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6 Keys to Hitting Your Goals

January 31st, 2014

Here at Talener, we talk a lot about goals. And today in our NYC office, our visitor-for-the-day Kim Siembieda from Talener Boston presented a great meeting for our team on how to better to prepare, focus, and achieve personal and professional goals. While Kim focused primarily on specific goals for our internal employees, we felt her points were definitely relevant to a wider audience – whether you’re looking to make the next step in your career, take on more at your current job or make a change in another area of your life. Without further ado, here are some of Kim’s suggestions:

Staircase1: Be Narrow and Realistic: The more specific you can be about your goal, the more likely you are to achieve it. Stay away from generic resolutions and instead target specific action-items to make sure you stay the course.

2: Habit-Forming Takes Patience: Change doesn’t happen overnight, especially for something serious like a professional goal. Don’t expect to form lifelong habits with a snap of your fingers. Ingraining change takes much longer, so think months and years instead of days and weeks. During the journey don’t forget to track your progress to see how changes have formed.

megaphone3: Be Vocal: Don’t keep your ambitions to yourself. Say your goals out loud to yourself, write them down, and make sure others are aware too. Have your friends and family help you stay on course, but…

4: Do It For You: Don’t just set goals arbitrarily because your manager or someone else expects you to. It’ll be harder to stay on track if you’re just going through the motions to please someone else. Find the reason YOU want to achieve the goal.

JustKeepSwimming5: Expect and Embrace the Roadblocks:  What would an ambitious goal be without a challenge? Trips and falls are always part of the learning process. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and try all over again.

6: Seek Help and Look for Competition: No man is an island. In addition to looking for helpers along the way, also look for those who will drive you to stay on your goals through friendly competition. Be creative and collaborative to keep you on track, while also having fun.

Posted in Career Tips, Talener Blog


January 28th, 2014

We’re very excited to officially announce the all new together with our rebrand from The Talener Group to Talener! Returning visitors will notice a big change: our new company logo, a cleaner user interface, a more intuitive design, and a simplified navigation to make it easier than ever to search for jobs, to learn more about Talener and the technology employment market, and to connect directly with Talener employees. We think our new site does a great job of capturing the energy and innovation of the clients and technology professionals we work with on a daily basis.

The new site was designed with more in mind than just a simple facelift. Aligning with our mission to streamline the overall hiring process, we looked to create a convenient experience for all users, including visitors who may be accessing through mobile phones or tablets. Additionally, visitors now have a chance to view each of our offices’ team breakdown, easily share our page, job posts, and blog posts with their social connections, and see how Talener has grown over the years.

Special thanks to Caroline Keim and Darcie Fitzpatrick of Milk and Pixels for their hard work and direction through our entire rebranding and relaunching process.

Take a peak around to see the new site, sign up for our newsletter, and follow our social accounts to keep in the loop on latest Talener news. We hope you enjoy the new site and come back often to check out our useful content, latest job openings, recent placements, and other company updates.

Posted in Company News, Talener Blog

Meet our new Infrastructure Team!

January 22nd, 2014

Launa Rich

Our new Group Manager: Launa Rich!

We’re very excited to formally announce Talener NYC’s newest team specializing in Infrastructure Engineers! Head by experienced technical recruiter Launa Rich from the SF Bay Area, who recently moved back to the East Coast, our new team will be handling an array of positions within the vertical including:

  • Linux & Windows Systems Administrators
  • Cisco Network Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Desktop Engineers
  • Database Administrators

Our new team is backed by Launa’s seven years of experience – from her career start in NYC placing Linux and Windows Sys Admins and Cisco Network Engineers to her successful launch of a dedicated DevOps and Linux Sys Admins team in San Francisco in 2010. Launa is joined by Jesse Shapiro and Samantha Selsky who also recently joined the Talener team. Feel free to connect with Launa on LinkedIn and to follow her on Twitter at @HireMeow.

Over the past few years we’ve seen tremendous action within the Infrastructure arena and we’re excited to finally introduce a dedicated team for these roles. Please join us in welcoming the new team and next time your organization has an opening in any of our placement fields, reach out to us right away!

Posted in Company News, Talener Blog

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