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3 Questions to Ask an ERP Implementation Consultant Candidate

Implementing an ERP solution at your company can lead to an immediate transformation. But the quality of the impact is ultimately contingent on the quality of the implementation. For that reason, it’s important to carefully vet any ERP implementation consultant candidate before making a commitment. The following are three questions that it’s imperative to ask… Read more »

20 Dos and Don'ts While Job Seeking, Part 2

We are back with the second part of our series on dos and dont’s for the job seeker. Go back and check out part 1 in case you missed it. Do: Cast a Wide Net – If you are only looking at traditional job boards, you are missing out on a lot of exciting opportunities.… Read more »

Recipe Corner – Make-It-Yourself PupCream

If you want to show your pup some real homemade love, canine-friendly ice cream is actually incredibly easy to make. Follow the recipe below for a cool treat that will have your dog barking for seconds. 2 ripe bananas 16 ounces plain yogurt (Or low-fat if Fido’s on a doggie diet) ½ cup peanut butter… Read more »

10 Traits of a Successful Cyber Security Manager, Part 1

Being a successful cyber security manager is about more than just credentials. Lot of people have expertise in cyber security, but that doesn’t mean they can successfully manage cyber security projects. The individuals who thrive in this management role have certain traits that transcend a list of hard skills. And it is these traits that… Read more »

Mike Parker Featured in Prop Talk Magazine

In May 2014, Mike Parker’s (Controller at The Squires Group) friends at Annapolis Water Sports asked him to go out and ski with them since Prop Talk Magazine was doing a story on them. The conditions were hard on the day they went out. The wind was howling and it was only in the 50s.… Read more »

4 Tips for First-Time IT Managers

If you have recently been promoted into an IT management role, congratulations! You clearly have some impressive credentials and have been able to impress the decision makers at your company. But now that you’re a manager instead of a technical professional, your job responsibilities have been turned on their head. And if you’re not ready… Read more »

3 Ways You Could Ruin an Open Source Project

A mountain of anecdotal evidence has shown that participating in open source projects is a great way for IT professionals to advance their careers. They pick up new skills, grow their networks, and demonstrate an impressive level of initiative. But participation is not enough. These professionals must also advance the open source project in question.… Read more »

3 Accounting Publications All Job Seekers Should Read

As an accounting job seeker, you owe it to yourself to follow the industry closely. The more you know about the issues, ideas, and events affecting the field of accounting, the better able you’ll be to position yourself as a top candidate when a job offer appears. If you’re not already reading these three publications… Read more »

20 Dos and Don'ts While Job Seeking: Part 1

There is no perfect method for finding a job. If there were, no one would be unemployed longer than a month. There are, however, things you can do to make your job search easier and more effective. Conversely, there are things you can do that only make the process harder. Be sure you’re you making… Read more »

3 Employee Engagement Tips for Cyber Security Staff

The importance of employee engagement is only now starting to be fully understood. In the past, companies felt that offering compensation and occasional perks was enough to keep employees engaged. They then wondered why productivity plateaued, innovation dried up, and turnover became epidemic. The simple fact is that the more time and resources you invest… Read more »