Why Finding Cleared Talent is So Difficult

Did you know the number of Americans holding security clearances has dropped by nearly a million since 2013? It’s the perfect storm because the demand for talent with security clearances is at an all-time high and growing every year. Now add in an IT candidate with security clearance and you have a purple unicorn candidate… Read More »

Where Do You See Yourself in the Next 5 Years?

Anyone who’s been in the market for a job has probably heard this interview question, “Where do you see yourself in the next five years?” And if you’ve been in the job market for a while there’s a good chance you fielded the question more than once. While it may sound like a cliché, the… Read More »

How to Improve Your Internal Talent Pipeline

Improving your internal talent pipeline is a type of succession planning necessary for any organization to stay on top of hiring. This is especially true in fields where workers are both highly educated, technically skilled, and hard to find. You have high performers in your company. Here’s how to keep them, grow their careers, and… Read More »

Red Flags to Look for in a Job Description

If you’ve ever landed a job where you realized you didn’t fit, you understand the importance of a good job description. Most of us have had a job where we wished we had known before taking it that it wasn’t going to be as great as we had hoped. Is there a way to find… Read More »

5 Ways to Avoid Hiring Bias

A 2014 research paper spelled it out in a compelling way for corporations: A diverse workforce is a more productive workforce. From gender and culture to race and social characteristics, having a wide-ranging diversity of experiences representing your company makes it better. However, people, being people, are prone to assumptions that affect the hiring process.… Read More »

Look for These 4 Things on IT Candidate Resumes

Many HR teams don’t have technical skills, which makes it more difficult to screen technical candidates. It’s not only hard to find technology candidates, it’s even tougher to discern when candidates are the right ones to fit the job. Here are four signs you have a great candidate just by looking at their resume to… Read More »

What Exactly Does a Software Engineer Role Entail?

If you’re reading this blog, a software engineer had something to do with it. Software engineers are the architects of the computer languages that create the digital technologies you use every day. But what is it, exactly, that these professionals do? What skills do they need? What kinds of jobs do they hold? We have… Read More »

How to Improve Your Remote Company Culture

There is no rule that says your remote teams can’t enjoy workforce culture. In fact, remote teams have their own cultures, and, if you build them right, they will help you retain your workers and keep your teams engaged no matter where they work. Here’s how your remote teams can build a better culture to… Read More »

How to Find Your Niche in IT

There are dozens, hundreds, perhaps thousands of jobs in IT today. If you’re new to the field, that can make it incredibly hard to find the right fit for your mix of skills and interests. At the same time, the chances are high that you’ll find a job. But are you going to find the… Read More »

Resources to Stay Up-to-Date on Advancements in the IT Field

In the world of Big Tech, you stay current or get passed by people that do. Every technologist in the field knows that it’s ever-changing. Whether you’re a project manager or a programmer, a tester or a Cloud Engineer, most people know the only thing that you can count on is change. This means IT… Read More »