5 Networking Opportunities That Can Accelerate Your Denver Tech Career

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Maybe you aim to become an expert in your field, broaden your current skillset, or find a new position. Regardless of your career path, networking is vital to your success in the tech industry and connecting with other IT professionals can open doors to unique opportunities. As a matter of fact, in today’s market, 85% of all positions are filled as a result of successful networking. Fortunately, as Denver has grown, so has its rich tech community. There are thousands of local IT professionals interested in learning, developing their skills, and meeting new people. Let’s take a look at 5 networking opportunities that can accelerate your Denver tech career. Continue reading

3 Ways to Boost Your Career in the Evolving Gig Economy

gig economyThe rapid rise of the gig economy shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, an estimated 34% of the workforce – and 43% by 2020 – is made up of temporary workers. As the competition for gig opportunities heightens, independent contractors need to find ways to maintain their edge. Here are a few basic guidelines to boost your career in the evolving gig economy.  Continue reading

How to Sharpen Your Soft Skills in IT

How to Sharpen Your Soft Skills in ITToday, 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

6 Opportunities for Smarter IT Job Networking in the New Year

6 Opportunities for Smarter IT Job Networking in the New YearThe 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

5 Ways that Social Media Reaches the Candidate Pool

One of the biggest challenges IT recruiters face is sourcing the right candidates for recruitment. The days when a simple job posting attracted the best candidate are likely behind us, as the candidates you actually want typically don’t respond to job board postings. To get at this evasive talent pool, many companies have turned to social media as the medium of choice. It’s a more passive but generally much more effective way to attract the crowd you’re seeking. Although social media marketing is ubiquitous, especially within the recruiting space, it’s effective in reaching the right candidate pool. Continue reading