Tag Archives: Employment

New Year, New Career: Job-Seeker Resolutions

Four Goals for IT Professionals in 2015 People tend to focus on health and wellness in the New Year, committing to new diets and exercise regimes. Doing so is commendable, but what about career-oriented goals? January marks the perfect time … Continue reading

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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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How to Define Career Objectives and Preferences

To avoid confusion, this article does not discuss the resume, though aspects do apply to applications and interviews. Instead, let’s revert to square one—the stage before your job hunt commences. It’s important to first assess career objectives and preferences in … 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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Job Hunting while Employed—an Ethical Discussion

Rumours and speculation damage credibility, which, in turn, affect your job hunt—so be discreet if employed but interested in other opportunities. Updating social profiles carelessly (i.e. posting about new jobs) and behaving differently in the office are two red flags … Continue reading

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