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More employers, including IT managers, are turning to employee referral programs to help them fill their open positions. A typical referral program offers your existing employees cash or other benefits in exchange for referring qualified IT professionals they know to your company, and may also offer bonuses if the referral stays employed with your organization… Read more »

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Phone interviews can be difficult. When you’re not setting up the right lighting and ensuring that the room is perfectly quiet, you’re likely worrying about how you’ll impress the interviewer in a brief phone call. For IT candidates, this can be particularly harrowing. It’s often difficult to quickly and concisely convey your technical skills and… Read more »

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  For recent graduates and anyone entering a new IT field, it’s important to know what it takes to get hired — and what you need is more than technical skills. CIOs (Chief Information Officers) looking to add to their IT teams want candidates who are not just technically competent, but also have a good… Read more »

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A lot of IT managers are reluctant to hire overqualified candidates, despite the current talent shortage and an overall economy that’s still struggling to recover. But in the IT industry, particularly in the most competitive fields, there are many overqualified candidates applying for jobs below their skill and experience levels — and tech hiring managers… Read more »

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Managing people can be a struggle, and it’s especially challenging if you’re new to a leadership position. This holds true in every industry — but as IT professionals know, there’s no job like a tech job. First-time IT managers often face a double hurdle of being new leaders, and not having much experience with the… Read more »

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What does it take to go from being a good manager, to a great one? Today’s IT managers have a lot on their plates, and many believe they don’t have the time for improvement. When things are working, they may subscribe to the old axiom “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But what if… Read more »

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As the demand for IT talent continues to outpace the number of available professionals, the IT skills gap is affecting more companies. A recent report from IT career website Dice.com found that for 62 percent of IT hiring managers in 2014, filling open positions takes longer than it did in 2013, with some reporting hiring… Read more »

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When the topic of salary comes up during a successful interview, it can be a tense, nerve-wracking time — for the IT hiring manager. You know that you need top talent in your organization, and most IT candidates expect a top-dollar offer that matches their skills and experiences. Today’s savvy IT job seekers are aware… Read more »

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There are huge numbers of IT professionals and job candidates out there who, if asked what their dream company is, would reply “Google.” But ask them why, and they aren’t likely to say it’s because Google is a huge company and probably pays really well. Their reasons will vary, but most of them will boil… Read more »