I believe the answer is…when it comes to IT jobs.
IT changes so quickly, blink your eyes and a hundred new apps are developed. Hiccup and you may miss the latest software development. In such an ever-evolving environment, doesn’t it make sense to keep the door open to IT hiring?
The intricacies of the world of global information technology are such that it is becoming increasing difficult to employ an IT department to satisfy changing needs. Education and…Continue
Added by Bonnie Brooks on February 4, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
January is typically a time when companies look back at the previous year and try to predict what may happen next. Despite the seemingly ever-changing economic outlook, 2013 is no different. The good news is that they found that 62% of companies believe they are financially better off than from a year ago, according to…Continue
Added by Jill on January 24, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments
“What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.”
Aristotle. Did they appreciate his wisdom back in his day?
We all would do well to heed his sage advice in any day. In particular I call out to IT Managers as a reminder that you when you have a need – you also have the power. While finding good IT talent is tight and the demand great, you hold all the cards.
But you must act. In that first moment when you receive a resume and it shows any promise at…Continue
Added by Bonnie Brooks on January 21, 2013 at 8:49am — No Comments
MY HR, a staffing firm which places many outstanding IT candidates, allows me to see resumes that resemble the who’s who of the world of IT. It is astounding to me the genius these brilliant minds possess and the credentials that makes up the world of IT. In light of these inspiring creators, I set forth a request to those who dabble in the application of creating new technology tools.
As a blogger, I often find my creative juices flowing at moments other than standard business times…Continue
Like every other recruiter on the face of the earth, I use LinkedIn to source candidates, specifically the IT kind. I am also a member of some groups on LinkedIn that are relevant to my industry and the industry I recruit for. So one day I’m combing through my LI feed and come across a posting in the .NET Developers group. The title of the post…”RECRUITERS: If you post a JOB on our DISCUSSION board I will ban you…Continue
A job interview can be a nerve-wracking process. This is especially true in the ultra-competitive IT industry, where experience is just one of the factors you need to beat out all the other candidates for the same position. Worse, if you’re nervous about the interview, it will show – and your stage fright may count against you.
So how can you gain enough confidence to breeze through an IT interview and prove you’re perfect for the job? Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re…Continue
Added by Jon Raymond on November 30, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments
I had a craving this morning. No, I've far passed the age of pickles and ice cream but not beyond a craving now and then. For some unknown reason, I wanted baked beans and pink lemonade. For breakfast. Now maybe this craving had more to do with the status of my empty cupboards than mindfully choosing those items. My first thought was “I can’t eat that for breakfast”. Well, why not. It’s time to step out of the comfort zone.
Now dollars to donuts (I’m still hungry), you think I ate…Continue
Added by Bonnie Brooks on October 10, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
They are very loud some literally others figuratively. Many are driven by ego or a lack of attention early in life and yearn now for that recognition. The mechanics of both may be complicated and only those dedicated to the early struggle, can appreciate the current boldness and the excitement of what the future may bring to the table.
I have never owned a Harley and think I’ve only ridden on a motorcycle once. When growing up my parents would have never given permission to…Continue
Added by Bonnie Brooks on September 18, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), which provides funding to healthcare providers for the adoption and “meaningful use” of EHRs, has generated a huge demand for health IT professionals. This demand has created a new niche recruiters who have the ability to place profesisonals with the unique skills set needed to fill these positions.
One recruiter who is focusing his efforts on this niche is …Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 23, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
So, I left my last company recently and there were many reasons why. Poor management, poor decision making on deals, awful database for sourcing, no "A" orders on the board, and horrible orders to work on. It was an unexpected departure, but at the same time it was literally a blessing. I have never been happier leaving a job, and to be quite honest, I have come out of the whole thing on top. Bigger base salary, increase in responsibility, better commission plan, better management, older…Continue
Top 8 Interview mistakes made by IT Professionals
The job description looks like a perfect match, the recruiter says your background looks great, and you’re looking to make a move to a new company. What could possibly go wrong?
nexus IT group has gathered 8 of the most common mishaps experienced by technology professionals. What do these blunders consist of and how do you avoid them?…Continue
Added by Travis@nexusITgroup.com on May 15, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
As recruiting professionals working in the technology sector, we are extraordinarily aware of the importance of social media in recruitment strategies. This is true for both recruiters and candidates. As a candidate for a career move, are you taking full advantage of what social media can do for you?
To be effective recruiters of people for our clients, we are actively involved in social media activity each day. We update our…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on May 11, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments
By Brett Henry, Technical Recruiter, Edgelink Contract Services.
I started working at EdgeLink, an IT staffing firm, just over one year ago. I had no prior…Continue
Added by EdgeLink on May 9, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
A trusted relationship between an IT recruiter and a candidate is coveted in our business from both perspectives. You don’t…Continue
Added by EdgeLink on May 2, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
When I started recruiting, first few months were a mess and I was in need of guidance. I had some clue on how to go about it as I was in sales earlier however I was still a Beginner. Without a mentor it was difficult. So I thought of sharing some of the basics for the benefit of those like me in my first blog post.
Know your technologies and terms:
As a technology recruiter, learn the basics of technologies you are required to recruit on. Make it a…Continue
Why should I use a recruiter?
You are at your desk, or at home watching TV when you get a call from a recruiter who has found your contact information using the many secrets of the trade (sorry – that’s one secret I intend to keep). Before you hang up the phone, remember that recruiters can hold the keys to the hidden jewels of the job market. Use them and they may just open the door to a new career…Continue
Technology continues to transform job development across the country, impacting the rapid growth of some industries and occupations and the decline in importance of others. Using Boston’s New England BLS Information Office’s report as a tell tale, we see that Massachusetts’ high tech industry, as well as the accompanying occupations, are significant contributors to the overall high tech recruitment market and the Massachusetts…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on April 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Employers had the advantage during the recession. Yet, gone are the days of hiring overqualified candidates at discounted salaries. Job opportunities are on the rise. The best workers have choices and we are currently seeing candidates receive multiple offers at competitive salaries. According to CareerBuilder’s 2012 US Job Forecast, here are the top 4 functional areas that will see the…Continue
Added by Ann Clifford on April 16, 2012 at 10:45pm — No Comments
This post originally appeared here: www.skillstorm.com/blog
The latest commercial from Apple depicts several different people using the new Apple iPad 2 for hobbies they love, whether that’s…Continue