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IT salaries - flat

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Salaries are flat and and hiring new employees is non-existent due to shutdowns

116,000 IT professionals were laid-off or terminated in April and May due to the Covid-19 shut-down. In June, the loss of IT jobs was halted. Hiring is expected to resume in the late 3rd quarter of this year – Salaries are expected to increase at that point.

Mid Year 2020 IT Salary Survey

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- IT salaries - flat


2020 H-1B visa applicants not impacted by Presidential Declaration

Current H-1B visa applicants not impacted by Presidential Declaration

Comppanies in the US can employ foreign workers on H-1B visas only if they can demonstrate to the U.S. Department of Labor by filing a Labor Condition Application (LCA) that they cannot find U.S. workers with the necessary skills. DOL certified around 468,000 LCAs relating to new, existing, or transferred H-1B visas in 2019. In 2019, 188,123 three-year visas were issued or renewed, while the number of new H1-B visas remained capped at 65,000.

US IT Job Market Covid-19 Impact

This executive order stops the Department of State from issuing certain new work visas to enter the U.S., but it does not cancel or affect the status of foreign workers already in the United States. That means recipients of this year’s H-1B lottery already in the U.S. are in the clear: Their H-1B status will still take effect on Oct. 1 as they will not need to travel abroad to obtain a visa.

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- 2020 H-1B visa applicants not impacted by Presidential Declaration


Hiring Trends Moving Average Falls Dramatically

Growth of IT Job Market Impacted Dramatically by Covid-19 Shutdown

The moving average of the number of new IT job created (lost) cascaded to an all-time low in April and May due to the shutdown. The fall shows the impact on IT professionals job prospects.

Fall in IT job marketdue to Covid-19

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- Hiring Trends Moving Average Falls Dramatically


Covid-19 Drives Unemployment Rate to 14.9%

Covid Kills US Labor Market


COVID-19 shut began its impact on the overall unemployment rate with jump up 0.9% to 4.4% and a loss of over 700,000 jobs at the start of the shutdown. Then in April the unemployment rate skyrocketed to to 14.7%

US employment Rate

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- Covid-19 Drives Unemployment Rate to 14.9%


Top 10 Resume Mistakes - Best Practices to follow

Top 10 Best Practices for Resumes

Resume Best PracticesTop 10 resume best practices

  1. Keep the resume short-  2 pages or less.
  2. Design for best first impression
  3. Structure resume in outline format - Bullets, limited bold text, and a summary at the top are key directions to take.
  4. Spell Check
  5. Resume grammaticly correct - Do not user complex sentences and avoid starting with prepositions.
  6. Resume shouldt agree with your "social profile"
  7. Do not include a photo - Do not include anything that shows your age, race, or appearance. 
  8. Resume should be 100% accurate
  9. Customizse resume - A at least have a custom cover letter that address the "specific" job or company that you are sending the resume to.
  10. Follow up

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- Top 10 Resume Mistakes - Best Practices to follow