Dec 12

Who’s Hiring for Sales and Marketing in December 2015

By Tricia Lucas | Who is Hiring

Triangle Tech Connect is a monthly review of local entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing career opportunities. North Carolina’s Triangle is developing into a popular technology market. With the country’s sixth lowest average annual cost per employee–at 175 square feet per person–Raleigh-Durham’s tech sector presence will continue to expand in 2016. Here are some of the latest […]

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Dec 02

Triangle AMA Announces Raleigh Marketing Jobseekers SIG Meetings

By Tricia Lucas | Career Tips

There is no such thing as a “permanent” job anymore. On 12/7, the Triangle American Marketing Association’s Transitions SIG Speaker’s Series will host Joe Novara, a professional speaker and author of the book “Intentional Networking”. During his seminars and workshops, Joe takes the WORK out of NETWORKING by teaching simple techniques, tips and systems, helping job […]

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Aug 09

Celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

In honor of June 26th’s Take Your Dog to Work Day I am reviving and modifying a previous blog. This special day is held on the Friday following Father’s Day and was created by Pet Sitters International to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups, and humane […]

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Aug 03

How to Stay Employed

By Tricia Lucas | Career Tips

We’ve all been there… trying to answer how to stay employed in today’s market. The seemingly endless and dreaded job search. Most of us aren’t eager to repeat that process anytime soon. Unfortunately, we are not always in control and in today’s market, being downsized is much more common. So how do we make unemployment […]

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Aug 02

Why Job Hoppers Make Great Salespeople

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Some of the reasons to initiate a job change are to increase salary, gain more responsibility, better career growth opportunities, more challenging work, or a better working environment. Many will agree that too many job changes can be an issue. Traditional recruiters may steer clear of job hoppers but resourceful ones have come to expect […]

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Jun 24

Don’t be a Marketing Dinosaur

By Tricia Lucas | Career Tips

The marketing landscape has changed dramatically in the past 10 years and brands need to evolve their strategies to meet the demands of the emerging digital world. To accommodate market changes savvy marketers are constantly getting better at what they do as their audiences become more discerning. The result is a do-or-die marketing landscape where […]

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May 01

Why You Should Hire a Job Hopper

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

I grit my teeth every time I hear or use the label Job Hopper. Until recently multiple job transitions meant you couldn’t hold a job, that you were undependable, unstable, or disloyal if you left on your own. After all, who would leave a perfectly good job? Hence the birth and evil branding of the […]

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Apr 27

Don’t Condemn Job Hoppers

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Many hiring managers still say they won’t consider an applicant if the individual has moved around too much during their career. Recruitment firm Robert Half interviewed 200 bosses about whether a large number of job changes would make them suspect a candidate might lack staying power. Thirty-six percent of the executives admitted they were ‘very […]

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Oct 24

How to Hire a Sales Superstar

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

As a Technology Sales Recruiter, I am often asked, “What makes a superstar sales person?” Many would say a great salesperson needs to be aggressive, a self-motivator, persistent, hard-working and experienced. But is that all it takes to make a great sales person and how do you determine what does? Technology today allows us to […]

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Sep 22

6 Tips for Your Resume

By Tricia Lucas | Career Tips

Unfortunately, technology has all but destroyed the recruiting process. Although it varies, ERE’s Dr. John Sullivan reports on average 250 resumes are received for each corporate job opening so your resume faces a lot of competition. I have even read numbers as high as 1,000 resumes per posting. If you post your resume online on […]

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Aug 04

What is Your Office Bully Costing You?

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Over a 40-hour work week, working with a office bully can take a serious toll on your physical and emotional well-being. Unfortunately, workplace bullying has existed since the dawn of employment, according to most psychologists and human resource experts. But tolerance for its various forms is declining swiftly as academicians release new statistics detailing its […]

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Jul 28

Are You the Victim of a Toxic Boss?

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Have you been feeling overwhelmed lately especially Sunday night before you are due to return to the office? In the beginning, we explain it away and often blame ourselves. As the pattern of incompetence and bad behavior continues, you realize the demon you’re dealing with is actually a toxic boss who has the ability to […]

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Jun 24

Sit, Stay, Recruit

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

They are the ultimate employees.  Eager to please, they play well with others, respond to the slightest of praise, learn quickly, follow a routine, and have a keen sense of character.  Okay so maybe they aren’t the typical employee but dogs can certainly be an employer’s best friend when it comes to promoting a happier work […]

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