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Market Watch: Hot IT Jobs in 2015

Results from the 2015 ComputerWorld Forecast Survey are in. Of the 194 IT executives questioned, a quarter intends to increase IT staff in the New Year, particularly in areas associated with infrastructure expansion. The chart below summarizes the results, ranking … Continue reading

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Is There an Opportune Time to Job Hunt?

Seasonal employment trends often correlate with fiscal quarters—a reason why November and December are usually slowest. Leading up to the New Year, businesses exhaust the last of their budgets on long-term initiatives, leaving few resources for hiring new employees. However, once … Continue reading

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Big Data Talent Gap Survey 2014

New data reveal a shortage of 150,000 IT professionals with deep analytical skills in the U.S., a large enough number to inspire Ryerson University’s Big Data Consortium—a national private-public sector consortium involved in the examination of Big Data and Advanced … Continue reading

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Market Value Gains for IT Skills in North America

The Q2-2014 IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index, produced and distributed by Foote Partners, reports fifth-consecutive market gains for both certified and non-certified IT skills. In terms of salary, research shows that employed professionals received modest pay increases for numerous … Continue reading

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RBC Joins TD and CIBC in Backing CanWIT

Recently announced, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) became the third financial institution to sponsor the non-profit Canadian Women in Information Technology (CanWIT), an organization dedicated to promoting young women in tech-based roles. Through this agreement, each organization will contribute … Continue reading

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The Bilingual Job Seeker in Canada

IT professionals need to know many programming languages, but how about human languages? The fact that Canada boasts two official languages should indicate the fact job seekers with knowledge of French and English possess an advantage. But did you know they … Continue reading

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A Brief Look at First Quarter 2014

Although not all reports have surfaced, some information is available on the IT sector’s performance during first quarter 2014. Following such trends can help job seekers identify current prospects and forecast opportunities. Let’s see what this year’s first few months … Continue reading

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