Tag: Business Intelligence

The Modern-Day CTO Recap

The Modern-Day CTO Recap

CTO resume adviceThe modern-day CTO role is somewhat different from 20 years ago. As more companies become tech-based organizations, the need to a CTO has expanded. Some companies now blur the lines between the CIO and CTO.  So our panel tweeted about these distinctions and about how a CTO candidate should position themselves in today’s job market.

To review a recap of the #TCFchat, you can go to the Storify page. Or you can view the recap directly on the Tech Career Forum LinkedIn discussion page.

Feel free to share your own thoughts and comments here or on the Tech Career Forum LinkedIn group, which you are welcome to join!

The CTO Role in 2013

The CTO Role in 2013

toon907The role of CTO has changed over the years. As a result, companies are looking for different skill sets today compared with 15 or 20 years ago when recruiting a new CTO.
Join us to discuss this topic in our next Tech Career Forum twitter chat on Wednesday 2/6 at 3pm Eastern by using the hashtag #TCFchat.

Here are the discussion points:

1) What is the role of the CTO today, and how is it different from 20 years ago?

2) What skill sets are companies and recruiters looking for in a CTO?

3) How much emphasis should a CTO candidate place on technology? On business leadership?

4) Are there any qualifications that can really help to differentiate a CTO candidate in today’s market?

Tech Recruiting Do’s and Don’ts for 2013

Tech Recruiting Do’s and Don’ts for 2013

hr17On Wednesday 1/30 at 3pm ET, we’re talked about working with a technical recruiter for this year. This included some things that really turn recruiters off when reviewing a resume and when conducting an interview. It also included things that get recruiters excited.

So you can check out the full Storify recap. You can also post comments here or directly on the Tech Career Forum LinkedIn page.

Tech Recruiting Do’s and Don’ts for 2013

Tech Recruiting Do’s and Don’ts for 2013

technical resume tipsFor some candidates, particularly in the IT and technical fields, recruiting is a mystery. They are not sure what to make of the process, the people involved, and the expected outcomes. But the most common questions surround what to do and what not to do when engaging a recruiter. So on Wednesday 1/30 at 3pm ET, we’re going to talk tech recruiting on #TCFchat on twitter.

Here are the discussion points:

1) What are the biggest resume No-No’s that turn off a recruiter?

2) What types of things on a resume really deliver a strong, positive impact to a recruiter?

3) What are the biggest phone screen or interview No-No’s with a recruiter?

4) What are some things a candidate can verbalize in a phone screen or interview to get a recruiter excited?

Cover Letters: Does Anyone Even Care Anymore?

Cover Letters: Does Anyone Even Care Anymore?

toon991Who cares about the cover letter, right? I mean, with all the online posting these days, there’s not a whole lot of opportunity to provide a cover letter. And, besides, no one reads them anyway…

Fact?

Myth?

Somewhere in between?

Share your thoughts on #TCFchat this Wednesday 1/23 at 3pm ET on just this topic.

We’ll chat about these topics:

1) Should a candidate even bother with a cover letter today?
2) If you’re going to write a cover letter, what approach should you take?
3) What is the purpose of the cover letter?
4) Does the situation and audience matter?
2013 Hot IT Trends: Big Data

2013 Hot IT Trends: Big Data

toon907One of the breakout trends in the IT industry in 2012, which is expected to continue throughout 2013, is Big Data. So the Tech Career Forum’s own Jennifer Hay (@ITresumeexpert) will be hosting the #TCFchat this Wednesday 1/16 at 3pm ET on just this topic.

We’ll chat about these topics:

1) What do we mean by ‘big data?’ Is this just a marketing term?
2) Who uses big data? How do they use it and why do they use it?
3) What jobs are available using big data?
4) What qualifications and background are needed to work in big data?