Join GeekMeet on April 23rd at Genius Den!

This month’s Happy Hour we will be meeting at Genius Den in Deep Ellum. A great option for Co-Working space. GeniusDen is a community where founders grow as people, as well as the companies they build. They provide learning opportunities so members can meet with advisors, mentors and investors with core startup knowledge. Visit their website at https://geniusden.com/ We will provide beer from local breweries, Martin House, Karbach, and Lakewood Brewing. Join us! RSVP here  Share and Enjoy:

HOW TO BECOME AN EFFECTIVE JUNIOR DEVELOPER

Good podcast from Talking Code – October 2015 Good tips and advice for those looking to get in as a Junior Developer, or after a Code Bootcamp. Have a listen — http://www.talkingcode.com/podcast/episode-25-louisa-barrett/ Louisa Barrett of Haught Codeworks tells us about how to become an effective junior developer. She covers topics like finding a mentor, becoming a better teacher, being an effective pair programmer.   Share and Enjoy:

Devops Manager – Dallas, Tx – Full-time, Direct Hire

New Opening: Feb/2016, know anyone?? Manager of DevOps Location: Dallas – off 75 Full-time, Direct Hire Salary – $120-130K + 15-20% bonus Improving Enterprises has partnered on a search for a Manager of DevOps with a favorite client looking for a direct hire to join their team. This financially STABLE company has a great culture and laid back environment. The company is in growth mode and this is a newly created position. About the Role: Unique opportunity to set the foundation for the organization’s DevOps Engineers and lead them towards efficient standards and practices. Your background is one of a solid...

New Opening: Software Architect in Dallas – E-Commerce

We have a great opportunity for a .NET Software Architect in Dallas w/ an E-Commerce company. Excellent culture and work environment. Architect some new solutions and work with some bright minds. This company has their own development lab for you to play with various tools and create a business case for production. Excellent benefits! Inquire about this with me – brandon@dallastechrecruiter.com or chat w/ me live at LIVE CHAT Share and Enjoy:

Think about your posture on your next interview – TED Talk

Might be a good idea to do a “power pose” before your next interview Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions. watch here – TED TALK Why you should listen Amy Cuddy wasn’t supposed to become a successful scientist. In fact, she wasn’t even supposed to finish her undergraduate degree. Early in her college career, Cuddy suffered a severe head injury in a car accident, and doctors said she would struggle to fully regain her mental capacity and finish her undergraduate...

GeekMeet Networking, Aug 12th @ The Londoner

Join GeekMeet on August 12th to network with other IT professionals in Dallas. It’s important to build & maintain your professional network. Your network can be there for you when you need a job, a reference, a new contract, ideas on how to hone your skills, and so much more. Date: August 12th Place: The Londoner Address: 14930 Midway Road Addison, TX 75001 Time: 5 – 7:30pm More information – and RSVP – http://www.geekmeet.com/our-cities/dallas-tx/ Share and Enjoy:

LinkedIn Talent Article – 5 things recruiters do that drive candidates crazy

Saw this posting today from the LinkedIn Talent Blog, Author Paul Petrone. I think it rings true for a lot of people. From the recruiter standpoint, unfortunately we have some trouble getting information from clients in a timely manner or they will just say “we pass” on a candidate and will not give specifics on why. These things can certainly make a job search frustrating for a job seeker. http://talent.linkedin.com/blog/index.php/author/paul-petrone As a recruiter, we assume you don’t want to annoy candidates. Even looking at it in the most selfish way possible, it hurts your ability to close candidates and ruins...

Texas – Hot Job Market

Recent Dallas Morning News article stated that Texas is one of the hottest job markets in the US. Texas and Florida top the list, according to a new report from ZipRecruiter. (See full list below.) Why? The recovery of Sunbelt real estate markets, continued in-migration from other parts of the country and lower business costs translate to more demand for jobs. Overall, the southern part of the United States has been the top performing region for job creation over the last 20 years. Last year, 23 of the top 50 job markets were in the South, which posted an average...