Jobs, resumes, interviewing and other career-related topics highlighted the September meeting of the Des Moines Web Geeks. Paragon Recruiter Melody Maxted and Business Development Director Mark Craiger joined Ben Lors from John Deere ISG as panelists at the event.
Most Popular Jobs and Skills
Here are a couple of graphs we created to compare the hot IT skills and jobs of today versus yesterday (within the last four years). Dice.com released its "Fastest Growing Tech Skills" list which shows the ten most popular skills found in the job board's postings.
Experience Iowa Technology 2014
Iowa college students who are interested in pursuing a career in technology can get a look at their potential employer when they sign up for Experience Iowa Technology. It's a three-year-old program sponsored by the Technology Association of Iowa that our President, Craig Jackman, helps organize.
A Degree In IT
There have been a few initiatives launched in central Iowa in recent weeks that call attention to the demand for Information Technology professionals (and other STEM-related professions).
IT Salaries Increase And The Troops Are Restless
Rather than lose out on good talent, IT recruiters and hiring managers need to work together to benchmark sought-after skills. The greatest chance of getting top candidates to accept an offer will come from competitive compensation packages that push the limits of established salary ranges and offer additional motivators to keep them happy.
Careers: Lights, Camera, Action
We're in a cycle of heavy demand for IT talent. Scan the headlines and you'll see companies and also organizations working hard to attract and retain talent.
The college football season kicks off in earnest this Saturday. Scan the sidelines at Jack Trice Stadium and you'll spot Marty Martinez standing near the kickers. He works with them and many Cyclone athletes in his role as a sports psychologist.