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18th Annual Skeet Shoot

Written on April 11, 2012

Morton Consulting has been a sponsor of The Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, and has been supporting them in many different ways. They are a great organization that offers foster care, alternative schooling and residential services to children in need. VHBG provides a home with a live-in married couple so that children are living […]


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Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Formatting

Written on April 10, 2012

In last week’s post I mentioned how important resume formatting is in your job search. But, fewer than 100 words on the topic doesn’t even come close to being able to fully elaborate on what to do and what not to do. Follow these simple tips to getting your resume to the top of the […]


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Recruiter Pet Peeves

Written on April 4, 2012

Having been a recruiter for almost 2 years now, I have developed a laundry list of pet peeves while working with candidates. Some of the most important things I think candidates should keep in mind while working with a recruiter and/or pursuing new employment are: Resume formatting – No templates! Nothing irritates me more than […]


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From Employee to Consultant

Written on February 24, 2012

Using a real-world example of an employee transitioning to a consultant, we discuss how a little communication can make a company exceptional.


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Do You BYOD?

Written on February 17, 2012

It is becoming more and more frequent that business embrace BYOD – bring your own device. What are the benefits and challenges of utilizing this system?


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The Agile Trust Factor

Written on February 16, 2012

One of the most important but least discussed aspects of agile is the trust necessary for a team to be efficient and successful. We discuss why on the blog.


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What Works and What Works Better

Written on February 10, 2012

Today I want to point you guys to a blog post from software engineer John Sonmez. The article is called The Development Pendulum. John makes some excellent points about the nature of development in today’s industry – specifically those who ascribe to agile philosophies such as test-driven development, continuous builds, and pair programming. You should […]


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Recruiting Tools of the Trade

Written on February 6, 2012

Picking the right recruiting tools is an essential part of how we keep our process effective, efficient, and thorough. Yammer and TalentWise are two we use.


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Bringing Back The Purple Squirrel

Written on February 2, 2012

We defends the relevance and connotations of the classic recruiting term, the purple squirrel, and how it applied to what we do here at Morton Consulting.


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Christmas with VA Home for Boys and Girls

Written on January 4, 2012

Supporting the VA Home for Boys and Girls, is one of the most worthwhile things we do here at Morton, and this Christmas we received some thanks from them.


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