IT Job Hunting: Top Sites and Strategy

Yes, the IT job market is tough these days. It’s a far cry from the late nineties, when just showing up with a pulse earned you a signing bonus. I’m told by top IT employment specialists that these days even highly qualified tech professionals can’t always find positions, at least not easily. Employers know they…

CIO Exodus Fueled by Job Dissatisfaction, IT Disrupters

It appears CIO jobs are the least satisfying―so sayeth leading surveys and the gossip around many a water cooler. As a result, and despite record unemployment, a large number of currently employed CIOs are out shopping for new opportunities. Since this is hardly a good time to go on a job hunt, what’s driving the…

The Tech Skills You’ll Pay More for in 2010

IT contractors with Web-related development skills have the most sought-after talents heading into 2010, while demand for mobile developers is growing quickly, according to a new study by Elance. In particular, the online contract worker marketplace said 2010 is shaping up to be a hot year for developers with PHP, HTML, CSS, WordPress and Adobe…

IT Job Losses Will Continue for a Long Time

In order to stay competitive, companies in Europe and US will continue to shed IT and other back office jobs, according to a new study of 4,000 billion-dollar firms by the Hackett Group. Over the next five years, corporate IT will shift an additional 583,000 jobs to lower-cost nations. This is on top of IT…

Despite Hard Times Hiring Begins to Emerge

While the pace of announced workforce reductions is about 40% ahead of last year, a surprising new report shows that, through September, employers have already announced plans to hire more workers than they did in all of 2008. The report released Monday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas indicates that some employers feel…

Tech to Lead the Way Again?

Technology executives believe that the sector will recover from the current economic crisis substantially more quickly than the U.S. economy as a whole, with senior business leaders expecting improved revenue and profitability in 2010 and about half seeing an improved job picture. This is according to the results of a recent survey of hardware and…

More Workers Finding New Jobs

According to a new survey by CareerBuilder completed in June, 48% of workers who were laid off from full-time jobs in the last three months have found new full-time positions. This is up from 41% from March. An additional three percent found part-time positions―down from 8% in the previous survey. The CareerBuilder survey was conducted…