IT Professional News, Articles and Updates

Confusion reigns as GDPR deadline looms - but it's not too late to act

There is a general lack of understanding amongst IT professionals regarding exactly what they needed to change in everyday processes to achieve regulatory compliance (under GDPR).

Former Expedia IT employee admits to hacking execs from the inside

A former employee of travel company, Expedia's IT department has plead guilty to hacking into his bosses email accounts and using private information to play the market.

How to get the most from SC Jobs

Ben Goodson, recruitment sales manager for SC Jobs, offers advice to candidates and recruiters on how to make the most of the new job site.

SecureData appoints Kevin James to operations director

Kevin James has been appointed as operations director at SecureData.

James Beer appointed to Board of Directors at ForeScout Technologies

James Beer has been appointed to the Board of Directors at ForeScout Technologies.

Sir Julian King recommended for appointment to commissioner for Security Union of European Parliament

The Civil Liberties Committee recommends that Sir Julian King should be appointed as commissioner for Security Union.

Brian Jakobsen hired as CTO at Calldorado

Calldorado has appointed Brian Jakobsen as chief technology officer.

Mayflex appoints Hamish Scott to account manager

Mayflex has appointed Hamish Scott as account manager.

IT graduate programme continues for A-level students in the UK

Following today's celebration of the 10,000th Apprentice in Technology, A-level students in the UK are now turning their attention to their confirmed degree and how they can end up in the profession that they aspire.

Sophos appoints Tony Young as chief information officer

Tony Young has been appointed as chief information officer (CIO) at Sophos.

Peter Kürpick appointed at chief platform officer at HERE

HERE has appointed Peter Kürpick as chief platform officer.

VOSS Solutions appoints Christopher Martini as VP of Skype for Business

Christopher Martini has been appointed as VP of Skype for Business (SfB) at VOSS Solutions.

Swivel Secure appoints Amit Pau as non-executive director

Amit Pau has been appointed as non-executive director at Swivel Secure.

New Board of Directors appointed for 2016-2017 fiscal year at MEF

MEF has appointed a new Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

New team members join Secure Cloudlink

Secure Cloudlink has appointed Mark Leonard as non-executive chairman and Gideon Wilkins as VP sales & marketing.

Chris Schueler appointed to SVP of managed security services at Trustwave

Trustwave has appointed Chris Schueler as senior vice president of managed security services.

Ian Melrose appointed as business development consultant at Purpose Software

Industry veteran Ian Melrose has been appointed as business development consultant at Purpose Software.

Todd DeBell named VP of worldwide channel sales at ForeScout

Todd DeBell has joined ForeScout Technologies as their VP of worldwide channel sales.

Stephen Ball appointed as Board Member at RelianceACSN

RelianceACSN Ltd has appointed Stephen Ball as a Board Member.

IT jobs volume hits peak despite slow start in 2016

Despite a slow start at the beginning of 2016, the IT jobs market in London experienced an upturn in the number of jobs with June being the highest month so far for job volume in 2016.

Rapid7 appoints Marc Brown and Tom Schodorf to Board of Directors

Rapid7 has appointed Marc Brown and Tom Schodorf to its Board of Directors.

Farsight Security Services promotes Robert Batch to IT administrator

Farsight Security Services has promoted Robert Batch, a 12-year veteran employee, to IT administrator.

UK employment has reached 74.4%, therefore must assess high-skill jobs

UK employment has reached a record high of 74.4 percent, therefore it is of utmost importance to assess high-skill jobs as these are key to securing Britain's future in the digital world.

Do's and don'ts for developing a CV

A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.

Negotiating the best starting salary

Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.

Creating rapport in an interview

Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say 'we are on the same page'. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.

Creating an alluring covering letter

The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.

Psychometric testing in interviews

Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering - and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.

How good is your CV?

Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance.

Getting the tone right in your IT security CV

Neville Rose, director of CV Writers, offers advice to help you pitch the right tone in your CV.