Dallas Technical Jobs Blog - Page 7

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.

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.  

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.