimes judged by the questions you ask and not the answers you give.  With the improved IT job market candidates that have been dormant for the last ten years have decided to look around and see what’s available.  What they often discover when a company calls to […]

Most In Demand (Tech) Jobs in Boston

A recent article by David L. Harris for the Boston Business Journal highlighted the top 25 open jobs based on research conducted by The Conference Board of August job postings in the area.  While the buckets are broad it is no surprise that their information matches up with what we see here.  While the various management […]

Quick Cybersecurity Highlight Heading Into the Holiday Weekend

While we work with many organizations to find in-house security professionals we are also lucky to work with several clients who have brought innovative products in this space to market.  According to Cybersecurity Ventures there will be 3.5 million job openings in this space by the year 2021.  A steadily increasing number of engineers and architects […]

Three Ways to Increase Your Hiring Success

Over the past several years the economy has created two common themes that prevent companies from finding appropriate candidates. Companies create job specifications that are too narrowly focused. This is due to a perception that many people are unemployed and the company should have the pick of the litter. These specifications are virtually impossible to […]

NH Job Market – Lots to Be Thankful For…ish

TSP Managing Partner Dave Vigliotti shared a story from NHPR earlier this week that contains information that should make us all thankful.  Overall unemployment in New Hampshire is at 2.8%, the lowest in the nation, and that number is even lower in IT.  As a result compensation has gone up as well.  This is great […]