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6 Tips for Hiring in a Talent Shortage

It’s no secret that unemployment is at an all-time low. In the technology industry, this number is even lower. Currently, only 1.3% of technology workers are unemployed which is the lowest unemployment rate for this industry in almost two decades.…

4 tips for hiring out-of-state candidates | Welcome to Oregon sign on side of highway

4 Tips for Hiring Out-of-State Candidates

In this competitive employment market, you already know how tough it is to find the best talent for your company. Low unemployment rates and a shrunken candidate pool make the hiring hunt even harder. Portland-metro’s unemployment rate is currently at…

Why You Should Attend a Meetup | VanderHouwen

Why You Should Attend a Meetup

Meetups aren’t a new trend—they have been popping up around the Portland tech scene for years now, with new groups being formed every month. As an open and safe community forum, local meetups are a great place for job seekers,…

4 Qualities of a Great Recruiter | VanderHouwen

4 Qualities of a Great Recruiter

Job seekers, especially tech candidates, get approached by recruiters all the time. And when your inbox is flooded with impersonal, salesy messages from strangers about jobs you’ve never heard of, it can feel easy to distrust a recruiter. But recruiters…