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Success with the 2018 Tech Hiring Market

Success with the 2018 Tech Hiring Market

Organizations have been rapidly modernizing their legacy application and platforms. To be responsive to these demands, technical role hiring has accelerated. Human Resource teams are becoming overwhelmed with the task of attracting top tech talent in a labor market where the statistics are demonstrating zero effective tech unemployment and high candidate demand.  

 

Stand Out When Finding Candidates

Stand Out When Finding Candidates

It’s the start of a new year, and many working professionals are involved in high-profile capital budget initiatives. One interesting, trending stat is companies across the U.S. are deploying record levels of CapEx budgets on technology. Critical technology projects require talent to drive these efforts to measurable success. Therefore, the search is on for well-qualified candidates interested in challenging opportunities with a new company.

The New Wave Technical Professional

The New Wave Technical Professional

Companies are looking for top technology talent with the skillsets to drive transformative initiatives. However, the technical professional labor market has arrived at the point that the demand is substantially higher than the skilled professional supply. Gartner research underscored the market imbalance when it found 70% of tech employees have not mastered the skills they need for their current role, and 80% need to grow their skillsets for future career success.

Top 2019 IT Hiring Trends

Top 2019 IT Hiring Trends

Research has found that 30% of employers are looking to grow their IT departments next year. Similarly, 25% of IT professionals intend on looking for a new job in 2019. This upcoming year will continue the trend from past years where low employment and in-demand skill sets will mean high salaries for qualified professionals as employers are hungry for top tech talent. As a result, there is a growing focus on skillsets to stand out in this already competitive market.

Explaining Object-Oriented Programming

Have you noticed how the same cliche questions always get asked at job interviews — over and over again? Whether it is where you will be in five years or what you consider to be your biggest weakness, while the questions may be trivial, they do give interviewers clues to better knowing you.

The same thing could be said about programming questions, such as "What are the main principles of Object-Oriented Programming?" It is a great opportunity to determine:

Keys in a Project Management Candidate

Keys in a Project Management Candidate

A strong leader can make or break a project. In a professional environment, this leadership role often falls on the project manager. The project manager assists in following deadlines, project efficiency, time management focus and communication across the entire team. While it is incredibly helpful when the technical project manager is well versed in development jargon and skills, their soft skills could separate a successful project from a project that falls through the cracks.

Succeeding in the 2017 IT Hiring Market

The 2017 technology hiring trends are accelerating, creating both opportunities and challenges for organizations searching for tech talent. There are many factors behind the trend. Corporate executives are anticipating deregulation and lower taxes, which is freeing up both operating budgets and capital expenditure budgets. Company information technology budgets across a wide spectrum of industries are supporting higher spending to drive organizational technical excellence forward to support revenue increases.

Are You Mobile Friendly?

Are You Mobile Friendly?

Candidates and hiring managers alike are on the go today. Neither are always given the luxury of sitting down at a computer to apply for jobs or review resumes. Sometimes, applications must be submitted and viewed from the convenience of a mobile device. In this case, resumes have slightly different rules. The key word is simplicity. 

Handling Job Rejection

Handling Job Rejection

Today we are experiencing a technical candidate’s labor market. Companies are investing in and prioritizing technical team expansion. Demand is outpacing supply, and the labor market employment rate for technical professions is essentially 100 percent. However, for a skilled technical professional, even when the market is in your favor, there is competition. Being a qualified candidate will not always mean you will gain the offer you are pursuing. So then comes the process of managing your way through rejection. 

Project Management Considerations

Project Management Considerations

Congratulations! You have been invited to be a part of a phone interview that may lead to an in-person meeting for a technical project manager role. Your resume has gotten you in the door, but now what? 

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