A Shortage of Skilled IT Professionals, Not Jobs

With the economy in an ever fluctuating state, many IT professionals are worried about their potential to find jobs in an industry that is portrayed as being increasingly reliant upon outsourcing to countries such as India.

But, according to a recent article at ZDNET, while the national average for unemployment sits at 9.1%, the unemployment rate of the IT industry is just 3.8% as of May 2011.

Aggressive Hiring Continues

Most of the hiring managers who were surveyed in the article said that although they plan to continue to aggressively hire more IT personnel in the future, they’ve noticed that there is a shortage of skilled IT professionals. So, open positions are available for much longer than usual, and job seekers who do possess valuable IT knowledge are understandably in high demand.

The IT industry offers numerous opportunities to help businesses of all types interact with their customers, simplify processes and reduce spending. Therefore, there is a constant need for IT professionals who can rise to the challenge and demonstrate not only existing competency, but a willingness to keep their knowledge current. Also, many companies are feeling pressure to adopt the latest technologies in an effort to stay competitive. However, these new technologies need to be not only implemented, but supported on a long-term basis. These realities make it easy to understand why unemployment in the IT sector is lower than the national average, and is likely to remain as such.

However, if you’re a job seeker with marketable IT skills, how can you give yourself the best chance of being placed in a job where your talents will be valued and you’ll have the chance to excel on a daily basis?

At Capital TechSearch, we can help you succeed in your employment goals. We currently have forty job openings in the Richmond area alone, with listings being updated constantly. We can save you time and energy by making sure that you have access to the job listings that are most relevant to you. And, we can help you navigate through job prospects that are most appropriate for your time commitment, whether you want a contract job, contract to hire position, or even a direct placement.

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If you work as a web designer, programmer, system administrator, or within another aspect of the IT industry, we can help you get your foot in the door at some of Richmond’s highest rated companies. Many of the most respected employers rely on recruiting firms to make sure that they are matched up with the most appropriate employees. The job market can be fierce, but when you choose to have us on your team, you’ll have a distinct advantage. We’ve worked hard to create mutually beneficial business relationships with some of Richmond’s most visible companies and we’ll make sure that they are aware of what you can offer as a potential employee.

Even if you have been led to believe that there is such a shortage of IT positions that you’ll have trouble standing out from the crowd, we’ll use our expertise show you that with the right resources, you too can give yourself the chance to catch the eye of hiring managers at the area’s top companies.