Find Your Next Job on Social Media

It would be highly unusual if you didn’t understand the importance of social media today. The nightly news talks about Twitter and most Americans spend time every day on some form of social media, whether it’s the old standby Facebook, Instagram, or something else. But what you might not be aware of is that social… Read More »

Got Cloud?

Blackstone participated in ISACA’s Cloud Computing Conference yesterday in Arlington, VA.   As migrating to the cloud is becoming a ‘when’ and not an ‘if’ for most organizations, it’s exciting to see the various cloud deployment strategies organizations are deploying. And the advancement in DevOps to mature to a true DevSecOps software delivery framework –… Read More »

Teaming Up with AFAC to Better Our Community

Blackstone Talent Group was proud to be part of the 5th Annual AFAC charity golf event at The Army Navy Golf Club for the Arlington Food Assistance Center and contribute to the cause. AFAC feeds over 2,400 elderly, disabled, and financially distressed families in Arlington County, VA each week. AFAC is financially funded through donations… Read More »

Hiring Quickly Without Losing on Quality

It seems like everyone is in a hurry today in our jobs and at home. For Human Resources (HR) the pressure to speed up the hiring process is almost constant. It’s the result of today’s faster pace but also because the unemployment rate is so low, that finding the right candidate often takes much more… Read More »

5 Interesting Jobs in Cyber Security You May Not Have Known About

The demand for cybersecurity experts is at an all-time high. Techcrunch says employers’ posted more than 300,000 cybersecurity jobs between September 2017 and August 2018 and globally there is a gap of nearly three million unfilled roles to be filled. Interestingly, many of these jobs are not traditional programming positions but instead, range across a… Read More »

3 Simple Ways to Level Up Your Onboarding

Last year Gallup reported that onboarding is key to employee retention. With historically low unemployment levels and a particular need nationwide for more IT talent, anything employers can do to improve hiring and retention is a good thing. Ironically, the same Gallup polling numbers showed despite the importance of onboarding, only 12% of our employees… Read More »

Common Contract IT Myths Debunked

What if you had a technology expert at your fingertips that could bring you in as part of an IT “hit squad” when a company needed help? That’s the power of IT contract work. This type of work is sometimes maligned because of misconceptions around older contract models. Instead, IT contract help is more modern,… Read More »

How to Help Your Project Management Team Succeed

We often hear from Project Managers that the odds were stacked against them from the start. If they inherit a messy project with a fractious client, the chances are higher that they’ll struggle to correct past mismanagement. Here’s how your organization can support the success of your PMs and ensure that they succeed in their… Read More »

Interested in Becoming a DevOps Engineer? Check Out the Job Outlook!

Let’s cut right to the chase: If you’re considering a career in DevOps, now is the time to do it. DevOps stands for development operations, and it is one of the hottest new developer jobs on the market today, even though the career path began around 2006. What do DevOps Engineers do? What kinds of… Read More »

What are Engineers Looking for in a Company?

We already know the labor pool is tight, but when it comes to engineers, these professionals are some of the most sought-after in the entire world. That makes finding experienced engineers a challenging process for employers who are likely competing against a number of other companies in all kinds of fields. What should your firm… Read More »