September 18, 2014

The Key to Success?

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The Key to Success? Grit

Redfish Team Thought Leadership, Stimulating Ideas, and Innovation Discussions

The recruiting team gathers weekly to consider and discuss various ideas that merit attention in business strategy, organizational behavior, and psychology. From thought leaders to innovative disruptors, these discussion stimulate new ideas that can be applied professionally and personally. We’d like to share what we are thinking about with you.

This week the team considered success and predictors of success. We listened to Angela Lee Duckworth’s TED Talk: The Key to Success? Grit.


“This definitely pertains to the job of recruiting, and anything in life,” shared Mike Curry, Tech Recruiter at Redfish. “For me growing up with sports, coaches preach you have to work to be great. You hear it in sports all the time, but less in the professional world. You don’t always come out of the gates hot, what it takes to be successful is to identify and concentrate on your goal and put everything you’ve got into working at it. You have to want to succeed more than you hate to fail. And it helps to have a junk yard dog attitude.”


Duckworth’s TED Talk is a short but interesting 6 minutes that looks at some studies on the predictors of success. It isn’t IQ, or the range of socio-economic demographic characteristics that may come to mind. It is grit. Duckworth defines grit “living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint”. Despite any innate intelligence or talent, the people who succeed are those with the stamina to stick to what they want to achieve and work in it day in day out, for the long term.


It brings to mind Calvin Coolidge’s quote, one that is posted in the Redfish Technology office: “Press On. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genus will not: Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not: The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”


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September 16, 2014

September 10, 2014

Success Stories: Featured Placement – An Nguyen

Recruiting Success Stories:

Featured Placement – An NguyenAn Nguyen

Software Engineer – Wearable Health Technology


This socially responsible company with a goal of motivating users to improve their fitness is a favorite to recruit for. The team made up of world-class game designers, artists, and cutting-edge technologists is backed by an incredible leadership team. They are passionate about inventing fun, approachable, and mainstream products that will make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

An Nguyen is a strong coder and a passionate engineer. Originally studying chemistry at Cal Berkeley, his love of software led him to transfer to the California  State University Computer Science department where he worked as a student assistant and has been on the Dean’s list for two years as he completes his CS degree.

“Working with Redfish Technology was the best and fastest recruiting experience I have ever had. Meredith, my recruiter, provided me with prompt feedback, encouragement and the necessary resources at every step in the process…”

– An Nguyen


To read more about An, visit our site.

For more Featured Placements, see the Employer pages on the Redfish Website.





September 9, 2014

Recruiting Priorities: Video On Demand, Internet Big Data, Life Sciences Analytics 9-9-2014

Weekly Tech Career Opportunity Spotlight


This week’s priority recruiting focuses on the dynamic tech spaces of Automation and System Testing Leads, DevOps Engineers, Tech Writer/Jr Architect, Software Architects, Video Platform Engineer, Technical Project Manager – Video On Demand Platforms; Community Success Manager & Product Managers – Internet Big Data; Senior Test Automation Engineer & Software QA Engineer – Life Sciences Big Data Analytics and (more…)


September 4, 2014

Four Certifications that can Change your Career for the Better

Four Certifications that can Change your Career for the Better

To advance in your career it’s important to acquire as much knowledge and as many skills as possible. In order to achieve these goals, obtaining certain certification credentials is an outstanding idea. The following four certifications are all surefire ways to advance your career:

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)


The non-profit group ISACA offers the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control certification, Global Knowledge notes. The program is designed for project managers, IT professionals and other workers whose jobs focus on managing risks with Information Systems controls. Since this certification was introduced about four years ago, almost 20,000 people around the world have earned it. In order to become CRISC certified, you must have three years of experience in several areas the certification process covers, and you must pass a rigorous exam. People who obtain this certification typically earn (more…)

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