Four Tools For Building Your Developer Portfolio

What are you doing to stand out in today’s developer job market? Step one is do amazing work. And the best next step: build a developer portfolio. We discussed in our previous post why you need a portfolio – even as a tech job candidate. In today’s world, your portfolio isn’t simply a collectionRead more »

Why You Need a Portfolio – Even as Tech Job Candidate

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Portfolios are a no-brainer when it comes to creative jobs. Few designers, UX pros and copywriters will walk into an interview not ready to show their work. It’s the ultimate way to “show, don’t tell” what you’ve done and what you can do. So, why aren’t more developers putting this job-getting tactic to workRead more »

Swoon Tunes: Countdown to Pitchfork

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The 12th annual Pitchfork Music Festival is coming up this weekend! Get through the week by listening to some of the artists from the lineup. There’s something for everyone. Next up: Lollapalooza in a few short weeks. Let’s continue to make this an awesome summer! T.O.N.Y by Solange Electric Relaxation by A Tribe Called Quest Call theRead more »

Four Tips to Begin (or Build) Your Cybersecurity Career

3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will be open by 2020. Want one of them? It seems every time news breaks on a new cyber attack, the number of cybersecurity jobs that will be left open by 2020 grows. And it’s not that people are leaving the field. From virtual bank heists to electoral process interruptionsRead more »

Swoon Tunes: For the Fathers

Happy Fathers Day! In honor of this past weekend, here is a tribute to all the fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers and father-like figures in our lives. We hope everyone can relate to one of these and there’s a song on this list that will make you think of that special man in your life! DaughtersRead more »

Swoon Tunes: Patio Playlist

We know you’re looking forward to those chill patio evenings during the warm weather season. And you’ll need the perfect playlist! Luckily, the Swoon Tuners have been preparing for months. Here are a few of our favs most recently added to the patio playlist. It is by no means a complete list, but it’s aRead more »

Cybersecurity Talent Shortage – or Opportunity?

Three ways to start nurturing a cybersecurity talent pool for a secure future. More than 1.5 million cybersecurity positions will go unfilled by 2020, according to a recent report, and demand grows by the nanosecond. While security spending is expected to surpass $100 billion – and the cost of cyber crime is expected toRead more »

Swoon Tunes: An ’80s Feeling

On a Tuesday that feels like a Monday, we need a little extra push to get going. We thought some tunes with an ’80s feel would brighten your day. You know the shoulder pad suit jackets, swooped hair and blue mascara look. We here at Swoon LOVE the ’80s (and ’80s-sounding songs). So this weekRead more »

Swoon Tunes: Signs of Summer

Last week, we finally got some warm weather and sunshine in Chicago! We thought it may never come. Though the rainy days over the weekend had us worried again, we know summer is still coming. In fact, Memorial Day is right around the corner! So to kick it off, here are some summertime/BBQ songsRead more »

Three Ways to Mix the Perfect Blended Workforce

A blended workforce is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a blend of full-time, part-time, contract, consultant and/or contingent talent custom-built to fulfill a business’ specific productivity needs. Known for agility and responsiveness, the blended model empowers your company to mold workforce capabilities around what you require, right now. And we’re not justRead more »