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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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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30 May

5 Specific IT Skills recruiters look for in 2018

Posted by John Brandwagt

Employers looking to hire top IT talent know exactly how stiff the competition is to get skilled candidates for different types of IT jobs. When you’re looking to make your next IT hire, assess the candidates on these 5 skills that are definitely in demand in IT sector in Canada:

Download "The 2017/2018 Salary Guide For Information Technology Professionals"

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Topics: IT Skills
28 May

How IT recruiters help you find the best candidate

Posted by John Brandwagt

With different types if information technology job opportunities opening up in Canada, hiring managers are struggling to find the best match. The issue of shortage of skilled IT experts in Canada has been compounded with the nation’s record 40-year low unemployment rates. If there ever was a candidate-driven market, this is it.

Download "The 2017/2018 Salary Guide For Information Technology Professionals"

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15 May

How Automation in IT is going to affect Developer's roles

Posted by John Brandwagt

Automation in information technology has been going on for years. As much as it’s recently resurfaced as a topic of interest for many IT departments in the light of big data concerns and advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence, few people have actually been paying attention to automation.

WHAT ARE THE TOP IT JOB ROLES, AND HOW MUCH DO THEY PAY? [PDF]

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11 May

Why It’s Important to Keep up with Trends in Information Technology

Posted by John Brandwagt

Information technology evolves at a rapid pace. In fact, it’s often so rapid it can seem like an overwhelming task to keep up with changes. Unless you’re involved with these changes, it can also be somewhat difficult to learn about them. They may not always seem relevant to your business either. 

Download "The 2017/2018 Salary Guide For Information Technology Professionals"

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Topics: IT Trends




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