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Results of Corporate Entrepreneur Poll

Posted on December 9, 2014. Filed under: Big Data, Career Management, CIO, Consulting/Contracting, Cyber Security, Engineering, Executive Job Search, Healthcare IT, International Job Seekers, IT networking, Job Market Trends, Job Promotion, Job Search Tips, Manufacturing, Personal Branding, Product Development, Programming, Project management, Software Development, STEM, Technical Sales, Women in IT |

Last week I put out a call for responses to a poll asking our audience what the phrase “corporate entrepreneur” meant to them. This topic of corporate entrepreneurship will encompass my contribution to my upcoming book Uncommon with Brian Tracy (Spring 2015), and I wanted to get a sense of what professionals out there thought when they heard the phrase.

The largest response at 23% was that a corporate entrepreneur was “a strategist”. A three-way tie for second at 15% each included:

  • Someone who’s business savvy but probably more suited for self-employment.
  • Someone who sees what’s coming in the corporate realm and prepares for it.
  • A professional who knows how to apply certain elements of self-employment within the corporate structure.

If you’d like to participate in the poll, please feel free to do so. I’ve included it below and will keep it open a couple more weeks.

At that time, I will post the results and give an excerpt from the book discussing this issue. As a technical career strategist following the world of work closely, I am convinced that corporate entrepreneurship is going to be a “must” (yes, a must) for anyone looking to maintain their careers, particularly as we move through the next decade.

The shifting of corporate culture, the convoluted hiring practices, the mixed-generational workforce, and most importantly, the global market outlook are all bringing together a perfect storm that will forever change what it means to be in corporate. What we’ve seen so far is just the beginning.

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Which IT Roles Are the Hardest to Fill?

Posted on May 22, 2014. Filed under: Big Data, Career Management, CIO, Consulting/Contracting, Cyber Security, Healthcare IT, IT networking, Job Market Trends, Programming, Project management |

toon975Recently, Rich Hein of posted the results of a TEKsystems survey of 244 CIOs, CTOs, and other IT execs across several industries. The survey identified the following 9 IT roles as the most difficult to fill:

  1. Programming & Application Development (with .NET and Java in highest demand)
  2. Security
  3. Business Intelligence and Big Data
  4. Business Analyst
  5. IT Architect
  6. Cloud Roles
  7. Help Desk / Technical Support
  8. Software Engineer
  9. Project Manager

It’s no surprise that big data, security, cloud computing, and mobility all rank in the top 9. It’s also no surprise that the survey revealed that 47 percent of companies plan to  increase their IT workforce over the next year, which should mean good things for tech talent with these skill sets.

However, there has been a disconnect over the last couple years between a wealth of openings and a reluctance to hire, not to mention the high turnover and poor retention policies by companies. Therefore, if companies want to hire more IT talent, they need to address their hiring and retention practices. Period.

And if tech professionals want to get out of the tech talent rat race (and runaround), they will need to understand differentiation like never before.


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Healthcare IT Infrastructure Director (in OH) Candidate Profile

Posted on March 17, 2014. Filed under: Candidate Profiles, Healthcare IT, IT networking |

IT Operations/Infrastructure Leader combines 15 years of network engineering with MBA/ITIL Certification:

  • Designing innovative IT solutions using LEAN process improvement that better enable business operations
  • Driving cost savings using technology
  • Helping lead the business through strategic transformation
  • Leading the integration of HIS, PACS, and other core technologies
  • Coordinating the transition to a virtualized infrastructure environment

IT Service Delivery Resume

Want to know more?

For the full resume or in an introduction to the client highlighted here, contact Stephen at directly.

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