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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The CTO Role in 2013

Posted on February 5, 2013. Filed under: CIO, Interviews, Recruiting, Resumes, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

toon907The role of CTO has changed over the years. As a result, companies are looking for different skill sets today compared with 15 or 20 years ago when recruiting a new CTO.
Join us to discuss this topic in our next Tech Career Forum twitter chat on Wednesday 2/6 at 3pm Eastern by using the hashtag #TCFchat.

Here are the discussion points:

1) What is the role of the CTO today, and how is it different from 20 years ago?

2) What skill sets are companies and recruiters looking for in a CTO?

3) How much emphasis should a CTO candidate place on technology? On business leadership?

4) Are there any qualifications that can really help to differentiate a CTO candidate in today’s market?

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