Here at ProFocus, hiring managers tell us that interviews get tough for candidates when they start to ask behavioral based questions. We’ve heard that the candidates especially struggle when given the “tell me about a time…” type of question. Hiring managers ask these...read more
The majority of the IT contractors we place prefer to be on temporary, rather than permanent, placement. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t want to feel that they are a valued contributor and member of your team. They’re on contract because they truly enjoy...read more
Over 60 percent of the tech managers we work with use phone interviews as a ‘get-to-know-you’ pre-qualifier before setting up an in-person meeting. This allows employers to maximize their time in the first round of interviews and reduce your travel time and expenses....read more
Having a healthy and effective relationship with upper management is one of the most important factors in your work life. A good relationship with your manager can positively impact your job satisfaction, productivity and career. A poor working relationship can do the...read more
The “experts” keep telling us that we need to minimize our screen time. But the truth is that much of the working population spends a lot of time with the computer... and Tech Consultants, in particular, have a profession that makes it pretty difficult to cut back...read more
When interviewing candidates for IT roles, it can be easy to focus on the specific technology knowledge and skills needed. But in doing so, you may overlook other qualities that make a significant contribution to getting your projects completed. We suggest to our...read more
On October 3, 2018, ProFocus invited Portland-based software development managers to join us for the latest in our Leaders Lunch series. These roundtable discussions are a great opportunity for software development and engineering leaders to share best practices and...read more
Hiring a great software developer is no easy task, let alone an entire team of them. There’s a war for tech talent, and in order to compete, companies looking to hire software developers need to ask themselves an important question: Is my company the kind of place...read more
It may be surprising that the majority of our IT contractors don’t want permanent placement! Some people outside the industry misunderstand and think that contractors work on temporary projects because they can’t find permanent work, or as a short-term solution to...read more
We’ve noticed that clients of ours that are getting the best IT Contractors are the ones that are hiring quicker. This is because the best contract candidates are in demand and getting snapped up by someone fast. Speed is the key. You need to move faster in the hiring...read more
ProFocus Technology, a Portland-based staffing and consulting company, continues to thrive, earning a spot on the 2018 Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies. The Inc. 500 List focuses on one of the most important economic contributors —America’s...read more
For the third year in a row, ProFocus has won Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers! Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry...read more
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