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Posted July 29, 2013 by

Employers in the Market for IT Graduates; Express Concern About Interpersonal Skills

If you are a recent IT graduate, then employers are looking to hire you for entry level jobs.  In addition to what you have learned, however, be sure to bring your interpersonal skills.

School may be out, but IT hiring is in session for more than one in three firms. Thirty-five percent of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed said they plan to hire new IT graduates in 2013, according to a recent poll by Robert Half Technology. (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 July 27, 2012 by

Tech Companies are Hiring

“Do what you love” has been the advice embedded in American commencement speeches for decades. Now, however, it’s “do STEM’’ — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Matthew Brosious

Matthew Brosious, Co-Founder of FreightCenter.com

“We have the brains, we have the educational capability and I’m pretty sure students want a job when they graduate high school and college. We do not have to go overseas to find our talent,” says decorated Army Ranger and entrepreneur Matthew Brosious, co-founder of FreightCenter.com. The third-party logistics company and freight software technology provider does for freight shipping what Expedia does for travel.

Brosious’ company is hiring and, for students and people interested in new careers, what it’s seeking in job candidates offers valuable insights. (more…)

Posted June 13, 2012 by

CIOs Expect Small IT Hiring Increase in Third Quarter of 2012

While there may be some job losses in IT, CIOs expect hiring in this field to remain steady.

Most chief information officers (CIOs) plan to maintain their current IT staffing levels in the third quarter of 2012, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. In the latest quarterly survey, 5 percent of CIOs interviewed said they expect to expand their IT departments, and 4 percent anticipate cutbacks, for a net 1 percent projected increase in hiring activity. Eighty-nine percent of those surveyed plan no change in personnel levels, up four points from the second quarter.

In the same study, 76 percent of technology executives said they are somewhat or very optimistic about their companies’ growth prospects in the next three months, and 82 percent feel confident in their firms’ third-quarter investment in IT projects. (more…)

Posted April 30, 2012 by

IT Hiring Expected in 2nd Quarter of 2012; Tips for College Grads Who Want IT Jobs

IT job seekers should expect to see more jobs created in the second quarter of 2012.  That is good news for college graduates in this career field.  Here is more information on IT hiring in the near term, as well as what college graduates can do to improve their chances of getting a job in the sector. (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…)