Chicago Startup Week Recap

All I can say is WOW.  Monday, November 4th, 2019 was the kickoff of Chicago Startup Week! I left #ChiStartupWeek feeling grateful to be part of a community that supports new ideas and entrepreneurs. I also feel fortunate to be working for a company that partners with startups and plays a key role in diversifying… Read more »

Celebrating 20 Years of Objective Paradigm

On Thursday, October 17th, 2019 we celebrated our 20th Anniversary! Objective Paradigm (OP) launched in 1999 and has grown immensely ever since. We’re home to over 50 passionate recruiters, sourcers and hiring experts, and have been widely successful across the tech industry in the Chicagoland area, as well as New York, Florida, Texas and other… Read more »

Candidate Story: Going Back to Another Offer

I made the wrong choice, can I go back to another offer? I was recently working with a strong Developer candidate, let’s call him Joe. Joe had an offer from two of my clients, while he was interviewing for another job on his own. Joe ended up verbally accepting an offer with my client, but… Read more »

The 5 Most Valuable Things I’ve Learned in 5 Years of Recruiting

March 2019 marks my five year anniversary of working at Objective Paradigm. When I started, I had no experience and didn’t know the difference between Java and C# or Firewalls and Switches; I was completely oblivious. What I did have was a passion to succeed. While I’m still striving to be the best and learning… Read more »

Objective Paradigm Names Dayna Stoller New Chief of Staff

Meet Objective Paradigm’s Chief of Staff There’s a new title at Objective Paradigm and in the role, a favorite, familiar face. For almost three years, we have been beyond fortunate to have Dayna Stoller on our team. Over those years, Dayna has made a significant impact on the way we operate and celebrate our employees…. Read more »

Get Involved, Volunteer

Reflecting on what makes you happy. I’ve recently done some reflecting on myself, my relationships, my career, and what makes me happy and fulfilled. I have an amazing husband (newlywed!), incredible friends, a lovely home, and a great career – there is no denying how thankful and lucky I am. It was through this exercise… Read more »

Working with a Team Mentality

Effective teamwork in the modern workplace is an idea that seems fairly easy to execute on paper, but when it comes down to the interactions of different humans, it turns into a gamble of how cohesive that group can work and succeed with each other. Ending up with a high-functioning team will not only make… Read more »

Empathy and Genuinity in Recruiting

Looking back at SourceCon Vegas and the sessions I attended, I can’t help but recognize how each one continues to influence my workday. With tips on candidate engagement, technical sourcing tactics, and discussions on platforms and tools to find the best candidates, SourceCon provided days worth of knowledge-bombs that resonated with me and enhanced my… Read more »

Networking events, what’s the point?

I’ve never been the biggest fan of networking events. They seem forced, awkward, and I never quite got the point of having small talk with strangers. But after pushing myself, I have to admit, I changed my attitude. How did this transformation take place? First, I registered and attended a couple different events a week… Read more »