Is 2023 the Year You Take a Risk and Find a New Job?

Don’t let talk of a potential recession and news of job layoffs deter you from considering a new career path in IT. The industry remains robust, particularly if you have cybersecurity, big data, or AI skills. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a 35% increase in IT job growth by the decade’s end.… Read More »

Can Planning Too Much Actually Be a BAD Thing?

There’s that moment in Jurassic Park where things start to go awry with the controlled environment of those manufactured dinosaurs. Jeff Goldblum’s comment, “Life finds a way,” applies to more than this movie, though. Sometimes our best-laid plans simply don’t work. Life finds a way to smash through our ability to control our schedules. You… Read More »

Is the IT Job Market Really Tough to Break Into? Or Can You Find a Job with a Recent IT Degree?

You’ve probably heard that it’s hard to break into your first IT job straight out of college. Many employers seem to want years of experience in the field for the jobs they’re hiring for. However, you have one big thing riding in your favor: thousands of IT jobs in the coming years will be unfilled.… Read More »

The Key to Staying Productive and On-Track When Working from Home

  Today, if your job allows it, you’re probably working from home, according to Pew Research. About 60% of workers work remotely at least a few days a week. But if you’re working from home, it’s sometimes easy to fall off the productivity wagon. How can you stay consistently productive even while working from home?… Read More »

How to Prevent Cyberattacks and Other Digital Risks

  There are more than 35 million cyberattacks in the U.S. every year and that number is increasing. Cybercrime increased by 81% between 2019 and 2020 and then again by another 7% in 2021. Cybercrime costs American businesses about $7 billion annually. But that’s not all. The attacks on remote desktop protocols, so crucial to… Read More »

Why Every Hiring Manager Should Trust a Recruiting Partner with Their Hiring in 2023

Why do companies really work with staffing agencies? If you’re looking for technology workers, there’s simply no better way to find talent. In 2023, the IT talent shortage will be far from over; predictions say by 2030, more than 85 million jobs will go unfilled. Korn Ferry calls it an $8.5 million shortage. So, why… Read More »

Considering a Remote IT job? Here Are 5 Tips to Make Your Home Office HIGHLY Productive

Your home office matters more than ever before when you’re a remote worker. That space can make or break your productivity; after all, there is the potential for all kinds of distractions when you work from home. You need your office space to enhance your productivity not distract from it. Ironically, having an empty room… Read More »

How to Develop Effective Work Relationships

Okay, developers, the days of hiding in your cubicle are over. Most IT job candidates understand the importance of working with a team to complete a complex software or hardware project. But sometimes, it’s hard to build these bridges between teams. So how can you develop effective work relationships, even if you’re working remotely? This… Read More »

What to Avoid When Hiring IT Talent

These days, finding IT talent is worse than finding a needle in a haystack, particularly for some jobs. Sometimes, it’s much worse. For example, you may think you’ll take on just about anything and anyone when looking at job candidates because you need people, and you needed them yesterday. But consider the effect of one… Read More »

How to Make Sure Your Virtual Meeting Runs Smoothly

Since the pandemic, we’ve learned to adapt to screen-to-screen communications, and it appears that Zoom or other types of virtual meetings are here to stay. However, some virtual meetings are better than others. We’ve all experienced that awkward virtual meeting where people talk over each other, the meeting that starts late and lacks an agenda,… Read More »