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Forecast for 2014: Looking Beyond Tech Skills When Hiring IT Workers

Although a candidate’s technology skills may get her/him in the door for an interview, what else are employers seeking?

We look for applicants with interpersonal skills. People who can communicate and collaborate with business users are more effective and efficient in the workplace. They are able to work with many different personalities and entities within the organization. In addition, IT professionals with basic knowledge of other business disciplines such as marketing, sales and finance make themselves a more appealing candidate.

Because I Said I Would. A Promise Made by Senior Client Representative, Peter Fargo.

This year I made a different kind of New Year’s resolution: a professional promise to my colleagues in sales & marketing.

I have made enough resolutions on Dec. 31 only to conveniently forget them months later. The past couple years I resolved (with my wife) to “quit sweets.” Both years, we completely fell apart after Thanksgiving.

What’s the big deal?

What Are the Most In-Demand Tech Skills for 2014?

There may be a few changes in skill sets most desired by hiring managers in 2014. Unemployment is close to zero for IT professionals with high-demand skill sets. So what are they? Computerworld conducted a forecast survey of IT executives, and their results are listed below:

If you expect your IT employee head count to increase, for which types of skills will you be hiring in the next twelve months?

IT Hiring Plans Secure and on the Rise for 2014

With 2014 here, career and employment site Dice suggests IT professionals will be in a better position to negotiate with new employers. Employers are working hard to retain current employees while also attracting new ones. The opportunities that are available will be for people who have both talent and in-demand tech skills.