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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Nov. 23rd)

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Nov. 23rd) 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 Resources and IT Recruiting for businesses in the Buffalo area.

10 Most Difficult IT Jobs for Employers to Fill

The breakneck pace of technological innovation in an era of digital transformation has made it difficult for companies to find and land talent with the right mix of cutting-edge skills and experience. But even harder to find are candidates with the soft skills and leadership potential to match their technical savvy, says Matt Sigelman, CEO of labor market analytics firm Burning Glass. “In IT, most mid- to senior-level folks currently in the market have advanced to where they are because of their technical skills, not based on their management and soft skills. Read More

5 Tips for Overcoming a Mid-Career Slump

Are you finding it difficult to drag yourself into the office? Has your job become a bit boring? If it seems like your career has plateaued, you may be one of the many tech pros suffering from a case of the mid-career blues. Only 19 percent of tech pros in a recent survey felt overwhelmingly positive about their work life. In addition to general unhappiness, only 36 percent said their promotion and career paths were clear—compared to 50 percent of non-tech employees. It’s easy to feel stuck if you focus on your day-to-day activities instead of where you’re headed. Read More

Not So Crazy After All: 4 Silicon Valley Notions IT Really Likes

When I go to practitioner conferences outside Silicon Valley, I’m reminded of the separation between the tech industry’s notions and what IT organizations deal with every day. It’s like they’re living in separate worlds. But I’ve noticed a few recent Silicon Valley concepts now taking root in the mainstream of IT, after years of being the next big thing within the Valley itself. Both their migration into the real world and the fact that mainstream IT doesn’t jump onto the latest technology bandwagons are good because mainstream IT does need to evolve…Read More

How a Project Manager Can Smooth Interdepartmental Conflict

The causes of interdepartmental conflict are numerous, but how much can a PM do to resolve the issues? Let’s take a look at some of the more common conflicts today’s project managers might be forced to deal with and what, if any, actions they can take to improve the situation. If interdepartmental conflict is rooted at the top of an organization, it’s virtually impossible for a project manager to help undo this. It’s likely this type of conflict is so deep-rooted that it permeates throughout multiple facets of the business, and likely trickles down…Read More

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