Points of Interest: ACM CareerNews: Tuesday, January 9, 2007
“Companies Expected to Scramble for R&D, App Dev Talent” Information Week, January 3
companies will likely have to pay a premium for top-level R&D and application development talent this year. … hiring managers are increasingly willing to employ technology consultants who are able to work remotely from other geographic locations.
“The Hottest Skills for 2007″ Computerworld, January 1
hiring managers are likely to focus on the job candidates with the strongest combination of technical and business skills. … cutting-edge technical skills … well-developed communication skills … a deep understanding of how IT fits into internal business processes. … IT executives predict that the top five hottest skills for this year will include programming and application development, project management, business analysis, security and technical support.
“Stand Apart With a Personal Brand” Management Issues, December 29
In order to stand out from the crowd, it can help to develop a personal brand that expresses your unique talents and accomplishments
“IT Offshoring is Not Just for India Anymore” Computerworld, December 13
While India still accounts for more than half of the overseas IT outsourcing market, other nations in Southeast Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America are slowly chipping away at this dominant market position. … Other nations and regions that are playing increasingly important roles include the Philippines (9% of the total spending by U.S. companies), Canada (8%), Brazil (8%), Central and Eastern Europe (7%), Mexico (4%), and China (3%).
Original Source: http://www.acm.org/careernews/issues/v2_i23.html