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These Are the Most Important Traits of Successful Consultants

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Whether by choice or necessity, more IT professionals are working as consultants. In 2013, management and technical consulting services accounted for more than 48 percent of all newly created IT jobs, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So, what does it take to be a successful consultant? Among other things, the right attitude to move from project to project, and an understanding of the challenges contract employees face. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate Many consultants complain that they’re handed assignments that aren’t… continue…

5 Things Impacting Your IT Job Search Right Now

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The unemployment rate in technology is running well below the national average – 3.5 percent during 2013’s fourth quarter — and employers regularly complain that there are too few candidates available for too many IT jobs. That’s good. But it doesn’t mean you can approach your job search cavalierly. In any environment, it’s important to understand the dynamics at work so you can position yourself in the best way possible. Here are five dynamics of today’s tech job market you… continue…

CSC to Create 800 Jobs in Louisiana

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Computer services company Computer Sciences Corporation will bring 800 jobs to Bossier City, La., where it plans to build a 116,000-square-foot Integrated Technology Center. Hiring is expected to start immediately for positions focused on cloud computing, cybersecurity and software development. CSC offers IT services, including cloud solutions, cybersecurity and technology consulting. The company said it will make dedicated efforts to hire veterans. CSC will move into a 40,000-square-foot temporary space at the National Cyber Research Park until its new facility… continue…

These Are the Traits Amazon Likes in Tech Hires

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IT job seekers complain of the hoops they have to jump through to work at Google or Microsoft. Amazon’s not much different, though it does have its own unique set of hoops. To be a manager at the online retail giant, a person must have a certain personality profile, or at least be willing to adapt, transform and become an Amazonian, says George Packer in the New Yorker. And, according to a former Amazon employee he quotes, prospective managers need… continue…

Detroit’s Turnaround Plan Calls for Tech-Skilled Immigrants

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With Detroit mired in bankruptcy, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is floating a turnaround plan based on an influx of skilled immigrants to fill a talent gap in the city’s workforce. He’s proposed asking the federal government to grant 50,000 visas over five years to international workers with advanced degrees as long as they move to Detroit. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is on-board. “In order for Detroit to grow again, we need highly trained workers to move in, open businesses and… continue…

Interview Questions for Data Warehouse Developers

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Data warehouse developers are highly visible professionals who earn solid annual salaries – around $96,000 — because they’re responsible for using state-of-the-art development tools and technology to successfully deliver business intelligence information across the enterprise. Most candidates are screened over the phone or Internet by recruiters like Vince Brown, director of healthcare IT informatics and IT recruitment at ICON Staffing Network. “Candidates need to be truthful about what they know from the outset,” Brown says. “Otherwise, they’ll be hard-pressed to… continue…

What Cognizant Looks for in New Hires

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Cognizant Technology Solutions has a growing business in global consulting, IT and business process services, and its workforce is an important part of the equation. In an interview with Dice News, James Lennox, the Teaneck, N.J., company’s chief people officer, said Cognizant was hiring for several thousand full-time positions in North America through the end of 2013. However, the company wouldn’t break down hiring details further, noting country hires would depend on the nature of projects won and delivered. In… continue…

More Companies Building In-House API Programs: Survey

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Nearly half of respondents said their business already had an API program of some sort in place. continue…