The contacts you make today could improve your future career because you never know when you’ll meet your next boss, coworker, employee, or life-changing professional resource. Connecting with peers is not just for those who are currently job searching because it helps grow your knowledge base and sharpens your awareness of current industry trends. Here are 6 opportunities for smarter IT job networking in the New Year. Continue reading
The age–old question for people pursuing an IT career is whether to work as a contractor or full-time employee. Advantages exist to both options, but the answer for each individual is only found through careful consideration, as each person weighs the pros and cons that can affect their future roles.
To build upon our previous look at , let’s take a deeper dive into areas to consider as you make the big decision. Continue reading
Organizations everywhere dread having to fill multiple openings, but in the IT industry the trepidation is compounded. There is a disconnect in IT, with the growing demand for newer skills separating from the smaller pool of available niche talent. In fact, only 20% of workers have the skills required for 60% of jobs opening in the next 5-10 years. Despite this grim outlook, there is no need for worry as long as proactive measures are enacted.
Here are several solutions to the IT skills gap that can keep your company competitive and thriving for years to come. Continue reading
For the first time since its inception, the Startup Games networking and charity event came to Colorado on October 15th for a fun day of competition in the name of good causes. High-growth startups in the community each donated money to play while also earning cash for their chosen charities.
This past May I had the opportunity to meet Sara Reeves, the Program Director of the Startup Games, and for months I worked with her to organize and bring the Startup Games to Denver. In the process I became not only a community advisor in finding volunteers and organizations to participate, but I also took on the role of Head Referee for the entire event. Continue reading
There is possibly no word in the English language better suited to inducing daydreams than the word “future.” Some see the word and immediately think of robots and flying cars, while others envision paperwork being completely replaced by digital programs. Whatever the case, we all can agree that the world changes rapidly, and the future of the workplace is one that will not be the same as it is today. There have been many predictions in the media about the future of the workplace; let’s take a look at what’s real and what’s just hype. Continue reading