Archive | July, 2008

Geek Dinner Thursday 7-31 at Paradise Bakery

27 July 2008

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Looking for the Utah geeks, bloggers and coders? You’ll find them at the Utah Geek/Blogger Dinner. This month, we’re meeting at Paradise Bakery. If you have been feeling lonely for computer conversation in the Salt Lake Valley, you’ll find it all here! THEY HAVE WI-FI, so you can bring your laptop if you want! RSVP […]

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Utah County Job-Fair/Open House 7/23

22 July 2008

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We are hosting a job-fair/open house tomorrow (July 23) from 4pm until 8pm at our offices in Orem, Utah. If you are curious about the Utah Technical job market right now, or you know someone who is, send them by! We’ll be taking resumes and conducting interviews, and likely playing some pretty mean Mario Kart […]

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See Batman the Dark Knight FREE TODAY

22 July 2008

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Local tech company Bungee Labs is hosting a FREE showing of Batman the Dark Knight this afternoon at 4:00pm. (I interviewed @ReverendTed from Bungee last Friday on the Couchcast) We believe Utah is home to many amazing companies…and we want to get to know more of you. Bring your family or friends and join us […]

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4 Telephone Interview Tips

21 July 2008

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A friend called on Saturday, frantic, because they have a telephone interview Monday morning. They had never had a telephone interview before, and her nerves were getting to her. The key is to control what you can control, knowing that you are as ready as possible. Here are some other tips to help you out: […]

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Utah Jobs Growing

12 July 2008

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Matthew Reinbold was kind enough to use a few of my comments in a recent piece on Utah Job Growth at UtahPulse.com. Here’s some of the takeaways: “Unemployment is still below the generally-accepted measure for ‘full-employment’ of 4-5%,” Robert Merrill, Technical Account Manager for SOS Engineering and Technology, said. “This means that people who would […]

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4 Factors Creating Utah Workforce Funk

7 July 2008

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There’s no question something interesting is happening with Utah’s professional/technical workforce right now, and I think there are no less than four competing factors at play any business-owner should be paying very close attention to: Real and Wage Inflation Intense Competition for Talent Corporate cost-cutting High Energy/Commute Costs The hardest part to pin-down is that […]

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Utah Tries Four Day Work-Week

2 July 2008

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On August 4th, Utah will begin its move to a four-day work week, a move that should save up to about 20% of the state’s expenses by 2015. The change will apply to about 17,000 employees, roughly 80% of the state workforce, [Utah State Governor] Huntsman says. Public universities, the state court system, prisons and […]

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