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Archive for May, 2013

Don’t Post Your Resume; Work With A Veredus Recruiter On An Exclusive Basis!

Posted on: May 30th, 2013


Here are some great reasons for a candidate NOT to post their resume and to work with a Veredus recruiter on an exclusive basis:


1)      Do you really want recruiters from all over the US blowing up your cell phone/email to discuss jobs and locations you are not interested in?

2)      Candidates who work with us exclusively get the first calls on new opportunities.

3)      You can best be represented to a client by someone who knows you and your skill set well.

4)      The integrity of your job search is secure.  You don’t have random recruiters submitting you to random jobs, because you are only working with me.

5)      A job search should be selective, confidential, and professional.


Have a great day!

Dress Down for Charity Week

Posted on: May 24th, 2013


I am excited to announce that Veredus’ first “Dress Down for Charity Week” was a huge success!

We had 76 people donate and we raised $1,520.00 for the National MS Society. Thank you to everyone who participated! I know I enjoyed dressing down!

And a special shout out to Heather Peterson for doing the 150 Mile bike ride associated with this cause!


20 Tips for a Positive New Year

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

I wanted to share with you all an influential post I read from Jon Gordon. Here he provides 20 tips for a positive new year. Enjoy!


1. Stay Positive. You can listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible or you can trust that with faith and an optimistic attitude all things are possible.

2. Take a morning walk of gratitude. I call it a “Thank You Walk.” It will create a fertile mind ready for success.

3. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

4. Zoom Focus. Each day when you wake up in the morning ask: “What are the three most important things I need to do today that will help me create the success I desire?” Then tune out all the distractions and focus on these actions.

5. Instead of being disappointed about where you are, think optimistically about where you are going.

6. Remember that adversity is not a dead-end but a detour to a better outcome.

7. Don’t chase success. Instead decide to make a difference and success will find you.

8. Get more sleep. You can’t replace sleep with a double latte.

9. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

10. Mentor someone and be mentored by someone.

11. Live with the 3 E’s. Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy.

12. Remember there’s no substitute for hard work.

13. Believe that everything happens for a reason and expect good things to come out of challenging experiences.

14. Implement the No Complaining Rule. Remember that complaining is like vomiting. Afterwards you feel better but everyone around you feels sick.

15. Read more books than you did a year ago. I happen to know of a few good ones. : )

16. Don’t seek happiness. Instead decide to live with passion and purpose and happiness will find you.

17. Focus on “Get to” vs “Have to.” Each day focus on what you get to do, not what you have to do. Life is a gift not an obligation.

18. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:
I am thankful for __________.
Today I accomplished____________.

19. Smile and laugh more. They are natural anti-depressants.

20. Enjoy the ride. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy it.


Also, I want to give a shout out to Rosa Calibuso in Tampa – she pulled a hat trick +1 today!





Hiring Recent Grads

Posted on: May 15th, 2013

This article is eye opening. It implies there is a huge need for technology graduates. But is our education system producing enough graduates in these areas? There seems to be a disconnect between business and the education system. Anyone have any thoughts?