When The IT Management MIS is VP Director

Back in 2001, it is said that IT headhunters literally found themselves with a lot of idle
time due to the lack of employers who wanted to hire for the IT Management positions. But
nowadays, IT headhunters are finding demand for their services growing as more IT
Management jobs open up for hiring.

If you have gotten help from a headhunter in securing an IT Management job, rule number 1
is always: never pay the headhunter yourself. Paying him falls under the jurisdiction of
your potential employer.

Of course, there are always novices at applying for IT Management jobs who do pay up and
find themselves regretting that due to the hefty fees headhunters charge.

If you are sure that the headhunter you are in touch with is also in touch with different
potential employers (meaning, the employer in the list of one headhunter does not know the
other headhunters you contacted), then that is good for you. It means that if you submit
your resume to that bunch of headhunters, then there will not be redundant copies at one
employer.

However, it is a myth that tapping headhunters is the only way you can get hired. Actually,
you might find your chances of getting hired growing if you use your social contacts like
officemates, buddies from college, or even relatives who work in the same IT industry as
well. Though headhunters have an advantage because they do job searches for a living,
people you know may be able to direct you to the right employer more easily and faster than
the headhunter can.

Management Information System (MIS) has been available and operational from the time that
computers were introduced to businesses and even government agencies. It is sometimes
referred to as Information Management and Systems, and its basic function is to analyze and
manage information methods tied to automation to support decision making. It is a
discipline which covers combining people, technologies and procedures for solving business
problems.
 
With the introduction of Information Technology (IT), the function of MIS has not become
obsolete, but has actually become a support to the new technology. IT creates, stores,
exchanges, and uses information in its various forms. Since the most experienced in
information systems is the person heading the MIS department, this is logically why this
employee become the most likely candidate to hold the IT management position. In some
companies, the position is either under the job title of MIS Manager/Director or IT
Manager/Director.
 
An IT manager can also be the MIS VP Director whose main role is to oversee the
administration, maintenance, and implementation of IT in all area. The manager or Director
leads in the planning and implementation of additions, deletions and major modifications
needed in the system. He acts as an overall overseer of all individual areas of management.
Since the position requires skill and experience, the career core competencies in areas of
communication and management are often times strictly required. Basic communication skills
are also required and included so that the candidate is able to effectively communicate
relevant IT-related information on time. He must possess leadership abilities which
challenges others to develop as well. The manager must be an innovator, one who conducts
effective evaluations and encourages everyone to take responsibility for development within
the company.