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If You’re an Introvert, Check Out These Networking Tips

Networking is often touted as a key to career success. While connecting with other professionals is certainly valuable, it’s also incredibly challenging for those who consider themselves to be shy or introverted. But networking doesn’t have to be hard, even if you aren’t naturally comfortable talking to new people. To help you achieve networking success,… Read more »

Entering the World of Tech with No Tech Experience

As tech continues to play a larger role in almost every industry, more professionals are being thrust into the world of technology, even though they have little, if any, direct experience. This is especially common when companies use cross-functional teams to help develop or implement a new or improved solution in the workplace, as professionals… Read more »

Happy New Year from Nancy's desk!

This year was a challenge for all of us at TSGi. I know many of you felt it, too. Budget reductions in several key Federal accounts were directly affected with the changes in Administration. However, never to be deterred and always determined, TSGi wisely stayed focused on the future. As a result, TSGi has many… Read more »

The Benefits of Finding a Good Career Mentor

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are hoping to take the next step forward, having a mentor to help guide you can be incredibly beneficial. Often, a mentor is in a place you ultimately hope to be one day, so learning from their experience can ensure you end up on the… Read more »

Why You Should Hire for Results, Not Skills

Often, when you post a vacancy announcement, it includes a laundry list of skills, experiences, educational requirements, or characteristics the ideal candidate should theoretically possess. However, once a person begins in a role, how they perform in a handful of key objective areas actually determines the strength of the match. The approach of hiring solely… Read more »

Why Business Process Management Software Implementations are HOT!

When you need to take your business up a notch, implementing a business process management (BPM) software solution can be an ideal option. These systems help companies organize their workflows more effectively, promoting activities like rapid development for projects and the automation of specific processes. Most BPMs share common goals, such as freeing employees from… Read more »

Not Your Best Performance Review? Here’s How to Get Back on Track

Regardless of whether you were expecting a poor review or the information took you by surprise, hearing you didn’t measure up isn’t easy. Often, it stirs up a variety of emotions ranging from shame and embarrassment to shock, fear or even anger. Now, you’re likely worried your job is at risk, and that can have… Read more »

How to Keep Your Search Confidential

Finding a new job while you’re currently employed sounds ideal. After all, you aren’t subject to the pressure associated with having to find something immediately. But it also comes with a drawback, as you typically have to seek out opportunities while keeping your activities quiet. Many job seekers would prefer their manager or employer not… Read more »

The Top Technology Trends for 2018

The most successful IT professionals understand that staying on top of technology trends is crucial. This allows you to remain relevant in the field and anticipate the needs of your employers going forward. But separating the meaningful trends from passing fads isn’t always easy, so you may be wondering which developments actually deserve your attention.… Read more »

When to Hire Contractors vs. Full-Time Employees

There is often a debate in businesses when it comes to hiring. Generally, you have two options: bringing on a full-time employee or hiring a contractor. While both of these approaches are valid, the one that represents an ideal solution depends on a number of factors, and each comes with its own set of benefits… Read more »