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.

Software developers are the wizards behind the curtain. They are the ultimate designers that connect people to the latest technologies. The best software designers are creative and have the technical expertise to implement innovative ideas. 

Writing code is one way developers create. Historically, code was written in four different languages: Java, C#, C++ or SQL. However, a significant number of niche programming languages are beginning to blossom and provide solutions to common problems and increase productivity.  These niche programming languages are giving Dallas area software developers an edge in productivity.

GTN Technical Staffing is proud to announce that we made #33 on the Dallas 100 list for 2015. Every year the Caruth Institute ranks the top 100 fastest growing, entrepreneurial businesses that contribute to the Dallas economy. Read more about the Dallas 100 below.

GTN Technical Staffing continues to grow each year and regularly makes it to the INC 5000 list. We are leaders in short term contract staffing, long term contract consulting, permanent placement, and staff augmentation. Read more about GTN here.

GTN Technical Staffing strives to provide the right opportunities to the right clients. We are a globally recognized and locally respected company that continues to grow each year. We are honored to work in such a beautiful city and will continue to provide exceptional staffing services to the Dallas area for many years to come.

stand out in the IT corporate crowdThe route to the top of the corporate ladder in Information Technology (IT) has changed over the years and sometimes the way up looks more like a cha cha, than an uphill climb. You may have to take one step forward and two steps back, but the trick is to keep moving.

Making a career move is not as easy as sending a cover letter and resume to a prospective employer. Today’s technical professionals must use their wit to find creative ways to stand out in the corporate IT crowd.

The following is part of a series of articles put out by the Flanagan Training Group which touch on the three keys to an effective presentation. This article focuses on how to best utilize your voice while presenting.

We present everyday, not just when in front of a crowd. We present ourselves in conversations with our friends & peers. Perhaps we speak differently when in the presence of a boss or potential employer.

Learning to control key aspects of your voice such as pitch and volume, as well as being aware of the detrimental use of "padding" can help you present yourself more professionally and become a better speaker. This translates to more effective communication in your work and social life but also, can help you interview well for your next IT job.

Since 2011, the job market in Dallas has gradually been increasing month after month. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average unemployment rate is at about four percent. Unfortunately, not every sector of the job market improves at the same pace and some jobs are at a higher demand than others. If you’re looking for a technical job in Dallas, it’s likely you’re in luck. Professionals in the IT sector are wanted, and Texas is a good place to be if you’re on the job search. According to Forbes, Fort Worth, along with five other Texas cities, are the best places to start a career, and businesses are going to Dallas technical recruiter to find candidates for jobs. Whether you’re just graduating college or starting a career in a new field, the job market in Dallas is alive and thriving for technical professionals.

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.