Women in the Tech Sector
Women hold 56% of professional jobs, but only 25% of IT jobs. Women are the minority of executives at Fortune 500 tech companies (11%) and even less found tech start-ups (5%).
Even though more women (68%) earn a Bachelor’s degree, Women only account for 18% of those earning Computer and Info Science degrees in 2009.
When they do choose the tech sector, women’s pay is still not on par with men’s. The three best paid jobs are computer programmers, computer & information systems managers, and computer software engineershowever women earn 5%, 18%, and 9% less respectively as compared to their male counterparts. Read more »
Rob Reeves, Recruiter, President, CEO
Negotiating Yourself Right Out of an Offer
By Rob Reeves, Executive Recruiter, President, CEO
So you fancy yourself a skilled negotiator? That will hopefully serve you well, just don’t negotiate yourself right out of an offer. We recently had a fantastic candidate who did just that.
It is important to understand that negotiating a job offer is the beginning of an important relationship between hiring manager and employee. “Don’t lose sight of the human part of negotiating.” cautions Rob Reeves, executive recruiter and CEO of Redfish Technology for over 17 years.
Salary negotiations can be challenging. The market is heating up for great sales, marketing and engineering talent in the technology sectors. Candidates often want a step up in salary when making a move. Even if you are the greatest thing since sliced bread, and you’ve got negotiating in your blood, listen up! Read more »
Employers Seeking Software, Quality, Security Skills
Top skills in demand in the technology sectors of late include software development and quality assurance. Dice showed an all-time high in the request for these skills with 14,616 job postings including the software development requirement; in second place is QA or quality assurance with 9,355 corresponding job postings as of October 1, 2012.
Indeed.com trends show the rise in demand for these two categories, as well as java and mobile criteria in the job search terms. Other skills criteria going strong include virtualization, big data, cloud and saas. Other growing sectors include information security, data security, application security, governance-risk-compliance.
Top metros for tech hiring currently according to Dice are: New York, DC Metro area, Silicon Valley, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle and Philadelphia.
Redfish Technology is currently recruiting for software engineers, QA, user experience positions as well as sales and product marketing roles across the country. See our priority hiring on the blog Catch of the Day, or search all jobs on our website.
Personnel Mobilization Doctrine
Joanna Bradley, IT Sales & Marketing Recruitment Manager
By Joanna Bradley, IT Sales & Marketing Recruitment Manager
The term “Recruiting” originally meant “to enlist new soldiers”. Every army needs to replenish troops over time, and at certain times they need to grow their numbers to accomplish specific operations.
Militaries, to facilitate this process, have established recruiting commands. These units are solely responsible for increasing military enlistment. The mission of the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) is to recruit candidates for service. This process includes the recruiting, medical and psychological examination, induction, and administrative processing of potential service personnel. Read more »