With so many software and hardware systems on the market today, IT job seekers need to stay current with new technologies. If you feel like you are falling behind on your skills, then look to take on a contract position to gain exposure to specific technologies.
Additionally, look to take classes. There are free classes and networking events that hold lessons on new protocols and software. The government is also funding training programs for the unemployed. Take the time, do some research and take advantage of these offerings.
Finally, although typically among the most expensive resources, look to become certified in new technologies. IT recruiters will tell you that employers often look for IT professionals with certifications.
AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.