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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. Working remotely is the new normal and for some, 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 this number has…

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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—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 stopping. Read on…

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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 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 awkwardness of…

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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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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? 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. There were many perceptions driving the opposition, including 1) loss of productivity, 2) lack of communication and collaboration, 3) information security, 4) infrastructure issues, and 5) lack of “eyes on” staff management. Now, roughly 15 weeks into…

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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. We wanted to share a variety of notable online technology certifications and skills training resources that are available to you. Now is…

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