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Technology Jobs by City
By: CareerCast.com
Anyone with even surface-level understanding of the tech industry knows that Silicon Valley -- that cluster of cities in and around the San Francisco Bay Area -- is the world's home for technology. However, other North American cities have significant and growing tech economies of their own. What's more, technology is at the heart of some of these cities ranking among the best for job seekers to get the most out of their wages. According to a new study , the second-best city for tech jobs is Seattle -- no surprise, given the Emerald City is home to Amazon and ... more
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
Tech Careers Boost Job Growth
By: CareerCast.com
Tech sector job opportunities are growing quickly, and that's good news for many U.S. cities. Career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are expected to grow at a rate almost double that of all other industries by 2018, according to a U.S. Census report , “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future.” And in terms of compensation, the report finds that “STEM workers command…26% more than their non-STEM counterparts.” Tied into these recent findings, the highest growth cities in the tech job market may surprise you, according to a report by Forbes Magazine . For ... more
Three Locations Booming With Tech Job Opportunities
By: CareerCast.com
New Jersey’s technology sector has grown enough to put the state in the same league as California, Texas, Virginia and New York, according to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data. New Jersey tech jobs that the BLS categorizes as "computer systems design and related services" have grown 5.2 percent since December. The state added 3,600 new tech jobs by through June, according to the bureau's data. The growing availability of tech positions in the state has outpaced that of several East Coast neighbors, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts. Read more at NJ.com . Meanwhile, tech employment in Oregon ... more
Non-Digital Skills To Enrich A Digital Career
By: CareerCast.com
When it comes to using digital tools to enhance your daily life, you may be quite savvy: You possess an insider’s knowledge of acronyms, platforms and gadgets. Enter the professional world, however, and you may discover business proficiency is another layer or two of knowledge that you have yet to gain. With an increasing focus on all the digital tools that can help boost your career, sometimes the non-digital skills slip through the cracks. But if you can perfect these five non-digital skills and mindsets, you'll make yourself a more desirable team member, and may potentially land your dream job. ... more
Preparing For The New Wave In Engineering
By: CareerCast.com
The fast-paced field of micro/nanofabrication is moving even more rapidly than you might think. How fast? Femtosecond fast – as in one quadrillionth of a second. That’s the time scale of the ultrafast laser systems used to measure and manipulate the molecular building blocks of today’s smaller, smarter machines. Ultrafast laser systems play multiple roles in demanding applications like MEMS/NEMS engineering, biomedicine, and battery research. The controlled, high-power femtosecond pulses of energy they produce is useful in high-precision materials processing tasks such as drilling, soldering, cutting, and ablating. And as radiation sources for spectroscopic or microscopic studies of chemical reactions, ... more
 Where The Tech Jobs Are In Europe
By: CareerCast.com
altering economies and mismatches in the different regulatory environment of European countries haven’t slowed the demand for technical talent across Europe. But it has made filling available slots for engineers more challenging. In January, EngineeringUK, an independent organization that works with industry and government to promote engineering, called for more action to train and retain engineers, predicting a potential economic boost to the British economy if the demand for new engineering jobs was filled. According to the organization's report, Engineering 2015 — The State of Engineering, there is a current annual shortfall of 55,000 engineers in the United Kingdom. “Britain ... more
Small Business Hiring Grows in The Cloud
By: CareerCast.com
Small businesses seem optimistic about increasing sales and hiring in 2013 and are looking to squeeze more productivity out of limited time, staffing and resources. Finding the right business tools that can grow with you but also work well with the tools you already use are essential to helping your business focus on what you do best — serving customers. Having the right tools — such as business-class email, online meetings, remote access to documents, shared calendars and shared contacts — to create, collaborate, connect and help manage day-to-day tasks can help cut costs and increase productivity. CONTINUE READING AT ... more
Asia-Pacific Tech Job Market Booming
By: CareerCast.com
All is well in the Asia-Pacific tech job market — if you’re an electronics engineer, computer or software engineer, computer scientist, or IT professional — at least in most of the larger countries. Software skills dominate job listings for technical professionals throughout the region with titles that suggest a narrowing of skill set requirements. Some of the hiring highlights across the region include: General Electric has more than 200 openings for engineers, mostly in Beijing and Shanghai (design, systems, and software engineers top the list). Freescale Semiconductor plans to open 10 new sales offices in China, to be staffed with ... more