Dallas Technical Jobs Blog

Blog for the Dallas IT and technical job markets. Fresh tips for job searching, resume writing, interviewing and how to get a job in the 2015 economy.
Monday, 07 September 2015

When it’s Time to Ask for Help

Most people use the same approach when it comes time to search for a job. They’ll jump on Craigslist, search through Monster or Indeed, and even ask friends and family for job leads.

Often times, no matter how long someone has been searching for an IT job in Dallas, the person would rather continue to look on their own instead of ask for help from a recruiter. Even if you have a perfect resume and get interviews regularly, sometimes trying to get a job on your own just doesn’t cut it.

Working with a Dallas technical recruiter will benefit you just as much as it benefits them. Getting help with finding a job isn’t a bad thing - in fact it actually shows that you’re smart enough to find a resource and use it to your advantage.

Job openings, especially in a metro area like Dallas, can receive hundreds of resumes, and despite your qualifications it is possible yours will end up going to the hiring manager and barely getting a first glance, let alone a second look or interview. Using a recruiter is how big companies manage those applications, and it’s how you can find a dream job when you decide to ask for help.

As someone who has spent many years on the technical side of a company, I was surprised to see how much differently companies recruit people for Dallas technical jobs today, compared to just a decade ago.  Employers feel comfortable making more specific demands before they consider an applicant to be “qualified”.  As a result, they often miss the candidates whose resumes don’t tell the whole story. 

On a similar note, employees are flooding a job market that is in high demand, which gives them some control over which company they choose to work with.

Two of the top jobs in technology are as a software developer or as a database administrator. The two jobs are neck-in-neck when it comes to salary and job availability and are pretty equal in the overall career satisfaction of people employed in those roles.

Once they’ve received a degree in Computer Science, college graduates often need assistance in choosing a career path.

When determining if a career as a software developer or database administrator would be right for them, it’s a good idea to think of what you like, dislike, what you excel at and your weaknesses.

Each job requires different strengths, and it’s wise to evaluate your own personality before moving into one of these roles.

Both technical companies and potential tech talent can benefit from working with a Dallas technical recruiting agency.

If you’ve recently been laid off or you’re looking for your first “real job” out of college, it makes sense to work with a specialized Dallas technical recruiter.  Even in a relatively strong IT job market, the best jobs in Dallas are more competitive than ever.

Similarly, with a growing demand for IT work, employers need to screen for qualified prospects as well as wade through the difficult process of finding the perfect match for their companies needs.

A Dallas technical recruiting company can help both tech talent and IT employers get matched quickly and efficiently.

Even if the idea of hiring a Dallas technical staffing agency seems a little too “entry level” for your career level, it is working for every type of IT professional. 

Whether you are a recent college graduate with just a few internships on your resume, or a seasoned CIO with a long and successful track record, today’s job market requires you to “pull out all the stops” to find the right opportunities.  

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Top 5 IT Jobs in Dallas

In the world of information technology jobs, college graduates are in high demand and why shouldn’t they be? With the advancement of technology and gadgets, evolution of the Internet and the ever-growing world of media and apps, companies are constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to catch customers’ attention and that means keeping a full staff, specifically filled with employees who have fresh ideas.

Recent grads are a great way to bring new life to a company, and with so much progression in technology, the IT job market in Dallas is booming.

Here are five IT jobs in Dallas that are great for newer graduates.

Landing a new job is never easy, but if you have the right skills then you can find hot jobs in the IT field. Information technology jobs are still in high demand in almost every area of the country, even in cities where persistent unemployment has hurt the economy. But not all IT jobs are created equal. It seems as soon as you learn the skills needed to land a specific job, the requirements change.

If you want to know how staffing agencies can help you get in the door of major employers, then it may be time to find to look for IT staffing companies in your area.  You see, it’s not the average recruiter who can help you with a big IT job; it is the technical recruiter who knows what it takes to stand out as an IT professional.  They know that your chances of getting past the gatekeeper greatly improve when you go beyond the typical resume and cover letter.

smartphone mobile resumeUnless you rarely leave your home, it should come as no surprise to you that recent reports show that 75% of Americans now use smartphones and that there are more smartphones in use that there are people on this planet.

It's almost impossible to go anywhere without seeing people using their smartphones to stay connected with friends, search the web, or play games. Besides keeping up with Facebook and Twitter, smartphones are replacing desk and laptop computers for Dallas job seekers to search for employment while on the go.

According to a survey published last September by Internet job-search company Indeed, 65% of Americans would like to be able to apply for a job using their mobile phone. They warn that companies who fail to make the application process optimized for smartphone users will end up losing top talent to businesses that make it quick and easy to apply for open positions.

As a leader in Dallas IT staffing recruitment, we pride ourselves on staying abreast of trends that our clients who seek technology jobs in Dallas expect from a top-notch recruitment firm. In this article I'm going to share what I've learned about mobile-optimization and talk about what recruiters can do to make sure they are able to snag the top talent and I'll explain to job seekers how they can use their smartphones to find and apply for the best jobs.

tips-for-resumeIf the prospect of writing a resume feels overwhelming you….wait, scratch that. Of course you are feeling overwhelmed. After all, the reason you are sitting here reading this article is because you are unemployed, underemployed, or just bored with your current job and the only way you’re going to get to change things is to get a quality resume out to prospective employers. The problem is that there is a big, fat gray elephant standing in the way of you getting started.

Building an updated resume that gets the right kind of attention is hard work; it requires thinking about the past, both good and bad work experience.

It requires being honest with yourself and acknowledging your strengths and weaknesses. You may not know where to begin.

Whether that elephant is procrastination or simply not knowing how to get started, it is a huge obstacle standing in the way of you getting where you want to go.

There is no way over, under or around it. Well, grab your knife and fork (okay, a pen) because, as I’m sure you’ve heard, the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.