Looking for an information technology (IT) position but afraid you may be rejected? Your fears may be unfounded, as job listings group CareerBuilder, in its mid-year hiring outlook published on July 5, forecasted that the second half of 2012 will be a great time for work-seekers in the industry.
CareerBuilder drew from data collected in its national survey, which involved input from 180 hiring managers and recruiters. According to the report, 55 percent of respondents said they intended to hire full-time, salaried staff over the course of the next six months. While researchers noted that this was 1 percent below last year's results, CareerBuilder officials were optimistic about the positive results they had found.
"Despite a small slowdown in hiring year-over-year, the IT sector remains strong, with an ever-growing need for strong talent in this area," Ben Jablow, a CareerBuilder vice president, said in a press statement. "With IT employers planning to hire in numbers more than 10 percentage points above the national average, the second half of 2012 promises a pattern of steady growth for the industry."
Forty-three percent of respondents said that, although they have job openings in their companies, finding applicants who possess the right set of skills has proven difficult. Similarly, some of the IT professionals who completed the survey reported that, due to the shifting nature of the industry, new roles involving network security and data administration have been created.
The CareerBuilder survey suggests that it's a great time to send resumes out to IT companies. Due to the skills deficit that many businesses are currently facing, job candidates who have specialized knowledge and talents will have a distinct advantage. One way to build on your skill set is to go through an IT certification program conducted by Alliance Micro Solutions. Our Subject Matter Experts have years of experience in the field and can help you succeed in the global job market.