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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Jul. 3rd 2018) Feature

Here are the Top 5 Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Jul. 3rd) 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.

Salary Negotiations: How to Know What to Ask For

Picture this: You’ve applied for a new job online, and the recruiter emails to set up a time to chat. That discussion goes well… until they ask your desired salary for a new role. Your response: “uhh…” Salary is often the trickiest part of any new job discussion, and it’s a critical piece of the puzzle. Salary expectations can set a tone for the interview process, and clue you into how much the company values the position – and by extension, you. Keep in mind that recruiters resist divulging the available salary for the position because they want you to lob the first salvo. If you go low, they’ll stay there with you; too high and you risk losing out on that cool new job. Read More

Fundings Provide a Peek into Emerging Tech

Somewhere in the spare room of a home in the US or overseas, a recent high school grad and soon to be member of the Class of 2022 at a school like Stanford or Georgia Tech is gathering up the clothes, gadgets, and dorm room basics that they will need for freshman year. Four years after that traumatic (for the parents) drop-off day, that skinny but brilliant freshman will graduate and join a six-person start-up company, where he or she will play an integral part in building the game-changing technology that you and your organization will use just a few years later. That’s a peek at tomorrow’s technology today. We can’t tell you which freshmen are on the way to cashing…Read More

What is a Product Manager? A Complex, Cross-Functional Role in IT

Product managers are responsible for understanding the market, audience and demand for a software, hardware or service. A product manager typically acts as the point person throughout a project’s life-cycle. It is a role that requires you to balance input, concerns and feedback from multiple departments, key stakeholders, business leaders, customers and clients. The product manager role also requires an understanding of technology and business, as product managers must understand which products are worth developing and how they’ll directly impact the business. Whether it’s an internal or external product, product managers are responsible for understanding…Read More

How to Woo Data Scientists to Your Enterprise

If you are looking to hire data science and analytics talent, you’d better get out your wallet. It’s certainly not news anymore that there’s a shortage of professionals who are experts in this field, and because of that they command premium salaries. But what should you really offer to woo them to join your company? A new flash survey from quantitative executive recruitment specialist Burtch Works asked just over 450 of these pros what motivates them to change jobs. Burtch Works asked respondents to pick their top two motivations out of six listed. The big winner? Salary and compensation was at the top, cited by 59% of those who responded. Read More

How to Know When Your Startup Is Being Acquired

You took that job at a fun startup, and things were going great… at first. But a year in, things have changed drastically. Suspicions arise that the company is being acquired. How can you tell what’s really going on? Chances are, your company – big or small – won’t tell you it’s being acquired, or even in talks for an acquisition. Unless you’ve made a good friend well above your pay grade, you’ll just have to examine the evidence to know if your business is being purchased. Luckily, these things tend to follow some trends. Here’s what to look for: Did your company recently decide HR and the design team need to report to the same Vice President? Read More

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