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Learning to Interview “Coders”

Learning to Interview “Coders”

January 4, 2013

Even if you don’t have an IT background, performing a technical interview isn’t some arcane task requiring a person with an advanced engineering degree. Thankfully, there are a few easy to follow steps to ensure that potential candidate gets a proper vetting. Know the Position Requirements Make sure you intimately understand the technical experience and […]

Should You Say “Thanks, but No Thanks?”

December 27, 2012

Even with the current down economy, opportunities for experienced technical workers, including programmers, designers, business analysts, and network engineers, remain abundant.  Given that environment, sometimes it makes sense to turn down a lucrative job offer if you are confident another one will be coming down the pike. But before making a final decision, you should […]

Calling All Mobile Developers

December 14, 2012

There’s no denying the continued growth of mobile technology. From the iPad mini to the Samsung Galaxy Note to even Microsoft’s new Surface tablet, these latest gadgets are driving the demand for apps, which in turn drives the demand for mobile developers. Whatever your programming experience, rest assured there are many transferable skills when making […]

Work-Life Balance is Key for Tech Companies

December 7, 2012

For many IT professionals, finding the proverbial balance between their day job and family life can be a difficult proposition. Time spent on call, projects that last longer than expected, or just the general stress of work combine to hamper an employee’s quality of life. Why is this important to your company? Happier workers perform […]

How to be a Top Candidate and Land Your Dream Job

November 30, 2012

Even in today’s down economy, your IT dream job is out there. Finding it takes research, dedication, and persistence as well as following a clear plan to reach your goal. Sharpen your technical skills and learn what it takes to be a top candidate. Set Attainable Goals and Follow a Plan to Achieve Them After […]

Preparing for the Departure of an IT Staff Member

November 23, 2012

Given the amount of turnover in the IT industry, it is not unexpected to have to deal with the loss of a valuable member of your technical staff. While some temporary issues may arise out of an employee moving on to a new situation, having an actionable plan already in place goes a long way […]

The “Cloud” Isn’t Raining On Your Job Search

November 16, 2012

Cloud computing means more than just the latest technology buzzword; it is a fundamental shift in the way enterprises of all sizes run their business. According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, over half of all IT server activity will be cloud-based by 2014. For the savvy technology careerist, this undeniable migration to the cloud […]

How to Find “Star” IT Talent

November 13, 2012

Finding that perfect technical employee out of hundreds of resumes or emails needn’t be an impossible task. There are clear and easy steps to follow to ensure you hire the best possible talent to help your company implement an enhanced Linux server infrastructure, design a new Rails website, or engineer the latest NoSQL database application. […]

Become a “Top Candidate” By Increasing Your Hireability

November 9, 2012

In today’s competitive employment landscape it is vital to make yourself the best possible candidate for both IT staffing firms as well as the companies who may hire you permanently. Thankfully, there are a few well-defined steps you can take to improve your technical skills and thus your marketability, making you stand out amongst the […]

Want to Reduce Your Hiring Costs and Stress? Then Start Staffing Strategically.

November 2, 2012

The best way to deal with stress due to hiring costs involves focusing on workforce planning and strategic staffing. Having a plan in place when trying to find a candidate helps to improve the overall quality of the applicant pool, while making sure you end up with the best possible employee. Top Steps in Creating […]

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