Are You An In Demand IT Professional? You Want To Work With ATR International

By ATR International |   Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

hear-from-you.pngAre you a C++, Java, or .NET Developer? Then we want to talk to you! Do you have seven or more years of experience? We really want to meet you!

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Thinking About Being an IT Contractor? Here's What You Need to Know (Part l)

By ATR International |   Wed, Feb 24, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

If you’re in the IT industry you’ve probably wondered at one time or another about working as a contractor. IT companies utilized contingent workforce strategies earlier and continue to do so at higher levels than many other organizations and industries, so the opportunities have been around for a while. Furthermore, the freelance or gig economy trend is frequently in the news and brings more attention to contract or project based work.

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Top-Paying IT Certifications

By ATR International |   Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Recently, Global Knowledge, a leading learning services and professional development solutions provider, released the results of their 2015 IT Skills and Salary Survey. They received responses from more than 11,000 IT and business professionals in North America, and the survey has a number of interesting findings and information to report. One that caught our eye right away was the 15 Top-Paying IT Certifications.

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Do Certifications Really Help IT Job Seekers?

By Jeff Monaghan, Director of Marketing |   Tue, Dec 02, 2014 @ 08:16 AM

As an IT professional you know how quickly things can change.  Innovation and new technology constantly drives the industry forward.  Smart IT professionals know that they have to stay abreast of changes and developments both so they can bring the latest technology and best practices to their company and so they remain relevant and highly employable in their career. 
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You Don't Need A Resume If You're Looking For An IT Job

By ATR International |   Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 08:13 AM

You are a busy IT professional. You may be happy in your current position or you may not, but either way, it is likely that the thought of what else lies out there for you professionally has crossed your mind. Could I make more money? Find a great place to work that is closer to home? Or perhaps in a new state? A position with more responsibility?

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3 Hiring Lessons From The Tech Giants

By ATR International |   Tue, Jun 17, 2014 @ 08:24 AM

There is little disagreement that hiring the right people is the most important part of building a successful company. Finding the best employees to fill the proper roles is what makes a company hum. There are many steps to accomplishing this, the most important of which is often the interview. This is why it was so surprising to hear recent stories of how some tech giants are going about hiring.

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The Truth About Salary and IT Workers.

By ATR International |   Thu, Jun 05, 2014 @ 08:12 AM

InformationWeek’s Annual Salary Survey is out and as always provides an interesting look at IT salaries and great insight into what IT workers are thinking about. If you work in the IT industry or employ IT workers, you’ll want to read it. For InformationWeek’s summary of all the results, click here. If nothing else, we all like to compare what we make with what others do! 

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How To Recruit Software Engineers

By ATR International |   Tue, Apr 01, 2014 @ 08:52 AM

The search for the best ways of attracting and retaining talent is a never ending quest and there is no shortage of advice available on how to do it.  One nearly universally accepted truth is that it helps to know what your workers want. Money is not the only motivating factor and sometimes not the most important one. We’ve written about this before in Staffing 360 (Are you Building Temples? and Training and Opportunity Key to Employee Retention). Today we offer you a quick reminder of many of things we’ve reported before. Glassdoor has put together a good infographic specific to recruiting software engineers, and it concurs on many fronts with what we’ve said previously. 

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How To Write Job Description That Will Attract Top Technical Talent

By ATR International |   Thu, Jan 23, 2014 @ 10:28 AM

Trying to find top talent is especially challenging these days in the IT industry.  Many of the top performers, those with the most desirable skills and experience, are already employed.  Those that are actively looking are heavily wooed, have their pick of the opportunities, and don’t last on the market long.  Every interaction you have with a potential candidate influences their opinion of your company.  Every facet of the experience is a potential to win them over or to turn them off.

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Training and Opportunity Key to IT Employee Retention

By ATR International |   Thu, Oct 31, 2013 @ 09:41 AM

Retaining employees is always a hot topic but never more so than when talent is scarce.  Even if you find a great new hire to replace someone who leaves, there is always time and expense related to training and getting them up to speed. Whether it’s a contractor who leaves before a project’s completion or a permanent employee who jumps to a rival company, retaining your critical IT personnel is important. It’s no wonder that managers are always thinking about how to keep their good employees happy and loyal.  I’ve written about this before, and almost felt that perhaps it was too soon to mention it again, but it’s been since last spring that I reminded our readers of some of the things they can do to address the issue of retention.  

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