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31
Wed

Curating Content for All Generations

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In our fast-paced digital world, we’re exposed to hundreds of pieces of content every day. Take a moment and think about how many blog posts, news articles, social media posts, and even pesky ads you’re exposed to on a daily basis. Due to this fact, and the fact that overall we are all immensely overstimulated, […]

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05
Wed

2014 Casino Night Recap

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Since my very first day at MetroStar Systems, I have been told many legendary stories about our Annual Casino Night Party. There are dozens of photo booth pictures proudly displayed at desks in our offices, filled of course with smiles and silly props, and I could not wait to attend this infamous night myself. A […]

Filed in: Careers, Our Culture

08
Wed

5 Ways to Maintain Your Resolutions in the Office

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A recent Forbes article caught my eye this week titled: Just 8% of People Achieve Their New Year’s Resolutions. Here’s How They Do It. I was flabbergasted – really? Only 8%?? I had to find Forbe’s source for this shocking statistic and see for myself. It turns out their headline was no typo; recent research […]

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12
Thu

Sneak Peek: Movember and Toys for Tots Fundraisers

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This past November, chances are you came across more mustachioed fellows than during the other 11 months of the year. This year the Movember charity attracted nearly 969,000 participants worldwide who came together to raise over $105 million (USD) to combat testicular and prostate cancer and to support men’s health and research. Movember has been […]

Filed in: Careers, Community, Our Culture

04
Wed

5 Ways to Be a Standout Candidate

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In today’s highly competitive job market, now more than ever it’s important to discover novel ways to make yourself stand out from the competition. Here at MetroStar Systems, we search for and value a unique sets of attributes which we evaluate when speaking with new candidates. Want to find out how to be a standout […]

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27
Wed

4 of My Favorite Things About MetroStar Systems

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This upcoming Thanksgiving holiday more so than years past has inspired me to reflect upon the many things I have to be thankful for, one of these being my job. MetroStar Systems has a reputation of employees loving to work here, which is an aspect of our culture that Computer World recognized for three consecutive […]

Filed in: Careers, Collaboration, Community, Our Culture

13
Wed

Behind the Scenes of Career Fairs

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Last week, we made our final stop of our fall career fair season in beautiful Charlottesville, VA at the University of Virginia’s Fall Internship & Career Fair. As most people have experience a career fair at some point in their lives (whether during their college career or after) I decided for this week’s blog to […]

Filed in: Careers, Our Culture

30
Wed

6 Do’s and Don’ts of Contacting a Recruiter

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While the internet is a wonderful place filled with enough information to keep you busy and entertained for a thousand lifetimes, most of the career-oriented content focuses on resume-building and interview tips. Not to say that these tips are not important and beneficial, as they certainly are (even I have dedicated blogs to resume and LinkedIn […]

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23
Wed

MetroStar Cancer Awareness: Think Pink and Movember

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If you’ve watched any NFL games lately, I’m sure you have noticed the statuesque athletes sporting various bright pink gear, and Oregon’s awesome uniforms last week took adding pink to football to a whole new level. Even if you’re not a football fan, if you’ve taken a simple stroll through the grocery store no doubt you […]

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16
Wed

4 Tips for Improving Your LinkedIn Profile

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While LinkedIn has only been around a little over a decade, it has made and continues to make quite a wake in the social media world. With user numbers exploding from 4,500 10 years ago to around 238 million today, chances are if you are a business professional you have a LinkedIn account. LinkedIn’s colossal […]

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