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Looking for a candidate hire a learner

Looking for a candidate hire a learner

Over the last couple of months, I've done more interviewing than in the previous years of working in IT.  I've had a very good time training and helping employees improve their skill sets and unfortunately take positions in other companies.  So I've had a lot of time thinking about who I wanted to hire for my open positions and I don't take the [...]

5 Signs IT isn’t the career for you

5 Signs IT isn’t the career for you

We've all met the IT guy who we are pretty sure isn't cut out for the job.  I know people have asked me, if they are right for IT and it is something people need to think about prior to spending the money and time to get into the field.  Lucky for you, I wanted to make a list of 5 things you need to consider before you hop into the IT field. [...]

Q&A Monday: IT Education

Q&A Monday:  IT Education

Question: Jim, For someone looking to segue into IT, what is the most direct educational route to take- tech school, university, or career diploma program? In general, what do you recommend for a good IT foundation? Tony DiPaciner Philadelphia, Pa   Answer: Like most questions in IT, there is a lot of debate for the best [...]

Q&A Monday: What to do after losing your job?

Q&A Monday: What to do after losing your job?

Question: Jim, I just found myself out of a job for the first time in 20 years and am searching for another tech job. I am looking for some things that I can do while I am looking to help my job search, is there anything you recommend? Richard Newsome Portland, Oregon Answer: I always find it funny that people keep asking me about [...]

Q&A Monday: Waiting for the dream job and offered another

Q&A Monday: Waiting for the dream job and offered another

Question: I know this is more of a general question than a technical question, but I expect end of next week to have two offers on the table from companies that are under a lot of pressure to get their positions filled. There is also third company, probably my favorite, which doesn't seem to be under the same pressure and is moving at a [...]

Q&A Monday: Looking for a job, while at a job

Q&A Monday: Looking for a job, while at a job

Question: Hey Jim, I am currently working at a company that I have been at for a couple years, and I feel like I've hit a brick cieling.  I am going to start to look for another job, but with this job market, I don't want my current job to find out.  Any advice? Richard Marshall Boys Ranch, TX Answer: When I was younger and working [...]