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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
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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
Tech Talent in Demand in the Asia-Pacific, but Shortage of Skills Still an Issue
By: CareerCast.com
Competition for qualified technical talent in the Asia-Pacific is higher than ever, partly because it is harder to find. Analysts have identified a number of industry sectors where technical skill sets are much in demand. Opportunities in information technology (IT) are wide open, particularly in cloud computing and cybersecurity. An IDC study commissioned by Microsoft suggests that cloud services will have a huge impact on job creation over the next few years. “It will open up new jobs and skill sets across the globe,” says Susan Hauser, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Enterprise and Partner Group. Information security analyst ... more
Europe: Have Engineering Skills, Will Travel
By: CareerCast.com
Faltering 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
Bridging The STEM Jobs Skills Gap
By: CareerCast.com
There will be a dramatic shortage of job seekers for new career opportunities being created in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions in the coming years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The House of Representatives passed the STEM Jobs Act (H.R. 6429) in December, a program designed to offer more than 50,000 green cards to migratory technological workers with a doctorate or Master’s degree from an accredited American university in a STEM discipline. The legislation is meant to help companies meet their anticipated growing demand, and address the skills necessary for these positions. Among the ... more
Skills Employers Need From IT Candidates
By: CareerCast.com
It doesn’t matter if executives want to bring on a technical co-founder or a chief information officer who will be onsite or if they wish to outsource their programming tasks, the issue is the same: “How do you know if a developer is any good if you don’t know how to write code?” Companies have to figure out the complexity level of their undertaking. Almost any programmer can handle simple websites, but many programmers who are very good at routine tasks cannot handle more complex ones. Complexity comes in two flavors, he said. Functional complexity occurs when you are building ... more
Robots Designed To Help, Not Replace, Workers
By: CareerCast.com
A new generation of low-cost robots handles short runs in tight quarters. With so much attention focused on driverless cars, package-delivering drones, and scrambling, stomping, and slithering automatons, industrial robots remain mechatronics’ blue collar guys. They work several shifts each day, no complaints, doing the same repetitive job quickly and accurately. Universal Robots is one of several firms developing robots for this emerging market. It has more than 3,000 robots up and running, mostly in Europe. Another notable contender is Rethink Robotics, which was founded by iRobot innovator Rodney Brooks. CONTINUE READING AT ASMEmore