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Posted October 17, 2013 by

Picking a Major: How to Choose a Major for Future Tech Jobs

Chris Beck

Chris Beck

Picking a college major is easy for some. For others, it’s a cause of stress. Sometimes it’s just a split-second decision – one you know you can change later.

Whether you choose a major freshman year and stick with it, or switch late into your junior year, the degree you graduate with has a direct effect on the jobs you’ll be qualified for.

Well, that’s not exactly new news. But  what is new is the kind of jobs that will be available to graduating students in the future. STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) alone will create one million jobs in the next 10 years. (more…)

Posted September 14, 2012 by

Small Hiring Increase Expected in 4th Quarter of 2012, but Business Confidence on the Rise

While there may be only a slight increase in hiring during the fourth quarter of 2012, businesses are encouraged about the future.

Chief information officers (CIOs) plan a modest increase in IT staffing activity in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. In the latest quarterly survey, 9 percent of CIOs said they expect to expand their IT departments, and 6 percent anticipate cutbacks, for a net 3 percent projected increase in hiring activity. Eighty-three percent of those surveyed plan no change in personnel levels. (more…)

Posted December 20, 2011 by

Survey Finds Increased IT Hiring Projections

There is some good news for IT job seekers in the coming year.

Technology executives expect information technology (IT) hiring to continue in the first quarter of 2012, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. In the latest quarterly survey, 20 percent of chief information officers (CIOs) said they plan to expand their IT departments, and 10 percent expect cutbacks, for a net 10 percent projected increase in hiring activity. This is up four points from the previous quarter’s projections. (more…)