Category Archives: Job Search & Recruiting

Recruiter Tips: How to Stand Out When Changing Careers

A blog featured image with the title of the blog and a photo of Emily Rickson-Astry, Director of Recruiting at Q Consulting.

Making a career switch is rarely a straightforward feat. From making the initial decision to move on from your current role, researching companies that align with your wants, needs, and core values, and ultimately going through the interview process, there are several hurdles to overcome. In today’s post, we chatted with Director of Recruiting at […]

What the Hot Labor Market Means for Job Seekers

Unemployment remains at the lowest recorded level of any state at 1.8% in both June and July, according to the latest data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. As a result, employers are struggling to hire great talent, and are now offering increased pay, perks, and opportunities. This also makes now the […]

The Q Consulting Difference: How Q Changed My View on Recruiters and the Recruitment Process

If you’re on LinkedIn, it’s likely you’ve had a recruiter in your inbox reach out to you about a position they think you would be a good fit for. I had experienced this on several occasions myself before getting contacted by Q Consulting, and in all honesty, I really wasn’t a fan of recruiters before […]

Is Consulting Right for Me?

At Q Consulting, this is a question we get asked a lot. As a people-first company, not only do we want to make sure that our consultants are a right fit for the jobs we have available to us, but we also want to make sure that the job is the right fit for our […]

10 Popular IT Consulting Jobs to Consider

If you’ve ever considered becoming an IT consultant, you’ve more than likely thought about the different kinds of projects you would be doing. Information technology is an incredibly broad field, which can make pinpointing the perfect project a bit difficult. Whether you are a UX Designer, a Scrum Master, a Data Architect, a Front-End Developer, […]

3 Ways to Make the Most of your Job Search in Any Market

In February 2020, the unemployment rate in the United States was the lowest we have seen in over 50 years. Since a national emergency was declared mid-March, the unemployment rate in the US has increased rapidly. According to CNBC, over 26.5 million people have filed for unemployment in the last 5 weeks. Those numbers are shocking […]

Identifying Excellent Consulting Partners

Many of the consultants I work with today are candidates I’ve worked with for several years. I strive to take a proactive approach to recruiting and I encourage candidates to do the same when working with Recruiters. Having trusted Recruiters on your side will not only help you find positions that will increase your skill […]

Suit Yourself: Standing Out in a Casual Marketplace

Let’s take it back to the 90s! There’s no doubt that a lot has changed since VHS cassette tapes (“be kind, rewind”), fax machines, and Palm Pilots. Many of these changes have positively impacted the world we live and do business in. There is one thing, that without a doubt, has had a massive change in […]

Just Thinking Out Loud… Is it Time for a New Fare?

After receiving our Best Places to Work survey results, the word that our employees and staff used most to describe their experience with Q Consulting is FUN. What’s a more fun topic for Minnesotans than the State Fair? In my personal life, I wake up and workout at the same time each day (4:45 am), leave […]