Virtual Reality (VR) is still in its infancy, but it’s a breakthrough that is set to usher in major changes to the world of business and hiring in general. As the newest medium for human-computer interaction, VR has proven to be wildly entertaining, with the gaming industry being an early adopter, while also bringing benefits for many different industries. As a relatively new technology, it is already making an impact on the recruiting and hiring process.Read More
So, you recently graduated! Congratulations!
Now, you’re at your new job. Congratulations again!
It’s all very exciting but also a bit nerve wracking. You’re a rookie and are just learning the ropes of your new job. Bosses understand this and don’t expect you to know everything, but of course you want to do the best job possible. What do you really know though? How do you make a difference right away? What do you do when you feel like you know nothing?
Take a breath. You know a lot more than you think you do. While you may not be an expert at your job yet or know your new industry or company inside out, you can take the skills you have from college and prior work experience and apply them wisely.Read More
As a Hispanic woman with years of experience working in Silicon Valley, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with many female and minority professionals. Recently, I was promoted to the role of CEO/President of ATR, something I’ve worked towards my entire life. Recognizing the power of my new position, I find it more important than ever to provide support for women and minorities in tech and beyond.Read More
ATR International is headquartered in Silicon Valley, which means those who work here have been fortunate to experience first-hand the amazing success the Golden State Warriors have had the last few years, including winning back-to-back NBA Championships. Full disclosure, I am a huge Warriors fan and ATR has also partnered with the Warriors Foundation on charitable endeavors.
That said, What I’m writing about here isn’t the result of bias or being a fan. Championship teams make people ask – how did they do it? And, can we do it too? I think that’s true of any champion.Read More
Part of me is amazed that I need to write this post. I can’t believe people don’t know better given current technology and the prevalence of video interviews but, never fear, I’m here to help!Read More
What does the phrase “family owned business” mean to you? For us at ATR, it means a lot. As the Chief Strategy Officer of this organization, I’ve experienced firsthand what it’s like to grow up in a family business. Along the way I’ve learned what separates us from others, how to evolve, and why it’s necessary to maintain a legacy. Here’s a look behind the scenes.Read More
As a female executive, I’ve seen many women professionals grow their careers and achieve incredible success in IT and other prominent industries. Unfortunately, I’ve also seen women held down in their jobs, whether it was by an outside force or through a fear that should have no place in 2018. If ascending the business ladder over the years has taught me anything about women in the workforce, it is this: confidence is paramount. At ATR, we encourage women to build and exude confidence in a number of ways.Read More
When ATR began in 1988, it was with the desire to help people come together to produce something positive. While that happens every time we match a skilled job seeker with an incredible company, we also believe that businesses like ours have a corporate responsibility to help the world and contribute to society outside of the services we deliver. Knowing that philanthropy is the best way to achieve that, we instituted a Volunteering Time Off program long ago, and it’s something I’m personally very proud of.Read More
There’s a problem in the tech industry that directly affects you and me. Out of all the amazing job opportunities in the field today, only 26% are filled by women like us. That can be a discouraging statistic for a young woman considering where to take her future, but it’s important to address and not brush under the rug. Despite the sector’s prominent gender disparity, the future is actually very bright for women in technology.Read More
There might be record demand for talent in the tech industry, but that does not mean that IT pros have it made. Intense hiring competition has businesses everywhere making lofty promises in order to secure a desperately needed skill set only to fall short on the delivery. After all, it’s easy for your employer to say that they value your IT career but an entirely different endeavor for them to prove it. Here are five surefire signs that you’re working for a great technology employer.Read More