Right now is the perfect time for tech professionals to dive into their job search. The first six months of 2016 were predicted to see a hiring increase and the demand has been right in line. Qualified candidates find that companies will eagerly compensate them for their skills and expertise. Often, several jaw-dropping bids arrive at once. With great job opportunities ripe for the picking, it’s time to ask yourself whether or not you should leave your job.
It’s hard to miss the fact that there is a lot of momentum in the IT industry in today’s market. Demand is high, and the challenge of attracting and retaining talented tech professionals is creating a lot of competition between companies. If you’re looking to make a move in this active job market, now is the time to dust off your career and get ahead of the game.
At EdgeLink, we work closely with our candidates to make sure they find the perfect fit for their career. Here’s some of the best advice we’ve come across to help you get ready for the job search. Continue reading
As an IT employee today, it’s likely that you get regular calls from companies or recruiters about possible jobs. After all, the IT unemployment rate remains low and more and more jobs are being created daily. This is all well and good if you’re in the market for a new job but what if you’re already at a role you like and another job opportunity presents itself? You may interview and ultimately get the job leading to your resignation at your current role. However, as talented IT professionals are hard to come by it might lead to your manager offering you more money, benefits or other perks to stay. This scenario is happening to IT professionals frequently these days leading to the question, “Should I take a counteroffer”?
For those looking for additional information on this topic, we expand upon the idea of contractor or full-time employee in a new blog post available here.
It’s a great time to work in the IT industry. Unemployment in the technology market is down to 2.4%. IT salaries increased by 3.9% over 2015. There are more opportunities to work in a certain role, technology or with a specific company.
Another benefit to being an IT professional is the amount of contracting that happens in this industry. While contractors exist across many types of jobs, it’s extremely prevalent in technology. IT professionals get the choice of whether they want to work as an independent contractor or if they want to work full time for their employer. Continue reading
According to a research study done by TheLadders.com, it takes a recruiter six seconds to review your resume and decide if you are a fit for their job or not. Yes, you read that right. Not six minutes, six seconds.
You know that having a resume that effectively showcases your skills and abilities is important. However, it can be easy to add your most recent job to the top of the document, click save and hope for the best. It’s important to revisit your resume every so often to maintain that it is in its most efficient form for landing you your next job.
Let this blog be the motivation you need to go over your resume and make sure you make these seven critical updates: Continue reading