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Why Companies are Turning to IT Contractors

Why Companies are Turning to IT Contractors

As the demand for IT professionals increase, the use of contractors is becoming more and more common. A trend seen in this hiring direction is the time of which contractors are drastically needed — and, the common thread is ‘deadlines’. While full-time employees have dependable expertise and great ties to the company, there are noticeable pros for utilizing temporary employees to meet various deadlines, specifically ones that lie at the end of the year.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019/Author: Chris Alex /Number of views (109)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills

Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills

Before we delve into what the most in-demand hard and soft skills are in 2019, let’s first take a look at the definition of these two skill types. Hard skills are essentially teachable skills and something that is easy to quantify. In contrast, soft skills are people skills and focus on traits and behaviors. Hard skills are things you may learn in school or get a certificate for, while soft skills are harder to assess. That said, don’t overlook soft skills. According to LinkedIn, 57 percent of leaders say soft skills are more important than hard skills. That’s because an employer can teach hard skills much easier than they can teach soft skills. LinkedIn put together a list of the top soft and hard skills employers need most. Below are there findings:
Tuesday, August 13, 2019/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (526)/Comments (5)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The Future of 5G

The Future of 5G

The promise of 5G data has finally arrived. 5G will usher in a transformation to the digital world, as we know it — introducing the fastest and most advanced network yet. Along with lightening speed, this network is bringing enhancements to virtual and augmented reality, as well as other advancements that will blow our minds. You may have noticed your phone picking up this signal recently as it has begun testing in certain markets with specific carries. However, while some may have gotten a glimpse of its power, devices enabled by 5G are not set to ship anytime soon. While we are still in the infancy stage of the 5G era, mobile carriers, technology gurus and consumers are working to truly understand what this means for the future of digital.
Tuesday, August 06, 2019/Author: Chris Alex /Number of views (336)/Comments (8)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Video Interviewing Tips

Video Interviewing Tips

In today’s digital age, doing a video job interview is fairly common practice. If you are on the job market and haven’t done one yet, you can most likely bet you will be doing one soon. Whether you’re a tech-savvy Gen Z or someone that hasn’t used video conferencing before, everyone can improve their video conferencing skills. Here are some tips to help you shine during your next video interview. 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (750)/Comments (16)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The Future of Tech Unemployment

The Future of Tech Unemployment

Spoiler alert — unemployment in the United States is at an all-time low, dropping to 3.8% at the end of 2018. This is the lowest percentage our nation has seen in decades. Better news? If you are a tech professional, this industry is experiencing a 1.3% unemployment rate as of May 2019 and is expected to stay under 2% in the years to come. While the overarching employment rate is very encouraging — why is the tech industry’s continuing to reduce?
Tuesday, July 23, 2019/Author: Chris Alex /Number of views (535)/Comments (8)/ Article rating: 5.0
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