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Patricia Simpson Promoted to Vice President of Whitaker IT

Patricia Simpson Promoted to Vice President of Whitaker IT Patricia Simpson has been promoted to Vice President of Whitaker IT due to her successful management strategies, launch of our DFW office, and excellence in training and development of our IT recruiting team.  Her focus is leading the...

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Six Candidate Expectations in Today’s Talent Market

  What’s Most Important to Candidates in Today’s Talent Market WHAT’S MY FUTURE HERE? That’s the crucial question candidates are asking right now. In this competitive talent market full of multiple offer scenarios and counteroffers, candidates are asking themselves “which future is brighter...

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How to “Wow” Before, During and After the Interview

  How to “Wow” Before, During and After the Interview Interviews are your opportunity to show why you are a great candidate, how you will fit in with the culture and how you can be successful in the role. It’s also your time to learn enough about the company and position to decide if this is...

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15 Questions to Ask During an Interview

  15 Questions to Ask During an Interview Interviews aren’t just for an employer to ask questions about why the candidate would be a good fit! Candidates should take this opportunity to ask the company questions to make their own decision about if the company/team/culture would be a good fit for...

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Four Ways Your Interview Process Can Increase Your Hiring Power

  Your Interview Process Can Increase Your Hiring Power Do you have a 2020 mindset in 2022? Good candidates are not “a dime a dozen” so to be competitive in today’s talent market companies need to communicate often, move quickly, and treat candidates’ time with respect. Companies have the...

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Should You Accept a Counteroffer?

  Should You Accept a Counteroffer? Ask yourself one question: does the counteroffer address the reason(s) you were looking for a new job? If the answer is no, and the new opportunity will provide what you are seeking, then you should move forward. Reasons for counteroffers: Counteroffers can...

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High-Level Professional Employment Market Mirrors Housing Market

    The High-Level Professional Employment Market Mirrors Housing Market Once Again From 2014 to 2018 if you were looking for a home in one of the prominent Houston suburbs you would have  looked at a number of homes, narrowed that group to your favorites, then you come back a week later for...

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Start The Year on A Path to Professional Success

Focus on What You Can Do Right in 2022 to Achieve Your Professional Goals "The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." Socrates New year = new you, right? Instead of focusing on what went wrong in 2021, let’s focus on what you can do...

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Don’t Neglect Your Professional Goals for 2022

Don’t Neglect Your Professional Goals You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for personal goals!  Your team, department, career or professional development can also benefit from setting a few goals. If you are like me, this time of year I find...

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Know Your Value in Today’s Marketplace

  You are the CEO of You Inc. It's up to you to know what’s needed in today's market.   Want a promotion? Want a raise? Want to land your dream job? Make yourself more valuable by optimizing yourself and your skills so that you can experience new career success levels. A recent Forbes...

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Ghosting is on the rise, and it’s affecting your interviewing

  Don’t keep them waiting - Time is a deal killer Weeks of research, preparation and interviewing all leads you to the one. The one job that could accelerate your career path. The one candidate that could instantly make a difference on your team.  Then silence…. You get no response. You’ve...

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Bridge the Talent Gap

    How to achieve business objectives when your team doesn’t want to return to the office You’re between a rock and hard place, aren’t you? Leadership wants everyone back in the office but your team doesn’t want to return in-person…yet. Over the last year, people grew accustomed to...

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The Right Number of Interviews

    How many interviews does it take to get to the hiring decision? It all started with a LinkedIn post. Frustrated with a lengthy (9 rounds) interview process, a software engineer  removed his name from consideration at his dream company. “Companies think they are building processes...

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How to Encourage Women in STEM

    HOW TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN IN STEM   As of 2021, women make up around 35% of the STEM workforce in the United States, according to the National Science Foundation. This means that there is a significant gender gap in STEM fields, and efforts to...

12 Days of Christmas: Recruiting Advice

  The 12 Days of Christmas: Recruiting Advice Set (a) goal! That’s right, just one goal and track progress like you would with multiple goals. Update your resume quarterly (and your LinkedIn profile), or after major projects/achievements. It takes a few minutes...

Four basic reasons people change jobs

    Is a job change really right for you? There are four basic reasons a person changes jobs: 1. SituationSituation has nothing to do with the job itself. Some people change jobs because they’re being laid off or have a spouse who’s being transferred to...

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Testimonials

I have known Linda for several years and have consistently been impressed with her recruitment and communication skills. It’s a rare thing to be able to discuss the nuances, trends and directions of your industry with a recruiter. It’s even more rare for a recruiter to understand and empathize with very technical people. Rarer still for a recruiter to follow up, keep in touch and offer useful and actionable advice. Linda embodies all these traits and is very personable with it.

– Database Infrastructure Administrator, Houston

I have known Linda for several years and have consistently been impressed with her recruitment and communication skills. It’s a rare thing to be able to discuss the nuances, trends and directions of your industry with a recruiter. It’s even more rare for a recruiter to understand and empathize with very technical people. Rarer still for a recruiter to follow up, keep in touch and offer useful and actionable advice. Linda embodies all these traits and is very personable with it.

– Database Infrastructure Administrator, Houston

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Very supportive, friendly and professional people to work with. Paul has been very supportive and on multiple occasions went out of the way to help whenever needed.
Abhishek Chatterjee
Abhishek Chatterjee
19:18 29 Sep 23
My recruitment experience oand ongoing relationship with the folks at Whitaker has always been businesslike, friendly, helpful and prompt. It has been a pleasure.
Warren Bell
Warren Bell
12:57 27 Sep 23
I have been working with Whitaker since 2018 and these guys are the best. They got the best companies for placements.
Kranthi kumar
Kranthi kumar
21:03 26 Sep 23
Very helpful and knowledgeable recruiting/staffing firm. Anytime I have questions or need help they are quick to respond! Paul along with Stephanie and Alex have been a pleasure to work with.
Aziz Said
Aziz Said
19:20 26 Sep 23
Whitaker IT is excellent staffing agency. Paul Choudhuri whom I worked with personally is fantastic, he really helped in every step of the way. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for a new opportunity.
Kumar Karanam
Kumar Karanam
18:49 26 Sep 23
Within a mere three weeks of partnering with Whitaker IT, I successfully obtained not one, but two positions.Their robust and esteemed network of top-tier clients enables them to thoroughly prepare candidates and maintain rapid communication throughout the entire process.The team is comprised of exceedingly skilled and dedicated professionals.My heartfelt appreciation goes to Bianca, Linda, and Patricia of Whitaker IT for their instrumental role in efficiently securing not just one but 2 offers offers for me in just a week.I highly recommend.
Fola Raheem
Fola Raheem
16:11 09 Aug 23
I have had a great experience with Whitaker Technical and Mi M. She negotiated an offer with a great company and a substantial raise. She was professional and did an amazing job as my recruiter. I would definitely recommend working with her, and with Whitaker, to anyone looking to advance their career.
Chris Adams
Chris Adams
23:20 22 Jul 23
Mr Ashok Chowdhary
Mr Ashok Chowdhary
15:19 13 Jul 23
Pete Curran
Pete Curran
18:02 22 Jun 23
Paul and all the folks at Whitaker Companies demonstrated great expertise and professionalism during the entire recruiting process. Paul was personally involved and kept me updated every step of the way. If you are an IT professional you can rest assure Whitaker would help you land the right position within their network of companies. They handle all the admin stuff and are always available to answer any questions you may have. I highly recommend.
Antonio NISSI
Antonio NISSI
16:58 14 Mar 23
This team is committed to both the clients and the consultant. Very personable and they keep me posted on progress
Paula Schwartz
Paula Schwartz
13:59 01 Mar 23
Michael Thunderclap
Michael Thunderclap
19:33 08 Jun 22
I was very impressed with Whitaker, specifically Paul and Patricia. Both of them were very responsive and helped me a lot through the process. Thanks to both of them, I am now employed at a great company!
Tod Bailey
Tod Bailey
16:37 09 Oct 21
Great experience with Whitaker! Always available to answer questions and follow up.
Mike Kim
Mike Kim
15:56 05 May 21
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Paul Choudari and Patricia. They were very responsive to my questions. Very personable people and got me in contact with the hiring manager. I look forward to working with them.
Mark Steven Emfinger
Mark Steven Emfinger
15:08 03 Mar 21
Whitaker Companies , are really good at what they do . Especially , Paul and Alexandria are prompt, personable and a great help through out the process of recruitment.
rohit maila
rohit maila
17:56 22 Feb 21
Working with Whitaker is a great experience. And still continuing the journey with enormous satisfaction. Especially with Paul. the more we praise the less words about him. He is a genuine professional and a man of word. Prompt response and understanding nature at every scenario. I personally thankful to Paul from all the deeps of my hear for helping me through the process as well as supporting me thereafter and also go out their ways to help the consultants in achieving their demands.
Mahesh Pothanapalli
Mahesh Pothanapalli
17:32 11 Feb 21
I've worked off and on with Whitaker Companies for a few years, and they have always been super helpful and attentive. I've been trying to confirm my employment, and the professional I was working with went above and beyond. She responded to my emails late into the evenings, expedited my request, and really made the process easier. I would absolutely recommend Whitaker Companies.
Cmorrissey87
Cmorrissey87
04:40 27 Feb 19
It is great working with Whitaker IT, they are very professional with consultants and good at understanding the requirement and providing right opportunities!!
Sudhamsh Maroju
Sudhamsh Maroju
11:08 25 Feb 19
Whitaker Companies are very professional and personable all at the same time! Paul Choudhuri and Patricia Simpson go above and beyond to meet not only the client's needs but also to place consultants in exactly the right place. Both communicated and followed through on my every need. They have been supportive and warm and anticipated my questions even before I knew what to ask. If you are a client with a need ... CALL Them! If you a consultant looking for a job ... CALL Them! Well done ... Whitaker Companies!
Deborah Tollett
Deborah Tollett
17:15 21 Feb 19
I'm currently working as contract consultant for Whitaker at a client facility. The hiring process was smooth and easy. The Whitaker rep has been friendly and stayed in contact throughout the contract, providing client feedback. If an issue arises, he acts as liaison with the client. It's been the best, most personal experience I've had as a contractor. At Whitaker you're not just a cog in the machine.
Charles Brown
Charles Brown
21:05 18 Feb 19
I love working with the team at Whitaker IT! Leadership's focus on professionalism, integrity, performance, teamwork, respect and balance make this not only a great place to work but a great place to learn and share ideas with a supportive and collaborative group of individuals that understand it is just as important to support the team in achieving their goals as it is to achieve their own individual goals.
Patricia Simpson
Patricia Simpson
20:43 18 Feb 19
Whitaker Companies, are really good at what they do! They provide swift response, and also go out their ways to help the consultants in achieving their demands. I personally am thankful for Paul and Alexandria for helping me through the process as well as supporting me thereafter.
siddarth servicenow
siddarth servicenow
15:38 18 Feb 19
Whitaker is a great partner of ours at IDI Consulting. I work directly with Paul and have a great two way relationship with him where we both provide each help when needed. They communicate clearly and are very knowledgeable. I highly recommend working with Whitaker in any way possible whether it is as a vendor, customer, or partner.
Dan O'Brien
Dan O'Brien
15:26 18 Feb 19
We employed this group a few years ago and had a great experience. All of the members are wonderful and they were able to fill my jobs quickly. What was most impressive was the responsiveness and the dedication to find best talent to fill our job openings.The admin and ownership play a key role to the success of any organizations business and they support the recruiters well to avoid any last minute issues here at Whitaker. You will not be disappointed.
Jhilmil Goel
Jhilmil Goel
16:02 01 Oct 18
I love my co workers! The president is a really nice and really cares about his employees. Whitaker has a really supportive Admin team. I would definitely recommend this company.
Alexa Alvarez
Alexa Alvarez
14:02 26 Jun 18
GREAT place to work... nice people
Jen Lawson
Jen Lawson
22:45 17 Oct 17

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  New Year, New Career Heights: Setting and Achieving Your Career Goals! SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION Happy New Year! As we usher in 2024, it's not just a change in the calendar; it's an opportunity for a fresh start and new...

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Happy Holidays

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The Post-Interview Thank You Email

    Secret Weapon That Many Job Seekers Overlook: The Post-Interview Thank You Email   You might be wondering, "Do I really need to send a thank you email after an interview?" The answer is a resounding "Yes!" It’s a small gesture...

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