Ten years ago, the process of deploying new software features, fixes, and updates looked much different than it does today. Back then, Development and Operations teams functioned separately, and the lack of cohesion between application and infrastructure methods used by each team created challenges. When companies and IT professionals finally began to address this disconnect Development Operations, more commonly known as DevOps, was born.
In the years since, DevOps has grown rapidly. Companies and organizations across many industries have found that integrating developers with operations teams improves collaboration and productivity. By automating infrastructure and workflows, DevOps teams are able to release new products to markets quickly and continuously measure application performance.
However, with more and more DevOps tasks becoming automated, some members of the tech community believe that DevOps is slowly heading towards extinction. Others though see the future of DevOps as a bright one and point to the positives of automation, improvements in cloud infrastructure implementation, and the rise of cross-functional teams. Let’s break down the current state of these operations and look at what exciting opportunities the future of DevOps holds.
At EdgeLink, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our candidates, clients, and local tech communities. Attending and hosting events in the Denver and Portland areas helps us to sharpen our recruiting practices while assisting area professionals in furthering their careers. These efforts range from networking on the ski slopes to supporting local recruiter groups. Continue reading
There are so many potential factors that can affect your IT job search, from the quality of your cover letter to the content of your resume and the strength of your handshake. Even when you feel like you’ve done everything right and made a great impression, you can still come in second to another job seeker.
The reality is that the tech job market is so competitive that you can’t afford to give a potential employer a single reason to dismiss you. Your social media presence might very well be one of those reasons. Everything on the internet is public to some extent, and the content that employers can see when they search your name can help you get the job or immediately take you out of the running. Below, we investigate why your social presence matters for your IT job search and what you can do to put your best foot forward.
Today, 77% of employers say they value soft skills as much as hard skills. This means while your technical skill set will be what qualifies you for a new IT job, it will be your soft skills that differentiate you and attract the actual job offer. But within this stronger focus on well-rounded candidates, which soft skills are employers looking for in their tech roles? And how can you sharpen your soft skills in IT, even when your job has you alone in front of a computer screen all day? Continue reading
Your staffing partner’s culture matters more than you’d think. The best IT staffing firms make sure their sales and recruiting teams are happy because it gets you the biggest bang for your buck. Happy employees boost productivity, raise customer satisfaction, and act in the best interest of their clients. Happy recruiters feel connected to the businesses they serve and have a stake in how they perform.
I know because that’s exactly what happens here at EdgeLink. In my role as a Recruiter with EdgeLink, I have seen first-hand the ways we’ve built a working atmosphere where our recruiters are happy and take ownership of the success of our business and that of our clients. Here is how all that matters to you. Continue reading