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Impacts on IT Supply and Demand

Written on June 13, 2012

Morton Consulting and the staffing industry have seen a significant change in the marketplace over the past six months.  Despite being in the midst of a sluggish economy, demand for staffing services has remained consistent, perhaps even a bit higher, in comparison to last year.  There are a number of factors that impact the IT […]


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Are you innovative?

Written on June 5, 2012

Two weeks ago Mark Morton, President and CEO of Morton Consulting, was invited to Northrop Grumman to kick off their Lunch and Learn series. Mark decided to discuss the importance of being innovative in the workplace as well as in your life. He had an intriguing presentation that allowed the audience to associate real life […]


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Top 3 Reasons to use a Staffing Firm

Written on May 30, 2012

Whether seeking to deliver talent for a critical project or to find a dedicated, long-term employee, partnering with a staffing firm like Morton Consulting can provide tremendous value to your organization. Here are the top 3 benefits to leveraging the services of such a firm: Cost-Effective Solutions: A staffing firm reduces hidden hiring costs, from […]


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Research for a Job Interview

Written on May 9, 2012

One of the most important aspects of your job search is research. No, I’m not saying you need to do a 25 page research paper. However, you should thoroughly research the company you’re interviewing with so you’re knowledgeable on the business and their industry.  This will help you respond seamlessly to questions about the company […]


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How to Handle a Counter Offer

Written on May 1, 2012

As a candidate, we all know about receiving a job offer. You apply for a job, go through the interview process and hope that in the end, they find you to be the best candidate resulting in an offer. But what about when your current employer provides you with a counter offer? What do you […]


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Head Hunter vs. Recruiter

Written on April 24, 2012

In your job search, you may have thought of working with a staffing firm, temp agency or even a head hunter. When someone asks me what I do for a living, I explain and then often get the response, “Oh, so you’re a head hunter.” Well, no, actually I’m not. When polling around our office, […]


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Being Accessible to Recruiters

Written on April 17, 2012

Candidate accessibility is one of the biggest factors of how recruiters choose who they work with. If a recruiter has 10 Business Analyst’s in their pipeline but only four of them call/email consistently, those candidates will be the first people they reach out to when a new position is released. In order to keep yourself […]


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18th Annual Skeet Shoot

Written on April 11, 2012

Morton Consulting has been a sponsor of The Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, and has been supporting them in many different ways. They are a great organization that offers foster care, alternative schooling and residential services to children in need. VHBG provides a home with a live-in married couple so that children are living […]


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Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Formatting

Written on April 10, 2012

In last week’s post I mentioned how important resume formatting is in your job search. But, fewer than 100 words on the topic doesn’t even come close to being able to fully elaborate on what to do and what not to do. Follow these simple tips to getting your resume to the top of the […]


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Recruiter Pet Peeves

Written on April 4, 2012

Having been a recruiter for almost 2 years now, I have developed a laundry list of pet peeves while working with candidates. Some of the most important things I think candidates should keep in mind while working with a recruiter and/or pursuing new employment are: Resume formatting – No templates! Nothing irritates me more than […]


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