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  IT professionals are reaping the benefits of low unemployment, and that trend is likely to continue into 2017. But how companies are spending their tech budgets is also shifting, and that will impact employment opportunities for those working in the IT arena. To help those working in tech jobs prepare for what the future… Read more »

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  The hiring process is arduous at best, making it a relief once the time to make an offer arrives. But just because an offer is being made, there is no guarantee the candidate will accept. While not every part of the hiring process is under your control, it is disheartening to have qualified professionals… Read more »

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  Since the concept of ‘Big Data’ jumped into the mainstream, data scientists have been getting a lot of attention. However, many have failed to see the importance of those that keep that data flowing: data engineers. While having access to the insights data can provide is important, those results cannot be achieved without the… Read more »

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  It’s no secret that hiring IT professionals has become more challenging. With unemployment amongst tech-oriented workers sitting just below 3 percent, finding the talent you need is a difficult task. That means it is time to rethink the negative connotations of rehiring those who may have chosen to leave. Talented professionals will leave for… Read more »

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  Right now, the IT job market strongly favors the job-seeker over the employer. That means companies need to work even harder to get the talent they require. To separate yourself from the competition, it is vital that you make the best impression possible early in the process. Often, this means presenting an ideal picture… Read more »

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Managing big data is changing the traditional landscape. Systems are being created to sort better and compile information from a wider range of sources. Improved analytics and business intelligence tools automate complex processes that were once solely the domain of a human being. As big data jobs streamline these advanced capabilities, will those working in… Read more »

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As we approach the end of the year, many managers are hit with the task of providing performance reviews for their employees. For some supervisors, this idea conjures up feelings of anxiety as they scramble to create a year-end evaluation worth giving. If you want to make sure that the review you provide is relevant… Read more »

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IT spending is a significant portion of any business’s budget. The costs of maintaining infrastructure and operations can be steep. Factor in the costs of hiring, training and retaining top-tier IT personnel and it can feel like a real challenge to keep the price of doing business down. If you and your business are looking… Read more »

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With the number of programming languages available, it can be challenging to determine if you should specialize of go broad. The landscape can change quickly, turning a once in-demand language into yesterday’s news, or shooting a once-forgotten language into the spotlight. Before you finalize your choice in languages, consider the following points. Skilled Developers Can… Read more »

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Certifications provide you with a window through which to look at a candidate’s qualifications. It can help you assess whether they have the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a position, as well as their personal dedication to the field. However, seeing a list of certifications on an applicant’s resume can’t be the only… Read more »