Healthy Paranoia: How Successful MSPs Hire

Healthy Paranoia: How Successful MSPs Hire

Let’s be honest about something: If you’re an MSP, the hiring process is painful. We end up wasting time and resources, especially when candidates don’t work out. Not sure what you’re doing wrong? You could be having a difficult time identifying valuable MSP candidates, retaining valuable MSP employees and structuring win-win job offers.

At Channel Partners Evolution in Philadelphia, I shared advice on how successful MSPs are hiring, so I thought it would be a good idea to put together a blog post to provide you with a brief overview of what I presented to conference attendees in early October.

Identifying moneymaker MSP candidates

After analyzing the data we collected from interviewing more than 10,000 MSP professionals over Skype, Bowman Williams identified four top questions every MSP owner should at least consider when interviewing IT professionals for available positions:

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5 Misconceptions Candidates Have About Resume Writing

5 Misconceptions Candidates Have About Resume Writing

Resume writing isn’t for everybody. In fact, the majority of the candidates I encounter struggle with the process. Not everyone’s a writer — that’s a given — but more often than not, candidates struggle with resume writing because there’s too much misinformation out there. Think about it: One website says this; the other says that.… Continue Reading

How to Land Your First IT Job

How to Land Your First IT Job

Having spent time on both the job seeking and the hiring sides of the IT industry, I know firsthand how tough landing that first IT job can be. The classic adage of “entry level means 2+ years’ experience” rings as true in the IT industry as any other – but as with any other positions,… Continue Reading

Team Building 101: What MSPs Should Know

Team Building 101: What MSPs Should Know

Cultivating and fostering a team-centric team environment is no easy feat. It takes patience, determination, and dedication on your part, and even when you give it your all, issues will more than likely still arise. There are ways to go about creating a positive team atmosphere, and they all involve team building activities. It’s up… Continue Reading

How To Find Out If A Company’s Culture Is Right For You

How To Find Out If A Company’s Culture Is Right For You

It may be hard to believe, but when searching for jobs, we sometimes forget to think about ourselves. During the hunt, a lot of things don’t go our way (e.g., employers not responding to our applications), so instead of sticking with what matters most, we make sacrifices. Overlooking your values to secure a job doesn’t… Continue Reading

Know Why Interviewers Ask Questions, Ace the Test

Know Why Interviewers Ask Questions, Ace the Test

Deep breath. Relax. Interviewing isn’t as hard as it’s made out to be. If you’ve always struggled with job interviews, there’s probably a few adjustments to your approach that can make a world of difference in how you’re remembered by those doing the hiring. We’ll start by identifying the goal of a job interview from… Continue Reading

Graduating from Geek Squad to Your Squad

Graduating from Geek Squad to Your Squad

When considering truly entry-level openings for your MSP, it’s often difficult to anticipate how they’ll react to the environment. Without a solid amount of verifiable experience dealing with multiple environments concurrently, it tends to feel like a crapshoot when bringing these people on. They often have limited experience (if any) with your tech stack, your… Continue Reading