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Real IT recruiters answering Real tech job questions from Real IT professionals!

Each episode, we scour tech-focused Slack channels, Quora developer forums, Computer Science sub-Reddits and more to find the job, interview, and personal branding questions practitioners actually want answered.

No sales pitches. No generic answers. No B.S.
Just authentic, actionable tips, tricks, and information from behind the front lines.

Have a question you'd like answered?
Email matt@ptechpartners.com

Brought to you by Peterson Technology Partners, Chicago's premiere IT staffing agency for over 20 years

Recruiters Get Real! - IT Career Questions, Tech Job Tips, and Personal Branding Hacks Peterson Technology Partners

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Real IT recruiters answering Real tech job questions from Real IT professionals!

Each episode, we scour tech-focused Slack channels, Quora developer forums, Computer Science sub-Reddits and more to find the job, interview, and personal branding questions practitioners actually want answered.

No sales pitches. No generic answers. No B.S.
Just authentic, actionable tips, tricks, and information from behind the front lines.

Have a question you'd like answered?
Email matt@ptechpartners.com

Brought to you by Peterson Technology Partners, Chicago's premiere IT staffing agency for over 20 years

    How to use social media to find a job in tech (Ep. 04 ft Kate S and Matt Bardeleben)

    How to use social media to find a job in tech (Ep. 04 ft Kate S and Matt Bardeleben)

    In this episode of Recruiters Get Real!;
    Kate Stancato (Business Relationship Manager) and Matthew Bardeleben (Director of Marketing) discuss:  

    - How to use social media to search for jobs?
    - What platforms work best for applying directly vs. personal branding?
    - Which work best for researching individual companies?  (In response to https://www.quora.com/What-other-social-media-sites-besides-LinkedIn-can-be-used-to-find-a-job)

    Have a question you'd like answered on Recruiters Get Real?
    Email us at matt@ptechpartners.com

    https://www.ptechpartners.com

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    𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙐𝙨!

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/peterson-technology-partners/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PetersonTechnologyPartners/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PTPChicago

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petersontechnologypartners/

    Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Peterson-Technology-Partners-EI_IE714978.11,39.htm


    𝙀𝙭𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙄𝙏 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙨!

    https://www.ptechpartners.com/blog


    𝘾𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙅𝙤𝙗 𝙊𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨:

    http://bit.ly/PTPJobs

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    𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗣𝗧𝗣:

    Peterson Technology Partners (PTP) is a Chicago-focused IT consulting, staffing, and recruiting agency located in Park Ridge, IL.

    We ensure Chicagoland makes the best hiring decisions.

    𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲:

    - Application/mobile/web development and eCommerce

    - Data science/analytics/business intelligence/artificial intelligence

    - Information security/cybersecurity and

    - ERP SAP/Oracle and project management/BA/QA

    - Digital Transformation strategy for Enterprise and SMB

    Learn more at https://www.ptechpartners.com

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    Produced by: Matthew Bardeleben (Matty Bv3)

    Assisted by: Kate Stancato

    Guest: Kate Stancato

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    Should you send a "thank you" email after the interview? (Ep. 03 ft Andrew Z and Matt Bardeleben)

    Should you send a "thank you" email after the interview? (Ep. 03 ft Andrew Z and Matt Bardeleben)

    In this week's episode of Recruiters Get Real!, Andrew Zdunek  (Lead Recruiter) and Matthew Bardeleben (Director of Marketing) discuss:
    - Is it worth your time to send a follow-up message to the hiring manager?
    - If so... how and when should you do it?

    (In response to u/zeke7217 on the ITCareerQuestions sub-Reddit)

    Have a question you'd like answered on Recruiters Get Real? Email us at matt@ptechpartners.com

    https://www.ptechpartners.com

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    𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙐𝙨!

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/peterson-technology-partners/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PetersonTechnologyPartners/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PTPChicago

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petersontechnologypartners/

    Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Peterson-Technology-Partners-EI_IE714978.11,39.htm



    𝙀𝙭𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙄𝙏 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙨!

    https://www.ptechpartners.com/blog



    𝘾𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙅𝙤𝙗 𝙊𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨:

    http://bit.ly/PTPJobs

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    𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗣𝗧𝗣:

    Peterson Technology Partners (PTP) is a Chicago-focused IT consulting, staffing, and recruiting agency located in Park Ridge, IL. 

    We ensure Chicagoland makes the best hiring decisions.

    𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲:

    - Application/mobile/web development and eCommerce

    - Data science/analytics/business intelligence/artificial intelligence

    - Information security/cybersecurity and

    - ERP SAP/Oracle and project management/BA/QA

    - Digital Transformation strategy for Enterprise and SMB



    Learn more at https://www.ptechpartners.com

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    Produced by: Matthew Bardeleben (Matty Bv3)

    Assisted by: Kate Stancato

    Guest: Andrew Zdunek

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    • 3 min
    Why do IT staffing agencies keep client names private? (Ep. 02 ft Gina Cardelli and Matt Bardeleben)

    Why do IT staffing agencies keep client names private? (Ep. 02 ft Gina Cardelli and Matt Bardeleben)

    In this week's episode of Recruiters Get Real!, Gina Cardelli (Accounts Manager) and Matthew Bardeleben (Director of Marketing) discuss:

    Reasons why recruiting agencies sometimes have to keep the client name confidential
    How to ask what company the job may be for

    In response to questions from u/Leelubell on the Recruiting Hell sub-Reddit.
    Have a question you'd like answered on Recruiters Get Real? Email us at matt@ptechpartners.com
    Connect With Us! LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube
    Just search for Peterson Technology Partners on all social platforms
    About the Company: Peterson Technology Partners (PTP) has been Chicago's premier I.T. staffing, consulting, and recruiting firm for over 20+ years. Named after Chicago's historic Peterson Avenue, PTP has built its reputation by developing lasting relationships, leading digital transformation, and inspiring technical innovation throughout Chicagoland. Now based in Park Ridge, IL, PTP's 250+ employees have narrowed their focus to a single market (Chicago) and 4 core technical areas;

    Application/mobile/web development and eCommerce

    Data science/analytics/business intelligence/artificial intelligence

    Information security/cybersecurity

    ERP SAP/Oracle and project management/BA/QA


    PTP exists to ensure that all of our partners (clients and candidates alike) make the best hiring and career decisions.
    Connect: Web | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube
    Review: Google | Glassdoor | Yelp
    Apply: Dice | LinkedIn | Monster | Indeed | Glassdoor | All Openings
    Peterson Technology Partners is an equal opportunity employer.
    Produced by Matthew Bardeleben.

    • 5 min
    How developers can overcome imposter syndrome and accurately gauge their coding skills - ft. VP of PTP, Jay Johnson

    How developers can overcome imposter syndrome and accurately gauge their coding skills - ft. VP of PTP, Jay Johnson

    In this week's episode of Recruiters Get Real!, Jay Johnson (Vice President) and Matthew Bardeleben (Director of Marketing) discuss:


    How developers should (or shouldn't) objectively compare their tech skills with others
    How new programmers can overcome "imposter syndrome"
    What employers look for more than coding skills when hiring a new developer

    In response to questions from u/tylerslemke on the CSCareerQuestions sub-Reddit.

    Have a question you'd like answered on Recruiters Get Real?
    Email us at matt@ptechpartners.com 

    Connect With Us!
    LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube
    Just search for Peterson Technology Partners on all social platforms

    About the Company:
    Peterson Technology Partners (PTP) has been Chicago's premier I.T. staffing, consulting, and recruiting firm for over 20+ years.
    Named after Chicago's historic Peterson Avenue, PTP has built its reputation by developing lasting relationships, leading digital transformation, and inspiring technical innovation throughout Chicagoland.
    Now based in Park Ridge, IL, PTP's 250+ employees have narrowed their focus to a single market (Chicago) and 4 core technical areas;


    Application/mobile/web development and eCommerce
    Data science/analytics/business intelligence/artificial intelligence
    Information security/cybersecurity
    ERP SAP/Oracle and project management/BA/QA

    PTP exists to ensure that all of our partners (clients and candidates alike) make the best hiring and career decisions.

    Connect: Web | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

    Review: Google | Glassdoor | Yelp

    Apply: Dice | LinkedIn | Monster | Indeed | Glassdoor | All Openings

    Peterson Technology Partners is an equal opportunity employer.

    Produced by Matthew Bardeleben. 

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