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IT Careers: What Should You Know About the Gig Economy

The IT industry is going through a transformation. If you’ve heard about the “gig economy” but aren’t sure what that means or even if it applies to you, here is some inside information. The Gig Economy isn’t new, but it is gaining steam with today’s job seekers. If you’re thinking about joining the Gig Economy as a technology professional, what do you need to know?

Top 5 IT Jobs for 2017

Are you ready to start looking for a new IT job or start a new career in the New Year? So, what is hot in information technology for 2017? If you’re considering a change of scenery or just ideas to boost your current career and education, here are some of the areas in technology you may want to consider.

The Importance of Cultural Fit in Your IT Career

We’re hearing a lot about cultural fit lately, and here at VincentBenjamin we’ve been exploring the concept in many of our latest blog posts. There is a reason for that. Company culture informs every aspect of a business, even when companies don’t realize it. Often, it is up to the job seeker to assess the individual corporate culture throughout the interviewing process. How do you do that? ...

Information Technology and The Law

You may not be thinking about it as you begin your Information Technology career, but the law and IT often go hand in hand. There are so many aspects of technology that are still very misunderstood, even by the people who use these tools the most. If you’re looking for a niche to create an IT career, you may consider learning a little about technology law, even without spending thousands of dollars a year on law school. Here are some aspects of IT and the law that might be interesting to learn more about in your career.

Why is Cultural Fit So Important in Your IT Department?

Each department within a corporation is part of an interdependent ecosystem. The departments all rely on one another for work to go smoothly so each aspect can perform their tasks appropriately. IT departments, which used to be a part of the unseen background, are now front as center as technology becomes integrated into every aspect of business. So, it is important to ensure that you are hiring the right people for your It jobs. Why is cultural fit so important in this department and how can you make sure you’re hiring the right people? Let’s take a closer look.

Top Information Security Jobs

Information Security is drawing a lot of attention today. Our culture’s use of social media, big data, and The Cloud means there is a real need to ensure that all of our information is safe. Infosec, as a part of the technology industry, is a good place to consider if you want to specialize for your career. Just look at some of the big conferences, like Black Hat, that take place throughout the year. So if you want to consider a career in information security, here are some positions you can work toward.

How to Succeed as an IT Project Manager

There are a lot of potential roles in Information Technology. You can be involved in programming or information security. Or, you could take the path of a project manager. So what exactly does a project manager do and how can you succeed in the role. Take a look at the requirements for project managers, how to market yourself, and what you need to know for future success.

Must Read Books for IT Professionals

We all learned when we were kids that reading is fundamental. And continuing to learn new things through books is essential for your long term career development. If you’re an IT professional, what books are the best for you to check out? Before you head to the library, or the Amazon Kindle store, look at these options.

Should You Consider an IT Consulting Job?

In the 1990’s, when Information Technology really hit the scene, it didn’t take much for skilled people to find jobs in the burgeoning industry. As time went on, things changed. After the Dot Com bubble burst, some of the earliest adopters found themselves struggling to find permanent positions. Over time, that evolved into a new segment of the IT world, creating a consulting market, which allows skilled professionals the ability to work with a flexible schedule and companies to have the talent they need without the high cost of hiring. If you’re looking at the future of your IT career, should you pursue permanent employment or a consulting position? Here are the questions to ask.

How to Work with an IT Recruiter: 4 Questions to Ask

As an IT professional, working with a recruiter can be the best tool in your toolbox to help you land your next job. They are part of a complex network, specialize in sourcing candidates with your skills, and can sell your experience to their clients. But not all IT recruiters are alike, and choosing the right person to work with is important to ensure your success. Here are some questions to ask your IT recruiter to determine if their services are the best fit for your career.

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