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Top 10 Careers in Technology for 2018

Published January 26th, 2018 by Brittany

Top 10 Careers in Technology 2018 

U.S. News released a new list for the projected ‘10 Best Jobs in Technology of 2018’. Seeing as jobs are ranked annually based on the projected number of job openings, opportunity to advance and pay scale, we wanted to compare the top careers in IT, side-by-side, to see any major differences or up and coming jobs for 2018. We also took it a step further and created a chart to show the increase in the median salary for the top careers in technology that made both the 2017 and 2018 lists.

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#1- Software Developer: Up one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 253,400
· Median Salary: $100,080
· Unemployment rate: 1.6%

#2- Information Security Analyst: Up five spots from the previous year!
· Projected jobs: 28,4000
· Median salary: $92,600
· Unemployment rate: 3.2%

#3- IT Manager: Remains #3 on the list for the best jobs in technology.
· Projected jobs: 43,800
· Median salary: $135,800
· Unemployment rate: 2.7%

#4- Computer Systems Analyst: Down three spots from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 53,000
· Median salary: $87,220
· Unemployment rate: 2.6%

#5- Computer Network Architect: Remains #5 on the list for the best jobs in technology.
· Projected jobs: 10,400
· Median salary: $101,210
· Unemployment rate: 1.1%

 

Adapted from http://money.usnews.com/careers/slideshows/explore-the-9-best-technology-jobs-of-2016 & http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-technology-jobs.

#6- Computer Systems Administrator: Up three spots from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 23,900
· Median salary: $79,700
· Unemployment rate: 1.4%

#7- Database Administrator: Down one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 13,700
· Median Salary: $84,950
· Unemployment rate: 3.1%

#8- Web Developer: Down four spots from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 21,300
· Median salary: $66,130
· Unemployment rate: 5.2%

#9- Computer Support Specialist: Down one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 87,100
· Median Salary: $52,160
· Unemployment rate: 3.3%

#10- Computer Programmer: Remains #10 on the list for the best jobs in technology.
· Projected jobs: (-22,600)
· Median salary: $79,840
· Unemployment rate: 3.4%

Unemployment Rate Changes for Top Careers in Technology 2018
The national unemployment rate is the lowest it's been for the past decade; we looked at the top 10 jobs in technology and their projected unemployment rates in 2018 to see how they compared to what was projected in 2017.This is what we found:

 

Adapted from http://money.usnews.com/careers/slideshows/explore-the-9-best-technology-jobs-of-2016 & http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-technology-jobs.

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Unemployment Continues to Steadily Decrease Throughout the End of 2017

Published January 9th, 2018 by Samantha

Unemployment Continues to Steadily Decrease Throughout the End of 2017*
 

Unemployment [4.1%]
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate has continued to drop from 4.2% to 4.1% in the months of October, November and December.

 

Job Openings: [5.9 million]

Jobs openings continue to increase to almost 6 million in October from 5.27 million in September displaying growth in the U.S.

 

Hire Rate [3.8%] & Quit Rate [2.2%]
 The hire rate (3.8%) has slightly increased from 3.6% in October and the quit rate has slightly increased to (2.2%).

* All Data is from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor online at www.bls.gov

Night Before the Interview Checklist

Published December 21st, 2017 by Samantha

Night Before the Interview Checklist

 

Have an upcoming interview? We have created a checklist that will calm your nerves and prepare you for a successful interview. Download your checklist and crush the interview!

  Company Information
Company Name:
Address:
Time of Interview:
Who am I Meeting With:
Position:
Information About the Company:

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  Checklist✔
Pack your Bag: Multiple copies of your resume, portfolio, I.D/, phone charger, cell phone, wallet, mints, etc.
Lay out business outfit
Make sure you know what time you have to be the interview and how much time it will take to arrive
Review common interview questions
Research the interviewers (Facebook/LinkedIn)
Plan a healthy breakfast
Go to bed and get plenty of rest

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  Common Interview Questions
1. Greatest Strengths/Weaknesses
2. Describe a difficult work situation and how you overcame it
3. What do you know about the company
4. Are you interviewing with any other companies
5.What type of work environment do you prefer
6. What is your management style
7. Tell a time when you exercised leadership
8. Why (if applicable) is there a gap in your employment
9. How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations
10. What do you like to do outside of work

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Comrise Announces Winner of the 2017 Consultant of the Year Award

Published December 21st, 2017 by Samantha

Comrise Announces Winner of the 2017 Consultant of the Year Award

Hazlet, NJ - December 21,2017 - Comrise Inc., an international staffing and consulting company serving clients in the US and Greater China, is pleased to announce that David Merto has been honored with the Comrise Consultant of the Year award for 2017. David, who is supporting a client in the San Jose, CA area, was nominated by his manager for his outstanding performance and overall impact on the business. Every year Comrise puts the spotlight on their consultants for their hard work and dedication and honors the most outstanding among them with this prestigious award.

“David has been relentless in UDI (Unique Device Identification Project) efforts for the entire year of 2017.” wrote his manager. “Emerging challenges, grey areas in compliance and regulations and complex supplier base didn't stop him from being on cruise control ahead of schedule and under budget all of 2017.”

Sincia, the Global President of Comrise USA, said “Our consultants deserve immense gratitude for their dedication to Comrise. David has earned this award by being a dedicated worker who was able to overcome major challenges in his project”.

David was just one of many Comrise consultants nominated for this award. Some representative quotes from client managers on other nominees include:

“Rory is an extremely fast learner and was able to to contribute to a very complex project in just a few short weeks. He is very strong technically, has a can-do attitude, is very independent, and has great people skills. He is a perfect fit for our company and has earned the trust and respect from all project members.”

“Kelly developed a complete strategy and timeline for implementation of a major new regulation. She also mentored two junior members of the team. The strategy she developed was presented and approved, as well as adopted, by other groups.”

About Comrise:
Comrise is the bridge to first-rate talent for organizations that recognize the value of human capital. With locations in the U.S., China, and Hong Kong, we help our clients reach far and wide for both local and international resources which yield the highest return on their human capital investments. Headquartered in New Jersey since 1984, Comrise serves our clients as an international staffing and consulting company. For over 30 years we have delighted our clients and employees by focusing on customer satisfaction, innovation and cost-effective human capital management solutions.

Media contact:
Brittany Collazo
Comrise Inc.
732-739-2330

Blockchain Poised to Disrupt Human Resources and Staffing Industry

Published December 18th, 2017 by Brittany

Blockchain Poised to Disrupt Human Resources and Staffing Industry

Blockchain technology is making it even more critical for human resource professionals and staffing firms to find top-tier talent. With blockchain adoption on the rise, it is clear that many industries are starting to rethink their business models or create entirely new ones altogether. With entire revenue streams at risk, blockchain is being taken very seriously and talent acquisition should be too.

Impact on hiring

There is a lot of room for blockchain development within a wide scope of industries. Thus, skilled professionals with a background or understanding of blockchain models are in high-demand. Right now organizations are hiring these types of individuals so that they can establish a strong foundation and develop their market. These organizations are bringing in legal and technical support on various levels to develop and establish new operations that lay solid foundations for future market developments. Besides an increase in demand for talent in this specialty there will also be a change in how HR functions will be remodeled. Here are some of the key ways that the application of blockchain technology will transform HR: 

Resume validation - A candidates skill-set, previous employment and education would be verified by different nodes in the blockchain system upon first review of resume. This will mitigate the time and costs associated with a bad hire whose skills did not reflect what was claimed on their resume.

Background check validation - Nodes will reduce time needed to complete the background verification process as the system will already be connected to the required verification agencies with essentially no risk of false information.

There are a few business models that are already set up with blockchain-based platforms specifically addressing human resources and staffing. There are currently two distinct categories:

Freelance Contracts - Colony.io is best thought of as a platform that is linking freelancers together. This blockchain model allows for individuals to create and join contracts that have very specific and well-defined goals. Each contract acts like a business model and individuals join contracts based on the skills needed to achieve the purpose. Each freelancer could be contributing to numerous contracts simultaneously and most would never interact with their counterparts in a formal business setting. Payment is based on the terms defined within the contract and transparent to the platform users.

Recruitment Sourcing - HireMatch.io has established a network that will allow entities to recommend or partake in the recruitment of talent for open employment contracts. Each contract has an established bounty that is only disbursed to the chain or network that led to the successful hiring of a candidate. This will make the traditional practice of posting openings on multiple job boards (like Monster, Indeed, and CareerBuilder) redundant, slow, and cumbersome for both employers and job seekers. Instead, this decentralized network could reach a much larger and diverse population and decrease the time it takes for positions to be filled.

“Recruitment Sourcing” forms of blockchain-based platforms offers the largest opening for the Staffing Industry to currently capitalize on. Many staffing companies have huge databases of job seeking candidates and because these source pools are so diverse, each company has the potential to fill a large percentage of contracts without the need for long chains of recommendations. This will breed fierce competition between companies, thus creating the need to be hyper-accurate with “best fit” recommendations so that they can increase the likelihood of providing the hired candidate and maximizing their share of the bounty. A subsequent result will be an increase in the demand from job seekers to have their resumes included in the staffing company database with the largest number of completed contracts. Job seekers will be able to audit a company’s complete blockchain record and make decisions on which organization to utilize, if any, based on criteria such as types of positions filled, industry specialization, contracted companies, the average length of time a contract is open, and many others.

Outside of blockchain, how can Comrise help?

As mentioned, a lot of industries are poised to adopt blockchain, and there is an ever-increasing urgency to acquire specialized talent capable of leading companies through the impending transitions.

We expect to see organizations that are facing disruption start to sequester high-value individuals so that as the demand continues to grow, the cost of acquiring similar professionals will skyrocket for the competition. Companies slow to hire are at a greater risk of being left behind, as they won't be able to make the leap from current industry standards to blockchain-based industry standards.

Therefore, staffing firms like Comrise that have a large pipeline of specialized professionals will become invaluable to locating top-tier blockchain talent.

Additionally, Comrise utilizes RightFit software to help pinpoint talent based on intuitive keyword searching. Comrise can help any industry fill highly technical positions based on experience, previous technologies utilized, and even blockchain experience itself. Comrise can help strategize and focus your recruiting to maximize a staffing budget and gain a strong market position in your industry both in the United States and Greater China.

Final thought

Despite what your views of blockchain are, there are many industries that will be disrupted by blockchain technology. The future of these industries will rely heavily on preparation for this change and more specifically on their commitment to talent acquisition.

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