Landing a Job in Todays Market
If you watch the latest news reports, its difficult to know what to make of the current job market. One day you might hear of layoffs, while the next days reports indicate improving employment numbers. All this uncertainty makes determining your next career move challenging. Should you pursue a new position with another company, or does it make more sense to stay put? While much depends on your skill set and expertise as well as geographic location and industry, research from Robert Half Technology has found evidence that the job market overall is gradually shifting in the candidates favor. The most recent Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Reports have shown greater hiring optimism than in the first years of the decade, although not to the degree experienced during the late 1990s. In the latest report, 13 percent of chief information officers (CIOs) said they plan to add full-time IT staff in the first quarter of 2006, while 1 percent expect to reduce personnel.
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