Dallas Technical Jobs Blog - Page 10

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.

technical skillsIt must be interesting for hiring managers to see the various ways that job candidates present themselves. Some of the most skilled technical workers put very little effort into their resume, believing that their background speaks for itself. This may not be such a good idea in today's competitive job market. No matter how qualified you are for the job, your resume is what sells you to a potential employer.

When you’re looking for a job in a competitive marketplace, it helps to have a lot of good connections.  Many professionals seek help from headhunters and corporate recruiters who promise to get them in the door at the top companies. However, if you’re looking for the top Dallas IT jobs, then it makes sense to work with a specialized technical staffing company. 

One would think that by the time a student graduates from college they have developed all the relevant skills for today's workplace. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. In fact, according to a recent article on Fox Business, "The Skills Employers Wish College Grads Had," time spent on campus might not be serving students well in the job market.

After several consecutive years of expansion, the market for IT jobs has become somewhat more competitive. Some might attribute this to the economy, but it has a lot more to do with increasing numbers of IT professionals in certain areas. Compared to some other areas of the country, Dallas has a higher percentage of computer and hi-tech employers, which may seem promising; but this has also attracted more qualified job seekers to the area.

The Dallas job market may be improving, at least that’s what the unemployment figures seem to say, but job seekers shouldn’t expect to a major difference overnight. Even if more jobs are starting to open up, the competition to get an interview is still fierce. You may have all the right certifications and degrees. Your qualifications may even be an exact match for a specific job. But Dallas technical jobs can still be elusive.

 

As many of you know, the IT industry has been expanding for several consecutive years, and it doesn't look like 2014 will be any different. It seems no matter how many people graduate with computer science degrees there are always plenty of jobs to be filled, but there are still some areas that are more competitive than others.

Comparatively speaking, however, Dallas has a much higher percentage of technology companies than other areas of the country, which is good news for local job seekers. But remember, many recent grads are willing to relocate for a better opportunity, so there could still be some competition.

Bryan Flanagan of Ziglar Inc. (http://www.ziglar.com), a leader in sales training, interviews Jim Bright of GTN Technical Staffing (http://www.gtntechnicalstaffing.com) about his success in sales. Excepted with permission from the 2013 training DVD "Ziglar Sales Program," DVD 3, Lessons 22-23. 

early riserWe've all heard that famous quote by Ben Franklin, "the early bird catches the worm," but what does that mean exactly? Isn't it just as productive to be a night person? Why so much emphasis on the morning hours? As a "Type B" personality, I've often wondered why so many of my bosses showed favor to those associates who sent them emails pre-6 am. But it turns out they may be right. Utilizing the morning hours before work may just be the key to success. Love it or hate it, the morning can become your new best friend.

Thursday, 05 September 2013

GTN Moves to a New Office

GTN Technical Staffing moved to new office space effective September 1, 2013.  Our new space gives is a more efficient layout and allows us more room to grow as our client business grows.  We are now located at 5151 Belt Line Rd., Ste. 700, Dallas, TX, 75254.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

GTN Makes the Inc 5000 List Again!

We just learned that we made the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing companies again for 2013.  We are ranked #1,586.  Thank you to our clients, our consultants, and our internal staff who made this all possible!