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Stout Systems Hosts Sold-out Jazz Performance by Musical Legends Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

In addition to its longtime support of technology industry groups and events, Stout Systems is also a corporate sponsor of arts advocacy organizations, including the University Musical Society. In April, Stout was sponsor host of a very special performance featuring jazz legends Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. Mr. Corea and Mr. Hancock improvised for two hours to a standing room only house at Hill Auditorium (3,500 seats) in Ann Arbor, MI, … [Read more...]

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Interview Rehearsals

If you think about it, an interview really is a performance of sorts. You're on center stage with the spotlight shining down on you, and everyone else in that room is the audience—watching the show and ready to critique your performance as soon as the curtain comes down. But just as you wouldn't show up on opening night without having attended the rehearsals, nor should you show up for your interview without having engaged in some degree of … [Read more...]

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In Search of the Resume That Got the Interview

When looking for a new job, your resume is your "calling card." It is usually the first thing that a hiring manager sees, and their decision to contact you will likely be based on the quality of that resume. Recently, I read about an innovative approach to increasing the odds of your resume getting traction. Yes, a nice layout and using action verbs goes a long way, but it's the content that will ultimately convince the hiring manager. That is, … [Read more...]

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Agile – Episode I

This is the first part of a multi-part series on Agile in which we’ll describe: What is Agile and why does is matter for your organization? How does an application development team adopt Agile to deliver better software faster? Who are Business Analysts and what they can do to unlock an Agile team’s full potential? To begin, consider this premise: enterprise software development is not fun. Traditional software development methods in … [Read more...]