ESP Named Among the 100 Best Companies to Work for in MN

100 best

We’re so honored to be among the best 100 companies to work for in MN this year. Thank you to our amazing staff for making ESP a great place to come to work everyday!

About The 100 Best Award:

The 100 Best are chosen using data gathered from an anonymous employee satisfaction survey administered by an independent research group. Only the top Minnesotan companies, as judged in areas such as work environment, employee benefits, employee happiness, and leadership, are selected for inclusion in the list.

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Master your Resume

With the Masters this weekend, you may not be thinking about your resume. But you should be. Golf is a great example of showcasing practiced and time-honored skills. Try writing your resume like you are in a game of golf and see if you take home a prized green jacket, or maybe a new job.

You are a Pro. Much like golfers are identified by the list tournaments they have won or brands that sponsor them, you’ll use your technical skills and technologies you have worked with on your resume to make it clear who you are and what you offer to an employer. Be sure to put that list near the top of your resume in clear bullet points so that it is visible quickly. Show the range of technologies you have worked with in order of which skills are most recent, but leave out the “in-progress” statement, staying on top of technologies is a necessity for IT pros and it is expected by IT hiring managers. Be aware of which technologies are outdated. The IT world is constantly changing and you want to let employers know that you can keep up.

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How to Hire Like You’re Going on an Egg Hunt

For many, Easter is a blur of bunnies, pastels and children racing through egg hunts. With so many eggs out there to choose from, it can be hard to know which egg is the best and to choose it before someone else does. It’s like when you have job candidates in front of you and you want to find the one who is just right for your company. We have put together four tips to help you choose your new hire.

1. Be Wary of the Prettiest Eggs.  While these ‘eggs’ may look good on paper, the candidate may not have the right skills to do the job, or worse – they might be hard boiled –no candy or real skills on the inside.  As an employer you need to discover what the candidates offer beyond what they can put on their resumes, or the friendly way they conduct themselves in the interview. You don’t want to get fooled by a good interviewee and end up having to start the interview process over again in a few months.

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