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CIO Resume Makeover
Chief Information Officer - An Ever Expanding Set of Responsibilities
CIOs want to make sure that they are sharing the right amount of information. Many feel their resume is a bit long at 3 pages. Typically it can be boring, not memorable, and could use some help on visual design.
Some best practices are:
- Be Brief
- Be Clear and Organized
- Focus on Business Value
- Convey Transformational Leadership Capabilities
- Show Career Progression
- Show Peronal Qualities
CIO Resume Makeover
IT Hiring Picks Up - Talent Harder to find
Human Resources for IT - Talent harder to find
A major research firm has just published our forecast for US tech employment and compensation (2019 US Tech Talent Market Outlook). It has some foreboding news for CIOs and for tech vendors: Tech talent will be harder to find and more expensive over the next two years.
At the same time they found that the supply of tech workers has largely kept up with demand. But the current data available for 2018 suggests that wage growth is starting to accelerate. This supports the finding in the latest IT Salary Survey from Janco Associates, Inc.
This acceleration poses a special threat to CIOs, who could find themselves paying premiums for certain tech roles in high demand.
- IT Hiring Kit - The must have tool kit for organizations and mangers who are looking to build a quality IT function. For more information go to https://www.e-janco.com/ITHirePack.htm.
https://goo.gl/eUw3EH @ITManagerCIO- IT Hiring Picks Up - Talent Harder to find
Alaska and DC have the highest unemployement rates
Out of 50 States plus DC Only Two Have High Unemployment Rates
In December 2018 there were 2 regions with an unemployment rate of over 5.5%. That is the same as it was last month. That is one state - Alaska and the District of Columbia.
Those two regions have been in the economic doldrums for over one year. Historic data does not lie. Those are both job markets to avoid.Alaska and DC have the highest unemployement rates
2019 IT Salary Survey released
IT compensation and hiring accelerates according to the latest IT Salary Survey by Janco
Between the start of 2018 and the start of 2019, the total mean compensation for all IT Professionals increased from $90,439 to $93,077. Much of the rise is attributed to the increase in demand for IT Pros and the limited supply of U.S. based professionals.
Positions in highest demand are associated with e-commerce, application development security, big data, distributed/mobile system project management, and quality control.
- 2019 IT Salary Survey released
Is Cloud Killing some IT Jobs
Communication and System Admin IT Jobs Lost as Movement to Cloud Continues
IT shares a number of characteristics with manufacturing - that mean cloud adoption will automate some IT jobs out of existence. The jobs at greatest risk are in telecommunications and system administraton.
Automation takes people out of the repetitive and routine tasks. That in turn reduces both labor costs and the variability in the results. That in turn eliminates overhead, errors, and downtime. As cloud use increases and datacenters shrink, the staff that builds, maintains, and troubleshoots the datacenter network, servers, and applications arent needed. Thus fewer people are needed to manage workloads, security, and vendor contracts.
It is clear from the table above the number of Telecommunications jobs in 2000 has been reduced by 50% over the past 18 years. That trend continues.Is Cloud Killing some IT Jobs