Category: Job Search

Are Soft Skills Holding Back Your Technology Career Advancement?

15-Second Overview: Studies prove that hiring managers in IT desire soft skills as much as hard skills Key skills include communication, prioritization, and leadership IT pros who focus on refining these abilities can stand out from other tech candidates   As a tech professional, your skill set is highly valued. You’ve got impressive IT certifications, hands-on experience with tech projects, and a background drenched in innovation. But when it comes to your career, that’s only half the picture.   Consider that 67% of HR professionals withhold job offers from qualified IT candidates when they lack soft skills. Sure, unemployment rates […]

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The 2019 IT Certifications That Will Boost Your Career

Ready to enhance your skill set, beat resume-scanning ATS systems, and land coveted interviews or promotions? As you seek to manage and advance your tech career, consider pursuing the following 2019 IT certifications based on your niche or career level.   Cloud Certifications Whether a business wishes to transition to the cloud for the first time or wants to upgrade their cloud presence, they need the talent that can make it happen efficiently and safely. That’s why employer interest in candidates with cloud skills has risen 33% in just three years. To hone your cloud skills, consider: AWS Certified Solutions […]

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Anticipating the 2019 Portland Tech Industry

15-Second Overview: The Portland Tech industry performed strongly in 2018 and is poised for record growth in 2019 Established companies and startups, alongside smart city initiatives, are fueling the region’s activity Rapid growth will continue to create talent shortages that change the fabric of tech roles   With holiday parties behind us and 2018 in the record books, all eyes are focused on 2019. Portland’s tech industry is one of the country’s hottest arenas for businesses and professionals alike, drawing in large amounts of investment and talent on a daily basis. Let’s review 2018’s big wins and what they indicate […]

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