Archive for August 2016

Top 8 In-Demand IT Job Skills Right Now Aug 18 , 2016

The skills you possess may determine the jobs you'll be able to get.

The information technology field has continued to grow at a faster pace than the economy as a whole, about 12 percent this decade according to U.S. News and World Report. Unemployment for many specializations within IT is also much lower than overall unemployment, at just one to three percent. Here are the top in-demand skills that IT hiring managers and recruiters are looking for (in no particular order) right now. 1. Data Management and Visualization Data and its availability continue to increase exponentially, including user data, sales data, marketing data, and employee performance data. IT professionals who can create systems for managing and v…

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What Does an IT Recruiter Do? Aug 18 , 2016

IT recruiting is about helping people and businesses.

IT recruiters sometimes seem to have mysterious duties that many people wonder about and few understand. Somehow, IT recruiters get top quality applicants to want to work for your company - or at least if they're successful IT recruiters, they do. But how do they actually do it? What does the process of IT recruiting involve? IT Recruiters Make Connections There is a common misconception that recruiters sit in front of a computer with a phone every day, screening resumes with software and then cold-calling those that come up as options. While screening resumes can be one thing that IT recruiters do, and some amount of cold calling may be necessary, these are not t…

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What to Do When You Can't Find an IT Job Aug 11 , 2016

It can be perplexing when you search for months and don't get any job offers.

It's incredibly discouraging to experience repeated rejections when trying to find an IT job. When months of finding positions, applying, and interviewing have passed without any success, it may feel like you will never be able to get an IT job. How do you proceed when faced with a situation that feels hopeless?

What to Do When You're Getting Interviews But Not Offers When someone has dozens of interviews and no offers, it can be difficult to figure out exactly why. When you find yourself in this situation, you need to get professional help to figure out why you haven't made it to the end of the process yet. There are many reasons you…

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Making the Most of IT Recruiting Services Aug 11 , 2016

The hiring process can benefit from all kinds of recruiting services.

Recruiting services come with a cost - both financial and in other ways. The costs involved in recruiting can be well worth it, however, if you use them to their full potential. In many cases, making the most of recruiting services will end up helping your company's bottom line rather than costing it anything. The Usefulness of Recruiting Technologies Using a recruiter gives companies access to recruiting technologies they would not otherwise have. Recruiters have their own talent networks, they use applicant tracking software to screen resumes, and they often have social media contacts in the pipeline as well as web resources optimized for mobile …

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When You Need a Break From Your IT Job Search Aug 3 , 2016

Going for a walk in the woods can help your brain rest from constant job searching.

Conventional wisdom would tell you that taking a break from your job search has to be a bad idea. After all, what if the perfect job is posted and you miss it? How can you find a job if you aren't looking? All the same, there are some times when your best course of action is to take a break from the search. The biggest signal that you need a break is when you realize that you are experiencing high levels of stress. How Stress Impedes a Job Search It's difficult to approach a job search without stress. After all, not having a job is stressful for most people. When your stress levels get too high, however, you are likely to make mi…

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Avoiding Pitfalls of IT Recruiting Aug 3 , 2016

An effective IT recruiter will balance technology with personal contact.

If we're being truthful, there are ways IT recruiting can go wrong. Not all recruiters are equally effective. It's important to be aware of the possible pitfalls of IT recruiting so that you can avoid them or deal with them effectively when they do arise. Role Confusion or Duplication When you contract with a recruiter to handle some aspects of your IT hiring process, it can sometimes lead to duplication of efforts - or worse, gaps in hiring efforts. The way to solve these problems is by clearly communicating with the recruiter or recruiting team so that everyone involved knows what they are supposed to handle. Periodic check-ins will ensure fol…

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