Tag Archives: Job Market

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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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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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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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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How Long Does It Take to Land a Career?

Although more anecdotal than scientific, job seekers can anticipate one month of hunting per $10,000 salary. Under this guideline, a $50,000 candidate must hold steady for upwards of five months, just as a $100,000+ candidate needs to wait a year. This … Continue reading

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