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IT Jobs: A Total Crapshoot

The IT job market is not only challenged, but demand for certain skills comes and goes faster than NASCAR crew chiefs. What's hot today may be a dud tomorrow, says consulting firm Foote Partners.

The firm believes hiring today is based almost entirely on skills, not to fill a certain title or job opening. So if you're an expert in applications and Web development, you may land a sweet gig -- even if there's no real opening.

Other hot areas? SAP expertise, database and Cisco skills. But before you start training in these areas, remember: They may not stay hot very long.

What's your shop looking for? Send your needs our way at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/18/2009 at 1:17 PM


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