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5 IT Hiring Trends In 2014
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SRG2
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1/3/2014 | 1:20:07 PM
5 IT Hiring Trends in 2014
Hi Kristen,

 

Thank you for your article!

 

Could you please provide additional coverage of the topics in your article, especially on Big Data.

 

Very Respectully,

sg

 
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12/30/2013 | 12:34:33 PM
Re: "CIO" no longer stands for "career is over."
I agree that some level of technical expertise is required for a CIO; however, business acumen and social skills have a far greater impact on the role and the organization as a whole. A CIO should be knowledgeable of a company's capabilities and industry trends in order to implement the appropriate strategy and set a vision based on the business' capabilities, however getting too deep into the technical weeds will limit their capacity to focus on the the most valuable company resources...the people.
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12/30/2013 | 2:47:17 AM
Re: Trend?
What i see around me as hot trend in 2013 is Applications and Systems Software and Market Research Analysts, to add on i guess  3D printing has exploded this year expecting some good number if opportunities in 2014.
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12/28/2013 | 11:39:41 PM
Re: Sorry-- Your Application Has Not Been Processed Yet by Our Select Team of Automatons
As the saying goes, "What you know isn't as important as who you know."  In the age of ATS, that has become even truer.  Most of the non-self-employed people I know got their jobs because they knew somebody who worked there or knew somebody who knew somebody who worked there.  While the suckers try to optimize their resumes and cover letters for the machines, the person with the pre-existing relationship with the hiring manager gets fast-tracked to the top of the pile.
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12/27/2013 | 6:37:48 PM
Trend?
Has resume alone every gotten anyone anywhere a job?  Seems to me that this social "trend" really isn't anything new; it's just extended to our increasingly social Internet personas.
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12/27/2013 | 10:37:24 AM
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@FOR THE RECORD

Absolutely on the mark. Anyone who has used one of the several ATS systems understands how much they depend on "fill in the box" screening of applicants as their primary function

The awful queston arises, were these ATS products put into place with total cynicism-- merely to spare budgets another, expensive hire in the HR department? And if so, does that mean our applicants' text input is being scanned at an offshore location by trained monkeys for their quota of really hot buzzwords?

In that last regard, if you begin to feel nausea at the current crop of semi-automated resumes, buffers overflowing with contrived phrases that seem oddly similar, you are not alone-- at least the appliclants understand they must pitch their job campaigns to robots. After all, these were the kids who were taught to take tests well as their primary educational objective. Gaming the system does not bode well for the interview, to say the least. 
BGREENE292
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12/27/2013 | 10:25:48 AM
CIO-- Career Is OFFLINE
@RobiPreston

Agreed-- when I saw this article, my immediate response was, what basis has this "conventional wisdom"? Looking more closely, the article offers nothing to show how much business depends upon what has been dubbed "big data", at all. What CIOs must know is this-- has it moved to my neighborhood, yet?

Unfortunately, that corroboration is also missing, or reserved for the chorus of usual suspects (opinion leaders, aka interviewees) who can be expected to use the same buzzwords as their stock-in-trade-- but that does not provide a tangible basis for evaluation.

Likewise, to state simply CIOs are under more pressure with more responsibility is to state the obvious, and is generously offensive to those of us who want substance, as relief for our developing ulcers.

As points four and five, "social media" becomes another of those inscrutable buzzwords that annoy most of us who read for substance. Does being socially connected mean dropping security and/or propriety in serving as an ad hoc marketing extension of the company?

Those who witness daily the hideous deeds public relations practioners must commit for their salary easily recognize the fanfare for "social media" is all too often prime-cut bull droppings.
RobPreston
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12/26/2013 | 2:01:42 PM
Re: "CIO" no longer stands for "career is over."
Let's not underestimate how important technology expertise is. Sure, people and process are important in any executive role, but the best CIOs bring deep technology chops to the table. They're not just savvy leaders and managers of people and processes. No one says marketing expertise is the least important capability of a CMO.  

 
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12/26/2013 | 11:01:08 AM
"CIO" no longer stands for "career is over."
It does stand for career is over if you're a technical CIO.  Tomorrows CIO has to have a much broader sill set to deal with the people and the business processes.  The technology, the plumbing, while important, is not the end goal, nor even the most important of the three.  There is a reason the three legs of the stool are listed as people, process and (then) technology. 
For The Record
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12/26/2013 | 10:47:47 AM
IT Hiring Trends Still Hampered by Recruiting
Interesting article, but hiring trends are weighed down by a large, immutable factor: U.S. hiring practices arising from continued ineptitude of recruiters themselves. As of 2014, recruiting practitioners have surrendered what little research authority they formerly exercised to applicant tracking systems (ATSs), which were pitched by fast-talking "recruiting experts" as a fix for the ineptitute of their own ranks. Now the poorly educated and professionally inexperienced recruiting ranks are even less effective. Hiring managers have even less input into the algorhythms used to solicit, say, specialists in Big Data, which is not understood at all by the recruiters who are prompted by the ATS to work with likely applicants.


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