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What Is An IT Auditor? A Vital Role For Risk Assessment
CIO, March 5th, 2019
"An IT auditor is responsible for analyzing and assessing a company's technological infrastructure to ensure processes and systems run accurately and efficiently, while remaining secure and meeting compliance regulations. An IT auditor also identifies any IT issues that fall under the audit, specifically those related to security and risk management. If issues are identified, IT auditors are responsible for communicating their findings to others in the organization and offering solutions to improve or change processes and systems to ensure security and compliance..."
Want The Job? Go Around HR
Ask The Headhunter, March 5th, 2019
Question:

"Can I re-apply for a job if there are vacancies still open after my application has been turned down?.."

Nick's Reply

"Of course you can. But why would you want to? Fool me once, fool me twice - you've already learned this company chews up applications and spits them out without even talking to the applicant.

Think about this: The hiring manager probably doesn't even know you applied!..."

    IT Talent Shortages: What Businesses Are Doing To Cope
    InformationWeek, March 7th, 2019
    "For organizations that are having trouble recruiting IT professionals with in-demand skills, some options have become available in the cloud and gig economy.

    It's hard to believe -- but we're already well into 2019. For many IT department leaders, this year's biggest worry is finding and keeping the technical talent that are necessary to keep the lights on and to drive new projects. Because the U.S. unemployment rate is so low, combined with the fact that many businesses are following similar technology trends, certain skillsets are nearly impossible to obtain. That said, progress must continue if you want to stay ahead of the competition, Thus, many companies are forgoing their external talent searches and instead seeking to cope in other ways..."

      The Hybrid Engineer: A New Job For A New Network
      ITProPortal, March 5th, 2019
      "The hybrid engineer of today has both a DevOps mindset and a deep understanding of how technology connects to business outcomes...

      Today's network is dramatically different than the network of the past. And it continues to evolve as digital transformation takes hold. Keeping up with these changes, and getting ahead of the curve for future ones, requires a new type of IT professional - the hybrid engineer. A successful network engineer today is one who understands how new technologies integrate with traditional ones. This professional bridges the gap between the worlds of networking and software development. The hybrid engineer of today has both a DevOps mindset and a deep understanding of how technology connects to business outcomes..."

      Cybersecurity Experts: The Market Is Good, But Don't Take Your Next Job For Granted
      Data Center Knowledge, March 9th, 2019
      "It's a good time to be a cybersecurity professional. There are plenty of jobs, and there is plenty of work to be done. However, problems arise when it's time to change jobs...

      It's a good time to be a cybersecurity professional. There are plenty of jobs, and there is plenty of work to be done. ISACA's 2019 State of Cybersecurity research report, released at the RSA Conference this week, found that 69 percent of companies say their cybersecurity teams are understaffed, and 58 percent have unfilled or open cybersecurity positions. Companies also are having trouble retaining cybersecurity professionals, even if they offer training and certification..."

      15 IT Certifications Worth Watching
      The Enterprisers Project, March 6th, 2019
      "Which IT certifications will do your career the most good now and in the future? Check out 15 that are flying under the radar or emerging as valuable...

      IT certifications generally rate as positive professional credentials in the field. They're a sign of someone's seriousness and willingness to learn new things.

      Does that mean a bunch of certifications in lieu of actual experience will land you a lucrative dream job in the age of DevOps and blockchain?..."

      11 Most Difficult IT Jobs For Employers To Fill
      CIO, March 6th, 2019
      "From data scientists to DevOps engineers, the 2019 State of the CIO report reveals which IT roles are most difficult to fill...

      As 2019 unfolds, CIOs continue to shoulder greater responsibility for digital transformation initiatives and strategic business tasks, including those related to data science and analytics and security and risk management. With that greater responsibility, though, comes operational challenges - not the least of which is recruiting and hiring talent with the skills necessary to advance those strategic initiatives..."

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