Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Feb. 28th) as based on the story’s likes, shares, and interactions from our social media sites. The content provided is mainly for Buffalo-Based IT Professionals to help keep them informed as they continue to impact and grow Buffalo’s tech reputation. We provide IT Staffing Services and Business Tech Support for businesses in the Buffalo area.
Hiring great talent starts with attracting the right talent. Here, an effective, engaging and inclusive job description is key. With a little upfront effort, you can craft just the right job description to bring a wide range of highly talented candidates into your pipeline — and ensure you’re not turning off talent before they even apply. “The best job descriptions combine a little bit of marketing, the reality of the role, the necessary skills and competencies and the organization’s culture. All those things put together are key to how to present an open role…Read More
Ageism has become such a persistent issue in the tech industry that some CEOs don’t even bother to lie about it. If you’re an older tech professional, and frustrated with charting a career path, why not focus your job search on companies that have a track record of valuing tenured professionals? Here are some ways to identify those firms that have demonstrated a commitment to hiring professionals regardless of age. Although many companies include a boilerplate EEO statement in job postings (and sometimes the career section of their website)…Read More
CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and other IT executives and high-level managers straddle two worlds: technology and business. Virtually all of these IT leaders have a deep background in areas such as management information systems (MIS), computer information systems (CIS) and project management. Most IT chiefs also have at least a bachelor’s degree in a tech field, although some rise through the ranks clutching nothing more than a high school diploma and a fistful of certifications. Reporting directly to the CEO or another C-level executive…Read More
The Google Go language (Golang), the popular open source systems-level programming language, is gaining more of a foothold in the workplace, according to the Go 2017 User Survey. More respondents (67 percent) said they were being paid to write Go than those who said they write Go code outside of work (63 percent). Also, the number of respondents who strongly agreed with the notion that Go was critical to their company’s success rose to 17 percent, up from year 12 percent in the 2016 survey. The survey attracted 6,173 respondents, 70 percent…Read More
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