Don’t Let the Job Hunt Drag You Down

Hey, it’s rough out there … Nothing can bring down your sense of self and self-worth like a modern-day online job hunt. Your search can become vastly depressing as you peruse perfect positions that aren’t in your geography, or try to tailor your qualifications to the jobs that are. Long lists of requirements and preferred … Continue reading Don’t Let the Job Hunt Drag You Down

How to Spot a Tech Generalist

Tech Generalists, often called “IT Guys” or Jack or Jill-of-all-Trades, are valuable tech resources. They usually have a well-rounded background in all things tech. For example, a tech Generalist will have experience in network administration, database administration, and technical troubleshooting. But how can you spot a tech Generalist vs. a Specialist?

Tech Job Descriptions Are Becoming More Product-Centric

Tech job descriptions are unique. When it comes to job posts, it seems that some skill requirements never go out of fashion: Highly organized Works well with others Leadership ability Attention to detail These are traits that all employers look for, and most job seekers think they have. But employers can’t truly expect to assess … Continue reading Tech Job Descriptions Are Becoming More Product-Centric

Bull Market: Tech Professionals Win

Unemployment among tech professionals is very, very low right now. And that means it’s a good time to keep an eye open for more lucrative opportunities. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics January’s unemployment rates overall were down, from 5.7% to about 5%. But among Computer and Mathematical Occupations, unemployment is less than half … Continue reading Bull Market: Tech Professionals Win

The Value of Anonymous Job Seeking

Job seekers have many reasons to hide their identity when looking for jobs. Most often, they probably don’t want their employers to know they are looking at other options. But for others, the value of anonymous job seeking lies in bias prevention. In an article on Fortune.com, Brett Arends explores an unexpected trend of racial bias in the hiring … Continue reading The Value of Anonymous Job Seeking

Assessing IT Talent: Who am I to Judge?

Are you qualified to interview your new IT expert? Does IT talent scare you? If you are one of the millions of small businesses with little or no full-time, in-house tech expertise, there’s a good chance you’re not ready for this inevitable obstacle.  Whether you are a startup hiring your first System Administrator or a non-tech … Continue reading Assessing IT Talent: Who am I to Judge?

Are Employers Searching For—But Not Finding—Your Résumé?

Most tech-savvy job seekers know at least a little bit about Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). But does “knowing” really help you? A growing trend, ATS help employers manage large numbers of applications. One piece of that process involves parsing the résumé so that it can be run through various filters. With an average 75% fail rate, … Continue reading Are Employers Searching For—But Not Finding—Your Résumé?

Skill Matching: An Alternative to Keyword Search

When looking for jobs or searching for candidates, the documents we draft are similar to the documents we read.  Consider job posts and résumés. While the job post describes the skills we’re looking for, the résumé describes the job skills we have. So what if there was a way to automatically match job posts to the most fitting … Continue reading Skill Matching: An Alternative to Keyword Search

A New Approach to IT Job Hunting

Welcome to ITJobMatch.com! You’ve just discovered the best kept secret in IT job hunting, but don’t keep it to yourself! Recommend us to your friends and colleagues. The faster we grow, the sooner we can help find the best IT job for you. Why you need to try job searching OUR WAY ITJobMatch.com is not … Continue reading A New Approach to IT Job Hunting