The Solutions Blog

KCM Solutions Perspectives

Many blogs offer random thoughts on the world of technology, its jobs, its opportunities and the people who make it happen. The Solutions Blog does that and more. It also offers the KCM Solutions perspective on the issues and challenges our clients and candidates face every day.

Important to Build A Long Lasting Relationship With Your Recruiter

Posted on May 17, 2018 by

I bought a car about a year ago and realized the other day that I had not heard from the salesperson that sold me the car since I bought it.  I then started thinking that this wasn’t unusual and this has happened with every single car that I have ever bought.  I did however just […]

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Three Most Important Keys To A Successful Reference Check

Posted on May 3, 2018 by

In my experience,  I don’t think that enough time is spent on conducting proper reference checks.  Most companies continue to walk through the motions and “check off the box” that they conducted a reference call with former managers or co-workers. Here are three keys to conducting a successful reference check that will help lead to […]

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Here Are The Best Ways To Find A New Job

Posted on April 15, 2018 by

When someone finds out that I own a recruiting firm, one common question I get is  “ What is the best way to find a new job?”  Even though, our firm, KCM Solutions, specializes in Technology positions, the basics are applicable across all skill sets.  These suggestions resonate if you have recently lost your job […]

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These Resume Tips Will Help Secure Your Next Job

Posted on April 6, 2018 by

We often get asked by our candidates to help them with their resumes.  In working with our candidates,  there are several common mistakes that we see.  These mistakes are being made across the board with all levels of candidates. Typos / Grammatical Mistakes  – I am always amazed at how many times there will be […]

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The Open-Office Trap

Posted on March 13, 2018 by

I just read a great article in The New Yorker that stated 70 percent of all offices have an Open Floor Plan. What once was cutting edge for start-up companies has now permeated to almost three-quarters of all office space. As I began reading, I expected to read all about the positive attributes of an […]

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Get Your Boss To Allow You to Telecommute

Posted on March 3, 2018 by

Before you even begin this process, take a step back and really think about what it would be like to telecommute.  Telecommuting is one of those things that sounds great –no more rush hour, work in your pajamas, don’t shower all day, better work-life balance but it also means possible distractions at home, need for […]

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The Real Reason You Didn’t Get That Job

Posted on June 23, 2017 by

You just finished a long series of grueling interviews and ended up not getting the job.  We’ve all been there – it is just part of the job search process.  Oftentimes, you will simply be told that you didn’t get the job but you aren’t provided with much of a reason why, other than the […]

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Creative Ways To Energize Your Team

Posted on June 6, 2017 by

We work with a wide variety of companies that come in all shapes and sizes. In working with all of these clients, it is fun to observe different ways that they go about energizing their employees to improve morale. Here are some of the some small things that we thought sounded interesting. Art Budget – […]

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No Thank You Note Can Cost you a Job

Posted on May 18, 2017 by

We recently had a great candidate lose a job offer from a client because they didn’t send a thank you note immediately after their interview.  Our client is a 150 person pre-ipo start up and they felt that since the candidate didn’t send a thank you note within 4 hours of their final interview, they […]

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Make The Best First Impression on Your Next Job Interview

Posted on April 23, 2017 by

I was recently asked about some ways to make a good first impression on your job interview.  Obviously your experience and the way you answer the questions you are asked will make a big difference but appearance and body language oftentimes play a vital role in the decision as well. Sit up straight – You […]

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