Why Every Leader Should Stop and Take a Look Back at How Far They’ve Come

Just like retrospectives are important after building a software product, looking back at your career is a great way to understand what you’ve learned. Looking back periodically is like restarting your computer; it gives you freshened perspectives. In leadership, reflecting on what you’ve learned is a kind of rite of passage that allows you to… Read More »

Three Lessons You Need to Hear if Changing Direction in Your IT Career

It seems like everyone is changing their jobs these days. It’s true the Great Resignation hit every industry, including IT. IT workers have options now, with many more jobs available than workers to fill them. Most of us are trying to find meaningful work, but many developers tell us they are also conscious of developing… Read More »

How Might an IT Recruiter Help You Keep Your IT Department Running Effectively?

Finding tech talent remains a top concern of the c-suite this year. 2022 was a historically significant year in the demand for IT talent. Despite some widely publicized high-profile layoffs, the truth is that the demand for tech resources remains high. With more than 8.9 million jobs in the U.S. tech sector alone, it’s unlikely… Read More »

Tips for Fostering Your Company Culture in Today’s Virtual Work Environment

  The COVID Effect COVID-19 dramatically changed the way the world works. In a matter of a few months, the pandemic forced millions of employees around the globe to leave their traditional office spaces, to remand themselves to home isolation, and to figure out to keep working their jobs in a 100% remote capacity in… Read More »

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 »