Remember the Dot.com and IT job market implosion? It was back in 2000 when the bottom fell out and technology workers have suffered ever since. However, it appears those dismal days may be ending and job opportunities are on the rise.
Job cuts on the country’s high tech sector IT job market declined 40 percent in the first quarter of 2006. It was the fourth consecutive quarter with year-to-year declines, according to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
In fact, John Challenger says that some business may regret some of the job cuts they made in recent years. IT job market workers themselves are optimistic about their employment prospects.
The computer jobs with the hottest prospects include network systems analysts, data base administrators and computer software engineers, according to a labor market analyst with the News York State Labor Department.
Information technology gives companies the ability to expand into new markets, identify new customers and cut costs. It’s taken a while but businesses are finally realizing how important IT is to their growth. This has led to a sellers market in the IT job market.
So, if it’s your turn to benefit from this up-tick in the IT job market, then you want to prepare yourself for some changes in the hiring expectations of decision-makers you’ll be dealing with. You see, a lot has happened since 2000 including 9/11 and Katrina.
Back then it was enough to have a list of your IT credentials and a solid work history to back them up. Today, employers want you to come forward showing that you’ve taken the time to learn something about them and their organization.
That means that you should be spending much more time researching specific companies where there is a match between your interests and their goals . . . much more time than you spend on your resume which has only very limited value in this post-2000 marketplace.
An employer is going to be looking at you, not your resume, to determine if you make a productive addition to his/her team. You need to be prepared to demonstrate that you can address specific problems an employer or the organization is confronted with.
Fortunately there’s an exciting alternative job search system that can put you at the front of the pack. When you follow this remarkable plan, you can be meeting face-to-face with a qualified decision-maker in matter of days. And you can be entertaining a job offer in as little as two weeks!
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