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Paragon IT Professionals Grows Nebraska-Based Team
Paragon IT Professionals has welcomed Jason Randazzo to our Nebraska-based team. Randazzo will serve as an account executive, helping clients find top talent and assisting with staffing and project-based resource needs.
Paragon IT Professionals Hires Marketing Director as It Prepares for Growth
DES MOINES, IA –Paragon IT Professionals, a Des Moines-based IT staffing and software solutions provider, hires Jessica Grant to lead the organization’s marketing efforts. Grant serves as Paragon’s director of marketing and is a member of their leadership team.
Paragon IT Professionals Grows Minneapolis-Based Team
Paragon IT Professionals, an IT staffing and software solutions provider, has welcomed Chad Marchant to their Minneapolis-based team. Chad serves as an account executive assisting businesses with staffing and project-based resource needs.
Salary Trends
‍The infographic above is based on opportunities with Paragon clients from June 2010 through June 2012. These are the most in-demand jobs we recruited for during that time frame.
Swing Thoughts for the Interviewing IT Professional
In golf, there are a thousand things you can be thinking about as you address the ball. Professional golfers have one thought, a "swing thought." Keeping it simple keeps them from suffering "paralysis from analysis." So, why not apply this to your next job interview?
Mood of the Market - August 2013
The mood of the market has lightened since the dark days of 2009. In December of that year, our survey of central Iowa IT professionals showed nearly two-thirds of the market felt their job security was threatened by the existing economic climate. In our most recent survey, 60 percent say the economy is no threat to their job and the majority give a thumbs up to the local IT job market.
Experiencing Iowa Technology
In early November, I found myself leading a busload of college students on a technology tour of central Iowa. It was part of Experience Iowa Technology, a program created by the Technology Association of Iowa that targets college students also studying computer science and MIS-related curriculum.
Tech Salaries, Here and There
When you take the average tech salary in Iowa--$71K--and enter that into a cost of living calculator (at Money.CNN.com), here's the comparable salary--"how far it will go"--in the top 10 cities on the 2014 Dice.com salary survey.

from our clients

"Paragon takes the time to understand our needs and build the relationship, working with us not as a customer but as a true partner."
- CIO, multinational Inc. 500 Company
"I enjoy the relationship I've cultivated with the Paragon employees I work with, they know how to be professional and personable at the same time. They have shown that they listen to what I have to say and follow through with action, always to the best of their ability."
- Multi-year Paragon consultant
"I’ve had a strong relationship with Paragon for over 12 years and in that time, Paragon has demonstrated the ability to deliver strong talent. Several key members of my current staff including my leadership team were originally sourced thru Paragon."
- SVP & CIO
"Paragon’s recruiters really want to know what you need in a resource: skills, abilities, cultural fit. This allows them to place resources into the perfect position! Paragon's ability to find talent for hard to find roles makes them truly outstanding."
- Assistant Director | IT Architecture
"Paragon helped us during a point of crisis and was able to quickly deliver top talent, that we have retained to date."
- Executive Director