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Where to find tech jobs
By: Dan Lauer
Silicon Valley may be the tech industry's hub, but it's hardly the only place to find great jobs in the tech sector.
Technology Jobs by City
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 ...
IT Skills
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.
Meet The Talent Gaps In Tech Head-On
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 ...
Small Business Hiring Grows in The Cloud
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 ...
Asia-Pacific Tech Job Market Booming
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 ...
Tech Talent in Demand in the Asia-Pacific, but Shortage of Skills Still an Issue
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 ...
Europe: Have Engineering Skills, Will Travel
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 ...
Bridging The STEM Jobs Skills Gap
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 ...
Skills Employers Need From IT Candidates
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 ...