When You Should Switch Your IT Staffing Provider

In today’s IT market, it’s getting harder and harder to find the technical talent you need to complete projects.  Many managers have found that recruiting on their own isn’t doing the trick and have turned to an IT staffing provider.  When partnering with a firm to help your hiring needs it’s important that you work with the right IT staffing partner. Doing so will help you successfully find high quality consultants for your open positions.  Working with the wrong partner though, can leave your jobs sitting open for weeks on end, leaving your projects stalled.

Obviously, if you’re not getting your jobs filled, it’s probably time to switch IT staffing companies.  But what are some other key traits that can clue you in that it’s time to switch?  Check out our list below of four examples that will tell you it’s time to find a new partner: Continue reading

4 Signs You've Found the Right IT Recruiter

While the rest of the economy is just starting to come back from high unemployment rates, the IT industry continues to thrive.  According to Dice, the unemployment rate in the technology industry is 3.3%, allowing IT professionals to hold a lot of leverage in the job market.  It’s not uncommon for an IT candidate to receive multiple calls and LinkedIn messages each week from recruiters pitching new opportunities.

Amidst the bombardment of calls and emails, choosing the right recruiter and recruiting company to partner with can be overwhelming.  What factors should you consider to ensure you’re working with a good recruiter and making the best choice for your career?

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What’s More Important: Technical Skills or Communication Skills?

technical skills or communication skillsFinding the balance between being a technical guru and how to effectively communicate with peers.

A recruiter can usually make the distinction between the more technical candidate and the one who posses more advanced and polished oral communication skills. It’s a rare find when a candidate presents with a good combination of both, so recruiting professionals (when they have the right foundation) learn to determine what’s more important to the client– the technical skills or communication skills? The answer is, of course, it depends.

The spectrum of open IT positions is abundant with variable requisites that necessitate both skills equally. The hard-core technical engineer is an extremely valuable asset that is difficult to substitute. There is no amount of polished communication skill that can be replaced for the high-end expertise this type of individual brings to the table. Only through diligent education and extensive experience can the technical guru be born, and this individual continues to be one of the most sought-after candidates in today’s competitive market. Continue reading