Stand Out From The Pack: Become A Certified IT Player
According to the Monster.com report "United States Information Technology 2012 Job Conditions: Insights and Analysis from Professionals, Recruiters and Hiring Managers," 43 percent of IT job seekers have 10-plus years of work experience, and 63 percent hold Bachelor's degrees. How can a candidate stand out? Certificates.
"Certificates are golden," said Mark Bier, founding principal at VAR Staffing, a Richardson, Texas, agency that specializes in IT channel staffing and recruitment.
"If we have two candidates and one has the experience and one has the certification, generally the VARs will want to speak to the certified candidate first," Todd Billiar, director of channel development, added.
As part of a series exploring IT job growth and hiring trends in the channel, this week CRN spoke with VAR Staffing to find out which IT certificates their clients ask for most.