California’s new cannabis industry has a job for you.

...And it’s not in growing, trimming, or testing. Cannabis is nothing new to Californians - though recreational marijuana was only legalized in January, the medicinal industry has had a hold on the state for over two decades. For a supposedly ‘emerging market,’ recreational cannabis already has an astonishing level of infrastructure, regulation, and built-in clientele. So why join now? There’s a distinctly youthful energy to the industry - and it’s not just that cannabis appeals especially to millennials. Getting into this market now means you’ll have the infrastructure and support of an established industry without sacrificing the opportunity to shape its future and the creative freedom to determine your own path. Professionals in FREAD MORE

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Your guide to landing a job in cybersecurity.

Tired of hearing news of the latest cyber attack? It seems a day doesn’t go by that some company comes under fire for their lax cyber protocols. But what if there was a way you could profit from these unfortunate headlines? In the first 6 months of 2017, an astonishing 2 billion records were lost or stolen; that’s a 164% increase over the six months prior. Equifax, Verifone, Whole Foods, Deloitte - even the DNC - were each hacked in the past two years. So what does this all mean? Opportunity. The Wall Street JournalREAD MORE

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Ingram Losner’s 7 Rules To Live By

Had you asked me 15 years ago if I would be, in a few short years, Co-Founding Proven Recruiting, I would have responded with a resounding no. Predicting the future is near impossible - especially when you are still in the process of discovering your passions and goals. Without the benefit of hindsight, decisions often seem impossible; nothing more than black boxes of unknown consequences. No one should be surprised, given this fact, that 33% of university graduates later regret their chosen majors. Too often, it is only after the fact that we can ful...
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5 Ways to Make a GREAT First Impression

It only takes a glance, maybe five seconds for a person you meet for the first time to evaluate you. During that short time, their opinion about you can be influenced by your body language, appearance, demeanor, how you are dressed, and even your mannerisms. In most cases it is not easy to undo or reverse the first impression; this makes first impressions crucial since they tend to form the tone for all relationships that follow. So, whether it is in your social life or career, it is vital to know how to create a positive first impression. In this article, we look at some tips that will help you make a great first impression.

1. Be punctual

Whether you are going for a job interview or a business meeting, being on time is a must. You should live by the saying, “if you’re on time you are late if you’re early you’re on time.” Always make a point of getting to the interview venue at least 30 minutes early; this allows you ample time to get used...
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The Questions You MUST Ask in an Interview

You have researched the company and the position you are interviewing for, you have studied how not to blow the interview, and you have prepared your answers to common interview questions – all of which is important, but in reality it’s the bare minimum. If you want to stand out from the crowd you must ask great questions, thereby demonstrating your interest and connecting with the interviewer on a personal level and determining if it’s even the job you want!   Ultimately a job interview is a two-way street. Of course, your primary objective of the ...
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An Inside Look at the Hottest Tech Job of 2016

Move over, Data Scientists. We predict Cybersecurity Professionals will have the most sought-after technology skills in San Diego this year. For some this may come as a surprise. Much of the work Cybersecurity Professionals do takes place behind the scenes – especially when things go well. It’s when things aren’t going well, however, that the mission-critical nature of this profession becomes exceedingly clear. Now-infamous data breaches at Target, Anthem, the IRS and Ashley Madison reveal just how important a company’s cybersecurity is. As corporations scramble to protect their private information from hackers and other online threats, the demand for skilled 'Cyber' talent is heating up. A recent Stanford Journalism report predicts demand for Information Security (InfoSec) Analysts and other Cybersecurity Professionals will grow by 53...
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Hot Staffing Trends to Watch in 2015

Excerpt from Staffing Industry Review: Jan/Feb 2015, featuring comments from Ingram Losner. Click to view full article here: http://bit.ly/1zAL0Hh.

Not yet summer, but some markets, trends are already sizzling

 Article by Craig Johnson, Staffing Industry Review2015 Staffing Trends The staffing industry left 2014 with a strong tailwind. An improving economy bolstered growth, and temporary help services jobs set record highs as a percent of total US employment. But w...
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RSVP For Office Hours @PROVENinc

Summer's over folks, and it's time to get back to work. How does that make you feel? If the answer is, 'like sh*t,' then we have an event for you. On Tuesday, October 14, PROVEN offices nationwide will open their doors to local professionals seeking to pursue a new, different or better career. Stop by our offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. between 5 - 7 PM local time, and we'll match you with a trained recruiter who can provide one-on-one guidance to address a wide range of needs. (Resume help, career assessment and counseling, goal setting... you name it.) By the way, this monthly event is completely free. [caption id="attachment_2745" align="alignright" width="300"]READ MORE

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The Non-Tech Person’s Guide to Landing a Tech Job in 5 Steps

How-To-Land-A-Tech-Job-Blog-01-e1410556796802 Unless you've been working at the DMV for the last decade, you've probably noticed that technology is changing every single aspect of our workforce. Non-tech companies are becoming tech companies. Traditionally non-tech jobs, like teaching, are seeking people who can code. In fact, the proliferation of tech companies themselves is so significant that non-tech jobs and salaries are growing nearly twice as fast in tech-driven job mark...
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5 Creative Ways to Advance Your Career This Summer

Summer-Networking-03-e1406243694717Remember that old phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”? Well, in today’s job market, it’s more important than ever. Networking, and hanging out with well-connected people is one of the most powerful strategies you can use to advance your professional career prospects with both your current or desired company. Meeting the right people has the potential to get you interviews and job opportunities that would otherwise be off limits to you as some positions are never advertised. There’s no better time than the summer. Take advantage of the casual vibe and the lightened work load offered during the warm months. Get out a...
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