Breaking into the CIO or CTO ranks is challenging. But people do it…the question most people have is “How?” To better understand how, it’s important to know why it is so difficult to land that first CIO or CTO position. There are a limited number of C-level opportunities (CIO, CTO, CxO) The number of candidates […]
Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, recently spoke at the SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit to a group of CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. In case you didn’t know, Mr. Travis also served in leadership roles at Papa John’s, Burger King, and Blockbuster. Interestingly, his 4 CIO tips had nothing to do with technology directly. […]
Age, Experience and the Tech Job Search or IT Job Search… Does the number work for you or against you? One of my favorite types of clients to work with is the more “experienced” professional, the one whose been around the tech/engineering fields for a while and has watched the evolution of technology and different […]
Today, I want to use it to talk about some changes occurring in the IT job market that are shifting the landscape of what it means to have a “career in IT.” Right now there seems to be two camps, and they aren’t necessarily opposed to one another. One says that the IT job market is ripe for non-IT people because soft skills are paramount. The other says those with true tech knowledge (and industry experience…and a desire to be more in “management”) will be moved into other business areas within the organization with a dotted line back to old “IT.” Together, these camps create a new image for the IT career path.
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Are You Certain About Your IT Resume? We’ve created a simple way to find out! (Take Our Quiz!) Dear IT Pro, If you’re like most professionals today, the idea of making a career move is a bit daunting. The market is, well, uncertain. It often penalizes you for things you can’t control, like age, gender, too much […]
When it comes to finding the best talent during a tech job search, hiring is an art form that many companies have yet to conquer.
Do IT job trends and IT employment trends show an age and generation gap? Many feel that there is a glaring difference between older and younger workers in the technology arena. At the two ends of the extreme you have: a) Younger workers wanting to get an opportunity to prove themselves, helping their overall marketability […]
Whether you agree with James here or not, he does touch on a key aspect: the cultural mindset about work in the United States is shifting. The expectations we used to have and some of the reasons for working have changed. It should give us all some pause: Why are we doing what we are doing?