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Secret Tips for Tech Job Seekers- Ones That Can Even Land You an Interview!

images1AKDYK3IIf you are in the job seeking market, then you know that the competition is fierce. Especially if you are pursuing your career in the technology industry. Through various outlets of communication we obtain on a daily basis, it can difficult to decipher which piece of career advice is best suited for you. As you determine how to differentiate between what you should and should not listen to, there are a few staple tips to keep in mind:

Attend an Event Relative to Your Industry: Let’s face it- people in the tech industry know what they’re talking about. Many tech professionals are now choosing to share their knowledge by hosting events or seminars to help people looking to broaden their skill level. Recruiting Team Lead, within the IT division at TRC Professional Solutions, Zach Sines, shares his passion for all things tech related by holding weekly meet up classes for people interested in web development. Whether you are trying to grasp the fundamentals of coding or develop your own website, these classes have a little something for everyone. TRC Professional Meetup Classes offer a range of classes that appeals to beginners, intermediate, and advanced users. And who knows, you might get a job lead out of networking there.

Learn New Skills: Whether you are looking to learn more about HTML, CSS, DIV Layouts, or strengthen your overall knowledge in a new field- there is always something new to learn in technology. Plus, tech skills are the hottest in the job market right now, so anytime you can bring these skills up to a future employer or a recruiter is an added bonus.

Market Yourself: One of the approaches of taking the next step in your career is determining how to best market yourself. Getting in front of key influencers is one of the best ways to achieve this. You can accomplish this by connecting with leaders on LinkedIn, engaging in blog discussions, or tailoring your resume/cover letter specifically to each job to which you are applying for. Pick a company that interests you and follow them on Social Media to learn more. Many tech companies host online career fairs so you won’t even have to leave your desk. Start by attending these events offered in your area and begin cultivating new relationships!

By executing these suggestions, the next step in your career may be closer than you think. We always look forward to hearing from our readers so if you have any other tech tips you may have acquired during your job search, please share!

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The Top 25 Companies Hiring the Most Tech Talent Right Now

There’s no shortage of demand for tech talent right now. In this “top 25” list Forbes obtained from Indeed.com, you’ll find a wide variety of companies hiring for tech. This list includes the 25 companies with the highest number of U.S.-based openings paying $60,000 or more per year.

They’re hiring web developers, database administrators, IT systems analysts, systems administrators, network engineers, programmer analysts, programmer writers, software development engineers, and many other job titles.

Something else you’ll notice is the wide variety of companies hiring tech talent. From consulting services like PwC and Booz Allen Hamilton to defense contractors like Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics to technology companies like IBM, HP, and the current biggest hirer, Amazon – if you’ve got the skills, you’ve got your pick of a diverse group of potential employers.

1. Amazon Corporate LLC – 1,784 openings
2. Lockheed Martin – 1,568 openings
3. General Dynamics – IT – 1,114 openings
4. Northrop Grumman – 1,099 openings
5. Diverse Lynx – 985 openings
6. IBM – 889 openings
7. CSC – 878 openings
8. JPMorgan Chase – 866 openings
9. AppLabs – 787 openings
10. Microsoft – 772 openings
11. HP – 707 openings
12. Technosoft Corporation – 660 openings
13. GM – 643 openings
14. Chico’s FAS, Inc. – 572 openings
15. Apple – 551 openings
16. Dell – 535 openings
17. Leidos – 530 openings
18. PwC – 528 openings
19. Careworks Tech – 494 openings
20. Cognizant – 488 openings
21. Booz Allen Hamilton – 486 openings
22. BAE Systems – 471 openings
23. CACI International Inc – 463 openings
24. Axius Technologies – 442 openings
25. ManTech International Corporation – 375 openings

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