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Hiring 2021: A Dive into the Benchmark IT Salary and Hiring Guide

After a year like no other, we can finally say good riddance to 2020 and look positively towards the future. While the pandemic saw record unemployment rates across the nation, the impact on technology jobs and salaries remains negligible. That said, we’ve seen dramatic changes in the way we hire, work, and live. The 2021…

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The Benefits of 5G

New technology is just over the horizon. Above all, it provides many benefits for individuals and businesses. We’re talking about 5G, the fifth generation of mobile wireless communications technology. It’s the latest advancement in cellular technology. First, 5G offers an increase in speed and responsiveness. Second, it offers greater capacity, and lower latency. Lastly, it’s…

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Upskilling Your Employee’s Technology Careers

Does your team possess the technical know-how they need to succeed? Do you invest in their technology careers? Upskilling is the process of teaching your current employees new technology skills. Technology is everchanging and constantly evolving. As a result, this means there’s always the possibility of a technical skills gap within your organization. However, 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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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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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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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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Meet the Team: Samantha Reif

Meet Samantha Reif! Samantha is a Technical Recruiter at Benchmark IT and founding member of Women with WITS – Women in Tech: Stamford. We had a great chat with Samantha to discuss how she got into technology staffing, her role as a recruiter and working with women in tech, and the excitement of working with…

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