Blog - From the Bench

A Resource Guide for Women in Tech

Originally published, March 25, 2019. Updated August 17, 2021. 4.5 min. read. Despite comprising 47% of the US labor force, women in technology are largely underrepresented. Women currently hold 25% of IT jobs. Women of color account for far less, with Asian women comprising just 5% of that number and Black and Hispanic women 3%…

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On the Edge of Tech: How Edge Computing is Changing Business Intelligence

Here’s a fact: over 90% of ALL data ever created was generated in the last two years alone. Every time someone searches Google (almost 70,000 per second), receives an email (over 2.7 million per second), or shares a social media post, exponential amounts of data continue to stockpile. 2021 will see over 6.6 Trillion digital…

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4 Strategies to Advance Your Long-Term Career Goals this Summer

The long, lazy days of summer can make even the most dedicated workers, well, lazy. Now that the world is slowly re-opening from the long-lasting COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to dream of escaping to the beach, mountains, or lake. But before you pack your bags, take some time to think about your current job, this…

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5 Technology Trends to Inspire Your Next Career Move

A recent Time magazine article claimed that “Every Company is a Tech Company Now. The Disruption is Just Beginning.” With it, the list of technology trends and required skills continue to evolve. What are the latest technology trends, and what skills do you need to excel at them? Continue reading to find out. Artificial Intelligence…

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Top Tech Careers of 2020

No doubt we’re all happy to see 2020 in our rearview mirrors and look towards resuming some resemblance of business normalcy and growth in 2021. We expect a renewed focus and integration of IT as a business driver and further growth in technology jobs. Top Tech Occupations by Job Postings in Q3 With most US…

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Avoiding the Burnout Factor

In the age of remote work, there’s one thing we want our clients and candidates to avoid beyond the pandemic: the technology burnout factor. Working from home has become the new normal in our current environment, and a disadvantage that comes with it is the side effect of burning yourself out. Burnout is a state…

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Project Management: How to Effectively Manage Projects Remotely

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major changes which have drastically affected the workforce, regardless of industry. Above all, working remotely is the new normal. Therefore, for some, this is posing challenges in certain roles. In a 2018 study, 70% of professionals world-wide reported they work from home at least once a week. It’s no surprise…

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The Demand is Real: How to Cope with the Shortage of Software Developers

Looking for software developers? You’re not alone. Hiring software developers is the second most common problem among employers today. Demand for software developers will increase by 21% by 2028. This is more than twice as fast as forecasted growth across all other computer occupations (+8.4%). And the shortage of software developers shows no signs of…

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Trends in Referrals and Recommendations

The hiring process is hard enough, but technology candidates can make things easier for themselves with strong, up to date IT career referrals and recommendations. This article will talk about the importance of both recommendations and referrals in your career search. The number one reason technology professionals don’t seek out referrals and recommendations is the…

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Successful Virtual Interview Tips

These days, virtual interviews are the new normal. While several aspects are the same as in-person interviews, there are many nuances you’ll need to consider. Read on for advice on how to make your next video interview a success. Preparing for Your Virtual Interview Tech Check: Like any interview, you only get one chance to…

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