IT job market experiencing boom
CHICAGO, IL -- Even with the unemployment rate at 7.9%, the number of new jobs for IT professionals is now at levels high enough for IT managers to say IT is in full recovery mode, according to an analysis from Janco Associates. "There has been more than 200,000 IT jobs added in the last three months," said Victor Janulaitis, CEO of Janco Associates. "That level of additional IT employment is robust enough to be called a boom."
"When we looked at the number of IT pros employed and compared that with our own survey of 106 CIOs in North America, we concluded that the hiring freezes of 2008-2012 have been lifted. We are seeing greater demand for IT professionals who can address demands placed on CIOs for more Web-enabled applications." IT management positions dominate near-term hiring plans, particularly IT middle management--8% of CIOs reported middle management hiring plans in that time frame. Within six months to a year, the plans shift focus almost exclusively to filling out IT staffs.
In a continuing survey of CIOs, Janco found many are cautious but feel that overall hiring will improve in 2013. In telephone interviews of 106 U.S.-based CIOs, Janco found that CIOs are closely managing their overall FTE (full time equivalent) headcount levels and only adding staff for critical new developments. In addition, CIOs are looking for particular sets of skills to meet the demands of mobile computing and toward implementation processes."
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- Has a lackluster resume response rate left you wondering if your resume or the job market is to blame for your shortage of interviews? Take a quick look at this list of mediocre resume components to help determine if your resume is to blame for your interview famine.
6 job-hunting tips for older workers
NEW YORK, NY -- Whether it's for personal satisfaction or financial need, many retirees want to work after retirement. Here are some job-hunting tips below for older workers:
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DENVER, CO -- Here are some advanced job-finding strategies that go beyond the traditional advice. (Note that I said job finding; not job seeking. Let 2013 be the year you identify yourself as a job finder, not an unemployed person.)
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LAS VEGAS, NV -- The sluggish economy has prompted many to consider starting their own businesses - or simply taking a more entrepreneurial approach to their career and life. Here are three ways entrepreneurship is changing for the better.
It's Becoming More Global. Entrepreneurship can be a powerful driver of job creation, innovation, and trade. Other countries are increasingly tapping its potential. That means more opportunity and economic activity and in a globalized society, the benefits redound to all of us.
It's Opening Up for Women. The venture capital industry is notoriously devoid of women, and with its emphasis on funding serial entrepreneurs, it can be hard for outsiders to break into the club. If we go back to 1995-1999, when the VC industry was at its peak, during that period of time only 6% of businesses funded by VCs had women on the management team. But these days, venture capital isn't the only game in town. The rise of angel investing and crowdsourcing platforms has opened up funding opportunities for women.
It's Merged with Design Thinking. Entrepreneurship is a method, a set of skills and it's learnable. So how do you teach it? Try starting out with this approach and ask: Who am I? What are my capabilities? What do I enjoy doing? Based on that, you can start to think about what are some possibilities you might approach.
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