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The Rise of DevOps

  DevOps is coming up on its 10-year anniversary, and more industries across sectors are working to weave in the methodology. As the DevOps movement is increasing in popularity and demand across the country, these practitioners are becoming increasingly harder to find. “Yes, there is a huge...

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Benefits of Using Vacation Days

Spring Break is here for most of the country, and summer vacation is just around the corner! Did you know both employers and employees benefit when workers actually use their vacation days?   According to a recent Forbes article, there...

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Heart-Healthy Workplace

  How heart healthy is your work environment? According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and 2 killers worldwide. Did you know that “company culture can play a huge factor in heart health…” (A. Kohll, Forbes.com)? So, in honor of Valentine’s Day, here...

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Time to consider a contract job?

Ask yourself: Do I want to learn a new technology? Do I want to try a different role or work in a different Industry? Do I want to maximize my earning potential? Am I a fixer? (these folks like to fix a difficult situation) Am I filling a career gap? Am I trying to get into the workforce after a...

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Cover Letter- Get It Done!

As the school year is coming to an end I have gotten several emails from new graduates asking for advice on how to present themselves to prospective employers.  Presenting yourself correctly as a recent grad with minimal experience to prospective employers is crucial to attaining that first job. ...

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How To Master The Typical Job Interview Sequence

The objective of an interview is to get a job offer. Once you have the offer, you then have the opportunity to accept or reject it. As you prepare for interviews and actually meet employers, remembering this objective is the single most important thing you can do. You are NOT interviewing to:...

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How to Ace Your Video Interview

How to Ace Your Video Interview Videoconference software is becoming more popular for business meetings and interviews. Even though you, the candidate, are in a comfortable environment at home, you should treat it the same as if you were having an in-person interview,...

Questions to Ask Recruiters

  Questions to Ask Recruiters What questions you should ask when approached by a recruiter? These questions should move beyond the basic job responsibilities and location, and dig deeper into learning about the company, the potential for career growth, and the...

Gregory Chin Joins Whitaker Technical

    Greg describes himself as a “positive-minded" gentleman that always identifies the good in the bad and is highly motivated by doing what is morally correct.” He joins Whitaker Technical after gaining valuable experience with a worldwide provider of...

Guidelines for a successful re-occupancy

    States are opening up and most leaders we are speaking with are targeting a return date by the end of July, while a few have already allowed key employees back in the office. Here’s what we are hearing from our hiring managers: Workforce Schedule shifts...

Benefits of Contract vs Direct Hire

Contract workforce: an efficient and flexible way to meet business demands Timing of reopening is a dilemma for businesses worldwide. This summer looks to be on the backside of the curve, so is now the time to start rebuilding and hiring? What happens if there’s a...

Position Yourself For Success After COVID-19

  Position Yourself For Success After COVID-19 There are two main types of leaders: “Peacetime leaders and Wartime leaders”, Danny Cahill, staffing industry veteran and training guru, said recently in a professional development session. This concept got us...

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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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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
19:37 05 May 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!
Debby Tollett
Debby 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
Awesome company to work for and use for your IT and Technical needs. Great work culture, the best I have seen in the industry. Each member of the recruiting team has 15+ years of experience. 48 hrs of turnaround time for any open jobs.
Manya Jindal
Manya Jindal
15:50 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 family friendly work environment! Management encourages teamwork and strong integrity. Recruiters are tenured and have been in their respective industry for many years.
Cassie Fisher
Cassie Fisher
17:28 05 Jun 18
GREAT place to work... nice people
Jen Lawson
Jen Lawson
22:45 17 Oct 17

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Heart-Healthy Workplace

  How heart healthy is your work environment? According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and 2 killers worldwide. Did you know that “company culture can play a huge factor in heart health…” (A. Kohll,...

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Salary History Ban…Coming Soon To A State Near You?

In a recent effort to narrow the pay gap and fight gender discrimination, cities and states are passing new laws that make it illegal for hiring managers and even (third party) recruiters to ask a candidate's salary history in interviews and on job...

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