The 2017 technology hiring trends are accelerating, creating both opportunities and challenges for organizations searching for tech talent. There are many factors behind the trend. Corporate executives are anticipating deregulation and lower taxes, which is freeing up both operating budgets and capital expenditure budgets. Company information technology budgets across a wide spectrum of industries are supporting higher spending to drive organizational technical excellence forward to support revenue increases.
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Today we are experiencing a technical candidate’s labor market. Companies are investing in and prioritizing technical team expansion. Demand is outpacing supply, and the labor market employment rate for technical professions is essentially 100 percent. However, for a skilled technical professional, even when the market is in your favor, there is competition. Being a qualified candidate will not always mean you will gain the offer you are pursuing. So then comes the process of managing your way through rejection.
Congratulations! You have been invited to be a part of a phone interview that may lead to an in-person meeting for a technical project manager role. Your resume has gotten you in the door, but now what?
Applying to a new job requires wanting to put your best foot forward. You want to stand out to the hiring manager for the right reasons, but demonstrate your skills in a positive manner. Standing out too much could mean a negative response or no advancement in the recruiting process. Not standing out enough could mean fading into the background of the resume stacks piling on desks.
Candidates and hiring managers alike are on the go today. Neither are always given the luxury of sitting down at a computer to apply for jobs or review resumes. Sometimes, applications must be submitted and viewed from the convenience of a mobile device. In this case, resumes have slightly different rules. The key word is simplicity.
A strong leader can make or break a project. In a professional environment, this leadership role often falls on the project manager. The project manager assists in following deadlines, project efficiency, time management focus and communication across the entire team. While it is incredibly helpful when the technical project manager is well versed in development jargon and skills, their soft skills could separate a successful project from a project that falls through the cracks.