IT Job Market: Into the Cloud We Go!

Posted on February 28, 2013. Filed under: CIO, Interviews, Recruiting, Resumes, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

toon451Our Tech Career Forum panel discussed the topic of cloud computing and how it is impacting and will impact the IT job market. We held a twitter chat on Wed 2/27 at 3pm ET (#TCFchat). By the way, love the comic here showing Moses as an early adopter of cloud technology =)

Our discussion highlighted the explosive growth predicted in the cloud computing space. We talked about the expected growth of certain types of roles in cloud administration, security, enterprise architecture, etc. We also opined on the cloud-related certification programs that are currently available.

Check out the Storify recap or go to the Tech Career Forum LinkedIn  Group Page to leave a discussion comment. Of course, you’re welcome to comment right here as well.

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Cloud Impact on the Future of the IT Job Market

Posted on February 26, 2013. Filed under: CIO, Interviews, Recruiting, Resumes, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

toon495The Cloud…that magical place where technology “just happens.” Well, that’s what most non-techies think of the cloud based on their impression from those Microsoft Windows 7 commercials a few years back…the one where, to solve a problem, they just “go to the cloud!”

We’re going to talk about the cloud..not the pretend magical one, but the real-life one…and how it is expected to impact the tech industry and job market as a whole over the several years. So please join us in our Tech Career Forum twitter chat on Wed 2/27 at 3pm ET (#TCFchat).

Here are the discussion points:

1) What is the projected growth of the IT Cloud market over the next few years?

2) What types of cloud-based jobs and related offshoots are expected to be in strong demand?

3) Where do cloud certifications fit in? What credentials are out there and how do employers feel about them?

4) What strategies can an IT professional keep in sight to stay “fresh” in this fast-changing area?

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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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