ITAC Solutions Welcomes Willis Watkins to the Birmingham Team
We are excited to welcome Willis Watkins to the Birmingham team. As Enterprise Recruiting Leader, Willis will lead and manage ITAC’s recruiting operations across the company’s footprint. He is a techie at heart, and his passion for serving others and competitive nature will make him an asset to the ITAC team. To learn more about Willis, check out this Q&A:
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Natalie Burns to the Birmingham Team
We are excited to welcome Natalie Burns to the Birmingham IT recruiting team! As a recruiter, Natalie will help candidates get noticed by the right people and companies, using our relationships with those companies to match candidates to positions they’re qualified for and desire. To learn more about Natalie, check out this Q&A:
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Lauren Fisher to the Birmingham Team
We are excited to welcome Lauren Fisher to the Birmingham team as an IT Business Development Manager. After graduating from The University of Alabama, Lauren worked in IT sales roles, including software services, data backup, hardware and more. After work, you may find her getting her Cookie Fix, watching Marvel movies or enjoying time on the lake! To learn more about Lauren, check out this Q&A:
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Kendra Miller to the Birmingham Team
We are excited to welcome Kendra Miller to the Birmingham team as an Associate Recruiter. For the last 12 years, Kendra has worked in the field of career development by recruiting applicants and members of the community for military service. Kendra also serves as an active reservist in the U.S. Navy. In her new role, Kendra looks forward to making a difference in the lives of candidates. To learn more about Kendra, check out this Q&A:read more
Just Keep Networking
Have you ever heard the saying “It’s not the grades you make, but the hands you shake”? JG Carver (ITAC Partner & Vice President) and Mike Sullentrup (Senior IT Recruiter) would agree that this saying rings relatively true.read more
Meet Carley McWilliams – Recruiting Coordinator in Birmingham
Carley McWilliams thrives in ITAC’s Birmingham office as the Recruiting Coordinator. Her self-starter attitude and passion for helping others makes her the ideal individual for this role. She is an animal lover, outdoor enthusiast and self-proclaimed nerd. To learn more about Carley, check out this Q&A:read more
What Jobs are in Demand in Birmingham?
In case you haven’t heard, Birmingham is a great place to be—especially for job seekers. In fact, the Magic City was recently listed as the 4th best city for job seekers in 2019 by Indeed. While we can’t argue this ranking, we wanted to dig a little deeper to discover the specific jobs and skills that are in demand in Birmingham.
Meet Charles Baughman – Chief Administrative Officer
Charles Baughman was the eleventh employee hired by ITAC when the business began 14 years ago. Prior to joining ITAC, Charles worked with ITAC’s founders in staffing. In fact, when he moved into a corporate human resources role, Charles selected ITAC as one of his staffing partners.
Hiring Manager Advice: Think Outside the Resume
At ITAC, we specialize in finding the right fit for both candidates and companies. We take time to get to know the candidate while seeking to understand the type of person the company is looking to hire. This process has led us to conclude that the resume isn’t always everything.
Everything You Need to Know About Sloss Tech 2019
ITAC Solutions is excited to sponsor and attend the Southeast’s premier tech conference for the fourth year in a row! Hosted by TechBirmingham, Sloss Tech gathers the best and the brightest of today's tech entrepreneurs to become a hub for Birmingham's technological ecosystem, where founders, startups and companies can share ideas, build relationships and push the boundaries of innovation.read more
Meet Ashley Payne – Senior Client Relations Manager
As ITAC’s Senior Client Relations Manager, Ashley Payne holds a unique role in that she does a little bit of everything. Ashley serves her client companies’ hiring needs, working hand-in-hand with Partner Ben Branch, ITAC’s Director of Birmingham IT Business Development. To learn more about Ashley, check out this Q&A:
3 Reasons to Use a Recruiter
Finding a job is hard. Finding a job that fits your skillset, needs, schedule, personality and values is even harder. Do you really want to sift through job postings, spend hours perfecting your resume, and then sit around waiting for a response? This is where an ITAC recruiter can help. We specialize in connecting great people with great companies.
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Shae Eason to the Birmingham Team
Once a part of the ITAC family, always a part of the ITAC family. We are excited to welcome Shae Eason back to the Birmingham team as a Senior Recruiter! Shae began her recruiting career with ITAC in June 2005. She worked with us for two years before her husband, who was in the U.S. Air Force at the time, received orders to move to Japan. After his tour in Japan, they moved to Ogden, Utah for another tour. Twelve years later, Shae is excited to rejoin the ITAC family. To learn more about Shae, check out this Q&A:
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Sydney Pearson to the Team
We are excited to welcome Sydney Pearson as a Senior Recruiter to ITAC’s national accounts team. She graduated from Birmingham Southern College in 2013. Sydney comes to us with a technical background in engineering and IT recruiting in the government and aerospace industries. In her new role, she will be matching qualified candidates with ITAC client companies across the country. To learn more about Sydney, check out this Q&A:read more
Birmingham: A Little Bit for Everyone
From earning the No. 2 spot on Market Watch’s 5 Places Emerging as America’s New Tech Hotspots and being named as one of the best large cities to start a business by WalletHub to landing on Thrillist’s, and Travel+Leisure’s radars and more, Birmingham has been all over the news lately. All of this publicity begs the question: What really sets Birmingham apart as a place to work and live? We asked a few of ITAC’s Birmingham team members, and here’s what they had to say:read more
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Katharine Patton to the Birmingham Team
ITAC Solutions is thrilled to welcome Katharine Patton to the Birmingham team as an Associate Recruiter! Prior to joining the ITAC team, Katharine held a digital marketing/web development role in the healthcare industry in Washington D.C. and worked in the executive search space in Nashville. Katharine is looking forward to the fast-paced, big-team environment that ITAC and the staffing industry offer.read more
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Megan Andrelski to the Nashville Team
ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Megan Andrelski to the Nashville recruiting team! Megan comes from the healthcare industry with extensive inside sales experience. As a recruiter, Megan is excited to transition into a position that benefits from her helping nature. To learn more about Megan, check out this Q&A:read more
Meet Leslie (Garcia) Shea – Recruiter in Nashville, TN
Meet ITAC Nashville Recruiter, Leslie Shea. She prides herself on being a personal cheerleader for her candidates. Though recruiting talented candidates is her main mission, Leslie does much more than that. She goes above and beyond to partner ITAC candidates with great clients. She helps them with their resumes, interview prep and more. To learn more about Leslie, check out this Q&A!
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Hannah Jones to the Birmingham Team
ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Hannah Jones to the Birmingham recruiting team! Hannah recently graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and is excited to return to her hometown to begin work as an Associate Recruiter. In her new role, Hannah will assist in seeking out candidates for open positions at various companies. To learn more about Hannah, check out this Q&A:
Meet Stacey Bullen – Recruiter in Mobile
Meet Stacey Bullen. She began her recruiting career with ITAC in Birmingham, but since has moved South to recruit for accounting, office and IT positions in Mobile. You can find her engaging candidates, setting up interviews and communicating with clients. To learn more about Stacey, check out this Q&A!
Meet ITAC’s Nashville Market Leader: Kemper Trull
Kemper Trull is not your typical recruiter. Through listening and learning about the frustrations in the job search process, he strives to simplify the process and become an advocate for both clients and candidates. As Nashville’s Market Leader, Kemper’s job is to build out a team, manage the office and grow ITAC’s presence in Nashville. Kemper’s genuine, competitive and empathetic personality make him a great person for this role. To learn more about Kemper, check out this Q&A!
How to Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day
So, what is an “administrative professional” anyway? WE think it’s the person our clients contact us about (sometimes in a panic). They rely on us to find them the person who is the “glue” that holds everything together—from personal appointments and commitments to making sure every call is answered with professionalism and warmth. Often, these are the people who wrangle the thoughts of those visionary leaders into a cohesive, digestible presentation with the style of a “creative” and the accuracy of an analyst.
How to Get an Entry-Level Job with No Experience
How are you supposed to get experience when it seems like every posting you read requires experience? Sound familiar….and maybe a bit frustrating? If you are approaching graduation or changing careers, it’s likely you have sought out the “entry-level” posting only to dismiss it once you realize that even entry-level jobs often require some sort of experience.read more
Mobile: A Port City with Potential
Mobile may be small, but it is a port city with great potential. In fact, Mobile was included on WalletHub’s 2019 Best Cities for Jobs list. Plus, the new Airbus assembly facility and Amazon distribution center are certainly contributing to this growth. Mobile Market Manager Tucker Frazer and Recruiters Annie McRee and Stacey Bullen shared what makes their market unique and where they expect to see growth in the job market.read more
Don’t Get Fooled by the Job Description
April Fools! You are 6 weeks into your new job, and it is NOT the role you signed up for. This is far from an ideal situation, but it happens to individuals more often than you would expect. In fact, the results from a Monster poll showed that 85 percent of people have felt “fooled by a job description.” The truth is, job descriptions are tricky to write for hiring managers and can be misleading to the job seeker.read more
Meet Annie McRee – Recruiter in Mobile, AL
Annie McRee’s favorite moment is receiving a call from a happy, newly-hired candidate. As a recruiter in Mobile, she strives to find people jobs while helping companies find employees. On a workday, you can find her reviewing resumes, meeting new people, sharing interview tips and doing whatever it takes to help candidates land the right job. To learn more about Annie, check out the Q&A below!read more
Interviews: Fail Them or Nail Them
As an employer or hiring manager, do you ever receive a great-looking resume and look forward to meeting the person behind this magical background? Let’s see if we can check all the boxes here: I see progression; I see stability; I see some reputable companies with a proven track-record of hiring good people. Wow, this is too good to be true! I can’t wait to meet this person – I might just offer him/her the job on the spot!
How to Create Your Own Luck in Your Job Search
When the job search isn’t going your way, you may feel that you’re just unlucky. The jobs you’re seeing just aren’t the perfect fit. Your skills and experience aren’t what employers seem to be looking for in a candidate. A traffic jam made you late to an interview. Whatever your unfortunate circumstances may be, a lucky charm, four-leaf clover or dressing in green on St. Patrick’s are not going to do the trick.
It’s a Good Time to be in Nashville
In case you haven’t heard, Nashville is BOOMING! ITAC Nashville Market Leader Kemper Trull and Recruiter Leslie Garcia are thrilled by the growth their market is experiencing. A renaissance has occurred in Nashville over the last 40 years. In fact, it has recently been ranked as the strongest metro economy in the U.S and as one of the best places in America for starting a business.read more
Meet ITAC Mobile’s Market Manager: Tucker Frazer
Tucker Frazer believes an excited, newly-hired candidate and a grateful client are two things worth celebrating. As ITAC Mobile’s Market Manager, Tucker works closely with the entire team to provide exceptional service in a market where relationship and reputation are paramount. To learn more about Tucker, check out the Q&A below!read more
Tips for Escaping a “Resume Black Hole”
A black hole is defined by Wikipedia as a “region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing – not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light – can escape from inside it.” A “resume black hole” is similar except that you can replace “gravitational effects” with something more like “laziness” or “lack of common courtesy.”
How to Hire the Perfect Candidate
Matching great people with great companies and seeing those relationships flourish is such a rewarding experience. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, you might as well compare us to Cupid.read more
What Skills are Employers Looking for?
Have you ever realized the job search process is strangely similar to dating? Like dating, when searching for a job, you meet a lot of new people, figure out what type of job you’re looking for, pick out the perfect interview outfit, talk about yourself carefully, listen to what the company has to offer, watch for clues that indicate whether the company is interested in you and, finally, wait patiently for a call.read more
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Alex Culberson to the Birmingham Team
ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Alex Culberson to the Birmingham recruiting team! Alex graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a focus on sales. Alex said that recruiting seemed like a good fit for him because he enjoys meeting new people. As an IT Recruiter, Alex strives to be a person his team can lean on for help and to reach his benchmark as quickly as possible. To learn more about Alex, check out this Q&A:read more
2019 Job Seeker Outlook
Is a new job on your list of new year’s resolutions? If so, this is your year! According to Forbes, the “outlook has never been so bright” for those seeking employment in 2019. From a historically-tight labor market to an increase in employer hiring intentions, here’s what 2019 has in store for job seekers:read more
5 Ways to Improve Your Workplace in 2019
Employers and managers, have you resolved to improve your workplace in 2019? A new year not only inspires fresh starts, but it also brings new trends and demands. Workplace trends can impact how companies structure, recruit, train and retain their employees.read more
Career Resolutions for 2019
New Year, new you? Whether you’re searching for a job, contemplating a career change or hoping for a promotion, a new year gives you an opportunity to reflect and make resolutions for the year ahead. Consider your accomplishments and failures, strengths and weaknesses, skills and what you could work on, and use those to establish goals for 2019.read more
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Kaleigh McDonald to the Birmingham Team
ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Kaleigh to the Birmingham team! Kaleigh graduated from the University of Montevallo with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a concentration in Early Childhood Education. After teaching for a few years, Kaleigh realized she had a knack for administrative tasks and duties while working for an architectural firm. These skills will be applied in Kaleigh’s new position as a Sales Coordinator. In this role, she will assist the sales team with behind-the-scenes office work to allow them more time in the field. To learn more about Kaleigh, check out this Q&A:read more
2018 in Review
As the holidays draw near, so does the end of another great year for ITAC. Though it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we believe it’s important to reflect on the year behind us, so we can make goals for the coming New Year. In 2018, ITAC not only celebrated 18 years of business, but we also received recognition from local publications, gave back to the community, sponsored several successful events and grew our team.read more
Holiday Party Do’s & Don’ts
‘Tis the season for office holiday parties. Whether you’re attending your own company’s party or a client’s event, you should approach the occasion with more caution than the rest of the events on your social calendar. Holiday parties provide colleagues with an opportunity to mix and mingle in a more casual and festive atmosphere. However, holiday parties also present potential pitfalls.read more
5 Tips for Conducting Effective Year-End Reviews
For most companies, the end of the year is not only a season of holiday celebrations, but it is also a time of evaluation and preparation. Performance reviews give employers/managers the opportunity to critique and congratulate employees and receive honest feedback in return. Though these discussions can be difficult and uncomfortable, conducting year-end reviews are critical to your team’s growth and morale.read more
How to Advance Your Job Search this Holiday Season
Is the only thing on your holiday wish list a new job? Wouldn’t it be great if Santa could leave a new job opportunity under your Christmas tree? Whether you’re unemployed and searching for a job or simply seeking a new opportunity, the job search can be frustrating. ITAC is here to lift your spirits!read more
Thanksgiving at ITAC
As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s time to reflect and give thanks for our blessings, and at ITAC, we have a lot to be thankful for!read more
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Parker Landwehr to the Birmingham Team
ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Parker Landwehr to the Birmingham recruiting team! Parker graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. As an Accounting and Finance Recruiter, Parker will build relationships with candidates to determine what positions are the best fit for them based on their unique skills and traits. To learn more about Parker, check out this Q&A:read more
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Bo Morgan to the Birmingham Team
ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Bo Morgan to the Birmingham team! After graduating from Auburn University, Bo coached high school and college football. Prior to joining the ITAC team, Bo worked at Vulcan Steel Products. As a Business Development Manager, Bo will help grow ITAC’s clients in Birmingham. He will be responsible for meeting with clients who have openings and communicating what they’re looking for in each of the available roles to the recruiting team. To learn more about Bo, check out this Q&A:read more
Have You Reevaluated Your Benefits Plan?
Recently, I realized that there are a lot of employers still offering the same benefits plan to employees that they offered a decade ago. Do you see the problem I see? With millennials as the largest generation in the workforce and Gen Zers about to enter in a big way, we have a whole new generation of employees that did not exist in 2008. Consequently, it may be time to reevaluate your organization’s benefits to appeal to this new generation of talent.read more
ITAC Solutions Welcomes Emily Buerger to the Mobile Team
ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Emily Buerger to the Mobile recruiting team! Emily graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a professional sales specialization. With a background in insurance sales and property management, Emily’s experience with customers and problem-solving skills make her a great addition to the ITAC team.read more
What Makes a Great Boss?
In case you missed the memo, Boss’s Day is just around the corner—Tuesday, Oct. 16 to be exact. Though National Boss’s Day was first registered by Patricia Bays Haroski in 1958, it didn’t become an official holiday until 1962 when Illinois Governor Otto Kerner proclaimed it a national day. The purpose of the designated day was simply to improve the relationships between employees and their managers.read more
Jump Start Your Career in Atlanta
Choosing where to start a career as a recent graduate or young professional can be an intimidating and overwhelming decision. After all, the world is your oyster! However, WalletHub recently released a study on the best and worst places to start your career in 2018 that may help narrow down your options.read more
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