Here’s proof that the IT field is the future for jobs. IT Unemployment Rate in June.

Companies are struggling to find Java developers, mobile developers, .NET developers and software developers!

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Check out this article about Apple Store expanding at Easton. We must be buying their products. And, they’ll be hiring.

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A recent study by Forbes and Indeed.com looked at the companies in the technology sector that would be most likely to hire in the near future.
The groups found that Microsoft was the leading firm when it came to job openings, with 1,521 unique listings. The roles the company is looking to fill include network administrators, designers, engineers and software developers.
Other firms a sizable number of openings include Amazon.com, with 1,348 and IBM with 1,329 positions, open to those with the right technology skills.
Those looking to get hired will have to ensure that they leverage the right resources to impress the interviewer.
“Websites like CareerCup.com andGlassdoor.com will give you a good sense of the types of interview questions you might be asked,” said Gayle Laakmann McDowell, author of The Google Resume, said in an interview with Forbes. “But don’t stop at the technical or expertise questions. You can and should prepare for behavioral questions. Read through your resume and find ways of talking concisely and effectively about each of your accomplishments.”
Technology companies are expected to spend big bucks on bringing on qualified talent to improve products and services.

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We have a red velvet rope policy.  What this means to us is since we typically work on a contingency basis it is important to be selective in determining those that qualify to work with us; both company client companies and individual professionals.  There are a large number of agencies happy to surface professionals for clients as long as they are willing to pay a fee for the service.  We value our reputation much more than that.  We have criteria for our clients so we can be confident when we represent a company client to a business professional they can be assured the company is financially solid with a good reputation in the marketplace.  This is a major reason over 85% of those hired using our recruiting service are still working at those companies at least 2 years from their hire date.  It is also why we have such a high retention rate of repeat clients.

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5 Cool LinkedIn Features I like

On May 16th, 2012, posted in: Job Search Tips by Mike

Here are five cool things to know about LinkedIn – from CIO.com

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Hiring is on the way in Central Ohio by Alliance Data Systems. More good news showing the local economy is strengthening. Read the Dispatch article.

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One of the largest health information exchange companies in the United States recently announced that it would be conducting a new round of hiring to help handle growing demand.

In a statement, MediConnect Global stated that it was hoping to bring aboard qualified candidates to fill roles in a number of different capacities. The head of the firm said the healthcare field was rapidly expanding and that here were plenty of opportunities for those interested in joining.

“As we continue to demonstrate our leadership in the healthcare sector by anticipating trends and offering our clients the products and services that best fill their needs, we are committed to seeking out the best individuals to add to our already stellar team,” said Amy Rees Anderson, CEO of MediConnect Global. “Healthcare reform has driven remarkable demand for innovative products and services that streamline communication between patients, doctors, insurers and others.”

In March, the healthcare industry added a total of 26,000 jobs, with hospitals and doctor’s offices adding 8,000, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Here’s a curious article about social media and interviewing for a new job. Read the Forbes article by Lisa Quast.
Are employers really looking at social media profiles of candidates? Has anyone actually experienced this?

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In February 2012, recruiters posted approximately 19,000 online advertisements for technology jobs requiring mobile development skills, reports Wanted Analytics. The number of new employment opportunities grew 82 percent from the same month in 2011, 295 percent compared to 2010 and over 400 percent from 2009.
The mobile internet has increasingly evolved with each new smartphone and tablet generation. Now, with LTE technology making it easier for more people to access the internet on-the-go, the demand for talent with mobile skills has grown immensely. Developing mobile interfaces and applications requires many skills, and software engineers, web developers and application developers are just a few of the roles many of these tech-savvy professionals will fill.
Recently, Research in Motion (RIM) listed a new position on its website that revealed its intent to hire developers for an undisclosed iOS enterprise application to be released through Apple’s App Store, according to Apple Insider.
An RIM spokesperson confirmed the project as part of its BlackBerry Mobile Fusion project stating, “In order for BlackBerry Mobile Fusion to perform advanced management functions for iOS devices, RIM will develop an on device client to be included as part of the overall solution.”
Mobile application development is on the rise and hiring top talent may help businesses appreciate success in 2012. RIM has found value in a strategic shift toward data services instead of hardware, and professionals may want to keep abreast of openings in the field of web technology for employment opportunities.

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Job growth may be sluggish in certain sectors in the United States, but start-up companies across the nation are standing with open arms. According to an infographic released by StartUpHire, engineering and other technical jobs account for approximately 36 percent of all open jobs at start-ups, but less than 15 percent of candidates are applying for the positions.
Overall, software engineers had the largest number of open jobs in 2011 with more than 42,000 jobs posted. Sales positions were the only other sector where there were less applicants than opening.
In addition to start-up companies looking to hire engineers and software developers, tech giant Google is also seeking trained professionals. Google employs nearly 32,467 people, and in 2012, has shown a greater emphasis on boosting product development, according to ZDnet.
Tech-savvy professionals who want to find employment opportunities may want to consider the benefits of getting in early at start-up companies and how it may be easier to grow at smaller organizations. However, with stable organizations like Google also looking to grow, it may be worthwhile to submit applications to more financially sound employers.

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