How to Quit Your Job

You made it. You finally got that dream job after going through the ringer of onsite interviews and white-boarding sessions. There’s just one more step, and you’re more nervous than ever. …you are dreading putting in your notice to your current employer.   Even if you can’t stand your boss and the organization is a… Read more »

4 Quick Tips for the Best Interview Possible

Job Seekers, are you preparing for an interview? The pressure of landing that next great job can be overwhelming. Combat the stresses by being prepared, which in turn, will boost your confidence, easier said than done, right?   Here are 4 tips for your next interview prep that will help you feel, and do, your best…. Read more »

Why it pays to not procrastinate; from an ex-procrastinator

We’ve all been there. We’ve all said, “yeah I’ll get to it later” then suddenly it’s three hours before your term paper is due and you’ve only written your name and date in 16-point font, double-spaced. In college, each professor says, “I’ll know if you wrote this last minute” and you’re thinking “ha, try me.”… Read more »

Happy #GivingTuesday, Meet Gardeneers!

Happy #GivingTuesday, Meet Gardeneers! In celebration of #GivingTuesday, and in the spirit of ‘paying it forward’ all year long, here is a little story about one of the many ways in which Objective Paradigm (OP) gives back to the community and how you too can get involved with the mission at Gardeneers. Our team was… Read more »

Coworking: It’s Not Just for Startups and Freelancers

The Pros and Cons of Part-Time Coworking Don’t get me wrong, I love my office. My cubicle is cute and clean. My desk buddies are chill.   And not to brag, but I have a pretty solid snack game going on and the baristas at starbucks know my name. The accessibility to my team can’t… Read more »

SourceCon Austin 2017: Never A Dull Moment

Knowledge, community and non-stop action! Attending the 10th anniversary of SourceCon this September in Austin, Texas, was a dream come true. SourceCon has been, and is, a common conversation topic around the Objective Paradigm office. My colleagues Ben, Robyn, and Sarah had attended the last two in Anaheim, CA (you can read about their experiences… Read more »

Tech Recruiting: Handling Rejection, Staying Motivated & Looking Ahead

3 Difficulties Technical Recruitment Professionals Face and How to Overcome Them Recruiting is rewarding, but it isn’t easy. Here’s how I handle the more difficult parts of being a Technology Recruiter. Rejection For me, the most difficult part of my job is handling the rejection I experience on a daily basis. Rejection also happens to… Read more »

4 Quick Ways to Ramp Up the Candidate Experience

As a Talent Acquisition Professional, what does “candidate experience” mean to you? To me, candidate experience is every single touch point that you have between your company and the candidate before, during, and after the recruiting process.   Here are some quick tips from my experience consulting at a variety of software and startup companies… Read more »

Chicago Summer 2017: Have a life outside of work.

Summertime! There is nothing more exciting than summertime in Chicago. The weather is warm, the Cubbies are winning (fingers-crossed), the hot dogs are grillin,’ and there are plenty of things to do. The teams at Objective Paradigm and Talution Group love getting out and experiencing Chicago AND it’s proven if you want to be happy at… Read more »

Compensation Regulations

Change is good, right? So what’s with all the chatter on the new impending regulations around compensation? NY is one of the first states to roll out a plan that would ban employers and third parties (agencies) from asking candidates for their current and historical salary information. The rules will likely be different from state-to-state… Read more »