The recruiting process is a sales process, where companies paint a picture of what life is like for those who work there. But it’s a concept organizations often miss: They focus so much on a candidate’s qualifications and skills that they forget the importance of creating a strong candidate experience.
As information technology becomes more integrated with business, soft skills have evolved into required smarts for most IT professionals. Gone are the days when IT folks sat behind a computer in an out-of-the-way office with no need to interact with others. If you’re a tech professional today, you must be able to work with your business colleagues and speak in terms they understand. This isn’t a requirement for just the higher-ranking IT professionals.
Heavy workloads and a feeling of always being behind are pervasive issues in the U.S. workforce, specifically in my area of focus – the Software Product Development space. So what are the causes and how can you lessen the problem?
WinterWyman Search’s Information Technology practice has filled over 300 jobs in the network, business systems and database engineering fields over the past several years. The information presented below draws on this wealth of data. All information in this report is for the prior 12 months.
This is an interesting time for CIOs aspiring to become CEOs. With so many organizations, regardless of industry, positioning themselves as “technology companies” (hello GE!), CIOs have increased influence on their company’s business and have gained valuable experience beyond the expected realm of technology. If you are a CIO looking to become CEO, here are some things you can do to set yourself up for the promotion.
The technical interview remains one of, if not the most, challenging types of interviews a candidate will experience. But, through practice, communication and preparation, you can and will position yourself to leave the most accurate impression and assessment of your skills.
To stay competitive, remain attractive to employers and become experts in their field, programmers need to select and work on a few key growth areas. Here are eight ways to stay sharp while expanding your skills and marketability.