Where the Tech Jobs Are, Part 1
High-tech job seekers should take heart. Despite the daily onslaught of grim economic news, the need for skilled information technology staff remains stable, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, released earlier this month.
Twelve percent of chief information officers polled in the survey said they planned to expand their IT departments in the first quarter of 2009; 4 percent, by contrast, expected to make staff cutbacks. That net 8 percent hiring increase remains unchanged from the fourth quarter.
Still, by every measure, the economic landscape is challenging right now - even for an advanced programmer with 10 years of project management experience in 3G More about 3G networks. With that in mind, job seekers would do well to focus on the areas that are not just surviving, but thriving.