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What Happens to My Resume After I Click "Submit"?

Posted by ATR International on Tue, May 26, 2015 @ 07:30 AM


Do you wonder what happens to your resume after you hit that submit button?  Do you worry that it’s simply dumped into a cyber black hole never to been seen by human eyes?  Do you sometimes feel like it’s all a waste of time?

In some cases you might be right, but absolutely not when it comes to ATR.  Even though we receive thousands of resumes a year, a real person reviews each and every one.  Actually, during our recruiting process your resume might be seen by 2 or 3 people as we determine if we have the right position for you.  Certainly, we use technology to increase the efficiencies of our recruiting process but no machine or software ever determines your fate.  We developed the infographic below to give you an overview of what happens when you submit your resume to ATR. 



 

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We want to make sure we have the best people to work with our clients and that means we can’t afford to overlook anyone.  We’ve developed a comprehensive recruiting process, TruRecruit, that is ISO certified for quality, and reviewing resume submissions is one part of the overall process.  Because we specialize in IT, we can accurately evaluate your skills and experience and quickly determine whether or not you’re a good match for any of our open positions.  And since we’re always getting new requisitions from our clients, if you’re not a match today, you may be tomorrow.  We don’t file your resume away, we carefully tag it so our recruiters can easily find it when recruiting on future positions from our clients.

We take great pride in the personal attention we give to our candidates and contractors, right from the start. Submit your resume today, with confidence!

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This Is The Font To Use For Your Resume

Posted by ATR International on Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

resume font helveticaA few weeks ago, Staffing 360 published, 9 Absolute DON'Ts for Your Resume, which included the advice “Don’t use an unusual font.”  We’ve also covered this topic in our ebook, The Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Next Job, in the resume section. 

This week we read an article, Times New Roman is Bad for Your Career, which sheds even more light on the subject, and we wanted to be sure and share it with our readers.  Now it is doubtful there will ever be total agreement or a definitive answer on which typeface is best, but the article gives some interesting information and opinions from knowledgeable designers.  They agree on one thing:

Helvetica is the best, safest choice for business resumes.

Read the full article and its sister piece in Bloomberg Business for more on the thinking behind it and other advice on fonts.  Or, if you’re a busy professional, just consider taking their advice and going with Helvetica!

No matter what font your resume is in, if you are a technical contractor looking for assignments in the IT, Financial Services, Healthcare, or Medical Device industry, send us your resume.  If you’ve got the right skills and experience, we have openings and can help you tailor your resume for a specific position – fonts and all.


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ATR Named Supplier of the Year for Second Year in a Row

Posted by ATR International on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

On Friday, May 8th, the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC) held its 37th Annual Excellence in Supplier Diversity Awards Gala in San Francisco, CA. The Council recognized MBE suppliers in four revenue tiers as well as corporate diversity professionals and programs. For the second year in a row,  ATR International was named Supplier of the Year.

As one of four finalists, ATR was selected based on a detailed review of our achievements and commitment in the areas of community involvement, mentorship, MBE support, growth and development, and operations.

“I am so proud of everyone,” said Co-Founder Maria Novoa. “It takes the dedication of an entire company to win an award like this. It is truly humbling to see what we have accomplished.”

ATR International, Inc. has been serving clients for more than twenty-five years. We offer a wide variety of staffing services with core competencies in providing IT consultants to technology-based organizations. More information about ATR and our services can be found at www.atrinternational.com.

 

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VTO Spotlight - Kamila Sobczyk

Posted by ATR International on Tue, May 05, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

ATR's VTO, or Voluntary Time Off, Program gives each internal ATR employee 5 paid days per year that they can use to work at a charitable organization(s) of their choosing. This week we are focusing on Kamila Sobczyk and her work with the Alzheimer’s Association.

By all accounts, Julianne Moore delivers an impactful performance in the movie Still Alice. So impactful in fact, that ATR employee Kamila Sobczyk was moved to action and spent her VTO helping the Alzheimer’s Association.

Still Alice tells the tragic story of Alice Howland, renowned scholar of linguistics teaching at Columbia University, and her mental decline due to the irreversible effects of early-onset Alzheimer’s. “This movie has a powerful story that is moving and heartbreaking in every way,” said Kamila. “I gained a deep understanding of this debilitating disease and how it affects entire families. I remain moved and inspired to this day.”  

Kamila helped out at a recent event in San Jose, CA by preparing marketing materials, doing table set-up, and helping with guest registration. The event, “Reason to Help”, was a fundraising luncheon aimed at supporting families affected by Alzheimer’s. Guests heard compelling first-hand accounts from newly diagnosed individuals who described the positive impact the Alzheimer’s Association has on families and the overall community.     

“This is a perfect example of why we offer a VTO Program here at ATR,” said President & CEO Jerry Brenholz. “We want our employees to be able to find causes they are passionate about and use their expertise to help.”

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. They work on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to accelerating progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. Through their partnerships and funded projects, they have been part of every major research advancement over the past 30 years. The Association is also the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

 

 

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ATR Gains ISO Quality Recertification

Posted by ATR International on Fri, May 01, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

ATR International is pleased to announce our recent ISO 9001:2008 quality recertification. This milestone represents our 20th year as an ISO certified company. Achieving ISO recertification clearly demonstrates ATR’s company-wide commitment to supporting our customers with a quality service. This commitment starts with our senior management and is fully embraced by all ATR International personnel.

“The ISO quality standards and resulting certification are really the foundation on which ATR’s world-class service is built,” said President and CEO Jerry Brenholz. “I am proud and thankful to all of the ATR employees that make this important part of our strategic business plan possible.”

ATR undergoes a stringent, annual reevaluation process that includes quality management system and documentation reviews, a gap analysis, internal audits, and the clearance of non-conformances, all of which work to identify corrective actions and eliminate non-conformance to the quality management standard. Although there is no requirement in our industry for an independent quality certification, we have one done. It’s the best way to ensure that our processes result in world class service and meaningful improvements to those processes are made where they are needed.  

ISO is the Geneva-based, internationally recognized series of quality management standards issued in 163 member countries to date. Their standards are based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach, and continual improvement. Using ISO principles helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services.

It’s no coincidence that ATR has been ISO certified for 20 years and successful in business for over 25. We’ve done it by being scrupulously committed to doing the best for our clients, being the best that we can be, and never being content with the ways things are; we remain vigilant and innovative so that we can continue to bring our clients the highest quality service.   

 

Our Path to MBE Success

Posted by Angelique Solorio on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Smart companies appreciate the benefits of a diverse supplier base, and are recognized for their supplier diversity initiatives. There are different levels of supplier diversity programs at these corporations but almost all Fortune 1000, and many other businesses of various sizes, have some sort of program from basic to comprehensive. As an MBE, a corporate program can be a valuable source of information, and the type of program and support that they provide can also be a clue as to their level of commitment to working with diverse businesses. Sometimes working with a company as they embark on implementing diversity goals, develop a program, and begin to identify MBE suppliers can lead to opportunity, while other times it is more beneficial to work with a more established program and reap the benefits of their experience, advice, and assistance.

One way an MBE can distinguish themselves is by developing their own program, putting together a coordinated effort that includes measurable initiatives around certification, participation in the MBE business community, sharing knowledge and learning from others, and your own MBE to MBE spend and other goals. As your business grows, consider how your initiatives promote or match up with the ultimate goals of Supplier Diversity. The development of smaller, startup MBEs into thriving business partners shouldn’t rest solely on the shoulders of global corporations.

You can learn and improve your business, and your ability to be a valued partner to companies looking for diverse suppliers, and your own program can help demonstrate that readiness. I’d like to share with you how our efforts have grown over the years from the simple establishment of our MBE certification, to focused efforts at outreach, to a full blown comprehensive program that helps us to continue to grow our business as well as support other MBEs and the diversity community at large.

We started out as a small company, a Class 1 MBE, but over the course of 27 years in business we’ve grown and are now a Class 4. You may be thinking that a program is something only possible if you are a larger MBE like us, but as you can see from the different phases outlined in the chart below, our efforts started out rather basic and grew in scope and focus as our company grew. You may not start out able to sponsor your local council’s events or to target a significant spend with other MBE’s, but your efforts can grow as your company does.

That’s how our program grew, over time. We started by obtaining the minority certification itself and then began to take advantage of all that is offered through the NMSDC to grow our business. Eventually, we were in a position to have one person within ATR focus on our efforts and participation in the diversity community. Each time we moved into a new phase, we continued the good things we’d been doing, and added additional ones. It didn’t take long before those efforts brought value and opportunity. From the small steps in the beginning to our increased and more widespread support in recent years, we’ve developed a comprehensive program that we continue to evaluate and enhance. We’re also mindful of our responsibility, especially now as a senior member of the community, to give back and support other MBEs, so our goals include that.

As long as there are goals in place, even if they are modest, and you are making a concerted effort to achieve them, a formal program can pay dividends. It gives small suppliers the opportunity to show larger, and multinational corporations that they are serious about doing what is necessary to succeed as an MBE and be a successful corporate partner. What are you waiting for? Start your program today.If there’s anything I can do to help, contact me. I’m happy to do so!

Angelique Solorio
Corporate Outreach Manager

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9 Absolute DON'Ts for Your Resume

Posted by ATR International on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

We see a lot of resumes here at ATR.

A lot.

Our recruiters look at hundreds if not thousands of resumes in a year.  We’re in the business of finding people jobs, so that’s not a surprise.  Because of this, they’ve seen some of the best and worst practices when it comes to resumes and this puts us in a great position to share some important advice on resume DON’Ts.

DON’T:

  1. Have a 10 page resume.  Only if you are a very senior level person should your resume be more than one or two pages long, and even then, think carefully. Believe us, we’ve seen people make this mistake (even more than 10 pages!) and it is a surefire way to turn off anyone reviewing your resume.
  2. Use an unusual font. Now is not the time to break out one of the handwriting, calligraphy or other funky styles that programs offer. When it comes to resumes, simple, sans serif fonts like Verdana or Arial are best. Avoid serif fonts like Times or Cambria to minimize the possibility of errors when your resume is scanned by ATS software.

  3. Color your text. Please don’t use blue, or green, or magenta or any color other than black or dark gray. It is hard on the eyes and looks unprofessional, highly unprofessional. Don’t overuse bolding either and be very careful about italicizing words. Not only is this nicer for the person reading it, it will make it easier for screening software to read as well.

  4. Submit a screenshot of your resume. This might seem like a timesaver and a great use of the technology available today but it is NOT.  Given the availability of cloud storage and the ease of sending files from a phone or other mobile device, you should be able to access a proper doc or pdf version of your resume to submit.

  5. Use fancy graphics or a funky layout. Unless you are a graphic designer or an artist (and even then be cautious), your resume should not include text running longitudinally, shadow text, geometric shapes, or gradient color fill. In short – no special effects!  Certainly not in the business sector.

  6. Repeat the same information multiple times. If you’re proficient in Microsoft Office you only need to say it once. If you know C++, Java, .net, or Visual Basic, include this in your summary or a technical skills section, don’t list them with each and every one of your past positions where you used them. It’s unnecessary and repetitive and takes up space that could be better used on other information.

  7. Start with an Objective section. The Objective is an outdated relic of resumes past. It is redundant and uninformative. Of course you are looking for a position, otherwise you wouldn’t be submitting your resume, and telling someone what kind of job you are looking for in no way shows them how you are suited for the job, which is what matters to them.

  8. Use buzzwords that are so overused they are almost meaningless. Avoid creative, strategic, driven, passionate, motivated, track record, innovative, extensive experience, dynamic, expert, responsible, and organizational at the very least. These words are like nails on chalkboard for recruiters who see them again and again.  Your resume will stand out if you demonstrate that you are these things instead of just stating it using stale words and trite phrases.

  9. Lie or exaggerate. It just isn’t worth it. Pretty quickly, people will find out the truth.  A good recruiter can spot things that don’t add up sooner than the average person but eventually your information – past employment, education, etc. – will be confirmed.  Sometimes the hiring company would not have cared about the lack of a degree or the fact that you have a gap in your employment but the fact that you lied about it is what prevents them from hiring you.

Our recruiters have seen it all and they want to help make sure that you don’t make the same mistakes. Your resume is usually the first impression that you make on a hiring manager, internal or external recruiter. You want to ensure that it is a good one that moves you to the next step, an initial interview. If you avoid the don’ts listed above, you’ll improve your chances of getting through.

If you want to know what you should do in your resume, download our free eBook, The Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Next Job.

 

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Social Media Privacy Settings and Your Job Search

Posted by Jeff Monaghan on Tue, Apr 21, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

It is now commonplace for people to share all aspects of their lives online. Events like birthday parties, vacations, job promotions, holidays, and even an evening out at a local restaurant, get photographed, video recorded, written about and then shared online; sometimes privately but often publicly. This has all made us more connected with friends and loved ones, which is why social media is so popular. But there is a downside to all this activity, especially if you find yourself in the market for a new job. One wrong photo or comment found by a potential employer can upend your prospects of ever working there.

Over 80% of employers “Google” job applicants. Your resume might get their attention, but your online presence may determine whether or not they invite you in for an interview. Let’s briefly discuss the most popular sites and how they can affect your job search.

LinkedIn
Take full advantage of LinkedIn. Your profile will often be the top result when an employer searches your name online. This gives you the opportunity to immediately present yourself in the best light possible. At a minimum, be sure your profile includes your name, current title, industry, location, a completed summary, two past positions if possible, education, three listed skills, at least 50 connections, and a professional photo. LinkedIn will give your profile All-Star status if you provide all of this information.

Once you have a complete profile, mouse over your image at the top right and activate a drop-down menu where you will select Privacy & Settings. Next, under Helpful Links, click on “Edit your public profile.” You will now see a column of checkboxes to the right where you can pick and choose which sections of your profile that you want to be public. Select picture, headline, and summary at the very least. You can add more if appropriate to your job search.  

Other Sites
Unless you are in a creative field where displaying your artistic taste on Pinterest or photographs on Flickr will help with your job search, it’s best to adjust your privacy settings on all other social media to private. Keep in mind that privacy changes involving search engines can take a few weeks to go into effect. Also, you can change your settings back once you land a job. Here’s how to go private for the most popular sites.

Facebook
There are certain things associated with your Facebook profile that are always public and there is nothing you can do about it. These are your name, profile picture, cover photo, gender, networks, age range, and country. Make sure these items are accurate and there is nothing that might scare off an employer.

When posting updates, any item you share using the “Public” selection for the audience selector tool is available for anyone to see. It is possible to go back and convert “Public” updates to “Friends” if needed. When in doubt, play it safe and make updates “Friends” only. Also, be aware that if other people share info about you, even if it’s something you shared with them but did not make public, they can choose to make it public. You may want to contact your friends and request that they make any content about you private or “Friends” only during your job search. Also when you comment on other people’s public posts, your comment is public.  

Something else you should do is limit search engine indexing of your Facebook activity. You can do this by clicking the small arrow at the top right and then clicking on Settings in the drop-down menu. From the menu on the left, select Privacy. The last item on this page will say “Do you want other search engines to link to your timeline?” Click on that and make sure the box labeled “Let other search engines link to your timeline” is not checked. Facebook checks this box by default.

Twitter
Unless you are Tweeting about your industry or job related subjects, make your Tweets private so that only your approved Twitter followers can see them.  

Pinterest
A very easy option with Pinterest is simply changing your name and/or using a profile picture of something other than your face. Doing both of these will make it virtually impossible for employers to find and view your Pins. You can change things back once you find a job.

Instagram
By default, anyone can view your profile and pictures on Instagram. However, you can change the setting to Private so only your approved followers can view them. This change must be done on your mobile device, not a desktop or laptop computer.

- Go to your profile

- Tap for iOS or for Android

- Turn on the Private Account setting

YouTube
Videos posted to YouTube have three options for Privacy Settings:Public, Private, and Unlisted. Make sure all of your videos are marked Private or Unlisted (only viewable to individuals with the direct URL). Also, you can click on your avatar and select YouTube settings. Then go to Privacy. Here you will be able to change or update all of your YouTube privacy settings.  

Vine
When Vine was launched, everything posted using the service was public. However, in 2013 Vine gave their users some privacy options. iOS users can view their profile and then tap on the Settings button. Android users can tap on the menu button in the top-right corner and select Settings. Then tap on "Your Content." Here you will be able to protect your posts so that only your Vine followers will be able to see your content.

Flickr
To select the privacy settings for newly posted photos and videos, go to the Flickr
privacy page and choose your settings. This will not apply to photos or videos posted before you changed your settings. To change the privacy settings for previously uploaded content, click on a photo or video, find the “Additional info” section, beside “Viewing this photo,” and select the appropriate privacy setting.

Conclusion
Ultimately, it’s about presenting yourself in a way that is appealing to employers, or at the very least, in a way that doesn’t scare them off. Before you send that resume, log out of all of your social media accounts and “Google” yourself. Would you hire the person you see?


Jeff Monaghan
Director of Marketing
ATR International, Inc.

 

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8 Free Tools to Enhance Your Job Search

Posted by ATR International on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

There are so many resources to help with your job search. But which one’s are best and free at the same time. We’ve talked to our recruiters and here’s what they recommend.

1. Resume Templates
There are numerous places to find resume templates. A simple Google search will turn up more than you’ll know what to do with. But don’t just search for “resume templates,” be more specific and search for “marketing resume templates” or “software engineer resume templates.” The more targeted you can be, the more useful your search results will be.

Another good place to find general resume templates is in Microsoft Word. Open Word, click on the File tab at the top left, select New, and then in the Office.com Templates search field type “resume.”

2. Indeed Job Alerts
Indeed is a great place to look for a job. It aggregates job postings from across the Internet resulting in a single, comprehensive job search. But that’s not where the goodness ends. Indeed also offers job alerts. Simply create an account and set up your search parameters. It can alert you to new jobs at certain companies, in a specific town or city, by keyword, by salary level; there are many ways to focus and sort the results. Indeed will then email you each morning with new jobs that match what you are looking for. This free feature couldn’t make finding a job much easier.

3. Staffing Firms
The services of a staffing firm are always free to job seekers. The key is to find a recruiter that specializes in your field of work and send him/her your resume. The recruiter will then match your resume to their current openings to see if there is a match. Recruiters get paid when they place qualified candidates for their clients so they will often go the extra mile to make sure your resume is formatted correctly and that you are prepared for any interviews. Free advice and services that some people pay for. You can send your resume to multiple recruiters too.

4. LinkedIn Profile
You have a LinkedIn profile, right? Right? Be sure it is optimized for your job search. LinkedIn has produced a video that explains how to do this.

How to Optimize Your Profile for Job Search Success

5. LinkedIn Network
Instead of starting your job search with job posts, consider starting it with the people in your network. Take a look at where they work and who they are connected to. Also look to see what companies they have worked for in the past. Are any of these companies of interest to you? Can your contacts provide introductions or advice that can help?

Another great feature offered by LinkedIn is their Job Search. Click on the “Jobs” link at the top of the page and then scroll down to “Jobs in Your Network.” These are companies that are hiring where you have a LinkedIn connection. It’s a great tool.

6. PayScale
Ever wondered what you are worth? Using crowdsourcing techniques, PayScale has compiled the worlds largest database of salary information. With over 40 million data points, PayScale offers a number of tools that help you figure out exactly what a position should pay, and it’s free.

7. Glassdoor
This popular site is unique in that it allows employees and former employees to rate their company and the company’s management. It’s a great resource for getting an inside peek at the inner workings of any company. You can find out the good, the bad and the ugly, which can be helpful in your search, but remember that everyone’s experience at a firm isn’t the same. Take things with a grain of salt.

8. Jobscan
Jobscan claims to triple your chances of getting an interview. I’m not sure if that is completely accurate, but it is a very handy service. Simply paste your resume in Box #1 and paste a job description in Box #2. Jobscan will analyze both and give you suggestions for keywords that are missing in your resume. In other words, it helps you optimize your resume for the position. This technology is based on the omnipresent Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) that are used by most companies these days. Jobscan claims to help get your resume through the technology gate-keeper and in front of human eyes. You get 5 free scans per month. There is a fee for more.  

(Bonus) 9. Dice
If you are a technology professional, Dice is a must for your job search. It is the single, go to site for companies looking to find technical talent. Other job boards will have technical jobs, but Dice is widely considered the “career hub” for technical talent.

 

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Cyber Security A Must For MBEs

Posted by Angelique Solorio on Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

I was recently invited by a leader in Supplier Diversity, Richard Chacon – Director of Supplier Diversity and Development for Union Bank, to attend a Business Matchmaking (BMM) event held in San Jose. Union Bank is very active in the MBE community (I know Richard through the NMSDC) and they support a variety of organizations, including being a sponsor of BMM. If you’re not familiar with them, BMM supports procurement opportunities for small businesses in every industry, producing regional face-to-face selling events, plenary seminars and workshops, online training and collateral material for MBEs. This was my first time attending one of their events and I must say I was very impressed by the efforts of the many corporate sponsors and participants that made this event so informational and thus successful.

In addition to Richard and his colleagues from Union Bank, there were many professionals from leading corporations such as Norton, HP, Lockheed Martin, PAR, PG&E, SoCal Edison, Nova Group, and other resource partners. They participated in a morning panel session that educated entrepreneurs and businesses about the importance of protecting your business from cyber threats and provided tips and best practices for doing so. The panel discussion was followed by scheduled matchmaking sessions

The panel focused on cyber threats and the related crime that affects businesses every day. Now for some of you, this may not seem like it would apply to your business; you might not think you have data that criminals want. The truth though, is that you most likely do and there are people out there waiting to hold your data hostage. It was great to hear from experts, right here in the technology capital, and get some practical advice on an issue that we should all be concerned about.

If you are an MBE looking to do business with a corporation, or really any business, you need to be aware of the issue and protect your data, not only for your own good, but so that the companies you do business with know they are protected as well. Many of the recent data breaches have occurred because of a weakness in a partner or third party supplier’s security. Companies need to know that you are not a threat to their business because of lax protocols; it is your job to prove that you have done all that is needed to protect yourself, your customers, and your business partners from cybercrime. 

The discussion and advice given during the session covered a variety of topics such as:

  • Fishing and Hacking – How cyber criminals get you on the hook to spend money with tax related calls, emails asking for personal info verification, etc.
  • Wiring money – Do you do business overseas? There are people monitoring emails that can see who you do business with and will pretend to be your legitimate business partner and try to get you to wire them money, and once you do, it is gone.
  • Countering the threats – How having a pre-arranged fax number for payments can be helpful, as well as a dedicated computer and email that is used solely for business banking. This will help prevent you from getting hacked into easily.
  • Education – How educating your employees about threats, how to recognize and prevent them by following the right protocols and processes, will help you avoid problems.

This is just a small sampling of the information shared but I think it shows how helpful the session was and could be for you. They are taking this cyber threat topic on the road and holding similar events in cities across the U.S. If you are interested, consider attending one in your area. They also have information available about cyber insurance for small businesses. Finally, they cover many other interesting topics, so if this one doesn’t appeal to you or doesn’t come to your neck of the woods, check out their other offerings. I’m sure something will appeal to you and the matchmaking opportunities are very worthwhile.

I believe the saying “it takes a village to raise a child” also applies in the business world. It takes companies like Union Bank who are willing to genuinely educate and empower businesses by actively helping them to grow by supporting events such as this. It is invaluable to have businesses that are willing to share their knowledge and experience, in this case on the topic of cyber threats. MBE participants can improve and grow stronger and more ready to do business with large corporations as a result. It’s good for everyone: MBEs become better companies and corporations get better suppliers and business partners

I want to thank Business Matchmaking for hosting this great event, Richard Chacon for inviting me and introducing me to this organization, and Union Bank, and the other corporations, for giving their time and support to helping minority businesses learn, improve, and grow our businesses. Thanks again!

Angelique Solorio
Corporate Outreach Manager, Supplier Diversity 

 

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