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AFCOM 2015 Symposium recap

June 13, 2015 - , Founder & CEO, Blog

I was lucky enough to be invited to Boston AFCOM’s annual Symposium. This is a yearly event (hence the annual part) focused on data center operations. It’s a very interesting group made up of data center managers, IT engineers, architects, designers and technicians. It’s not your normal IT tech conference. You can get more information on it and AFCOM in general on their site They had a lot of great speakers. The day kicked off with Joseph Higgins who is the VP of Engineering for Fidelity. They have forty thousand employees, 25% are technology focused, 50 data centers and … Read More

Want to improve IT? Stop saying no

June 01, 2015 - , Founder & CEO, Blog,CIO advice , ,

I recently had a conversation with a CIO friend of mine. During the conversation he made the comment that his job was to be the gatekeeper and to tell his peers “No” when they made a request.  He then went on to say that Rogue IT was a big problem for him. He seemed shocked when I pointed out that there was a pretty obvious connection. Maybe I should have been more tactful than saying “Well duh”. It’s funny how many times this happens though. CIO’s, or IT, either are too busy with the day to day work and have … Read More

Advance your career through social networking sites – Part1 How to Land a Job on Twitter

May 17, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Blog , , , , , , ,

In previous blog posts we’ve discussed the importance of capitalizing on social media to advance your career. We’ve also talked about how recruiters are actively researching and evaluating our personal profiles on the well-known and obscure social media platforms. In this article I will be looking at practical ways of achieving your goals and finding your next dream job by using social networking sites. There are doubters still asking if it is really conceivable, if social media is actually improving the likelihood of winning a job over another candidate, but I believe they are few. What the socially savvy people … Read More

IT Jobs in Massachusetts – Perspectives for 2012

April 17, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Blog,Career Advice,Mobile development,Recruitment Trends , , , , , , ,

Technology continues to transform job development across the country, impacting the rapid growth of some industries and occupations and the decline in importance of others. Using Boston’s New England BLS Information Office’s report as a tell tale, we see that Massachusetts’ high tech industry, as well as the accompanying occupations, are significant contributors to the overall high tech recruitment market and the Massachusetts economy. Recent research published by www.Boston.com in collaboration with Monster identified the top 10 in-demand jobs across Massachusetts. Among jobs in retail, marketing, wholesale and manufacturing occupations, salespeople, or registered nurses, half of the open positions … Read More

IT Professionals Are Writing History in Healthcare IT

April 04, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Blog,Healthcare IT , , , , ,

With the current job markets unprecedented demand for specialists in healthcare, IT Professionals have a new challenge to face as they re-evaluate their expertise and prepare to embrace a career change andplay an important role in U.S. healthcare history. In this blog, I am going to take a brief look at Healthcare IT and the likelihood of long term growth in this segment of the employment market. In order to provide better health care at lower cost, the U.S. healthcare industry is making significant investments to build a powerful interconnected information technology system. The implementation of electronic health records (EHR) … Read More

Best Mobile Apps to Manage Your Job Search

March 29, 2012 - , Chief Financial Officer, Blog,Career Advice,Mobile Recruitment,Social Recruitment , , , , , , ,

Living in the era of social media eases our efforts in finding our dream job. Whether you own a smartphone, iPhone or a tablet, running iOS, Android or Windows 7, you have a large range of mobile apps to choose from if you want to find a job at lightning speed. Due to their rich intuitive features, mobile apps can assist you at all stages of the job search process. You can track job listings, get access to hiring company’s videos, tweets and blogs, make use of job search tools and alerts, create your mobile resume, and connect with recruiters … Read More

Top Mobile Recruitment Apps for Companies

March 27, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Blog,Mobile Recruitment,Social Recruitment , , , , , , , ,

As smartphone adoption rates multiply and social networking behaviors increase, the mobile recruitment industry will steadily expand over the next few years. According to a Nielson report published in late 2011, 44% of Americans own a smartphone, up from just 18% two years ago. Although a Vision Mobile study reported that gaming is the top category access by 62% of all U.S. smartphones, Nielson’s “Social Media Report – Q3” states mobile social media use is also on the rise with nearly 2 of 5 users accessing applications from their mobiles. Mashable’s article based on a study by online recruiting … Read More

Social Media’s Impact on Recruiting

March 22, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Blog,Career Advice,Social Recruitment , , , , , ,

With over 135 million members on LinkedIn, 225 million users on Twitter, and 800 million active Facebook users, social media is impacting every department in every corporation’s “Social Business” whether it’s Information Technology, Human Resources, Marketing, Sales, or Logistics. Jobvite’s study “33 Essential Social Recruiting States – 2011” reveals, that people interact much more online than in person, causing changes in the way they relate to each other. Therefore, beyond any doubt, the effect of social media on recruiting is pushing a paradigm shift. The difference is transparency, Relational IT’s CEO Greg Corson recently stated “The online environment is … Read More

Are you looking for your next career move?

March 20, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Blog,Career Advice , , , , ,

Did you locate your dream job, but find yourself discouraged by the challenge of standing out from the crowd of competing applicants? The seasoned staffing professionals at Relational IT are in perpetual contact with the IT talent pool, and offer these insights into techniques to differentiate yourself, regardless of your experience and expertise: Build a strong personal brand. This will help you distinguish yourself from other professionals, stay competitive in the employment market, and increase your marketability. You might find Personal Branding to be time consuming and feel like a useless activity, but in fact most companies perform variety online … Read More

Information Technology Hiring in 2012

March 15, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Blog,Information Technology Jobs,Recruitment Trends , , , , , , , , , , , ,

According to the National Association for Business Economics, one recent Business Week article announced that “Surveys Show that Fewer U.S. Companies Plan to Boost Hiring in 2012”. U.S. companies planning to hire people in the next six months fell to 27 percent, the lowest in at least five quarters, and 64 percent said employment will not change. On the other hand, some predictions are more optimistic, and project that the overall 2012 job market is improving, particularly for Information Technology related jobs. Taking into consideration the US technology industry, which is prospering despite slow global economic activity, Relational IT … Read More