John Brandwagt
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John is a Practice Leader at Inteqna. He’s been working in IT Search in Calgary since 1997. He works best with selective job seekers—those who excel at what they do and enjoy their current jobs. Since they don’t have time to look for themselves, he helps them find their dream jobs. From a client perspective, he helps organizations find the talent that will propel their business. John is involved in several of Calgary’s technical user groups and has held board roles in non-profit groups. He is a single dad of four boys who try to beat him at every physical activity from hiking to rugby.
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Recent Posts

11 Jul

The Toronto Boom: The Fastest Growing Tech Job market in North America

Posted by John Brandwagt

The market for jobs in Canada is robust and this is not idle chat. “Statistics Canada” noted that our country added 78,600 jobs in December only and 2017 saw 422,000 jobs created, the strongest percentage growth in 14 years. People looking for employment in Canada have some fairly nice opportunities depending on where they live. Right now, there is a career volcano about to erupt with a large flow of job opportunities. Its name is Toronto.

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4 Jul

Canada’s Tryst with Artificial Intelligence

Posted by John Brandwagt

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the buzzword of this year. Of the different types of information technology jobs being created in Canada, employers are bullish on recruiting talent with a skillset to work with and develop artificial intelligence programming.

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29 Jun

DevOps or Agile: Which Approach Has Better Job Opportunities?

Posted by John Brandwagt

DevOps? Or an agile approach? It’s a major question different types of Information Technology (IT) departments are asking right now, and plenty of people have opinions on the subject. Some of them will tell you DevOps experience is clearly the superior route to land a great IT job, while others tout the advantages offered to your company by an agile approach.

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25 Jun

Top In-Demand Information Technology Jobs In Canada

Posted by John Brandwagt

Canada is riding on a wave of information technology. Moving away from its tradition energy and manufacturing-backed economy and diversifying into information technology, Canada has opened the doors to the latest innovations in the field of IT. This has resulted in the creation of different types of IT jobs – from a backend developer to IT technicians and project managers. Before we go into the details of each of these roles, let us put in black and white what Information Technology really its, what are its scopes and what are the skills required to be successful in IT.

What is Information Technology?

“Information Technology” is a pretty broad term—it covers a whole range of digital career paths that diverge into fascinating and lucrative specializations. If you’re looking to join the ranks of IT experts, it might seem a bit overwhelming to try to decipher exactly what these job titles all mean—especially if you’re just starting out.

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6 Jun

4 Key skills Web Developers must have to Get a job in Canada

Posted by John Brandwagt

The IT industry in Canada is booming and with this boom, there is an increased demand for skilled web developers across the country. Not only are employers looking for software developers, an increased focus on smartphone-enabled websites has led to increase in opportunities for mobile app developers too.

What does a Web Developer do?

The position of a web developer is the most sought after in Canada next to that of the software developer. Web developers (especially the ones worth their salt) are responsible for designing websites that are attractive and function optimally. If these developers excel at what they do, they ensure visitors get a strong impression of a company’s brand and what it has to offer them that competitors cannot.

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