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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
Employers Should Increase Raises To Keep Tech Workers Happy
By: CareerCast.com
Paralleling the national average wage growth, tech workers saw their pay rise 1.9 percent last year to an average of $89,450 annually, more than twice what the average U.S. worker earns. But with 2014′s increase the lowest since 2010, there’s growing discontent in the ranks. The annual Dice Tech Salary Survey says satisfaction with pay declined 2 percent in 2014 to 52 percent of the surveyed workers. That may not seem like much of a change, but it’s a big drop from 2012 when 57 percent expressed satisfaction with their pay. “Tech pros are less happy with their earnings,” observed ... more
Tech Salaries On The Rise
By: CareerCast.com
It’s a good time to be a techie in the U.S. The average salary of a technology professional in the United States climbed 7.7 percent from 2014 to $96,370 a year. Average salary increases were the highest for entry-level jobs; however, the more experienced tech professionals were more likely to receive bonuses, with the average bonus hitting $10,194, up seven percent from 2014. 53 percent of tech professionals are now satisfied with their pay, that’s slightly higher than 52 percent last year. And 67 percent are confident that they could find a favorable new job if they so desired. Silicon ... more
Where To Find The New Engineering Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
Four years after the peak of the financial crisis, the engineering profession continues to rebuild itself. The job growth rate might be modest compared to prerecession numbers, but hiring is increasing, salaries are up, and long-term job prospects look good, most notably in the United States but also in the BRIC countries—Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Not surprisingly, electrical and computer engineers are still generally in demand at high-tech companies, consulting and finance firms, research institutions, and in government. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States for electrical engineers and computer engineers ... more
New IT Career Guide
By: CareerCast.com
Learn more about today's global market in this comprehensive guidebook to all things informational technology. Where are the fastest-growing IT markets? Does it make more sense to attend graduate school or jump into the workforce? And how valuable is an internship to launching your IT career? READ MORE AT IEEE SPECTRUMmore
High-Paying Tech Careers
By: CareerCast.com
Looking to make the biggest bucks in the fastest growing industry? There are two crystal clear — albeit unsurprising — commonalities among the top 10 highest paying jobs in the tech industry. If you want to cash in the biggest checks, you have to: Step 1: Become a killer programmer or big data expert. Step 2: Move to the West Coast. READ MORE AT MASHABLEmore