Tech Hiring Trends: What to Expect in 2015
Are you getting ready to kick off the new year by sending out your resume? If you’re on the hunt for a new IT job in 2015, take advantage of the hottest tech hiring trends for 2015, and you’ll be more likely to hear “You’re hired!” Going Mobile Having mobile skills on your resume will […]
3 Tips for Preparing for a System Admin Job Interview
Systems administrators have one of the healthiest job outlooks looking into the near future. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts strong growth between now and 2022, which will mean approximately 43,000 new positions. If you want to get into this type of role, how can you stand out from the crowd during your interview? Know […]
Demand for BYOD IT Skills is Sweeping the Industry
With the explosion of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend in the workplace has come an onslaught of changes as well as mobile security risks. It’s no wonder that IT pros who have BYOD implementation skills are in high demand.
Java’s Not Dead! Why This Skill is Still in Hot Demand
Not only is Java not dead, but it’s going to live to a ripe old age. Yes, its use is narrowing, but it’s still so widely used, it won’t be replaced any time soon. Consider this: In January 2012, Java/J2EE developers were at the top of the wish list for 1,200 tech hiring managers and […]
Using LinkedIn to Find Industry Leaders (and Potential Employers!)
There’s so much more to LinkedIn than creating a profile. LinkedIn can be a powerful tool in the development of your career, or in your job search. For example, last year, LinkedIn launched a nifty little feature called the Influencer program. They hand-picked about 150 thought leaders in a wide variety of industries, from publishing […]
Looking for Your Next Career Move? Consider Open Source!
What does the future hold for eager, talented software developers? Apparently, the notion of free software has not killed off job opportunities in the software space Free/open source software (FOSS) offers a tremendous amount of opportunity. What’s So Great About a Career in Open Source? Some of the best minds in tech are in FOSS, […]
4 Tips for Using Your Cover Letter to “Sell Yourself” To Potential Employers
If you’re looking for a full time job, you know that it’s a job in itself. What you may not have realized yet? That it’s a sales job. You and your skills and experience are the product, and your job is to convince employers or hiring managers to choose you. With hundreds or more other […]
Can You Afford to Understaff?
Sure, it’s tempting to try and improve your company’s balance sheet by keeping your workforce as lean as possible, especially when it comes to IT employees. You may think you’re being efficient. The truth is, you’re actually shooting yourself in the foot. What are some of the consequences of an understaffed IT department? Stress- A […]
How Identifying the Interviewer’s Concerns can Help You Snag the Job
Have you gone through several interviews and not gotten a job, despite having flawless credentials, glowing references and a sparkling interview personality? It’s possible the interviewers have some concerns about you they’re not bringing up. For example, have you been unemployed for a long time? Does your resume make you look like a job hopper? […]
Communicating Your Value During a Job Search
You know you’re a great employee: skilled, loyal and eager to help a company succeed. But how can you prove this to employers? Have you ever heard the term “elevator pitch” or “elevator speech?” What that means in this situation is, if you were alone in an elevator with the hiring manager for your dream […]