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Is Gen Z Picking Skilled Trades Over College? Here’s How to Maintain Your Tech Talent Pool

Even as labor force participation rates rebound and attrition levels drop, many companies are still struggling to find top-tier IT talent for their open roles. That said, the last thing ... Read more

Maternity Leave: You are Taking a Leave of Absence—Now What?

by Dexian Eman Patel More and more often, employers are realizing the importance of offering benefits such as paid parental leave in attracting top talent. As an expectant first-time mother ... Read more

3 Ways to Use AI Job Search Assistance to Find Your Next Job

Will artificial intelligence replace your job? 42% of people believe that’s on the horizon. Though this technology has disruptive potential, it’s ultimately a tool. When used right, AI can increase ... Read more

Java Developer Role and Responsibilities

Companies are now focusing more on apps with better user interfaces and placing a higher value on the user experience. Though diverse in their functions, these apps share a common ... Read more

Dexian Chief People Officer Lydia Wilson Named to SIA’s Global Power 150 Women in Staffing

MCLEAN, VA. November 30, 2023 – Dexian, a leading provider of staffing, IT, and workforce solutions, today announced that its Chief People Officer Lydia Wilson has been selected to the ... Read more
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IT Labor Trends Report for Q2 2023

The future of tech employment for the remainder of 2023 looks promising with numerous opportunities and growth in various sectors amid a continuing tight talent market. The IT unemployment rate ... Read more

Rather than Job Hop, Consider Contract Work

Job hopping has become increasingly prevalent, especially for those in their early 20s who are just starting out in their careers. This trend, which actually began before the pandemic, truly ... Read more

Options Other than Gig Work to Supplement Your Income

Many of us are looking to make extra money. Chances are good that the first thing we think of is gig work such as driving for Lyft/Uber, working as a ... Read more

Applier Beware: SCOTUS Overturns Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court, on June 29, voted 6-3 to “curb affirmative action in higher education,” thus ending about 40 years of precedent that allowed colleges and universities to “broadly ... Read more

Freelancing: Is it a Good Idea While Working Full Time?

Freelancing – working on the side for clients you find on your own while continuing to work full-time for your employer – can have its benefits: Extra income to go ... Read more

Dexian Announces Jeff Buss as New CIO

MCLEAN, Va. – August 2, 2023 – Dexian, a leading provider of staffing, IT, and workforce solutions, today announced the appointment of Jeff Buss as the company's new Chief Information ... Read more

After the Interview: The Road to Job Offers and the Factors That Influence It

How often have you heard during a job interview “We plan to make a decision within the week and I’ll be letting you know as soon as we decide,” and ... Read more

Dexian Promotes Executives, Adds Expertise

MCLEAN, Va. – July 20, 2023 – Dexian, a leading provider of staffing, IT, and workforce solutions, today announced the promotion and appointment of several key executives on the company’s ... Read more

Is AI Coming for Your Job?

You may have read that generative artificial intelligence – as in ChatGPT -- has “already” directly resulted in job loss for a few people. Let the panic begin? After all, ... Read more

Overcoming Ageism in the Job Market: Strategies for Millennials

Yes, unfortunately, it’s starting to happen: the oldest millennials have now reached their early 40s and the millions of members of this generational cohort are aging right along behind them. ... Read more

Upskilling/Reskilling Yourself for Career Success

You’ve undoubtedly heard of the “upskilling” trend in which employers retrain/reskill employees they feel are lacking the skills the company needs to succeed in a high-tech future. The employer wins ... Read more

Dexian Promotes Maruf Ahmed to CEO

Ahmed’s successful run as Dexian president and COO sets the stage for continued growth MCLEAN, Va. – July 6, 2023 – Dexian, a leading provider of staffing, IT, and workforce ... Read more

Let Your Socials Work for You

Did you know that 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates? Use these tips to manage your digital footprint and stay ahead of the game. Spring Clean. Start ... Read more

One of the Top Undervalued Strengths in a Company: Kindness

The job market is – possibly – slowing. (Although some economists describe the current. U.S. labor market is “still chugging along,’ as it added 253,000 jobs in April.) While we’re ... Read more

Skill or Degree: Rethinking the Future of Work

Whether the job market is cooling – or it isn’t –those with tech skills still will be greatly in demand. As in: Skills will be at a premium and interest ... Read more