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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
IT Jobs Moving To The Midwest
By: CareerCast.com
Large corporations looking to outsource their information technology or software development services increasingly pass over India and the Philippines to find help in places like Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa. It's still outsourcing, but it's the opposite of “off-shoring.” “It is probably the hottest concept that's going on in the sourcing industry,” Eurek said. “It's going to have high growth rates over the next few years.” The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals called rural sourcing one of the top 10 industry trends for 2013. Wednesday, a Minneapolis-based rural sourcing firm announced it would open a $10 million technology center in ... more
Birth Year And Engineering Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
A 2008 book proposes that birth year could have an impact on how one might fare in the technology and engineering industries. In technology, it reasons that the perfect year to have been born was 1955, so that at the start of the computer revolution—which he pegs as January 1975—you would have been just the right age to take advantage of the new advances. If you had been born later than 1955, you would still have been in school when everyone else was capitalizing on the new tech. If you had been born earlier than 1955, you would probably already ... more
Highest Paying Locations For Software Developers
By: CareerCast.com
Seattle is home to Microsoft, and Silicon Valley is home to Apple — that much is obvious. But if you want to see where the rest of America's developers live, you'll need to take a bit of a road trip. While California boasts the highest number of developers of any U.S. state (followed by Texas, New York and Washington), the Northeast takes the top regional spot when it comes to average salary, with $89,318. Washington, however, reigns supreme as the individual state with the highest salary: an average of $109,244. There's only one landlocked state that made the top 10 ... more
Tips To Write A Stand-Out Engineering Resume
By: CareerCast.com
Hiring managers and recruiters alike say they've seen more poorly written resumes cross their desks recently than ever before. Attract more interview offers and ensure your resume doesn't eliminate you from consideration by following these six key tips: 1. Format Your Resume Wisely "Do the Hiring Managers" Work for Them No matter how well written, your resume won't get a thorough reading the first time through. Generally a resume gets scanned for 25 seconds. Scanning is more difficult if it is hard to read, poorly organized or exceeds two pages. Use a logical format and wide margins, clean type and ... more
Job Market Shaped In Technology
By: CareerCast.com
The saying goes: Success is when preparation meets opportunity. As technology continues to affect our lives, workers in today’s ever-changing labor market need to be prepared with skills to adapt and succeed in the workplace. Job opportunities in technology are growing up to three times faster than other career fields in the U.S. Long gone are the days of a linear education and career trajectory as technology continues to reshape the world’s workplace landscapes. Changes in the education and workplace landscape not only impact job seekers, but educators and employers as well. It’s estimated that by 2025, we could have ... more
How Tech Can Help Human Resources
By: CareerCast.com
Too often, hiring can feel like a roll of the dice. You hope your company is hiring the best talent for your open positions, but finding these people is far from easy. While your gamble might sometimes pay off, just as often lady luck will leave your company with a bad hire. So what should you do in order to find the best people? It’s time to spin the wheel and place your bets on new technology. From video interviews to social media and big data, technology is taking the guesswork out of recruiting the best people. Your hiring efforts ... more
Tech Industry With No Shortage Of Workers
By: CareerCast.com
Along with temporary deportation relief for millions, President Obama's executive action will increase the number of United States college graduates from abroad who can temporarily be hired by U.S. corporations. That hasn't satisfied tech companies and trade groups, who contend more green cards or guest worker visas are needed to keep tech industries growing because of a shortage of qualified American workers. But scholars say there's a problem with that argument: The tech worker shortage doesn't actually exist. "There's no evidence of any way, shape or form that there's a shortage in the conventional sense," says Hal Salzman, a professor ... more
Methods For Solving The Engineering Skills Gap
By: CareerCast.com
Over the last few weeks I’ve heard and read much about the global skills shortage and its impact on the economy. It’s a concern for many business sectors, but in particular for the engineering industry. I recently sat on a panel discussing the findings of a recent Totaljobs/Boston Consulting Group report on global talent mobility. This research focused on the factors that drive individuals to make global moves, but it also highlighted the critical issue of the global skills shortage. BCG shared some rather scary statistics that bring this to bear. For example, if Germany continues to grow its economy ... more
Attracting Women To IT Jobs Next Step In Industry Growth
By: CareerCast.com
Mei Yang and Fatma Nasoz are two women from different worlds who excelled in math and science. But Nasoz, from Turkey, and Yang, from China, share one important commonality : They are women in the male-dominated industry of computer science and information technology. Yang, an associate professor in UNLV’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has a research emphasis in computer architecture, networking and imbedded systems. Nasoz is a senior resident scholar of information technology at the Lincy Institute, housed on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. Her research is centered on artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. Like Yang, she ... more