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How to Leverage the Tech Talent Shortage in Your Next Job Search

We hear about the talent shortage and low unemployment rate virtually every day.  Many companies are rightfully worried about retaining employees to help grow their business or attracting highly skilled workers to fill specific roles. On the flipside, today’s tech talent shortage can offer career growth and development opportunities that might not have existed previously….

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‘Tis the Season for Workplace Stress: How to Effectively Manage the Holidays as an IT Professional

‘Tis the Season for Workplace Stress: How to Effectively Manage the Holidays as an IT Professional Is the constant stream of holiday music in shopping malls, supermarkets, and elevators making you crazy? Is the mashup of holiday parties and year-end deadlines on top of personal and family obligations giving you hives? You’re not alone. IT…

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Why You Didn’t Land the IT Role You Wanted

Why You Didn’t Land the IT Role You Wanted Even in a record-low unemployment market, employers have high standards when it comes to their next IT hire. While some employers may have unrealistic job requirements and continue to search for that elusive “purple squirrel,” even minor missteps in the process can knock an otherwise qualified…

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What to Look for When Picking an IT Recruiter

Your career is important, and it’s not always easy to navigate open positions and catch a hiring manager’s eye. When it comes to finding your next job and staying on course to meet your long-term goals, having the right IT recruiter by your side can make all the difference. So how do you know when…

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The Jobseeker’s Dilemma: The Downside of a Candidates’ Market

With an abundance of tech jobs but a shortage of talent, it should be a jobseeker’s dream market. Individuals can finally sit in the driver’s seat and steer their ideal careers. However, many candidates aren’t feeling this power in this jobseekers market. With so much demand and so little tech talent supply, there has been…

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