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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Six Seconds to Success: Resume Facts You Need to Know

Posted by Ryan on Jan 13, 2017 4:24:03 PM

Six seconds. That is the average amount of time you have to impress a hiring manager and land your dream job.  Those six seconds can either open the door to a new career path or slam the door shut on an opportunity.

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Topics: Career/Interview Tips

4 Must-Have Gifts For Your Job Search

Posted by Ryan on Dec 2, 2016 3:12:47 PM

Set Yourself Up For Success in the New Year

Originally posted Dec 18, 2015.

It’s the holiday season! The eggnog is flowing and White Elephant gift exchanges are well underway. New Year’s resolutions are still a couple weeks away and probably a month or two from being broken!

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Topics: Career/Interview Tips

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

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