When You and Your Technical Recruiter Aren’t a Good Match

Choosing – or finding – the right technical recruiter for you can be vitally important in your IT job search Whether you love technical recruiters or avoid them like the plague, the fact is they do play a part in the IT hiring process. In fact, in today’s tech job market, they play an even […]

Hacker-Proof: How Next Big IT Push Relates to Your Next Job

In TechCrunch’s New Year’s Eve post on projected IT trends in 2015, venture capitalist Steve Herrod wrote “there will be hacks.” As we witnessed in 2014 with the major cyber attacks of the likes of eBay, Target, JPMorgan, and Sony, even the biggest companies are not immune to hacks. And, when you’re an IT professional, […]

Protecting the Tech Career You’ve Built

We get a lot of questions about what we mean when we say “protecting” or refer to “career protection.” The following presentation tells the story of how this idea of protection took root and how it has evolved into everything we do at ITtechExec and NoddlePlace. It is our sincere belief that in today’s market, […]

How Many Certifications Do You Really Need?

Job-changers and entry-level job-seekers alike all seem to have the same question: Should I spruce up my resume with extra certifications? And if so, how many do I need to get the job of my dreams? The answer? It depends. Of course, showing off your skills and education is a good thing — but so […]

The Real Skinny on Prepping for the 2015 Job Market

Great news: Bloomberg reports that after November’s remarkable hiring surge, the job market is expected to grow in 2015. If you’ve been stuck in a non-ideal or part-time job and are looking to make a strategic career move, now is the best time to do it. The way we hire and work is changing now […]

Results of Corporate Entrepreneur Poll

Last week I put out a call for responses to a poll asking our audience what the phrase “corporate entrepreneur” meant to them. This topic of corporate entrepreneurship will encompass my contribution to my upcoming book Uncommon with Brian Tracy (Spring 2015), and I wanted to get a sense of what professionals out there thought […]

Tech Jobs Remain on Top

In this infographic of the top 12 jobs in 2014 from Job Cluster.com, we see tech positions continuing to rank on top with double-digit growth in most of these positions from 2010 to 2013.

Which IT Roles Are the Hardest to Fill?

Recently, Rich Hein of CIO.com posted the results of a TEKsystems survey of 244 CIOs, CTOs, and other IT execs across several industries. The survey identified the following 9 IT roles as the most difficult to fill.

Most In-Demand Programming Languages for 2014

eWeek recently released its top 10 list of most in-demand programming languages for 2014. No surprise…Java and JavaScript top the list.

Software Engineers, Is Growth Hacking in Your Future?

Perhaps when you began your software engineering career, you didn’t imagine that someday you might take on a role at a startup with one primary objective: growth…using your design and development skills to lead engineering teams to create innovative ways to market on the Internet. From A/B tests to landing pages to viral factors to email and open graph, software engineers are using their toolboxes to transforming marketing.

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