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Top 10 Resume Errors

May 22nd, 2015

10 Things To Avoid in your Resume

  1. Resume that is too long
  2. Resume that does not represent you in the best first impression
  3. Resume that is not structured well
  4. Resume that contains spelling errors
  5. Resume that contains grammatical and tense errors -
  6. Resume that does not agree with your "social profile"
  7. Resume that contains a photo
  8. Resume that is not 100%  accurate
  9. Resume that is the same for each job and company
  10. Not following up
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Intel is hiring more women and under-represented minorities

May 7th, 2015

In the first half of 20154, almost 1 in 6 of Intel's senior hires were historically under-represented minorities - about double the rate last year. Intel also doubled its senior hiring among women to 1 in 3

In summary, roughly 41 percent of Intel's hires for the year so far have been "diverse". That is up from about 30 percent a year ago.

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What are IT Pros looking for?

April 27th, 2015

It is getting harder to find good IT Pros. The talent out there has many more choices than ever. They are in the driver’s seat.

CIOs who do find good IT Pros start with staff retention and understanding how they think, rather than details about their accomplishments or skills. These CIO and IT managers are interested in individuals - not just the job.

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To accommplish this with new hires they get them to participate with other in the IT function.  In that way they become part of the IT team quicker and say longer.

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IT Pros who are baby boomers are not retiring

April 14th, 2015

IT Pros who are baby boomers are not retiring as fast as they had inspected.  Baby boomers' confidence in a secure retirement fell to a 5-year low. Only 27% of are highly confident their savings would last them through retirement, while 24% have reported delaying plans to retire. On the plus side, 44% expect their financial situations will improve in the next 5 years, up from 32% in 2012.

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Interviewing and Hiring must read articles

April 9th, 2015
Articles on Interviewing and Hiring Process
 
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10 questions CIOs need to ask before they fire an IT Pro

March 19th, 2015

10 questions CIOs need to ask before they fire an IT Pro

  • Am I abiding by company policy?
  • Am I being fair?
  • Am I following state and federal employment law?
  • What documentation of the cause of termination is needed?
  • Where and when should I fire the employee?
  • Should I break the news to my other employees?
  • What should I say to the employee when I fire him or her?
  • What loose ends do I need to tie up?
  • What should I do if I hear from the terminated employee again?
  • What should I do if a potential future employer of the fired employee calls me for a reference check?

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H-1B propsal will make it more difficult for US born and trained IT Pros to find work

March 9th, 2015

The US Senate is being pushed by lawmakers from both parties to raise the H-1B visa cap from 65,000 to 195,000 per year. The proposed bill includes no restrictions on offshoring, and the IEEE-USA has said that, if passed, the proposal will "destroy" the U.S. tech workforce by making it easier to replace U.S. citizens with guest workers, mostly young men, who are paid less.

The CEO of Janco Associates said, "The H-1B program is one that is sure to make the job market tighter for American born and trained IT Pros."

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53% of CIO say that IT spending will be up between 5 to 8 %

March 2nd, 2015

Three groups now see an increase in IT Budgets: Janco Associates, SIM, and Computerworld.

IT leaders will see bigger technology budgets in the coming year. Not only are tech budgets bigger, this year IT spending is rising more than it has in the past six years. Fifty-seven percent of CIOs say they will see an overall budget increase in the coming year, up from 53 percent and 51 percent the previous two years, respectively. 

IT budgets are expected to rise an average of 6.2 percent, up from 5.2 percent a year ago and 3.9 percent in the prior year.

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As hiring picks up CIOs have some new challenges to address

February 11th, 2015

As hiring picks up CIOs have some new challenges to address

CIOs are on a mission to acquire specific skill sets to drive profitable business growth. In this regard, they are focused primarily on securing the necessary talent from external sources. Yet many CIOs and ITorganizations already have highly-qualified people. The challenge is discerning the current employee base to detect skill voids and determining ways to address these gaps through targeted education and training.

CIOs need to:

  • Evaluate current skill sets to discern voids in intellectual capital;
  • Create mentoring programs to pass on expertise to younger workers; and
  • Follow best practices in employee training and education - what world-class organizations are doing to align their human capital with strategic goals.
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Hiring is up in 2015 - but not as much as 2014

February 3rd, 2015

Employers are selectively hiring this year and  it is still hard to find quality workers.

Executives at more than 200 closely held companies surveyed expect their full-time equivalent employees to rise by 1.6% in 2015, lower than the 1.7% increase in FTE hiring in 2014. The low percentage is despite the fact that 83% of the respondents forecast positive growth at their companies in 2015.

One-third said they were unable to fill open positions over the past year, particularly for technology and engineering positions. Many blue-collar positions were also left unfilled due to gaps in skills of many workers who have been out of the workforce since the recession. Thirty-seven percent of the respondents worry about finding qualified workers, up nearly 10 percentage points from a year ago.

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