Ryan

Ryan
Ryan Rivera is a marketing and communications professional who focuses on talent acquisition, talent management, marketing, and technology topics. He currently works as a Digital Marketing Manager at Advanced Group, a top national staffing firm. Advanced Group is: Advanced Clinical, Advanced Resources, Advanced RPO, and WunderLand Group. Prior to joining Advanced, Ryan was a Digital and Social Marketing Specialist at SilkRoad, a Human Resources Software Company. Ryan has an MA with Distinction in Public Relations and Advertising from DePaul University (’13). He also holds a Certificate in Meeting and Event Management from the University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management and a BA in Theater from Kalamazoo College (’01).
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Recent Posts

7 Tech and IT Interview Questions: Business Analyst

Posted by Ryan on Sep 23, 2016 1:20:32 PM

Welcome to this edition of “7 Tech and IT Interview Questions.” If you work in information technology or are trying to find the right talent, you already know the tech landscape is vast and the skills needed for a business analyst are very different from those needed by a network architect.  In this series we’ll present seven interview questions specific to one position or functional area.  In this post: Business Analyst.

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Topics: Staffing & Recruiting, Technology, Career/Interview Tips

19 Inspirational Quotes to Ease You Into Fall

Posted by Ryan on Sep 16, 2016 2:11:46 PM

Goodbye swimsuits and beach balls.

Hello pumpkinspice and sweater weather.

Summer 2016, you’ve had a great run, but it is almost time for us to pack up our shorts and flip-flops and bring out the denim jackets and boots.

So, to help ease the transition, we’ve collected 19 of our favorite inspirational quotes.

Enjoy!

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Topics: Just for Fun

Why We Celebrate Labor Day 

Posted by Ryan on Sep 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Photo: City of Chicago

It is that time again.  Kids are back at school, BBQ season is drawing to a close, and soon the crisp fall weather will be creeping in.  The unofficial end of summer has arrived. Labor Day weekend, a time to fire up the grill one last time, head to a parade, picnic in the park, or relax on the beach. Labor day is a great weekend for making lasting summer memories (some of my favorite childhood memories were made during Naperville's Last Fling!), but why do we celebrate Labor Day?

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Topics: Just for Fun

7 Tech and IT Interview Questions: Project Management

Posted by Ryan on Jul 15, 2016 12:51:59 PM

Welcome to 7 Tech and IT Interview Questions. If you work in information technology or are trying to find the right talent, you already know the tech landscape is vast and the skills needed for Project Managers are very different from those needed by Database Administrators.  In this series we’ll present seven interview questions specific to one position or functional area.  In this post: Project Management

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Topics: Staffing & Recruiting, Technology, Career/Interview Tips

With Us, It's Personal [SlideShare]

Posted by Ryan on Jun 24, 2016 11:47:22 AM

Advanced Resources is dedicated to providing a staffing experience unlike any other. We do that by getting to know our clients and candidates so that we can make successful matches for everyone involved. One of the most fulfilling aspects of working at Advanced Resources is the feeling that we are making a difference in our community and for our associates, which is why I am so proud to share these stories with you. Take a look! 

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Topics: Something Personal, Making A Difference, Inspiration

Recent Grads! Work On These Skills to Succeed In the Workforce

Posted by Ryan on May 20, 2016 3:54:38 PM

We recently published a post on steps hiring managers can take to help ensure a successful recent graduate new hire. In that post we highlighted areas of apprehension for hiring managers when it comes to the skills and workplace readiness of new grads, citing people and problem solving skills as the two biggest areas lacking in this population.  While it is important for hiring managers to understand their new hires and look at their potential, it is equally important for those new to the workforce to listen to what their future employers are saying, and work on the skills that will help you recent graduates be a success in any organization.


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Topics: Career/Interview Tips

Hiring the Right Recent College Grads

Posted by Ryan on May 13, 2016 10:27:25 AM

The old joke goes, “I can’t get a job without experience, and I can’t get experience without a job!” The struggle is real for many recent college graduates exasperated by oddly written job descriptions designed to deter recent grads from applying and countless rejections. It wasn’t too long ago that many employers refused to hire recent grads for a number of reasons.

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Topics: Staffing & Recruiting