How to Work From Home Efficiently Amid Coronavirus Times

How to Work From Home Efficiently Amid Coronavirus Times

 

LUTZ BUSINESS INSIGHTS

 

how to work from home efficiently amid coronavirus times

katy doyle, recruiter

 

A growing number of people are working remotely as the coronavirus continues to spread all over the world. However, many who are used to the office life may suddenly find that being stuck in the house isn’t as efficient as they might’ve thought. If you’re working from home, there are certain steps you can take to make sure that your routine stays on track and that you remain productive.

1. Plan Your Day Effectively

Individuals who are used to working the typical 9-5 grind in the office, seeing everyone hustle throughout the day, may feel far less inclined to stay busy at home. You can overcome the potential “laziness” that comes with remote work by prioritizing your daily tasks with a strict schedule and in-depth to-do lists.

Make sure you have plans for the morning, afternoon, and evening hours. Start with a specific time that you want to get up and start the day. Also, schedule lunch or general break times, and a time to go off the clock. Try not to let any of your regular working hours go wasted. While you should give yourself ample time to relax, schedule it accordingly to avoid decreased productivity.

When it comes to creating to-do lists, start with the hardest tasks of the day. Try your best not to diverge at any point. This can help you develop a routine that you can become comfortable following on a daily basis. In the process, you’ll be able to efficiently complete everything that needs to get done by the end of the day, whether for work or your personal life.

2. Dress Like You Are at Work

One way to keep from getting too lackadaisical when working remotely is to dress like you’re still going into the office. If you normally wear business-casual attire or a three-piece suit to work, continue to do so, and you’ll imbue a more professional atmosphere in your home office.

3. Have a Designated Workspace

It’s important to create your own office at home, whether it’s in a room that’s specifically designed for this or an area that you can convert into a regular office space. Refer to this as your office or workspace every day, even if it doesn’t entirely look like one. Also, it helps to install a desk or clean off counter space to keep all your work items together, such as your laptop/computer, paperwork, planner, etc. With some modifications, you can set up shop just about anywhere.

4. Establish Boundaries in the Home

If you’re living with a roommate, spouse, or children, make sure there are boundaries in place to keep them from interfering with your schedule during work hours. Specify certain times when you should be left alone and undisturbed, and your roommates or loved ones should honor them.

5. Maintain Normal Work Hours

It can be easy to lose the habit of maintaining regular work hours when you’re no longer required to commute to the office. However, one of the keys to remaining consistently productive throughout the day is to adhere to a set schedule. Stick to your normal work hours, such as 9 to 5, or beginning even earlier. Try to align your work schedule with those of your colleagues, superiors, and/or clientele, which can help everyone stay on track.

Tips for Combating the Coronavirus While Out or at Home

In addition to working efficiently at home, you can work to help beat the coronavirus in your community by taking some of the following steps, whether at home or out for the day:

  • Be careful where you are getting your news source – Avoid any false warnings or otherwise questionable news by following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and sources that only refer to their updates.
  • Wash your hands – Try to wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face – If you haven’t washed your hands, touching your face or mouth can transfer the virus to these areas and potentially make you sick.
  • Maintain distance – Avoid close contact with people who are ill. If you’re around someone that’s coughing or sneezing, the CDC recommends you try to stay at least 3 to 6 feet away.
  • Don’t share personal items – Sharing items such as eating utensils and drinking glasses can spread the virus.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze – Try to cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or a tissue. Be sure to promptly dispose of any used tissues after.
  • Stay home if you’re sick – If you’re already ill, plan to stay at home until you recover.
  • Clean surfaces – Use household cleaning sprays or wipes to clean high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, keyboards, and countertops.

If you can take the following tips when working at home in the event the coronavirus affects your community, you will be able to remain productive and maintain a healthy work-life balance. If you would like to ask any questions or view available opportunities with Lutz Talent, contact us today.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

402.763.2976

kdoyle@lutz.us

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KATY DOYLE + RECRUITER

Katy Doyle is a Recruiter at Lutz Talent with over nine years of experience in the recruiting industry. Her primary responsibility is placing candidates for Lutz Talent clients, as well as filling internal roles at Lutz. Doyle specializes in search and staffing for accounting and finance positions.

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  • Accounting and Finance Industry
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Should I Sign a “Recruiter Right to Represent” Contract?

Should I Sign a “Recruiter Right to Represent” Contract?

 

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should i sign a “recruiter right to represent” contract?

jason orme, client relations lead

 

As a job candidate, you’re always seeking new leads that may steer you to a new and exciting career. If a recruiter contacts you with the possibility of your dream job, you’re likely to jump at the opportunity. After all, the job market can be tough, and anything you can do to improve your odds is well worth it. Some recruiters will ask you to sign a Recruiter Right to Represent contract. Should you sign? Before you can make that decision, you need to understand what this contract is and how signing can affect you professionally.  

 

What Is a Recruiter Right to Represent Contract? 

It is an agreement between a job candidate and a recruiter that gives the recruiter exclusive rights to represent them for contract positions. While it has advantages, such as protecting the parties involved, it is also not without risks, especially for the candidate. That’s why it’s vital that you carefully read and understand the entire contract before signing. Remember, this contract is drafted by the recruiter’s firm to first and foremost protect their interest.

 

Why Are Right to Represent Contracts Used? 

Basically, these contracts are used for insurance. A good recruiter will vet all their candidates before they send their resumes to any firm, and their candidates will often get priority attention. Likewise, they make sure that the candidate is aware of the position that they’re being presented for. A Right to Represent contract also ensures the hiring firm that the candidate agrees to be represented for the position only by this firm. Some companies require these contracts whenever a third party is submitting information for a prospect.

 

When Should I Sign a Right to Represent Contract? 

In some cases, you won’t have any chance of applying for, or landing, a position unless a reputable recruiter represents you. So, it may well be in your best interest to sign the contract. But, just like any legal document you would sign, you need to read every word very carefully, especially the fine print. Your professional future may well rest upon the decision to sign with a recruiter or not, and you can’t afford to make a mistake. Pay close attention to the following details of the contract. 

 

Understand the Length of the Contract 

Often, recruiters use Right to Represent contracts for a specific position at an organization. Make sure their representation is limited to one circumstance. You don’t want the contract to hinder your ability to apply for other roles or work with other agencies on different positions.

Broad Right to Represent contracts give the recruiter the right to express your interest in any position they think is suitable. You do not want to give up this right if you are confidentially looking for a position, or you are keeping your options open and working with multiple agencies. 

 

What Type of Right to Represent Contract Is Best? 

Both types of contracts listed below offer you benefits. You just have to decide what’s most important to you at this stage of your career. It also may depend upon how you and the recruiter became acquainted in the first place. Are they the ones who initiated contact, or was it you? If they contacted you, it’s wise to be a bit wary until you know more about them and make sure you’re fully aware of their reputation.  It is important to build a good relationship with your recruiter, and you should trust each-other.  If, at any point, you feel pressured to sign something that you haven’t had time to read and fully understand, find a different recruiter to work with; it’s your choice and career.

 

Single-Position Right to Represent Contracts 

A recruiter who knows that your qualifications meet the criteria of a specific firm’s position will want to promote you. They are solely focused on filling the position for their client and will only send over candidates that they feel are a good fit. The recruiter will ask for a Single Position Right to Represent contract, in this instance, for a specific period of time. It will only be valid for one position, and you are free to work with other recruiters and agencies to pursue other opportunities. This contract is the most reasonable contract and something that some clients do require.

 

Broad Right to Represent Contracts  

As the name implies, a broad Right to Represent contract gives the recruiter the right to promote you to any number of companies for a variety of positions for an extended period of time. It may be a good option if you want a wide range of opportunities to choose from, but be careful. Remember that you’ll be bound to the terms of the agreement, and you may not be able to work with any other agency until you’re contractually free. Especially be wary if this agreement is limiting you to only working with one recruiter for your entire job search process.  Good recruiters should have your best interest in mind and wouldn’t expect you to keep all of your eggs in their basket. 

 

Learn More About Right to Represent Contracts and Recruitment 

At the end of the day, only you can decide which type of contract works best for you. But, before you make any commitment to a recruiter, make sure that you can work with them effectively. Pay attention to what they say, what they promise, and what they expect of you. If it feels good, you’re on the right track. If not, keep looking for a recruiter you feel comfortable with. 

Everyone here at Lutz understands that you are more than just a resume. We have never encouraged a candidate to sign a broad right to represent contract. We take the time to get to know your goals, strengths, skills, concerns, interests and personality to find the right fit for you. We also know that the recruitment process can be confusing and that you might have questions. Contact us if you’re still unsure about whether you should sign a contract, or if you want more information about how a recruiter can help you advance your career.  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jason Orme Lutz Talent

402.827.2039

jorme@lutz.us

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JASON ORME + CLIENT RELATIONS LEAD

Jason Orme is a Client Relations Lead at Lutz Talent with over six years of experience. He focuses on helping business leaders find the best long-term talent to reach their business goals.

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  • Recruiting
  • Accounting and Finance Industry
  • Networking
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  • Institute for Internal Auditors - Aksarben Chapter, Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth - Nebraska Chapter, Member
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  • BSBA, Public & Private Accounting, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
  • BSBA, Corporate Finance, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
  • MBA, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
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Interviewing 101

Interviewing 101

 

LUTZ BUSINESS INSIGHTS

 

INTERVIEWING 101

KATY DOYLE, RECRUITER

 

Interviews are a necessary part of the job application process, but they can often feel like a lot of pressure. Even many experienced interviewees still struggle with this portion. The interview is often the first time you’ll meet your potential future employer face-to-face, and you only have a short window to impress. That’s enough to make anyone feel a little anxious.

If you’re feeling a little uneasy about your next interview, don’t let your nerves get the best of you! Instead, review these tips beforehand, so you can go in feeling confident and prepared.

 

Be Prepared

This may seem obvious, but preparation before an interview is essential. You may have a skill set that aligns with the job perfectly, but preparation goes beyond living up to your resume.

Do your research on the company, the position, and even your interviewer before going in. This way, you will know exactly what to expect. Preparation will not only help you to communicate your interest in the job, which is essential, but it will also help you calm your nerves before the big day. 

 

Practice, but don’t over-practice

There are too many questions an interviewer could potentially ask to anticipate everyone. Don’t worry about trying to prepare for them all. You won’t want to sound like you’ve rehearsed a script, anyway. Instead, just go over a few of the more obvious questions beforehand. You’ll feel more confident with some preparation of basic questions, and you’ll still be flexible enough to navigate any questions that come completely out of left field. 

 

Sell Yourself- Remember, they need you

Of course, one purpose of the interview is to sell yourself to your future employer. Come up with a few (honest) anecdotes beforehand, so you’re prepared to make the pitch. You can think of times you were able to problem solve in a pinch, or how you were able to rise to a difficult occasion. You’ll also want to articulate how you’ll be an asset to their company, specifically. If you see any areas where they need support or would benefit from your expertise, don’t be afraid to point it out. Let them know why they need you. 

 

Learn the company culture

Many companies have a set of values that they have incorporated into what they call their “company culture.” Some companies, for instance, value connectivity and togetherness, so if you’re interviewing with them, you’ll want to emphasize your ability to work collaboratively as a member of a greater team. Other companies might value fierce independence, so you’ll want to be able to discuss times that you took the initiative and tackled a problem on your own. Every company is different, so make sure you know which values they find essential. That way, you can highlight your own strengths and demonstrate why you would be a perfect fit. 

 

Find common ground with your interviewer

An interview is already a stressful situation, but if you’ve placed your interviewer on a pedestal, you’re going to feel even more anxious. Instead of worrying about making a good impression, The Guardian recommends “building a rapport with your interviewer.” Having a more natural conversation will help you to feel more at ease, and you won’t feel so, “put on the spot.” When you’re relaxed but engaged it comes across as confidence.  

Establishing a more relaxed rapport isn’t just to your advantage. Believe it or not, interviewers can find the formal nature of an interview uncomfortable as well, and many actually feel that they’re the one in the hot seat! Find some common ground instead of striving to prove yourself, and everyone will be more at ease. 

 

Be Authentic

It may sound cheesy, but it’s true… it’s important to be yourself. If it’s relevant to the interview, be honest about any obstacles you’ve faced in previous positions, so you can discuss how you’ve grown from them. Nobody expects you to be perfect. Interviewers will appreciate your willingness to be vulnerable, and you can also demonstrate that you’re willing to learn from your mistakes.

 

Say “thank you”

A “thank you” following the interview is always appreciated, and these days it’s usually expected. Let the interviewer know that you appreciate that they took the time to meet with you and be sure to check your grammar and spelling. Interviewers notice a sloppy follow-up e-mail, so take a few moments to look it over before you hit “send.” You can follow up the next day, or if you had an early interview, don’t be afraid to follow up the same day. 

We know interviewing for your dream job can be a challenging experience. With these tips, we hope you’ll be able to go into your next interview feeling more prepared and confident. For more information on how we can help, contact us today or check out our current job opportunities today!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

402.763.2976

kdoyle@lutz.us

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KATY DOYLE + RECRUITER

Katy Doyle is a Recruiter at Lutz Talent with over nine years of experience in the recruiting industry. Her primary responsibility is placing candidates for Lutz Talent clients, as well as filling internal roles at Lutz. Doyle specializes in search and staffing for accounting and finance positions.

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  • Accounting and Finance Industry
  • Networking

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How To: Following Up After the Job Application or Interview

How To: Following Up After the Job Application or Interview

 

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how to: following up after the job application or interview

jessica howes, talent sourcer

 

Following up after submitting a job application or completing an interview is an essential step in the job search process. Recruiters are often wowed by how many interviewees let this critical opportunity pass them by. A personal yet professional follow-up demonstrates initiative, enthusiasm, and persistence, which may, in the end, be what sets you apart from the competition.

After applying or finishing a job interview, many people feel like the ball is now in the interviewer’s court. They don’t want to seem like a pest, so they let days and weeks go by without ever touching base with the person that interviewed them. Instead of coming off as cool or casual, these interviewees seem aloof or disinterested. It’s incredibly important to seize the moment and send a brief thank-you note or email inquiring about the next steps.

You’re not risking anything; you only stand to gain experience, professional contacts, and (hopefully) employment. Read on for our how-to guide on following up after a job application or interview. 

The Auto-Response Email: How to Reply

Often, when you submit an application online, you will receive an automatically generated email that says something along the lines of, “thank you for applying!” Be warned; this is not a personal email, so don’t bother replying to it. If you do, a human will likely never see your response. 

Instead, be proactive and find a recruiter at the company you applied to on LinkedIn. Send a brief but friendly private message following up on your application and inquire about any next steps or additional information you can provide. You’ve now opened the door to direct communication with a hiring professional.

Also, while you’re on LinkedIn, you may as well connect with other HR representatives at companies that interest you. It’s not required, but sending them a short hello may inspire some connections and even get you an in-person interview! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. 

At The End of the Interview: Ask About Next Steps

At the end of your interview, it’s perfectly reasonable to ask what kind of next steps you can expect, or what the timeline looks like regarding the hiring process. This will give you great insight into when or if you will hear back from the company and whether they might request additional information from you. Also, inquiring about the next steps at the end of the interview will help you prepare for whatever comes next and shows interviewers that you are determined and forward-thinking. 

Following Up After the Interview

There are many ways to follow-up after an interview. Below, we’ve outlined a few best practices. Following this step-by-step course is the tried-and-true method for securing a second interview. 

Email a Thank-You Note

With modern technology, it takes hardly more than a few seconds to type out a brief thank-you note. Email is an excellent professional tool to use when following-up. Don’t worry about making an effort to send your thank-you via snail mail. By the time it gets to the recruiter, he or she could have already forgotten who you are, or the position could have been filled.

Instead, use email to send a personal yet professional “thank you” letting the interviewer know that you appreciated his or her time and are excited to hear back from the company. You can also say something along the lines of, “if I can provide any additional information to support you in your decision-making process, please let me know.” This opens the door to further communication, hopefully inching you closer to closing on that job offer. 

Make a Follow-up Call 

After a few days have passed, it’s now time to make a follow-up call. Try to plan your call during the less-busy business hours, so you have a better chance of catching someone on the phone. It’s also highly recommended to plan out a short script to follow during your call, or in case you need to leave a voicemail. You’ll sound more put-together and will lower your chances of leaving out important information. 

If you do happen to leave a voicemail, send another email to your main point of contact at the company. Mention that you called to check on your application status and briefly wish them well. This kind of persistence isn’t annoying; it’s strategic. Recruiters and HR reps know the difference. 

If You Didn’t Get the Position

So maybe you don’t get the position. What can you do now? It’s always good to let the interviewer know that you appreciate their time and consideration. It’s also a great idea to ask them to keep you in mind for other roles down the road. You never know what might happen. Keep in touch with a quarterly email or let them know when you do land a job. Right now, all you’re doing is building valuable social capital in your industry, and networking is a skill that any recruiter can appreciate.

Hopefully, these tips will help you increase the odds of landing your dream job. If you’re currently seeking a job or have more questions, please contact us to get in touch with a recruiter today. You can also visit our career page to see all the current opportunities we have available. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

402.778.7974

jhowes@lutz.us

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JESSICA HOWES + TALENT SOURCER

Jessica Howes is a Talent Sourcer with over two years of recruiting experience. She is responsible for interviewing and placing candidates for Lutz Talent clients. Howes focuses on recruiting for the accounting, finance, office administrative and human resource industries.

AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Recruiting
  • Candidate Experience
  • Relationship Management
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  • BA in Hospitality Management, Minor in Leadership Communication, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • Pi Beta Phi Alumni Advisor

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4 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job

4 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job

 

LUTZ BUSINESS INSIGHTS

 

4 reasons why you didn’t get the job

josh boesch, LUTZ Talent shareholder

 

Finding a job is a tough process. It can be frustrating to apply for jobs and get rejected, or worse, to never hear anything back at all. There are many reasons why you may not have landed a job. Some reasons are completely out of your control, but sometimes it may be that you missed an essential step in the application process.

Here are 4 reasons why people do not get hired, and what you can do to maximize your chances of employment.

#1-Your Resume Wasn’t Seen

Even if you qualify for a position, there is a chance that your resume could be overlooked. One reason may be that your resume doesn’t reflect your experience as it relates to the job that you are applying for. To avoid this, it is a good idea to make a new resume for each job you apply for. Tailoring your resume to highlight how your experience fills their qualifications, will give you a better chance of moving forward in the hiring process.

Learn more about resume do’s and don’ts to ensure yours is in tip top shape.

#2-The Interview Didn’t Go Well

Being invited for an interview usually means that the organization believes you have the necessary skills for the job. The real purpose of an interview is to see if you are a good fit for the organization. There are many reasons why an interview may take you out of the running for a position. For example, it may come up that you have a conflict of interest. Situations like this are out of your control.

What you can control in an interview is how you interact with the interviewer and any other people you may meet. The best way to rock an interview is to go into it feeling prepared and confident. To do this, take some time to learn about the job, company, and individuals you will meet before you interview.

You can also get additional insights on how to best prepare for your interview by reading the following articles:

#3-The Money

When it comes to hiring, one of the most important considerations for employers is pay rate. If the budget is for an entry-level position, they are expecting to fill that position with someone they can pay at that rate. If you are overqualified, your expected rate of pay is likely higher. If public, make sure that you make it clear to the employer that you will accept the posted rate of pay.  A recruiter can help with ensuring that compensation is not an issue early in the process and can also assist with negotiating the terms of the offer if needed. 

#4-You Were too Late

Showing up late to an interview is an obvious mistake, but did you know you can also show up late to the application? The internet is the most common way to search and apply for jobs. Unfortunately, postings for open positions may stay online long after they have hired someone. If you are looking at a job posting that is more than 30 days old, you may want to double-check with the company to see if they are still hiring. A recruiter can help to keep updated on the general status of a position. 

Each application is different. These 4 reasons why you didn’t get the job may not be the reason every time, but being aware of them may just help you get hired. If you have any questions, or are looking for current opportunities, please contact us today.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

402.778.7940

jboesch@lutz.us

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JOSH BOESCH + LUTZ TALENT SHAREHOLDER  

Josh Boesch is a Lutz Talent Shareholder with over 14 years of audit and recruiting experience. He heads the Lutz Talent division, a service that helps clients identify “the ideal candidate” to meet their business goals, challenges, culture and vision. His experience as a CPA and his approach to gaining an in-depth understanding of the client’s talent needs, including the skills, experience, cultural understanding and personality fit, has been integral to his success.

AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Recruiting and Search Services
  • Confidential Replacements
  • Temporary Staffing
  • Salary Reviews
  • Position Description & Advertising Analysis
  • Screening & Selection Assistance
  • Outplacement Services
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  • Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, Accounting Careers Committee Vice Chairman
  • Institute for Internal Auditors - Aksarben Chapter, Member
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association - Aksarben Chapter, Member
  • American Payroll Association - Nebraska Chapter, Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth - Nebraska Chapter, Member
  • Certified Public Accountant
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • BSBA, Accounting and Managerial Information Systems, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
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  • St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Volunteer
  • Knights of Columbus, Finance Committee and Membership Vice Chairman

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Lutz adds Howes, McLane, Schriner, and Shafer

Lutz adds Howes, McLane, Schriner, and Shafer

 

LUTZ BUSINESS INSIGHTS

 

Lutz adds howes, mclane, schriner, and shafer

Lutz, a Nebraska-based business solutions firm, welcomes Jessica Howes, Andy McLane, Dakota Schriner, and Jeffrey Shafer.

Jessica Howes joins Lutz as a Talent Sourcer in the Omaha office. She is responsible for interviewing and placing candidates for Lutz Talent clients. Howes focuses on recruiting for the accounting, finance, office administrative and human resource industries. Graduating from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Jessica received a Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management with a minor in leadership communication. 

Joining Lutz Tech as a Systems Engineer, Andy McLane brings over 18 years of technology systems and engineering experience to the team. He is responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining application software and system management tools. Andy graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. McLane works in Lutz’s Lincoln office.

Dakota Schriner joins Lutz’s accounting division as a Staff Accountant in the tax department. He performs complex consulting, as well as controversial service projects. Projects include assisting clients with tax-related issues from pursuing tax incentives, to managing state tax audits. Dakota received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting and management information systems from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Dakota works in Lutz’s Omaha office.

Bringing over eight years of industry experience, Jeffrey Shafer joins Lutz Tech as a Systems Administrator in Lutz’s Omaha office. He is responsible for ensuring all systems are in working order through day-to-day system repairs and maintenance. Specifics include software installations, security inspections, server upkeep, troubleshooting and other technical support for end-users. Graduating from Bellevue University, Jeffrey received his Bachelor’s degree in information technology.

 

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