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Avoiding Technology Burnout

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. How to Avoid the…

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Power BI vs. Tableau

Let’s discuss Business Intelligence tools. Two of the leading tools for data analytics include Power BI and Tableau. They both have very similar capabilities, but do you know what makes them different? Continue reading for the ultimate guide to Power BI vs. Tableau to help determine which data analytics software is best suited for your…

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Remote Project Manager: How to Effectively Manage Projects

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major changes which drastically affected the workforce, regardless of industry, and creating the position of the remote project manager. 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…

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

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 software developer shortage shows no signs of stopping….

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Trends in Job 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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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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IT Security Consultant Spotlight: Steve Csordas

This week, our Consultant Spotlight showcases Steve Csordas, a great technology consultant and friend of Benchmark IT. Steve works in IT Security and Regulatory Compliance for a print and communications services company. We recently spoke to Steve about how he got into technology, his favorite project, and why he relies on Benchmark IT to help…

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Trends in Networking for A Career in Tech

By Mariah Wagner and Samantha Reif Networking for a career in tech 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, Mariah Wagner,…

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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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