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Meet Mark: Senior Microsoft Technologies Development Consultant

Posted by Oxford Global Resources on Aug 16, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Meet Mark: Mark is a standout consultant who has been working with Oxford for 12 years. His expertise is primarily in Microsoft development technologies such as .Net and SQL Server DBA, and he also has experience with JavaScript web development and mobile app development. In 2005, Mark connected with his original Oxford recruiter, Amy, when Oxford’s Cleveland office was staffed by only a few individuals. Although he wasn’t interested in consulting at the time, Amy continued to check in every six months to keep in contact. Eventually, an opportunity arose with an Oxford client Mark had previously worked for as an employee. The client was attempting to reach him and in discussion with Amy, his name came up. Amy got in contact with Mark, and he took a week's vacation from his full-time position to assist the client. From then on, he continued to develop his career in consulting.

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Topics: Careers in Staffing

How to Pick the Right Recruiter: Questions to Ask During Your First Conversation

Posted by Oxford Global Resources on Aug 6, 2019 2:00:00 PM

As a consultant, finding a recruiter you can trust is essential.  Having someone in your corner to champion your unique skills is an excellent way to get connected to new and exciting projects.

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Topics: Consultant Resources

Meet Lisa: Global Organizational Change Management Training Consultant

Posted by Oxford Global Resources on Aug 1, 2019 2:45:00 PM

Meet Lisa: Lisa has spent 20 years focused on what she calls the “human side of technical implementations” in regards to her role as an Organizational Change Management Training and Communication Manager on SAP Projects. She began her career in consulting when she took a temp job at a small consulting company and started reading various SAP books to educate herself. As time went on, Lisa began building relationships with consultants, calling them to speak about their availability and interest in various job placements. Through speaking with them, she learned quite a bit about the field, and when a company reached out to her to set up a training program, she leaped at the chance to try her hand at being a consultant. She went independent in 2004 and has been consulting ever since.

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Topics: Careers in Staffing

Consulting in Switzerland: What you Need to Know

Posted by Oxford Global Resources on Jul 30, 2019 3:15:00 PM

As a consultant, there are many different factors within every assignment: the individuals, companies, project needs, and locations change each time. The majority of the time, those changes are fairly standard. However, when you receive an exciting new assignment in a country that has specific rules and regulations for consultants, there are crucial details that you need to be aware of. Switzerland is one of those countries that has unique regulations when working as a consultant. As Switzerland is not part of the EU, the regulations for independent contractors are quite strict but fair, so it’s imperative to understand these policies proactively. Consulting opportunities are hard to come by in Switzerland, it is a very desirable place to work due to its high average salaries, positive working conditions, and high standard of living, not to mention its natural beauty. If you decide to embrace a new consulting opportunity in Switzerland, there are several things you should know before embarking on a project in this country.

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Topics: Consultant Resources, Staffing Resources

Meet Alison: Laboratory Information Systems Consultant

Posted by Oxford Global Resources on Jul 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Meet Alison: Alison began working for Oxford about a year ago, when she was introduced to her Oxford recruiter Josh by a former colleague. She was originally working with another consulting firm, but once her placement ended, that firm would not actively look for future assignments on her behalf. Therefore, she decided to move on to a new opportunity with a new staffing company. When Josh reached out to Alison, she said he really set her at ease. “It was his assurances that they would help me with getting further education, which I knew I was going to need [that really cemented my choice to work with Oxford],” she said. Previous consulting firms had promised further education and didn’t deliver. Alison wasn’t ready to retire, and she knows that keeping herself on the cutting edge of technology is crucial. Josh jumped right in on the certification process for EpicTM — and now Alison knows she can go to him for whatever she may need in the future.

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Topics: Careers in Staffing

35 Reasons We Love Staffing & Services

Posted by Oxford Global Resources on Jul 22, 2019 7:30:00 AM

It’s our 35th anniversary, and we couldn’t be more excited. To celebrate this milestone, we wanted to take a moment to recognize how much we truly love what we do. So, we came up with a list of 35 reasons why we love working in the staffing and recruiting industry.

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Topics: Careers in Staffing

Spotlight On: Beth Schneider, Director of Strategic Accounts, Healthcare Technology

Posted by Oxford Global Resources on Jul 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM

The strategy behind everything Beth Schneider does is about knowing what makes people tick. Her capacity to care, combined with her intense desire to understand the ‘why’ behind every project, makes her uniquely suited to serve the needs of her clients. Beth takes the time to understand every detail behind each project she works on, and uses that information to identify a custom solution to every task.

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Topics: Careers in Staffing

Meet Doug: Healthcare IS Consultant

Posted by Oxford Global Resources on Jul 10, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Meet Doug: Doug has been working with Oxford since July of 2017, when his Oxford recruiter Chris reached out to him through LinkedIn. One of the things that immediately stuck out to Doug was the confidence Chris had in his ability to match Doug with a variety of opportunities that fit his skills and career interests. When speaking about his recruiter, Doug says “Chris is very down to earth, and we always have really easy, natural conversations. He does a great job of keeping me posted on upcoming opportunities when my contract is ending. He is a great guy to work with.”

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Topics: Careers in Staffing

Key Takeaways from the 2019 MedTech Summit

Posted by Oxford Global Resources on Jul 1, 2019 8:15:00 AM

The 2019 MedTech Summit in Brussels was an event chock full of information and insight. This year, with more than 250 meetings over the course of five days, the main focus was a deep dive on the many facets of MDR and IVDR. Over 500 MedTech managers, directors, and executives were in attendance, all with the goal to learn as much as possible about these regulations and the various factors involved in achieving compliance before the upcoming deadlines.

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Topics: Tradeshow News

Localization 101: Key Considerations for a Global Initiative

Posted by Oxford Global Resources on Jun 20, 2019 10:15:00 AM

A company’s decision to expand into global markets is one that should not be taken lightly. Not only do the overarching strategies of the business have to align on a global scale, but each program within the localized sectors must be customized to meet the unique needs of each location. Due to the diversity of international markets, understanding the preferences and interests of local customers is vital to developing a business strategy that will serve their unique needs. However, this can prove to be a challenge for a multitude of reasons, the most prevalent being the difficulty of understanding the nuances of a culture if you have not been immersed in it yourself. Therefore, it is highly beneficial to incorporate local expertise into your organization to assist you with strategizing from the start.

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Topics: Project Services

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