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  • The Sounds of Silence

    I was never a huge Simon and Garfunkel fan but there are a few songs of theirs that really stood out for me as I was growing up. One of them is The Sounds of Silence. It’s a haunting vision of the future. And it swirled in my head as I read an article by […]...

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  • How to Leverage Your Network in the Job Search

    In Never Eat Alone, a book we recently discussed as part of the Vaco quarterly book club, author Keith Ferrazzi declares, “I’ve come to believe that connecting is one of the most important business—and life—skill sets you’ll ever learn. Why? Because, flat out, people do business with peopl...

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  • Every Great Team Needs a Coach

    I’ve noticed the term “Scrum Master” results in a variety of facial expressions for people who are unfamiliar with the Scrum roles. These run the gamut from confusion to suspicion to outright incredulity. “What does this even mean? What is this “Master of Scrum”? Sounds like complete rub...

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  • 7 Steps to Craft a Captivating LinkedIn Profile

    The number one social media platform for job seekers is LinkedIn. Your professional profile is a holistic overview of you as a candidate, so you want to make sure you’re doing everything possible to make it stand out, whether you are actively or passively looking for new job opportunities. Here ar...

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  • Teaming to be a Great Product Owner

    The role of the Product Owner (PO) in Agile is central to the overall success of the team. According to the Scrum Guide, The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product resulting from work of the Development Team.  In order to accomplish this, they work with Stakeh...

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  • Hot Tech Jobs in Nashville: September 2019

    Nashville’s more than just Music City, now. Our meteoric rise as an economic hub continues to garner attention across the nation. Finally in the spotlight for more than just cowboy boots and Southern drawls, Nashville is shining in the tech industry. From local company expansions to national tech ...

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  • How to stand out as a candidate

    Kensi Olson, Marketing Intern at Vaco Tampa, interviews Paul Sammons, Senior Associate of Transactional Accounting and Client Engagement on his keys to success. Applying for a job not only means you just submitted your resume to the employer but you also subconsciously entered yourself into competit...

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  • The Value of One-on-Ones

    During a recent client engagement, I advocated that Scrum Masters schedule one-on-ones with their team members. Afterwards I was approached by a Scrum Master who was curious as to the “why” behind this recommendation. He thought the purpose was to receive feedback and answer questions regarding ...

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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 is 3.78 percent. Even if you aren’t looking for a new job, you should be listening to [&...

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