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In April, more tech professionals quit their jobs than in March. This is according to the latest U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. And it’s part of a continuing trend, as this quarter, more techies quit than in the last.
Why the voluntary quits? Many workers are simply leaving their current positions to accept or search for new, better ones that pay more for their skill set. This confidence in their ability to find new jobs suggests a strong economy, at least where tech is concerned.
But besides money, there are other reasons more tech pros are quitting their jobs. A recent Dice survey found that 43 percent of tech professionals who plan on quitting are searching for better working conditions. A third of the workers who are leaving their jobs desire more responsibility within their position. Another 16 percent are looking for a shorter commute, while 14 percent are relocating. And companies are taking notice.
As tech professionals get choosier, employers are responding by increasing incentives to retain them. More companies are offering higher compensation, more challenging assignments, flexible work schedules, opportunities to work remotely, and more frequent promotions.
All that to say, it’s a great time to be in tech. If you’re interested in pursuing your own new opportunities, the cards are stacked in your favor. Check out TRC Staffing Solutions for jobs available in your desired area.
The tech industry especially is known for evolving quickly. So if you’ve been out of the tech job market for a while, you may feel a bit dusty. But if you possess specialized knowledge, there’s a need for you right now – all you need is a little extra effort to position yourself perfectly for landing your next tech job.
The first thing to note is that a resume and great interviewing skills remain paramount – but they’re often not enough. Today, you’ll need to go the extra mile to put yourself out there. Those little extra steps will produce big results. For example…
Be social online.
If you don’t have a social presence, create one. If you have one but it’s neglected, it’s time to start showing up online. Explore the appropriate channels including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and so on. Use these platforms to show who you are and to network with other likeminded people in the tech industry. Share your work, and work you admire with hashtags that help other tech professionals locate it. You’ll not only make yourself more visible to potential employers, but you’ll be able to reach out to them, via their own social media.
Getting your tech skillset up to par can be as simple as a single class, online or on-site. Read a book. Follow blogs. Attend a seminar, workshop, or tech industry function (the plus-side of these functions is that you also have an opportunity to make connections with people who can help you get a job). Just keeping yourself fresh takes very little effort, but it will make you a more desirable candidate as well as make you more confident you’re in-the-know as to what’s cutting edge in your industry.
Enlist technical recruiters.
Technical recruitment agencies, like TRC Professional Solutions, are highly specialized in recruitment strategies that help match engineers, finance and accounting professionals, and information technologists with technical employers and project-based jobs, direct-hire jobs, and permanent hire tech opportunities. They do much of the work for you and your potential employers by filling employment gaps with people just like you. They’ve already made many of the connections for you, and can be a valuable tool during your search. In fact, if you’re an engineering, IT, or finance and accounting professional and are interested in enlisting help with your job search, we’d be happy to hear from you.
Good luck with your search – and remember, the most important key to your career success and landing your job is perseverance.
The technology industry will be one of the fastest-growing fields between 2012 and 2022 and as more companies continue to digitize, the demand for tech specialists has increased exponentially. The Information Technology field will continue to generate careers and growth opportunities.
According to Staff.com, in 2012, IT Jobs had a median total compensation of $90k for staffers and $116k for managers. Cloud-Computing and Mobile Application Development are two of the fastest growing areas in IT. Not to mention, some of the other hot areas in IT right now include Software Engineers, Network Administrators, and IT Managers. The tech industry will continue to develop in 2014 with a concentration in key segments including: data, mobile application, and analytics. The presence of big data is embedded from a variety of forms, ranging from your medical forms to personalized emails; and with that being said, companies are looking to automate their data entry via strategic marketing campaigns. This will drastically reduce labor cost as these programs will minimize tedious and lengthy tasks. Mobile Development is without a doubt the fastest growing segment in IT, and as it continues to evolve, more careers are being created due to smartphones becoming our personal laptops. In reference to data analytics, more opportunities are being created than ever due to the immense amount of data present. The challenge is to establish ways to effectively approach data by determining ways to gather and re-structure massive amounts of information.
This is good news for recent college graduates or those who are looking to begin a career in the IT field, as they will have a wide range of opportunities to choose from. According to Travis Almy, Director of Recruiting at TRC Professional Solutions, “In 2014, we have experienced an 18% increase in demand for skilled IT Professionals.” What companies want to see from college grads is involvement and experience—for example, internships or participation in organizations is an added bonus.
Technology is a prevalent tool that is consistently embedded in our day-to-day lives and a manifestation of future career opportunities. Whether you are looking to begin a career in this field or striving to expand your current role, refining your skillset in technology qualifies you as a valuable asset to any company.
This infographic paints a picture of what makes tech workers tick, and how to recruit them. From how they learn about jobs, to companies they most want to work for, to what’s most important to them when choosing a job. Do you agree with the findings presented in this infographic?
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