It seems like the technology job market in the United States is in a constant state of flux; one year there are too many job seekers and not enough open positions, and the next year IT staffing companies cannot find enough qualified candidates. One reason for this is the rapid advancement in technology.
Nearly every industry is now reliant on some form of information technology, whether it is a database, a shopping cart, a newsfeed or an Intranet. Manufacturers are using robotics controlled by sophisticated software and doctors are using electronic medical records.
Terms like “cloud computing” are so hot, they have earned their way into the American vernacular. Candidates with the right skill sets are in high demand once again, and as a result organizations are finding it harder to retain the best talent.
Looking back over the past two years, it's clear to see that new technology was responsible for improvements in industrial production. In fact, the recovery from the recent economic downturn has greatly depended upon non-traditional resources, such as the cloud, mobile applications and a vast array of sustainable energy sources. Not only have these developments added new jobs for computer and technical professionals, they have been a clear indication of how rapidly technology is advancing.
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.
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.
We'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.
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.