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Networking Pros: Marcus Carter

Marcus is a friend of Cinder and a phenomenal networker! He is a senior recruiter at Instrument and has worked with a wide variety of organizations, recruiting everybody from...

Cinder / First Tech Savings Plan 2019

  Last year, Cinder partnered with First Tech Federal Credit Union to create an incentivized savings plan that rewards employees for good saving habits. We were thrilled to renew the program for 2019 and even doubled the...

7 Essential Networking Tips

Written by Cyndi Thompson, Cinder’s Vice President of Client Relationships:   After years of networking, I’ll be the first to tell you:  networking isn’t always easy.  However, with a...

Networking Pros: Rose Marshall

Rose Marshall is a friend of Cinder, and a prolific networker. She and her husband, Jon Marshall, are passionate about helping businesses in Oregon grow. Together, they run Innovation...

Diversity Hiring Means Inclusive Hiring

Organizations committed to diversifying their hiring practices face a variety of challenges. Consciously expanding your hiring pipeline to incorporate demographics that you have been excluding requires an honest look...

Avoid the Beer Test

Many hiring managers and recruiters are faced with the challenge of quickly finding skilled candidates that will fit the existing workplace culture. Evaluating skills is relatively straightforward, but what...

Networking Pros: Will Elliott

Will Elliott is a friend of Cinder and a remarkable networker. Will has been working in the real estate industry since 2008, both as a property manager, and now...

Resume Writing 101

By Annie Wach, Talent Acquisition Specialist  As anyone with a stake in the job market will tell you, resumes are a double-edged sword. A well-written resume helps you stand...

Networking Pros: Lou McKellar

  Lou McKellar is a friend of Cinder and a fantastic networker. Having worked for large companies in the Bay Area, Japan, and Portland, he brings a wide range...

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Agency Culture

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many...

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Your Relationship with the Agency

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many...

Cinder / First Tech Savings Partnership: 2018 Success

  In an effort to empower our awesome people and encourage good savings habits, we partnered with First Tech to create an incentivized savings plan for 2018. Our employees...

Networking Pro: Scott Zellmer

Scott Zellmer is a friend of Cinder and a phenomenal networker. He has worked as an engineer for cutting-edge companies like Micro Systems Engineering and RevMedx. As a partner...

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Benefits

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many...

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Pay and Costs

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many...

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Interview Process

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many...

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Specialization

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many...

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Understanding Job Longevity

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many...

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Your Goals & Needs

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon...

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Learning the Basics

Many professionals work with a staffing agency at some point in their careers.  Some even prefer to work through agencies, as it provides them a wider variety of job...

Recruiter Myth: Recruiters Only Place Temps and Low-Skill Workers

Different agencies specialize in different areas and there are some agencies that emphasize lower-skilled positions. However, companies of all sizes and industries will tell you that they have a...

Recruiter Myth: Temporary Positions are Bad for My Career

Gone are the days where multiple previous roles on a resume meant that you were a serial job-hopper and no one would work with you. In the modern job...

Recruiter Myth: Fake Jobs

You may have heard the rumor that recruiters post fake jobs to collect resumes, or that candidates are submitted for positions they didn’t agree to in advance. This behavior...

Recruiter Myth: Recruiters Don’t Give Feedback

Most recruiters want their candidates to be happy with their experience and their clients to be happy with the candidates they submit, so they value any feedback received from...

Recruiter Myth: Recruiters Charge Candidates

Virtually all recruiters are paid by the hiring company, not the candidate. There may be a few “job placement services” that offer services directly to candidates for a price,...

Hiring Decisions: Temporary Staffing

  Staffing Services can give you great flexibility to increase your workforce for seasonal peaks, provide coverage for planned absences, or help with well-defined projects that require unique skill...

Hiring Decisions: Temp-to-hire

It is always challenging to evaluate someone’s technical skills and cultural fit in a relatively brief and highly-charged interview process. Temp-to-hire services can help alleviate this problem by allowing...

Staffing Service: Managed Services

Some agencies provide “managed services” (aka “statement of work” or “outsourcing”) to do work outside your core business – for example, janitorial services, security services, IT services or web...

Hiring Decisions: Recruiting Services / Direct Hire

In theory, hiring on your own is a good way to save money. In practice, discovering the best talent, establishing a consistent process, and finding the time to do...

Hiring Decisions: Hiring on Your Own

To hire on your own, you’ll need existing internal resources that can commit the necessary time and skills to filling your open positions. Depending on the size of your...

Cinder / First Tech Partnership Rewards Employees for Saving Money

For Immediate Release:   Cinder and First Tech are pleased to report that between May 1st and July 31st, employees participating in our incentivized savings plan have saved over...

Recruiting Terms Glossary: Learn the Language of Recruiters to Land the Job

Talking to a recruiter can be intimidating. When it feels like they’re speaking a different language, check out this glossary for the plain English version of terms like bill rate,...

Introducing the Cinder Talent Network

Introducing the Cinder Talent Network We love connecting awesome people at Cinder. So lately, we’ve been thinking – how can we help people find great jobs even when they...

Portland’s Growing Market for Mobile App Development

The global market for mobile applications keeps growing and growing, creating a huge and steadily increasing demand for new app developers. Portland, OR, has become a hotspot for these...

Cinder Staffing Captures #16 on the Oregon Business Magazine Power List for 2015

Beaverton, OR (8/1/15) – Cinder Staffing’s latest award is the result of their exponential growth of talented full-time staff, capturing #16 on the Oregon Business Magazine’s Power List for 2015. With technical...

Cinder Staffing is proud to announce their sponsorship of Techfest NW

  Techfest NW Not to be outdone by Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest; Portland promoters added an additional “Tech” event to the lineup in 2012, known as TechfestNW. This...

Award Winning Cinder Staffing Announces Authorized GitHub Implementation Partnership

Beaverton, OR (7/10/15)– Cinder Staffing proudly announces their latest strategic success, as an Authorized GitHub Implementation Partner. There are 10.2M people collaborating right now across 24.9M repositories on GitHub....

5 Reasons Portland is a Unique Place to Live

Nested in the heart of the northwest is Portland, OR. People all over the country have been looking for Portland jobs because it’s become such a desired city to...

Cinder Staffing Captures #9 Spot on the PBJ “Top 10 Metro-area Staffing Firms”

Beaverton, OR (12/9/14) – Cinder Staffing announced today that the company captured the #9 spot on the Portland Business Journal’s (PBJ’s) list of Top 10 Metro-area Staffing Firms for...

Cinder Staffing Earns #1 Spot in PBJ “Fastest-Growing 100 Private Companies”

Cinder Staffing Recognized as PBJ #1 “Fastest-Growing 100 Private Company” Beaverton, OR (6/18/15) – Cinder Staffing announced today that it has been named the Portland Business Journal’s Fastest-Growing Private...

The Future of Technology Jobs in Portland

Tech jobs are hot these days, and although Portland isn’t the nations biggest technology hub, with companies like Ebay and Airbnb expanding their offices in the city, there is...

Portland iOS Development Jobs

Portland is quickly becoming one of America’s most desired cities to live. With a consistent population growth among the top in the US and Forbes naming Portland #21 best...

Successful Cinder Staffing Expands Service Offering to Legal Clients and Professionals

Beaverton, OR (4/20/15) – Cinder Staffing announces an expansion of their remarkable staffing services to the legal industry, for both in-house legal and law firms nationally. Recognized as one...

Innovative Cinder Staffing Expands to Las Vegas, NV

Beaverton, OR (4/15/15) – Cinder Staffing announces an expansion of their remarkable technical staffing services and operations to Las Vegas, Nevada, to support the hottest job market in the...

How To – Be Impressive At Your Next Job Interview

It’s a new year, and some of us are embarking on new career paths – which means that you’ll have to start going to job interviews. It doesn’t matter...