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Preparing for a video interview

Merri Beckfield Client Success Manager With the environment changing and amid the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses are moving their in-person interviews to video. This leaves job seekers wondering how to prepare themselves for virtual self-presentation. Below are some tips on how to successfully present yourself during a video interview. 1. Dress as if you are interviewing in person. Even though video won’t likely show your full body, being completely dressed in your interview attire will help you feel more confident in yourself. It will also leave a good impression and show that you are serious about the position. 2. Make

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7 tips to productively work from home

Christine Dunbeck Marketing Manager Working from home can be convenient. The commute is nonexistent, you can throw in a load of laundry on your break, and you can practice social distancing to avoid becoming sick with the coronavirus. Working from home can also come with challenges. Throwing in a load of laundry can turn into folding another load, then the dishes need to be done, the floor needs to be swept, and before you know it, you’ve lost an hour to housework. Here are a few tips to help you stay productive and sane during your time out of the

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How to successfully leap back into the workforce after a leave of absence

Rashi Arora Khosla Founder and CEO at MARS Solutions Group Relaunching your career after a leave of absence can be a daunting and challenging task. Employers frown on a gap in work history, whether it be to raise a family, take care of a loved one, or handle other personal matters. To help expedite the process of getting back into the workforce, we’ve put together these tips: 1. Skills Development Maintaining and improving upon your skillset, especially in the technology industry, is crucial to reentering the workforce. Staying up-to-date on trends shows you are interested, and are able to hit

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Crucial tips for writing technical resumes

Lance Thompson, CPRW, TSC Senior Technical & Staff Recruiter at MARS Solutions Group In today’s modern workplace, and with the growing use of job boards, network sites, and social media aimed at sourcing qualified candidates for all types of roles, it is important that your resume showcases your skills, abilities, and major accomplishments. Below are crucial tips to remember when creating or tailoring a resume. When starting a resume, use either a summary (for multiple related roles and used to communicate main skills as well as areas of proficiency) or an objective (geared toward a specific type of role only).

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Reflecting on 2019 and looking to 2020

Rashi Arora Khosla Founder and CEO at MARS Solutions Group 2019 was an incredible year for MARS Solutions Group. We’ve enjoyed momentous growth such as doubling our number of consultants, adding additional internal staff, and significantly increasing our bottom line. We focused on involvement by attending and sponsoring events all around the greater Milwaukee area. We worked to build our company, our community, and our people. As we begin a new year, and a new decade, I’ve been reflecting on our past. Since our incorporation, MARS has faced years of successes and growth alongside a significant amount of growing pains.

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Looking for the fastest, most innovative iPaaS? Get on the eMagiz Bus!

Published on LinkedIn on January 14, 2019 Sapan Khosla Executive Director In a marketplace that is seemingly saturated with integrated Platforms as a Service (iPaas), we at MARS Solutions Group asked ourselves the following question: “Why do American companies still have so much technical debt from their over-dependency on IT to support interfaces so long after the integrations are performed?” Software developers and big data solutions firms are licking their lips at the fees they can command for what has become a $500 billion industry of integrating disparate systems. We choose to view this as a serious epidemic whose only cure is a

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What is Diversity & Inclusion for Companies?

Published on LinkedIn on January 8, 2019 Kelley Miller Vice President, Business Development When I joined MARS Solutions Group (MARS SG) back in April of 2018, I thought I already had my eyes wide open to the diversity supplier world given the vast network of professionals I had established during my thirteen years in the digital space. I was also quite embarrassed to hear from a new contact I made with a company that my Linkedin profile doesn’t suggest that I am “all about diversity and inclusion.” She was right! I attended the 2018 NMSDC’s national conference. WOW, was I amazed at the number of BIG

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My wallet was stolen in Amsterdam but…..

Published on LinkedIn, November 19, 2018 Kelley Miller Vice President of Business Development at MARS Solutions Group We found eMagiz after an extensive search for an iPaaS solution, a way to integrate systems without any coding required. I just returned from Amsterdam after an amazing week of getting to know our new partners from eMagiz. While they were generous hosts that showed us a fun time, the biggest thrill was learning about how a bunch of young guys fresh out of college keep fueling the innovation. The CEO was recruiting everywhere we went. These guys are like 10 years younger than me and I was willing

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Reputation Management is an ideal AND NECESSARY starting point to launch an AI program for your business.

Published on LinkedIn on November 8, 2018 Rashi Arora Khosla Founder and CEO at MARS Solutions Group In his March 9th article in AI Week called “The Future of Reputation Management is Data Capture and Analysis,” Dr. Andrew Tucker states that corporations will “be punished more severely” if they do not use machine learning (ML) for their reputation management. He has a valid point when you consider that reputation management has become a required skill for managers and investors. First, AI and ML technology replaces misleading metrics such as NPS (Net Promoter Score) and Advertising Value Equivalency (AVE), and empowers companies with the ability to

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AI’s Bright Future for Today’s Business

Rashi Arora Khosla Founder and CEO at MARS Solutions Group My firm could be classified as a “boutique” big data and AI solutions provider whose practice area was created by our clients. Let me explain. We started out as a staffing service based on the simple yet unique idea that software architects and data managers could do far better than traditional recruiting firms at identifying and placing the right talents to fill specific IT needs for leading companies. Within ten years of becoming a leading supplier for Fortune 500 companies and best-in-category groups, these clients turned to us to take the lead on

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