Stories by Sim Ahmed

What are employers looking for in 2012?

The beginning of the year can bring with it a desire for a change in career. By all accounts, skilled workers are in high demand in New Zealand across the spectrum of IT roles and technologies, but what are IT employers looking for in candidates?

Telco and Maori trust launch ICT scholarship

Young Maori looking to pursue a career in the telecommunications industry now have more opportunities to get their feet in the door, with the help of a new scholarship from the Hei Rere Mai programme.
The programme, which was launched by the Maori Spectrum Charitable Trust (Te Huarahi Tika Trust) and 2degrees last year, is now recieving scholarship applications from Maori students studying or planning to study ICT at the University of Auckland.

What are you worth in IT?

Recruitment consultancy firm, Robert Walters, has revealed the findings of its 12th annual salary survey of IT professionals in New Zealand. The survey draws on data from Robert Walter’s New Zealand candidate and employer database, and was collected over the course of 2011 from the company's Auckland and Wellington offices.

What recession? I'm a .NET developer

With the end of the year almost in sight, Computerworld asked IT recruitment experts what they thought of the year that has been, and what they think the IT jobs space will be like in 2012.