Author Archive: Grant McElmury

Grant McElmury is a 12-year IT Job professional, specializing in career advancement and work-life satisfaction.

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IT Jobs Increased by 4,200 in March

IT Jobs Increased by 4,200 in March

The IT industry gained 4,200 jobs across several sectors for the month of March, according to the latest employment numbers from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics released on Friday, April 3, 2015. March’s job numbers in the data processing, hosting and related services industry showed little growth, increasing by only 0.51 percent or 1,500 […]

April 30, 2015 | By More
IT Jobs Increased by 9,100 in February

IT Jobs Increased by 9,100 in February

The IT industry gained 9,100 jobs across several sectors for the month of February, according to the latest employment numbers from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics released on March 6, 2015. February’s job numbers in the data processing, hosting and related services industry showed little growth, increasing by only 0.51 percent or 1,500 jobs. […]

March 30, 2015 | By More
IT Jobs Increased by 13,600 in January

IT Jobs Increased by 13,600 in January

The IT industry gained 13,600 jobs across several sectors for the month of January, according to the latest employment numbers from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics released on February 6, 2015.  January’s job numbers in the data processing, hosting and related services industry increased by 1.16 percent to 287,600 total jobs over the previous […]

February 26, 2015 | By More
2015 IT Industry Forecast: Budget Increases Expected to Drop in 2015

2015 IT Industry Forecast: Budget Increases Expected to Drop in 2015

The number of IT leaders who expect budget increases in 2015 has decreased by 17 percent, according to a new report released by TEKsystems earlier this month. The 2015 Annual IT Forecast revealed that only 45 percent of IT leaders expect their budgets to increase in 2015, down from 62 percent who expected budget increases […]

December 31, 2014 | By More
Mobile, Security and Big Data Among Top Earning IT Positions Expected in 2015

Mobile, Security and Big Data Among Top Earning IT Positions Expected in 2015

A new report released by Robert Half Technology predicts that mobile, security and big data will continue to drive IT hiring and remain among the highest IT salary increases in 2015. The 2015 Salary Guide for Technology Professionals released earlier this month, looked at starting salaries for more than 70 tech positions in the United States. Overall, […]

November 29, 2014 | By More
Report Reveals Difficulty Filing Positions Within IT Industry

Report Reveals Difficulty Filing Positions Within IT Industry

IT firms are struggling with understaffing and filing positions, according to a recent report released by CompTIA earlier this month.  The State of IT Skills Gap report released on October 2nd revealed many IT firms are understaffed, with only 25% of firms reporting no need to hire in the immediate future. Consequently, 75% of firms reported a […]

October 28, 2014 | By More
IT to Play Critical Role in Business in 2015

IT to Play Critical Role in Business in 2015

New Report Reveals the Importance of IT Departments to Business Owners The majority of CEOs and business owners (93 percent) believe their companies’ IT departments will play critical roles in their business in 2015, according to a new survey released by Modis.  The 2014 Modis CEO survey conducted by the employment firm earlier this month, […]

September 30, 2014 | By More
IT Jobs Show Little Growth in July

IT Jobs Show Little Growth in July

The IT industry saw a small increase in employment with the addition of 3,700 jobs for the month of July, according to the latest employment numbers from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics released earlier this month. July’s job numbers in the data processing, hosting and related services industry increased by 1.37 percent to 273,900 total jobs […]

August 28, 2014 | By More
IT Department Budgets at Decreased Levels While Temporary Hires Increase

IT Department Budgets at Decreased Levels While Temporary Hires Increase

IT department budgets are down from early year projections while revised budgets expect little-to-no change, according to a report released by TEKsystems earlier this month. Only 47 percent of IT managers expect an increase to their budget, a drop from the 62 percent reported in November 2013.  The quarterly “Reality Check” report released earlier this […]

July 28, 2014 | By More
5 Reasons You Hate Your Job!

5 Reasons You Hate Your Job!

While most people count themselves as ‘somewhat satisfied’ in their positions, others downright hate it. A recent Quora thread asked users why they hate their job. Here are a few key answers:  1 – You Don’t Like Your Boss Let’s start with the most obvious factor for hating your job – your boss. Terrible bosses […]

July 9, 2014 | By More