We Need To Solve The Technology Talent Problem

We have a technology problem in the U.S. There are over 500,000 open IT and software jobs in the U.S. right now. That number is only going to grow. How do we fill the current job openings and train people for the upcoming demand? The Problem Code.org estimates we are at 500,000 open IT jobs right now. In another Forbes article, we wrote how the number of IT and software jobs will double in 10 years. Even during April, one of the worst months of Covid, the unemployment rate for IT people only went to 4.3%. Compare that to the [...]

Companies Moving To Texas

There has been a lot of news lately about some big-name companies moving to Texas. There are several more lesser-known companies that have moved to Texas. We started compiling a list of companies that have moved to Texas and where – Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio or wherever else in Texas. There are several reasons tech companies shave been moving to Texas – lower housing costs, lower tax rates, less regulations have made it easier for companies to operate in Texas. There is already an abundance of technical talent all over Texas. Any company moving here can tap [...]

What Soft Skills to put on a Technical Resume Part 2

Soft skills refer to interpersonal skills that reflect your personal attributes. They demonstrate whether you can fit into a company’s culture and handle adversity. With the Coronavirus pandemic rapidly changing the job market, soft skills are more important than ever to employers. Mentioning these skills in your resume can help improve your chances of securing a job interview. Read on as we discuss the top soft skills that are important for technical roles. 1. Leadership Leadership is one of the most sought-after qualities in a candidate. Good leaders are hard to come by, and according to Elucidat, there is a [...]

Houston IT and Software Job Postings Now Surpass Pre-COVID Levels

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 now surpassed their pre-COVID levels. The number of IT and software job postings in Houston for January 2021 are at 111% of pre-COVID levels. Companies are hiring again with a vengeance. This is a clear sign companies are actively progressing 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 [...]

What Soft Skills to put on a Technical Resume Part 1

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the job market in the last year. The demand for technical roles continues to be high, and new job opportunities are opening up every day. Of course, there is also a great deal of competition you need to overcome too. Your soft skills are a valuable asset here. It can differentiate your resume from other applicants and get you through the door. Read on as we discuss the best soft skills to list on your resume. 1. Adaptability Adaptability is more important than ever for organizations. With COVID-19 forcing most businesses to shift to [...]