Essential advice for a first time contractor

Essential advice for a first time contractor

4 ways to make your first contracting assignment a success.

Job openings in cybersecurity expected to skyrocket in 2017

Job openings in cybersecurity expected to skyrocket in 2017

If you are thinking about switching career paths in 2017, then you might want to have a look at the burgeoning cybersecurity market, where demand for skilled professionals far exceeds supply. Here we outline the strong growth in job opportunities and the most sought-after skills.

#Softwareengineers: How to tell if a software product vendor or a service-based Consultancy is right for you?

#Softwareengineers: How to tell if a software product vendor or a service-based Consultancy is right for you?

If your role occupies a function within the ever-changing software development life-cycle, you’ll face a choice at some point in your career between two types of organisations - a software product vendor and a service-based consultancy. Here's a quick guide to both to help you choose which one is right for you.

Preparation. There is no substitute.

Preparation. There is no substitute.

The interview process is often unnerving. However, being appropriately prepared goes a long way towards ensuring that you stand out from the others competing with you for the job. Here we outline a quick guide on how to prepare well for a successful job interview.

How do I know if my stock is going up?

How do I know if my stock is going up?

Given the short time frame of many contracting jobs, we rarely pause to take stock of our existing skills to assess which ones are our strongest and which ones we need to develop in order to move up the career ladder. At Potentia, we believe continuous self-assessment will help you to take the next step in your career so we have put together some top tips to assist you.

Caution! Three watch outs that can sour your contracting experience

Caution! Three watch outs that can sour your contracting experience

Contracting can be an incredible option to build and further a career – especially in a rapidly evolving landscape such as the technology paradigm. But as you pursue this enviable experience, it can be easy to overlook some fundamentals that will lead to negative experiences.