IT Management: IT Job Promotions: July Among Best Months, December the Worst

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-02-03 Print this article Print
IT Job Promotions: July Among Best Months, December the Worst

IT Job Promotions: July Among Best Months, December the Worst

by Nicholas Kolakowski
LinkedIn recently data-mined its 90 million members' career histories to develop a picture of emerging labor trends. Among their biggest findings: January is the biggest month in the United States for promotions. Throughout the 2000s, some 16 percent of employees reported a promotion in January, down from 22 percent in the 1990s, but still a significant number. The rise of "Millennials—professionals born in the 1980s and 1990s—have helped spread the number of promotions throughout the year. For those working in Information and Technology Services, though, other months were apparently good for a substantial jump in job prospects. For employees in those fields, April, July and October were also periods of significant promotion. The worst month? December, during which annual job promotions seemed to dip to their lowest levels. "Information Technology companies follow a typical quarterly pattern, with promotions concentrated at the beginning of each quarter, read a Jan. 26 posting on LinkedIn's corporate blog. For your typical IT pro, that means heightened chances throughout the year to score that long-coveted position.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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