Houston IT and Software Job Postings Almost Back to Normal

When COVID first came on the scene in early 2020, job postings and hiring took a nosedive and stayed down for a while. Job postings for IT and software positions have nearly returned to their pre-COVID levels. The number of IT and software job postings in Houston for January 2021 are at 86% of pre-COVID levels. This is a clear sign companies are wanting to progress on their 2021 Digital Transformation strategies. When COVID first hit the news cycle in 2020, job postings and hiring took a nosedive. Even before the first COVID case in Houston, companies tapped the [...]

Is COVID Changing the Job Market for Software Developers?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every industry around the world. In the US alone, the unemployment rate reached 14.7% in April – an all-time high since 1948. The good news is that compared to other sectors and industries, the IT sector is coping reasonably well with the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Read on as we discuss how the job market for software developers is evolving during the pandemic. Demand for Software Developer Jobs Remains Strong Despite the number of people getting laid off in every industry, the demand for software developer jobs is still strong. As per [...]

Hot Tech Skills are Still Hot

Do you want to pursue a career in Information Technology? With the pandemic forcing organizations to lay off employees, there is plenty of uncertainty regarding choosing a lucrative career path that provides you with sufficient growth opportunities as well as the financial security you desire. Unlike most industries that have suffered heavy losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the IT industry has fared relatively well. Let’s take a closer look at the changes witnessed by the industry in recent months and discuss the top IT skills that hiring managers are looking for. Industry Outlook: How Has the IT Industry Performed [...]

Back to Work – Hiring in the 2020 Recovery

As organizations shift to the new normal and return to work, there has been a notable shift in hiring trends that are likely to remain in force for the remainder of 2020 and beyond. As a hiring manager, it’s more important than ever to ensure your organization is able to accommodate the shifting needs of candidates. This is vital to ensuring the long-term retention of top talents and achieving sustainable development. Read on as we discuss some of the top hiring trends for 2020. 1.     Determining In-demand Skills The first thing that hiring managers must ask themselves is which [...]

Free Courses to Help Your IT Job Search

When we emerge from this COVID period, there will be a lot of job searches going on. If you are in this community of job seekers, it is best to spend some time getting prepped for the interview and job search process. Udacity is offering some FREE course about interview prep, resume writing and building your linkedin profile. Udacity offers several “nanodegrees”. A nanodegree is a combination of 2-4 courses. Each course designed to be completed in about a month of part-time effort. They are reasonably priced. Prices range from $1000 – just over $2K. They are offering some discounts [...]