Recruiters: Are you killing your profits with these strict guidelines and overkill job descriptions?

Written by Regina Stevens

I am inrepparttar beginning stages of developing an Information Technology job seeker newsletter profiling IT candidates who would like to work inrepparttar 133380 Atlanta, Georgia area. In my quest to find different job boards and forums I've noticed these statements made by some job placement companies:

"If you have been unemployed longer than 3 months, job hopping, or have worked extensively for contractors, please do not apply."

Well now…this makes me say "Hmmmm". Inrepparttar 133381 Information Technology field most of us fit into this mold because that isrepparttar 133382 nature ofrepparttar 133383 beast. It is not because we want to job hop or work for 3 months - we want long term assignments. The truth is that in this day and age IT assignments are short term and difficult to obtain because of unreasonable requirements being set by folks who don't know that a System Administrator and a Website Designer are not interested inrepparttar 133384 same result nor have traveledrepparttar 133385 same educational roads forrepparttar 133386 most part. The ironic part aboutrepparttar 133387 statements:repparttar 133388 companies that are imposing this criteria are supposed to be IT recruiters and they have loads of short term assignments available - go figure.

VOIP: A Basic, Basic Intro

Written by Bear Cahill

What is it?

Most people are familiar w/ NetMeeting and other software that let you talk to others overrepparttar internet. VOIP is similar. However, it also uses your phone -repparttar 133379 interface we're all familiar with.

Instead of connecting your phone torepparttar 133380 wall, you connect it to a box eitherrepparttar 133381 VOIP company provides or you buy on your own. This isrepparttar 133382 modem. You need highspeed/broadband internet for this. Your modem plugs into your cable/dsl modem and now it can 'talk' btwn your phone andrepparttar 133383 internet.

Your phone lines already do pretty much what VOIP does, just w/ different/older technology (well, some of it's new w/ optics and such, but...).

How hard is it to setup?

It's actually very easy. Assuming you haverepparttar 133384 company send you a modem or you buy a kit atrepparttar 133385 store, you simply plugrepparttar 133386 modem btwn your current cable/dsl modem and your computer (e.g.,repparttar 133387 out from your cable modem now goes torepparttar 133388 new box andrepparttar 133389 out from that to your computer). It also has a phone jack for your regular phone.

Once it is on, it will boot up and configure itself.

What arerepparttar 133390 benefits?

There are many benefits depending onrepparttar 133391 company you go w/, but here are a few I have (all of these are free w/repparttar 133392 monthly fee- $14.99 for my setup):

1. Features like caller id, call waiting, call waiting caller id, call forwarding, etc.

2. Voicemail

3. Email alerts for new voicemail.

4. Web access to voicemail - you can play your messages on your computer.

5. Auto-forward - ifrepparttar 133393 phone is ever down or isn't answered, it's auto-routed to another number

6. Online management of all features, settings, account, etc.

7. Computer dialing - highlight any number on your computer, hit F6 and it sets uprepparttar 133394 call from your phone to theirs - very convinient!

8. Keep your regular phone (you don't need a voip phone)

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