The Importance of Using your Paid Time Off

The Importance of Using your Paid Time Off

Written by Rebecca Clark

Remember how as a kid you lived for summers? It was the one time you were free from any responsibilities (not that you had many, but you didn’t know that then). Instead of shuffling around from class to class, surrounded by rules limiting your social interaction, noise levels, and sleeve-length, summers were met with absolute freedom: freedom to lounge with your friends by the pool, freedom to yell as loud as you wanted, freedom to wear tank tops and shorts and flip-flops.  Continue reading “The Importance of Using your Paid Time Off”

Holiday Hackers are Hard at Work: Ways to Protect Yourself On National Computer Security Day

Holiday Hackers are Hard at Work: Ways to Protect Yourself On National Computer Security Day

By Patrick Tiettmeyer

The holidays are a time where memories are made with family and friends. It’s a time when we surf the internet to see photos of children with Santa, dogs wearing antlers, and recipes for eggnog. It’s a time when people take to e-commerce websites to shop, using their credit cards and bank accounts, trusting the sites to be secure.

And for the most part, they are: Companies worldwide focus millions of dollars and thousands of hours, annually, on their security and yet they still face threats and breaches. There are some issues we simply cannot control. What we can control is the safety of our own personal computers.  Continue reading “Holiday Hackers are Hard at Work: Ways to Protect Yourself On National Computer Security Day”

The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Jeff Jorgensen

The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Jeff Jorgensen

Jeff Jorgensen has been a valuable member of the IBS family since 2001. Starting out as the Cincinnati branch manager and working his way to becoming President of the company in 2015, Jeff is responsible for much of IBS’ success. We sat down with him to learn more about his experience at IBS and to find out what he’s like outside of the office.

 

Where did you go to college and what did you study?

I went to Kent State University and double majored in Accounting and Finance. When I had to depreciate a leased asset, I realized that I may need to do something other than accounting!

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Do You Have A Smartphone Addiction?

Do You Have A Smartphone Addiction?

Our Smartphones have infiltrated every aspect of our daily lives. Think about it: there’s an app for literally everything nowadays, you rarely have use for any other electronic device besides the latest iPhone. From the time you wake up till the time you go to bed  you’re using your smartphone. You use an app to wake up, an app to consume your media, an app to find out where you’re going as well as one to connect to those around you.

Before we move forward please note we are not suggesting that we need to do away with smartphones or that they are inherently evil. Ultimately, they make our leaves easier, saving us time, energy and in some cases money. We are simply trying to say that, if you’re like us, you could probably use a little break from endlessly scrolling through your device every now and again. Below we’ve complied some helpful tips for weaning yourself off your smartphone. Continue reading “Do You Have A Smartphone Addiction?”

Avoiding Red Flags on Your Resume

Avoiding Red Flags on Your Resume

In today’s world you need a resume if you want to get the job. Sure, there may be certain instances and positions where they are not entirely necessary, but if you want to stay competitive a strong resume is essential.

Before you panic, keep in mind that recruiters spend a great portion of their day staring at resumes…it’s their job. So, guess what that means? Yup…a recruiter can help you with your resume! Seriously. They will tell you what needs to be fixed and how to improve it. Even if a resume is bad, it’s not unfixable. It does, however, need to 1) exist and 2) not raise any red flags with a recruiter. If a resume raises too many questions there’s a good a chance a recruiter will pass you up in favor of a more workable, less problematic candidate. Don’t worry, though! Below we’ve compiled a list of what you can do to improve your resume.  Continue reading “Avoiding Red Flags on Your Resume”