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Engineering Degrees Lead For Graduates Entering The Workforce
By: CareerCast.com
As a new class of college graduates enter the workforce, engineering proves to be a winner. "Engineering, overall, is always near the top in terms of demand," University of Tulsa director of career service Shelly Holly says. "And, right now MIS (Management Information Systems) is an area where there's just not enough grads for all the jobs." Even liberal arts majors may not go looking too long, she says. "That doesn't mean history majors will find jobs in a history-related field, but they will probably get hired," Holly says. Despite the slow economy, some of this year's four-year grads can ... more
Tech Engineering Careers Are Abundant In Automobile Industry
By: CareerCast.com
Timing is everything. Five years ago this month, I drafted an article for IEEE Spectrum on the need for thousands of new engineers in the U.S. auto industry, as many of its white-collar employees approached retirement. Then the industry went off a cliff. Years of mismanagement and the severe impact of the Great Recession led to the 2009 bankruptcy and federally backed restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler. The article never ran. Yet the main point remains valid: More than one in three U.S. auto-industry engineers in 2008 were baby boomers, and during the economic crisis, many of those engineers ... more
Computer Programming Languages To Know
By: CareerCast.com
If you're a programmer, these are good times. Jobs in the segment are projected to grow 8% over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you're a hotshot coder, you can make up to $300 an hour or more. Those at the high end of the pay scale have mastered the languages that are most in demand. Which are those? We asked Doug Winnie, director of content for online learning platform Lynda. Here's his assessment: CONTINUE READING AT MASHABLEmore
Finding The Right Software Engineer (Or Right Software Engineer Job)
By: CareerCast.com
Software engineers are the most in-demand employees in the technology industry and, arguably, anywhere in the working world. The CareerCast IT Network jobs database has more than 1,600 listings for software engineers at present, and with good reason: There are simply not enough of them to go around. From senior iOS engineers to Python full-stack generalists, software engineers generally have their pick of the available positions. Where better-funded and more established companies can afford a trial-and-error period with software engineers, startups need to make the right decision the first time around. And while there is no exact science to luring ... more
More Engineers Needed In Europe
By: CareerCast.com
There’s still a strong demand in Europe for engineers, despite high unemployment in the overall workforce, and ongoing economic uncertainties globally. And while there appears to be fewer job openings posted this year than in the past for American companies with facilities in Europe, human resource professionals of European-based companies complain that there’s not enough “talent” to go around. If anything, the need for qualified engineers and computer professionals may never have been greater than it is now. Europe isn’t alone. The Development Dimensions International (DDI)’s Global Selection Forecast 2012 reported that the competition for tech talent has increased steadily ... more
Dress For Success
By: CareerCast.com
Four companies—doxo, Boeing, Redfin, and Microsoft—break through some myths and uncover truths about what's considered appropriate interview attire in the local tech industry. Their answers may surprise you. Appropriate interview attire differs, depending on company culture, size, job type and level. Smaller tech companies in the region tend to have more relaxed attire expectations. "I'm not a stickler for any specific dress code," says Steve Shivers, co-founder and CEO of doxo, a tech startup based in Pioneer Square with about 30 employees. "Attire is a far lower priority to us than fit within our overall culture, but we do expect ... more
Reinventing Engineering Education
By: CareerCast.com
ASME is implementing a multi-faceted program to close the gap between engineering education and industry. “We are generating very competent engineers,” said ASME VP-Education Mohammad Hosni, professor of nuclear and mechanical engineering, Kansas State University. “But we do want to know that the needs of industry and the [competencies] of engineers are intersecting at the right place.” The initiative serves as the implementation phase of “Vision 2030,” a multi-year study that surveyed engineering managers, early career mechanical engineers and university department heads of mechanical engineering to assure that newly graduated engineers are prepared to immediately add value when they join ... more
High-Growth Markets For Start-Up Hiring
By: CareerCast.com
The entrepreneurially inclined often idolize Silicon Valley as the startup destination, a market ripe with opportunities for disruption, innovation and a plethora of other buzzwords that have wannabe CEOs chomping at the bit. But while Silicon Valley is certainly enticing for founders and job seekers looking to get in with a startup at the ground level, savvy entrepreneurs will look beyond the obvious when making a decision about where to designate home base. There's recently been a push to bring venture capital funding and startup innovation to off-the-beaten-path destinations, such as Colorado and South Florida, where the cost of living ... more
High Demand For Statistical Analysis
By: CareerCast.com
How can a car-sharing company figure out the best spots to park vehicles, or an electric utility forecast the demand for power? The solution today often involves crunching terabytes, and sometimes petabytes, of data. Whether retail, telecom, or health care, businesses in almost every sector are hoping to innovate and increase profits by analyzing immense data sets. Obtaining data is easy; it can come from a huge variety of automated sources, including RFID tags, mouse clicks, or sales receipts. And the analytic software systems — such as SAS Institute’s eponymous SAS and IBM’s SPSS — that are required to work ... more
The Top Emerging Job Markets for Global IT Professionals
By: CareerCast.com
For many experienced IT professionals, 2014 is already shaping up to be a high octane year. From Big Data and Cloud Computing to Social, Mobile and Analytics, hiring demand is high and growing, especially in some countries you may not expect. While Silicon Valley has been the hotbed for the best tech jobs in the world, and it continues to remain so, there are emerging destinations all over the globe known for their startups, an innovative environment and a growing sentiment towards entrepreneurship. While the world’s most successful technology companies, such as Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook, all are based ... more