5 Tips for Navigating the Current IT Job Market
It should be no surprise that the most likely IT hires are those who continuously sharpen their skills, build their networks and keep themselves visible to employers. Datamation looks at how to do this as well as the skills most in demand.
The most desirable IT hires are those who continuously sharpen their skills, build their networks and keep themselves visible to employers. Here's how to do that.
Conditions remain challenging for IT professionals seeking work, but several signs suggest that hiring may heat up soon.
According to the latest Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, 82 percent of CIOs polled are confident about their firms' prospects for growth in the third quarter of 2010. For the third straight quarter, they're also expecting staff size to rise at an increasing rate. Meanwhile, most CIOs (63 percent) say IT understaffing is affecting their ability to implement innovative or emerging technologies.
Many employers, however, are still taking extra time to identify and secure the best candidates. They know the job market now includes many accomplished workers who would be unavailable in more prosperous times.
In such a competitive environment, standing out takes more effort than in the past. Even highly skilled IT workers must take steps to ensure that their skills and experience -- and how they present those assets -- match employers' needs.
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