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IT Skills
By: CareerCast.com
Prospective employers seek the most skilled in various IT disciplines -- even for those candidates applying for jobs that might not necessarily fall under the IT label.more
Meet The Talent Gaps In Tech Head-On
By: CareerCast.com
Mashable recently examined the 10 biggest talent gaps in the tech sector, highlighting positions hirers have difficulty filling. Many of these careers offer salaries exceeding six-figures, and all have favorable employment outlook opportunities. But high pay ties directly into the advanced skill sets necessary, which also explains talent gaps. The value of in-depth tech knowledge in today's marketplace cannot be overstated. Online connectivity has become so ubiquitous, it impacts virtually any career sector, not just IT. Cultivating digital know-how is important regardless of your career. But working in IT specifically might warrant building a skill set that can be turned ... more
Engineering Dream Jobs of 2013
By: CareerCast.com
When was the last time you saw an engineer portrayed glamorously in a film—or, for that matter, in any form of popular culture? Right. Let’s face it: The unflattering stereotypes persist, and they’re tired. They’re also out of touch with reality. Just consider the five engineers we profile here. Simon Hauger [above], for example, trained as an electrical engineer but became a math instructor at an inner-city school that most other newly minted teachers would have written off. Now he’s bringing hands-on learning to a new level. Geoff Martin, at the other extreme, studied music, not engineering. But technology has ... more
How U.S. Employees Can Find Jobs in India
By: CareerCast.com
American employers have been outsourcing jobs to India for decades now. In 2011, US companies outsourced as many as 2,273,392 jobs , may of them to India. However, with the US economy slowing down this trend is soon going to change. In fact, there is a reverse brain-drain situation precipitating. While American companies are busy giving pink slips, “India, Inc.” is still rife with job opportunities. Thus, a large number of US employees are contemplating working in India. Until now… U.S. companies sent jobs overseas to capitalize on cheap labor in India. These were primarily technical support and customer service ... more
Engineering Education Pays Off
By: CareerCast.com
Doctoral degrees are an undertaking. A new NSF report indicates the payoff: PhDs in science and engineering make you much more employable than someone without. The unemployment rate for those in the United States with engineering doctoral degrees was 1.9% in February 2013. That’s less than a third of the 6.3% unemployment rate of the general population 25 years of age and older. Ph.D. holders in computer and information sciences had similar unemployment rate at 1.8%, while that for mathematicians and statisticians was the lowest of all science and engineering fields at 1.2%. CONTINUE READING AT IEEE.ORGmore
Transitioning From Engineer To Manager
By: CareerCast.com
Being offered a promotion is typically cause for celebration. Apart from higher pay and maybe a better parking spot, it is a recognition of one’s skill and dedication. But a promotion can bring its own headaches—especially for engineers. In addition to universal challenges, such as when you become the boss of friends (or rivals), the very skills that land an engineer the promotion may become a stumbling block in the new position. Engineers pride themselves on the depth of their detailed technical expertise, and they distinguish themselves on the strength of the performance of the things they create. Once you ... more
Destination States in the Tech Industry
By: CareerCast.com
Virginia is a winning region for jobs in the IT and engineering fields, as examined in the CareerCast.com Best Jobs in Virginia 2013 report. But it’s not the only state with a wealth of opportunity for those with a technical expertise. Some of the nation’s top states for IT job seekers are synonymous with the industry, but a few unexpected destinations are powering the 21st Century’s move toward a more telecommunicative world. California The Golden State is the home of Silicon Valley, the birthplace and global hub of computing technology. The Bay Area has had its ups and downs, including ... more
Best Jobs in IT and Engineering
By: CareerCast.com
If you are looking for a career with abundant job opportunities and a lifetime of healthy earnings, look no further than the technology and engineering fields. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that more than seven million Americans are employed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers. Yet demand continues to be very high among employers to hire more technical experts, and there's no sign of that demand falling anytime soon. STEM careers are the foundation of the Knowledge Economy , a term coined in a 2004 Stanford University study. And the jobs in these industries power our world -- ... more
Skills For IT Careers That Don't Require Tech Knowledge
By: CareerCast.com
Technology is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy. In fact, there’s a talent shortage in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, which means that of the predicted 1.4 million STEM jobs that will be available by 2020, there will be a shortage of talent for about 1 million positions — or 70%. with the competition for employees heating up, many employers are looking outside Silicon Valley for promising talent. American job seekers aren’t just competing with those residing in major tech hubs; they’re competing against any qualified job applicant with a high-speed Internet connection ... more
Inside NASA With Paid Internships
By: CareerCast.com
The engineers at the front end of any product or project tend to get the bulk of the kudos handed out at completion. But the ultimate safety and success of any given project is dependent on those who use and create the tools of for independent verification and validation. Young engineers and programming prodigies with an interest in the crucial world of independent verification and validation can get a taste of it at NASA. And they’ll get paid. The agency has a summer internship available for 20 high school students and 10 college students. The students work on real projects ... more