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Agile Careers

If you’re a software developer looking for work then this news might be of interest to you. The Scrum Alliance have announced their partnership with Agile Careers; a careers website aimed at agile practitioners.

 

AgileCareers.com is the only careers website dedicated exclusively to the needs of the Agile community, offering job posting and resume services as well as an interactive community which broadcasts news articles and information relevant to Agile and Scrum practitioners.

This partnership provides Scrum Alliance members (i.e. certified Scrum practitioners) with valuable benefits:

  • Scrum Alliance members seeking new employees can post open positions on AgileCareers.com with the confidence they will be viewed by Agile and Scrum enthusiasts worldwide.
  • Scrum Alliance members seeking new Agile career opportunities have greater visibility into potential positions with companies who desire Agile and Scrum expertise. Visit AgileCareers.com to post your résumé.

To celebrate our new partnership, AgileCareers.com is offering free postings for a limited time. After that, Scrum Alliance members will enjoy ongoing discounts for all AgileCareers.com job posting services.

Check it out and let me know what you think?


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How CIOs are hiring and engaging with staff

Whether blogging about their area of expertise or tweeting about business best practice, more CIOs are choosing to express their views through collaborative technology.

More senior IT leaders are beginning to dabble in social media and are finding new ways to help the business. So, where will social CIOs go next? Do IT leaders use social media to attract potential employees and do they use collaborative tools to keep new workers engaged?

JJ Van Oosten is an experienced IT leader, and former board member and CIO at Tesco.com, who believes LinkedIn and Facebook are very useful tools for recruiting potential staff. He pays particular attention to LinkedIn, drawing on his experience at large firms which suggests employees across all ranks of the business are connected through LinkedIn.

“The inhouse recruitment team does need to understand and create an excellent LinkedIn presence,” he said, referring to the need for human resources to take a structured approach to sourcing via social media. “The best talent is global, mobile and well connected. LinkedIn should play an essential part of building a good brand as an employer.”

Van Oosten said he has less personal experience of Facebook being used in a recruitment context. However, he can think of ways the tool could help. “If I had to recruit some developers, or other new talent in marketing, I could imagine organising some cool, interactive and rich events,” he said, before also suggesting that social networking can provide a strong hook for acquiring new talent.

You can read the full article on techrepublic here;

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/cio-insights/linkedin-twitter-facebook-how-cios-are-hiring-and-engaging-with-staff/39747318


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Make yourself indispensable: 10 tech skills you need to remain employable

This is a re-post from a silicon.com article that I read last year. Some of it is very obvious and some of it is probably debatable (virtualisation), but its worth a quick read. This article was aimed at CIOs, but I think its pretty relevant to anyone in the IT industry.

1. Virtualisation

2. Business Analysis

3. Social Media

4. Mobile Development

5. Project Management

6. Security

7. Data Management

8. Cloud Computing

9. Soft business skills

10. Keeping ahead of the game

You can find the full article here; http://www.silicon.com/management/cio-insights/2011/11/10/make-yourself-indispensable-10-tech-skills-you-need-to-remain-employable-39748183/