Current Employment Outlook & Projections

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I hope this finds everybody safe and sound.  Challenging times for all, but hopefully opportunities as well. The past few weeks, I have been working with many firms across the country as well as fellow recruiting companies to gauge the employment market and make some projections.   Here are some highlights from my notes that I… Read more »

How COVID-19 Has Changed Recruiting for The Tech Industry

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While other industries may be faltering, the tech industry is bigger than ever. With more people working remotely and investing in B2B and B2C technology, tech companies are scaling up rapidly. But the world is changing, and companies need to change with it. How has COVID-19 changed the modern face of recruiting, and should those… Read more »

5 Skills to Demonstrate Ability to Work from Home

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Working from home requires a vastly different skill set from working in the office. The motivation is all different. You aren’t just “working toward the clock,” but you’re instead self-motivating and getting things done. Today, employers are finding that some employees cannot work from home effectively — and they’re looking for employees who can. How… Read more »

4 Ways Employers Can Support Their Staff During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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The coronavirus is impacting everyone. Many employers don’t know what they should be doing to support their employees—they don’t even know what they should be doing to continue to support their own operations. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and there will be a return to normalcy eventually. Between now… Read more »

Why Hiring Veterans for Technical Positions Is A Win-Win

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Looking to hire employees? Considering hiring veterans. Veterans are highly trained professionals who often need to suddenly jump into and acclimate to the workforce. Veterans Are Disciplined and Experienced Veterans have extraordinary levels of knowledge, and they’re extremely experienced and well-trained. They can draw from their experience in IT to move from the public sector… Read more »

Finding Peace & Productivity On the Road

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My quest for work productivity and physical improvement never ends and 2019 was very challenging & rewarding.    I believe in pushing myself to the maximum in all facets of life.  Sometimes past them and finding new boundaries.   Nothing clears my head and provides clarity to make solid decisions like a couple hours out in nature…. Read more »

How to Stay Motivated When Searching for a Technical Job Over the Holidays

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It’s hard to do anything over the holidays, let alone something as stressful as searching for a job. But it still has to get done. Here’s what you can do to remain stress-free and stay motivated, even during a difficult time. Set “Business Hours” For Your Job Search While you’re looking for a job, you’re… Read more »

Why I.T. staffing agencies can provide a better job seeking experience

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If you’re looking for a job in the IT industry, an IT staffing agency can help. Rather than trying to find a job on your own, you can tap directly into a network of employers. Here are some advantages of working with a staffing agency. It’s hard to get noticed — let an agency help… Read more »

Creating a Mentorship/Mentee Program for your Business?

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Barry recently joined the Digital Enterprise Society Board and is heading up their Career Development program.  Part of this vision includes helping eliminate the technology gap in the workforce.   Thom Singer from DES recently recorded a podcast with Marny Lifshen about mentorship programs. Marny is a marketing communications consultant, author and speaker, to discuss the… Read more »

Don’t Wait for the Perfect Job to Fall in Your Lap – Go Out & Get the Job of Your Dreams

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Don’t spend year after year in a job that you hate, waiting for the perfect job to come around. Finding the job of your dreams takes time and effort, but it’s a rewarding process in the end. The Perfect Job Doesn’t Come Out of Nowhere On average, it takes about six weeks of consistent looking… Read more »