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Growing a vital and robust professional network continues to be a key part of any successful technology career. Don’t worry if this scares you – shyness and a reserved nature needn’t hamper your networking efforts. You must overcome these obstacles to ensure a vibrant and rewarding profession is yours. Ultimately, all it takes is a… Read more »

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With more people – and devices – connecting to the internet, the importance of cybersecurity has grown immensely. Social media, mobile technology, eCommerce, and the Internet of Things have all raised the stakes when it comes to protecting networks from hackers and other nefarious activity. This has created a high demand for technology professionals well-versed… Read more »

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Today’s top IT employees appear to be on the lookout for something better. That’s the main takeaway from a survey stating 37 percent of IT workers plan on looking for a new job this year. Companies are faced with improving their retention rates to keep their current staff in-house, or possibly enjoying a chance to… Read more »

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Today’s technology world thrives on collaboration – it remains one of the reasons the Agile and DevOps methodologies are so popular in the industry. Businesses are simply able to accomplish more employing focused teams with managers known for excellent leadership and communication skills. One of the secrets of this higher productivity involves leaders being respected… Read more »

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Whenever you want to press the reset button on your IT career, it helps to venture outside of your comfort zone. A truly transformational change may require learning new technologies or even new approaches to topics you already know. It may even happen on an involuntary basis, i.e. due to a layoff, a promotion to… Read more »

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Being a great technology manager requires consistent effort while striving to learn new techniques and methodologies. Just like any other professional role in the tech industry, the learning only stops on your day of retirement! A copious amount of continuing education courses for managers exists from a variety of sources. If finding a few nontraditional… Read more »

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One consistent thing about the technology world is its constant change. IT professionals continually need to refine and refresh their skill sets to ensure they stay marketable and gainfully employed. Certain tech skills also offer additional opportunities to increase your earning potential both now and in the future. Let’s take a look at a few… Read more »

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There may come a time in your technology career when you feel stagnated and trapped. Just like a locked-up computer, maybe a reboot is the best thing to regain the inspiration for your professional life? The same concept applies if you are interested in moving into a hotter technology profession – like data science or… Read more »

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Navigating a professional life by the seat of your pants probably won’t let you reach your full potential. Career development is a must whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced technology pro. In a competitive industry, you need to stand out from the pack, and this requires effort both inside and outside the… Read more »

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Want to know how your salary compares to other positions? How about how it compares to other cities or states? Find out for free by downloading Strategic IT Staffing’s 2017 Tech Salary Guide. Click Here to Download Our FREE Salary Guide Have questions after reading? Contact the experts at Strategic IT Staffing today for any… Read more »