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More Insights About Working From Home

Highlights from the Benchmark IT “Work from Home” Survey In June, Benchmark IT released our “Work from Home” survey, which detailed the perspectives of over 350 respondents about what it was like working from home amid COVID-19. The survey results are top lined in the infographic below, and the full report is available for download…

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Trends in Networking for Your Tech Career

By Mariah Wagner and Samantha Reif When it comes to your tech career, networking will always be essential. Even in today’s socially distanced environment, networking occurs in many different ways. With that said, what is your networking approach? For instance, do you know how to use networking to your advantage? Benchmark IT’s Senior Technical Recruiter,…

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Insights from Tri-State Area IT Professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Four months ago, many companies were opposed to the idea of their staff and consultants working from home. This included IT professionals as well. There were many perceptions driving the opposition. Perceptions included:  loss of productivity  lack of communication and collaboration  information security  infrastructure issues  lack of “eyes on” staff management   Now, roughly 15…

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How to be Productive Working From Home in Today’s World

Most of us are at least six weeks into the “new normal” of working remotely, and if you’ve never worked from home before, you’ve likely experienced some challenges getting used to it. In this article, you’ll find tips on how to be productive and maintain a reasonable work-life balance in today’s world. Treat Every Day…

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Time to Get Certified! Check Out These Options

These days many of us are looking for productive ways to fill down-time. While many are working remotely, some people are actively looking to enhance their careers and prepare for their next opportunity. Therefore, we wanted to share a variety of notable online technology certifications and skills training resources that are available to you. Now…

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Using LinkedIn to Manage Your IT Career Effectively

By Dan Fisher This week we’re excited to host our guest Dan Fisher, Founder and Managing Director of Menemsha Group, a training and solutions firm specializing in IT recruitment. We spoke to Dan about how IT candidates can best leverage their LinkedIn profile. A strong linkedin profile helps IT candidates to manage their tech career…

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What Is Your Technology Resume Lacking?

  By James Shen and Mariah Wagner Many candidates come to Benchmark IT asking what their resume is lacking. The truth is, there are many aspects to a resume that can make or break your chances of landing an interview. It’s important to remember that the point of a resume isn’t to get you a…

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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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How to Leave Your Tech Job Without Sinking Your Career

There are endless tips and strategies on how to start and succeed in a new IT role. But what happens when it’s time to leave your tech job? Maybe your current contract is coming to an end, and you want to make a graceful exit. Or perhaps you’ve been offered an exciting new position and…

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4 Skills Project Managers Need to Ace That Phone Interview

Looking to land your next role as a project manager? A phone interview is usually the first major hurdle along the way. They are often just a segue into an in-person interview. They establish your credibility and lay the groundwork to move the process forward. Also, they are the first chance to showcase your skills…

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