Astir looking for H1 Quota candidates

February 07, 2017

It’s that time of year again!  The H1B Quota is on the horizon, and Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is looking for qualified candidates to provide sponsorship to!

If you meet the following criteria, you may qualify for the Astir IT H1B Visa Sponsorship Program:

 

  • Currently residing in the U.S.
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferably in a technical field
  • Have a technical background and work history

 

As a preferred employer, Astir IT provides employees with a wide range of comprehensive benefits.  We offer competitive salaries, health insurance, project support, resume and interview coaching, a 401K, etc.  Over the past few years, we have used the H1B program as a way to find the industry’s top talent.  If you meet the above criteria, need to file your H1, and are interested in joining Astir, send us the following details:

 

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Current Location
  • Current Visa Status
  • Current Resume

Please note:  Only qualified individuals who currently reside in the US and send us all of the above details will be considered for H1B sponsorship.  Ideal candidates will have experience in the following technologies:

Java J2ee, .Net, Oracle Developer/DBA, Project Manager, SQL Server, Business Analyst, Data Analyst, DW/ETL Developer, Automation QA, Windows Administrator, SAN Admin, SAP, etc.

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has a long, successful history using H1B visa sponsorship as a way to find expert IT consultants for our prime vendors and direct clients.  We need expert technology professionals, like you, to join Astir.   Contact us today if you are looking for H1 sponsorship, a new project, or a better rate.

 

Email us at er@astirit.com, or visit us at www.astirit.com to learn more.

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F1 OPT IT Training and Job Placement - Astir IT

October 11, 2016

If you are on an F1 visa, there are a couple of things you will need in order to begin a lucrative career as an IT consultant. 

First, you will need to find a preferred employer.  There are many IT staffing firms out there; but it is difficult to sift through the vast sea of them in order to find one that has strong client relationships, offers decent salaries, places you in and keeps you on good projects, and provides you with proper project support.  It can be a daunting, and downright nerve-wracking task to find a company that matches your needs.

Next, you will need the proper skills needed to be successful on the job.  You have the best higher education degrees; now you need the more practical knowledge an IT project requires.  Procuring IT training in your technology of choice is an absolute must!  A good IT training program will have both technology and soft skills classes that will strengthen your learnings and give you a solid foundation for your first IT project.

Finally, you need to find the right balance for these tasks.  It can be quite difficult to juggle a job search with taking IT classes; that is, unless you can find an employer who can accommodate all of your individual needs.  Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has an F1 OPT IT training and job placement program designed specifically for F1 visa holders like yourself. 

Our F1 OPT IT Training and Job Placement Program is built around your exact needs.  We custom tailor a curriculum of IT and soft skills training classes based upon your chosen technology.    Our training programs offer flexible scheduling and both in-classroom and online courses. The IT Training and Project Placement Program includes resume preparation and interview coaching, and project placement through Astir.

The Astir IT Solutions, Inc. F1 OPT IT Training and Job Placement Program continues throughout your project; strengthening, supplementing, and adding skills as you progress throughout your career.  In conjunction with this ongoing IT training, we provide profile marketing, project placement, and project support… so each F1 OPT/CPT candidate gets the IT training they need, the project they want, and the support necessary to ensure success. We offer our employees stability and an environment that supports personal career growth.

 

If you are interested and want to learn more, visit us at: www.astirit.com or email us at careers@astirit.com

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Properly manage your technology environment

April 19, 2016

Hello,

This is the first article in a series focusing on the wonderful work our IT consultants do for our clients.  Here at Astir IT, we are proud of our expert IT resources, and understand that they are the reason for our success.  We invest heavily in our people so our clients can reap the benefits.  Each article in this series will focus on a specific case study where one of our IT consultants had a great, positive impact in their client project.  You can read more about these case studies HERE.

One of the many issues that faces large organizations is the ability to properly manage their technology environment.  With the sheer volume of technologies our business uses on a daily basis, it can be quite difficult to keep them all operating efficiently and synced.  There are a wide range of issues that can be throwing your IT environment out of line... it could be a matter of application versioning, broken APIs, inadequate support, etc.  Over time, organizations will accrue a number of different applications, databases, intranets, etc.; and rather than investing the time and effort to maintain them, they will invariably replace them when issues surface.

Usually this is a very expensive proposition, since proper release/change management efforts could have avoided any and all problems faced.

Then there is the added problem of training.  Often times a large organization will have multiple subject matter experts (SMEs) who specialize in a subset of their technologies.  As soon as a new person is brought on board and needs to learn multiple systems, they are forced to meet with multiple people over the course of days (if not weeks) to be brought up to speed.  This is just another example of the inefficiencies we create by not having the proper support in place.  The addition of a change/release expert to your IT team could easily answer these problems, and save your organization time, effort, (and most importantly) money.

As a real-world example, Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has a client who faced these exact issues.  They had a portfolio of over 150 applications... and lacked the expertise and manpower to properly manage, assess, and train personnel in such a vast pool of technology.  By bringing on one of our seasoned release/change management IT consultants, they were able to finally get a handle on such a huge tech portfolio.  This saved the client a tremendous amount of time, effort, and money, as this individual was able to provide impact analyses to identify what applications to utilize in what capacity, manage versions, and train users and stakeholders.  You can read more about our Release/Change Management Case Study HERE.

If you or your organization has a need for highly trained IT consultants, please feel free to email me today at contact@astirit.com.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

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Last chance to be considered for an H1 visa

March 16, 2016

Hello,

Time is rapidly running out to be considered for the H1 Quota!
 
Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is still looking for qualified candidates to sponsor for the H1 Quota.  We have a high volume of prime vendor and direct client requirements, and need to hire the best and brightest IT professionals.  Astir has a reputation as a preferred employer, and offers competitive salaries, full benefits, GC processing, and ongoing IT training opportunities.  
 
Qualifying candidates MUST BE IN THE U.S. and have a technical background.  If you meet these qualifications, please send the following details to er@astirit.com or visit us HERE:
  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Current Location
  • Visa Status
  • Current Resume
Please note that we will be contacting qualified candidates shortly.  We look forward to hearing from you.
 
Best Regards,
Adam Moltisanti
Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

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Why turn to IT consultants?

January 15, 2016

Why should your organization look to IT consultants?

As technology has become more and more ingrained in our every day businesses, there is an increasing demand for highly skilled IT resources.  Even though many hiring managers have become technologically savvy, the need to bring on IT staff poses a number of problems.  Over the years, Astir has identified the three major issues that tend to plague hiring managers when bringing on new IT staff:

  • The lack of knowledge to properly assess the technological needs of an organization
  • The dearth of expertise needed to find and screen potential IT staff
  • The high cost of bringing on new full-time personnel

The aforementioned issues are far from exhaustive, as there are numerous other hurdles to finding the right IT resources.  Once the technological needs have been identified, often times the staffing need isn't permanent.  This is a potential roadblock when searching for candidates with the necessary skills.  Also, even if a hiring manager does have the ability to properly screen candidates, they may not have the bandwidth.  To complicate things even further, many IT projects require a number of different technology resources over a short duration, making screening difficult and full-time hires impractical.

This list of potential complications can go on and on.

Thankfully, turning to an IT consulting firm like Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is an easy answer to these problems.  In the simplest of terms, Astir IT can help you analyze and understand the technology needs of your organization, find and screen candidates so you are presented only with the top available talent, and provide you with the staffing solutions that exactly match your business requirements.  This represents the more obvious benefits Astir will provide your organization; and there are a number of others that may not be initially understood.

  • Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has a level of expertise your organization just does not have.  Whether or not you have personnel with technical backgrounds, your organization does not have the breadth or depth of knowledge Astir has.  We have addressed the same or similar business needs to countless organizations across a number of industries.  We have a unique understanding of what works and what doesn't.  We can better identify your existing and future IT needs, and will ensure that your business goals are not only met, but exceeded.
  • Astir IT Solutions, Inc. specializes in the proper deployment of IT staff.  Placing temporary and permanent IT resources is the bread and butter of our company, and our processes for screening and onboarding IT experts are streamline.  We will provide you with pre-screened, highly skilled potential candidates much faster than your internal hiring processes.  our experience and expertise will enable us to acclimate new IT resources to your existing technology environments quicker, reducing learning curves, and offering results faster.
  • Astir's IT consulting services are designed to save you time and money.  Since the screening, deployment, and management processes all align with Astir, your HR department saves big.  The time and money that your HR department would have spent on lengthy searches, screenings, and training periods are now freed up for more important things.  Placing our IT consultants to your IT projects will also save you the costs associated with bringing on full-time staff.

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. also offers a wide host of other IT services.  We can take full ownership of your IT projects with our project management services.  Astir will provide the skilled IT experts needed and manage the development and implementation processes to ensure that the project is developed and integrated into your technology environment smoothly.  This will further reduce your risk and resource consumption, and guarantee  that your IT project is delivered properly and on-time.  Astir also has IT outsourcing solutions that provide you with the expert development and management services you need at the lowest possible prices.

We has extensive experience offering IT consulting services to clients in a wide host of industries.  Astir works closely with clients in order to help them understand their technology needs, and custom design solutions that solve their complex business problems.  I would love to discuss how Astir's award winning IT services and solutions could improve your organization.

To learn more, visit us at www.astirit.com.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. 

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Astir accepting candidates for the H1 Quota

December 07, 2015

Hello,

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is now accepting candidates for the H1 Quota.  We are looking for qualified candidates who wish to file their H1 and join Astir IT.

Qualified candidates should have at least a Bachelor's degree in a technical field, and have one of the following visa statuses:

  • F1 OPT/CPT
  • L1
  • L2
  • F2
  • H4

 We are providing H1 processing and are looking for individuals who have skills including, but not limited to:

Java J2ee, .Net, Oracle Developer/DBA, Project Manager, SQL Server, Business Analyst, Data Analyst, DW/ETL Developer, Automation QA, Windows Administrator, SAN Admin, SAP, etc.

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is hiring the best and brightest to fulfill the high volume of client requirements we receive.  We offer competitive salaries with industry leading benefits, including life insurance, health insurance, Green Card processing, and ongoing training opportunities.  If you or anyone you know is looking for H1 sponsorship, a new project, a better employer, or a higher rate, please visit us at www.astirit.com

Astir is an EEO Employer and a E-Verify Company.

To learn more, contact us at contact@astirit.com or (908) 279-8670 ext. 728.

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Astir looking for H1 Transfers

October 21, 2015

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is looking for individuals who wish to transfer their H1 visa.  

If you are looking for a new employer, a better project, or a higher billing rate, please contact us today!

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has been expanding exponentially, and needs to hire the best and brightest IT experts the market has to offer.  We have a high volume of requirements coming in from top prime vendors and direct clients and need your help to fill them.  Astir offers a comprehensive suite of benefits and extremely competitive salaries.

Benefits to becoming an Astir IT employee:

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Generous Referral Bonuses
  • Ongoing Training Opportunities
  • H1 and Green Card Processing Assistance
  • Generous Holidays
  • Etc.

We work hard to make sure that working for Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is not just a job, but an experience.  Astir IT rewards employees for their unique skills and talents, as well as the results they provide our clients. We also have an in-depth training program that can enhance current skills and teach new ones in order to improve employee marketability.  Our consistent, profitable growth rate provides our employees with stability and an environment conducive to achieving personal career goals.

If you are interested in joining the Astir team, or would like to learn more, please visit us at www.astirit.com

 

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H4 EAD Eligibility Drawing Near

May 08, 2015

Hello,

H4 EAD eligibility is practically on our doorstep.  As of May 26, 2015, H4 visa holders, whose spouses are in the Green Card process with the 140 approved, are eligible for EAD status.  This means that H4s can be able to legally work in the U.S.

This provides unparalleled employment opportunities that will require extensive training and preparation.

As an IT consulting company, Astir is constantly looking for experienced individuals to support our clients.  We are offering an IT training and job placement program designed specifically for H4 EADs.  Now's the best time to start preparing for the bevy of job opportunities that will open up after May 26.

If you are interested, or would like to learn more, please visit us today at www.astirit.com.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Astir IT Solutions, Inc.

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Astir is looking for E3 visa candidates

February 09, 2015

The Astir Family of Companies has made use of the H1B visa program since we started in 2001.  Using this program has allowed us to sponsor some of the best and brightest IT talent the market has to offer... which has fueled the award winning IT services and solutions we provide to clients.  The H1B visa program, in combination with other recruitment avenues has been instrumental in growing our business.

In addition to sponsoring H1B visas, Astir has also participated in the lesser known E3 visa program.  The E3 work visa is designed specifically for Australian nationals who wish to enter the U.S. to perform services in a "specialty occupation."  The E3 visa sponsorship program was established in 2005, and has offered Australian citizens wonderful employment opportunities they otherwise may not have been exposed to.

As per the USCIS, the formal definition of a "specialty occupation" is as follows:  "A theoretical and practical application of a body of specialized knowledge; and the attainment of a bachelor's or higher degree in the specific specialty (or its equivalent) as a minimum for entry into the occupation in the United States."  In determining whether an occupation qualifies as a "specialty occupation," follow the definition contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 214 (i)(1) for H-1B nonimmigrants and applicable standards and criteria determined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS.)  Please see the USCIS page for more information.

Astir has been sponsoring E3 candidates over the past few years, and wishes to expand upon the success we've had with our E3 visa sponsorship program.  We are seeking qualified individuals with a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in a specialized field and are looking for lucrative employment in the U.S.  We have extensive experience providing visa sponsorship for foreign nationals who are looking to begin or further a lucrative career as an IT consultant.  If you are interested, or would like to learn more, please contact us today.

We are also seeking qualified individuals on F1-OPT, CPT, or L2 status looking for H1B sponsorship.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

Astir IT Solutions, Inc.

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Testing... the most critical, ongoing process for your applications.

December 17, 2014

Hello,

Quality assurance testing has to be one of the most important aspects to your application development process.  Actually, software testing spans well beyond just the development process; as it is essential to ensure that your products, systems, infrastructure, etc. is working (an continues to work) at peak efficiency.  If there are errors and bugs that are left unnoticed, it can be a recipe for disaster.

All of our businesses are now completely reliant on multiple forms of technology.  Our infrastructure, business intelligence applications, our HR information systems, accounting, etc. are all automated.  For some of us, our product and services consist of business intelligence and mobile applications.  Therefore, we are supporting ourselves and our clients through our technology.

If our businesses are so dependent on technology, doesn't it make sense for us to ensure it runs correctly?

Astir has a long list of quality assurance testing services that can help ensure that your IT environment runs perfectly...  because if you don't have ongoing testing for your applications and products, then it is just a matter of time before something goes wrong.

Astir can provide on-site, off-site, and off-shore quality assurance testing services that are customized to your exact needs.  We can provide you with an individual technical resource, a team, or even take full ownership of a testing project.  Whatever your needs are, Astir has the correct fit for you.

Give me a call at 908-279-8670 ext. 716 and we can discuss your QA testing needs!

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

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