There might be record demand for talent in the tech industry, but that does not mean that IT pros have it made. Intense hiring competition has businesses everywhere making lofty promises in order to secure a desperately needed skill set only to fall short on the delivery. After all, it’s easy for your employer to say that they value your IT career but an entirely different endeavor for them to prove it. Here are five surefire signs that you’re working for a great technology employer.Read More
It’s no secret that the tech industry is extremely competitive when it comes to landing talent. Because of the state of IT and the field’s skills shortage, budgets have become one of the most talked about topics when looking at hiring for the next quarter or year. That means hiring managers are often in desperate need of tech pros regardless of cost, while HR or Talent Acquisition is tasked with keeping the company’s spend from ballooning out of control. It’s a fine balance, but the execution of your business’ tech goals depend on a healthy IT hiring budgetRead More
It’s something hiring managers everywhere have encountered firsthand: experienced engineering talent is hard to find. Similar to the hiring problem in the IT industry, the demand for engineers is extremely high, far outpacing the supply of available talent. While there’s a skills shortage that makes hiring difficult, it’s not impossible. There are great engineers out there; it’s just a matter of reaching them, grabbing their attention, and garnering their interest.Read More
In our recent column, 4 Reasons Building Relationships Helps Build Your Tech Career, we outlined why relationships are important to your career. Today we’d like to highlight one particular relationship you should consider cultivating – a relationship with a tech recruiter.Read More
Working in a highly technical field, it’s easy to concentrate on growing your skill set rather than on building relationships. After all, technology evolves at a break-neck pace, demanding that IT professionals keep up if they want to remain successful. However, a healthy tech career is a well-rounded one. Today, over 70% of all jobs are found through networking. Even if you aren’t currently job searching, your career does not exist in a bubble. Building relationships with those around you can help advance your tech career in several key ways.Read More
Today’s profound IT skills shortage makes hiring in tech difficult, but the good news is that there’s a natural boost to the talent pool on its way. Young tech talent entering the workforce can be a big help to businesses with skilled positions that go unfilled for months on end. While Millennials have often stolen the spotlight in this regard, how many more Millennials will enter the industry now that they’re outside of college and employed in other fields? It’s Generation Z that is already making an impact in IT and shaping the direction of the tech industry.Read More
It’s hard to find an industry that technology hasn’t touched. The fingerprints of the IT field are everywhere, ingraining tech pros within sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace, and telecommunications. The finance industry is no different, with the rise of Financial Technology (FinTech), short for financial technology, making a dramatic impact. As the very fabric of financial institutions changes and becomes increasingly reliant on technological advancement, it is affecting tech hiring everywhere.Read More
At a time when each open IT position in a company represents an outright battle to find and hire a great tech pro, it’s easy to think that the best approach is to act quickly and bypass anything that seems like it might slow you down. In many cases, this may mean that departmental managers and executives are involved but may fail to take Human Resources into account. Fairly or not, HR is sometimes seen as a hindrance rather than a help, especially when hiring specialized talent like technical or IT workers. However, for those recruiting top tech talent, it’s necessary to understand the significant impact the HR department can have on hiring success or failure.Read More
The old adage is true: good people are hard to find. In many industries, and especially when it concerns IT talent, open roles drastically outnumber skilled professionals. Naturally, organizations respond to this skills shortage by ramping up recruiting efforts, but this often results in an increased response from unqualified applicants. While the overall quality of your recruiting strategy is important, the state of your candidate screening process can singlehandedly determine hiring success or failure.Read More
Do you find the Olympics inspiring?Do you think to yourself – maybe I could do that?
Or maybe more realistically, you’ve found yourself thinking – that reminds me of…
That’s what I’ve found myself doing over the past two weeks. In between being awed by the skill of the athletes, and moved by so many of their personal stories, I found parallels to my job and my company ATR International.
Never give up.