Dallas IT Staffing & Career Blog

Blog for the Dallas IT and technical job markets. News, advice and tips for job searching, resume writing, interviewing and IT career growth in 2016.
If you’re like most Information Technology (IT) job seekers, you dream about working at one of the fastest moving U.S. technology companies, like Facebook, Google or Apple.  But with nearly 15 million Americans looking for work, it’s hard to imagine what it takes to find your dream job at one of these employers.  Surprisingly, some of the best companies to work for are facing a talent shortage, especially in some of the top IT positions.  While there may be plenty of workers available, few of them possess the skills to meet the highly specialized needs of Silicon Valley.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Where Are The Best IT Jobs in Dallas?

If you have been in the Dallas job market for awhile, you may be wondering why it’s taking so long to land one of those coveted IT jobs in Dallas.  After getting a degree in information technology or computer systems design and then spending a few years gaining experience, you should be able to get the new job you’ve always wanted, right?  Well, there is good news for Dallas technical job-seekers.

According to Bloomberg Business Week, the Dallas-Fort Worth area ranks number six in the nation for tech jobs.  The article states that there are 174,848 tech jobs in the region, which boasts a high-tech payroll total of $15.4 billion per year.  This means the average IT job in Dallas pays $88,164 per year.  If this sounds like something you might want to learn more about, read on.  The employers doing the hiring for these jobs include companies like AT&T, Texas Instruments and Radio Shack, but there are dozens of other peripheral tech companies who say they’re hiring for IT jobs.  Dallas is one of many cities in the state of Texas enjoying a more robust recovery than the rest of the nation, a fact that presidential candidate Rick Perry plans to take to the bank.

In a depressed job market, you will often hear people who make it sound like landing job is impossible.  These are what some people might call the pessimists of our society, who take one piece of bad news and use it as an excuse not to try.  But the truth is plenty of Dallas job openings exist in technology and IT; you just need to know where to find them.  If you’re really serious about finding a job in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, the question you must ask yourself, “How serious am I about pursuing a position in this field?”  If the answer is “very serious,” then you have some work to do.

Have you been hearing a lot in the news about all the Dallas jobs, and wondering who is actually hiring?  According to the industry’s best technical recruiters, Dallas is one of the few cities in America with a rebounding job market, but not all the Dallas jobs hiring right now are with high-tech companies.  As you know, every middle to large-size company with an IT department needs experienced technical staffers.  If you have a background in computer systems engineering, database management, computer repair, or internet marketing, Dallas and Fort Worth are two of the fastest-growing markets in the U.S.  But what is even more important is your job searching tactics.

 Despite the recent negativity about the nation’s economy, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report last week saying that Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, Texas are still on top in new jobs and job growth.  Compared to one year ago, these cities lead other large metro markets in job creation of nonfarm employment.  This is great news for those seeking Dallas technical jobs in the Texas area.

If you ask a Dallas technical recruiter which IT jobs are the most coveted in the industry, most would agree that a job at Facebook, Google or LinkedIn is considered a “dream job”.  Just the prospect of being on the cutting-edge of the most talked-about new technologies would make any job seeker enthusiastic.  But are these companies as wonderful as everyone says they are? 

 

Until recently, I never realized how many different opinions there were in the marketplace about technical recruiters, or for that matter, any type of recruiter.  In my own personal experience, a good technical recruiter has always been the best way to find technical jobs in Texas, but perhaps I was lucky enough to be working with the right staffing agency.  After reading the responses that were given to a LinkedIn member, who asked “what it takes to become the best technical recruiter”, I could see how many candidates and employers were jaded by experiences with recruiters. 

 

Are you a technical professional looking for a new job in the Dallas metropolitan area?  Then chances are you’ve been frustrated by the whole job search process.  Looking at the number of technical jobs posted in the region, one would expect the process to run smoothly, but the competition for Dallas jobs in technology is fierce.  Instead of sending resumes blindly through area job boards, or working with “generalist” recruiters, many IT professionals have been successful with specialized technical recruiters.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

GTN Now Provides Global Services

We are proud to announce that GTN Technical Staffing has successfully expanded its reach internationally.  We have located and hired consultants for global clients in Canada, Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Costa Rica, and Brazil.   Be sure to contact us for your IT staffing needs, whether they be global or domestic!