Job Impact of IT Outsourcing Recap

Posted on February 14, 2013. Filed under: CIO, Interviews, Recruiting, Resumes, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

toon_119Outsourcing of business processes (BPO), including IT services and support, has been going on for many years. Our panel discussed the short-term and long-term impact to the US job market. Of course, this discussion extends beyond simply the number of jobs to the quality of the jobs and the ability to cultivate the tech talent here at home to satisfactorily fill those high-level IT positions. You can review the recap of our Tech Career Forum twitter chat that we held on Wed 2/13 at 3pm ET (#TCFchat) on Storify or at the Tech Career Forum LinkedIn Page. You’re welcome to post comments here as well.

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Technology Offshore Outsourcing Impact on IT Jobs

Posted on February 12, 2013. Filed under: CIO, Interviews, Recruiting, Resumes, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

toon509Viewed as a boon to the company bottom line, offshore outsourcing in the tech industry has been seen in a negative light by IT workers and many others. In our Tech Career Forum twitter chat on Wed 2/13 at 3pm ET (#TCFchat), we’ll chat about the state of IT outsourcing and the impact on jobs here in the US, so be sure to join us.

Here are the discussion points:

1) What is the current state of offshore outsourcing in the IT and technology fields?

2) Does outsourcing actually help or hurt the IT job market?

3) What types of positions does globalization of the IT job market put at risk?

4) What new opportunities does the IT outsourcing market create here in the US?

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The Modern-Day CTO Recap

Posted on February 7, 2013. Filed under: Career Management, CIO, Interviews, Job Market Trends, Personal Branding, Recruiting, Resumes, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

bizcom8The modern-day CTO role is somewhat different from 20 years ago. As more companies become tech-based organizations, the need to a CTO has expanded. Some companies now blur the lines between the CIO and CTO.  So our panel tweeted about these distinctions and about how a CTO candidate should position themselves in today’s job market.

To review a recap of the #TCFchat, you can go to the Storify page. Or you can view the recap directly on the Tech Career Forum LinkedIn discussion page.

Feel free to share your own thoughts and comments here or on the Tech Career Forum LinkedIn group, which you are welcome to join!

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