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New Trends in Release Management

Are you ready to talk tech? We’re excited to announce the launch of Benchmark IT – Tech Talk. This installment features Senior Release Engineer, Peter Bradeen. We caught up with Peter to discuss the latest trends and what’s hot in release management and DevOps. Continue reading to learn more! Peter, what are the hot areas…

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Effective Remote Working Tactics

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

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Trends in Virtual Hiring and Onboarding

It’s hard to believe that just a few short weeks ago, the idea of using video to conduct a first or second interview was something of a novelty. Most of our New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut-based clients preferred the standard practice of an initial phone screen. A series of in-person interviews then followed. The…

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Get Your Technology Certifications! 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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How a Technology Candidate Can Use LinkedIn to Manage Their Career in IT Effectively

This week we’re excited to host our guest Dan Fisher, Founder and Managing Director of Menemsha Group, a training and solutions firm that specializes in IT recruitment. We spoke to Dan about how candidates in the technology industry can best leverage their LinkedIn profiles to help find a career in IT. A strong LinkedIn profile…

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Consultant Spotlight: Bert Madwed

We’re excited to announce the first in a series of blog articles called Consultant Spotlight. Each article will shine a spotlight on one of the many great consultants Benchmark IT works with on a regular basis. Our inaugural Consultant Spotlight features longtime Benchmark IT consultant and friend, Bert Madwed. We recently sat down with Bert…

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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 job,…

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Find Tech Talent Amid A Worker Shortage

Imagine that you have an open IT position within your organization. The job offer includes a good salary, great benefits, company perks, and growth opportunities. The candidate will play a crucial role on the tech team, but there is one problem – an IT worker shortage. As a result, you can’t find tech talent who…

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Future Benefits of Blockchain Technology

In the 1960s, when computer scientists at MIT were studying how computers might change the world, no one would have predicted what the benefits of blockchain technology would become. This was years before the introduction of the first personal computer. It was before Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the Apple I. It was long…

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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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