Archive for July 2015

Is There Really an IT Talent Shortage? Jul 29 , 2015

If you talk to IT hiring managers and their colleagues, many would probably tell you that there is a definite shortage of the kind of candidates they need to fill positions in their companies. An Information Week study yielded 73-88% of respondents who indicated a talent shortage in one or more areas of information technology, depending on the …

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How to Find Your Next Job Through Social Media Jul 29 , 2015

Social media fosters powerful connections between people that can be of assistance when looking for a new IT job opportunity. Making social media an important part of your job search is not just a nice idea, it can actually be more effective than job boards in some cases. The secret of social media's success as a job search aid is in its l…

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Thought Leader Series: What You Need to Know About Social Recruiting Jul 29 , 2015

Joydeep Bhattacharya holds a decade of experience in online marketing and is the author of the SEO blog Seosandwitch.com, where he regularly shares his ideas and experiences. You can follow him on Twitter. As with everything else in the world, traditional methods of recruitment have been affected by the Internet and social media; now, s…

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Streamlining the Hiring Process Jul 22 , 2015

Making the hiring process simpler makes staffing your company more manageable.

If the IT recruitment and hiring process wasn't complex and time consuming, companies wouldn't need hiring managers. There are things IT hiring managers can do, however, to simplify the hiring process and make it not only more manageable, but m…

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Online Etiquette for IT Job Seekers Jul 22 , 2015

It's important to observe online etiquette, or netiquette, when looking for an IT job.

With many job applications being done online these days, it is important for IT job seekers to know the proper way to conduct themselves online. By respecting boundaries and demonstrating respect for hiring personnel, you will avoid obstacles that cou…

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What To Do After the Interview Jul 15 , 2015

To stand out from others interviewed, follow-up is crucial.

In the IT field, competition for quality jobs can be fierce. When you finally get an interview for a job you really want, you should pull out all the stops in order to make a good impression. But more and more, IT job candidates are finding that it isn't enough to h…

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4 IT Staffing Challenges and How to Solve Them Jul 15 , 2015

Optimizing the number of IT staff can be a challenge.

The quality of a company's IT staff is perhaps more important than for any other area of the company. If IT staff don't know their stuff, the entire infrastructure of the company is at risk of failure. Finding and keeping quality IT staff is filled with challenges. H…

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Getting an IT Interview: Ways to Stand Out Jul 8 , 2015

Getting an interview isn't easy, but it can happen with the right skills.
For desirable IT jobs, the competition is fierce. Hundreds of resumes may be received for one open position, depending on the area, the salary and the company. How do you get stand out from the crowd and get an interview that will lead to a job? Many of the t…

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9 IT Staffing Trends You Should Know About Jul 8 , 2015

IT staffing is a complex need of many companies.

Few fields experience change as rapidly as information technology. As companies perpetually seek technological solutions to their problems, information technology innovates to provide the needed solutions. This rapid change leads to ever-evolving needs in IT staffing. Here are…

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What to Do Immediately When Your Employee Leaves Your Company Jul 1 , 2015

Does this sound familiar? You've been trying to track down a billing issue with one of your suppliers for over a month. After sending yet another follow-up email to your account manager, you finally receive a response. It starts out by saying "So-and-So is no longer with our company..." The first thing that probably crosses your mind is how lon…

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Getting Creative with Your Online Portfolio Jul 1 , 2015

When it comes time to build an online portfolio, you want to create something that delivers the right message and a great first impression, but also doesn't go overboard. Read on to discover the five best elements to include when creating a site to highlight your resume and achievements.

Try to Get Your Name as a Domain …

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Making a Job Offer They Can't Refuse Jul 1 , 2015

The road to "you're hired" can be a bumpy one for both hiring manager and candidate.

The factor that makes IT recruitment somewhat difficult is that there are still many job openings in the field and not as many quality candidates as there might be in some other fields. Here are some tricks for getting your preferred IT cand…

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What Not to Say in an IT Job Interview Jul 1 , 2015

Interviews can be nerve-wracking, but be careful what you say.

In a job interview, just a few words can mean the difference between a job offer and a "no, thank you." You want to avoid turning off an interviewer at all costs. While different people will have different interview pet peeves, there are some rather universal sta…

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