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  • A Recruiter Can Change Your Life

    Working with a good recruiter can change your life. Working with a bad recruiter can change your life. Choose wisely. The market is better than it has ever been. At the time of this post the unemployment rate was 3.78 percent. Even if you aren’t looking for a new job, you should be listening to [&...

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  • 3 Ways to Prepare for a Tech Interview

    Preparation is half the battle when it comes to job interviews. The quickest way to get dismissed by a potential employer is not knowing anything about the company, the job, or what you bring to the table. You could be the most qualified, but if you’re so overconfident that you don’t do your res...

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  • Agile Leaders…Be a Yes Man!

    Do you recall the Jim Carrey movie called Yes Man? In it he was influenced by a ‘cult’ of sorts that recommended an approach, in order to change our lives, where we have to say YES to everything – every question, every opportunity, and every inquiry. The point is somewhat captured in the agile...

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  • Technology at Vaco

    Are you someone who feels as if you’re constantly wresting with technology to get it to work? IT specialists would probably tell you whatever the problem, it’s probably “user error.” To take a deeper dive into technology, we sat down with Vaco’s longest running IT member – Conrad Mac...

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  • The Benefit of User Groups – By a Tech Enthusiast

    It has been said that the key to life and/or business is personal relationships. Jerry Maguire made it popular, but I, for one, believe that it has been this way since human beings started interacting with one another.  We are wired for personal connection and a multitude of things happen ...

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  • The Art (and Responsibility) of Truth-Telling

    A ScrumMaster asked me the other day how they should handle the situation where half their team doesn’t seem to care about the work. They don’t seem to be motivated. They seem to be slacking…a lot. And where two individuals seem to be doing all the work. And they seem to be burning out. A [&he...

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  • Vaco Empowers Me to Give Back to The Community

    Every day we’re pulled in a million different directions. Whether it’s by our kids needing rides to swim lessons or soccer practices or having to meet project deadlines at work that seem merely impossible – it can make you feel like you’re living in a bubble. Recently, I’ve found that a gr...

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  • The Skinny on Scrum

    In the eleven years I’ve known my husband, I gained 30 pounds. I’ve tried numerous attempts at losing the weight – I’ve counted points. I’ve counted calories. I tried low fat diets, no fat diets, low carb diets, no carb diets. I would lose 5 or 10 pounds, and then gain it back. It was [&he...

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