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Healthcare Innovation
By: Jeff Heenan-Jalil
healthcare is actually poised to become one of the most innovative fields because of its considerable capacity for growth and change, and young job seekers looking to make an impact in a transforming field need look no further.
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 ...
Engineering Degrees Lead For Graduates Entering The Workforce
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 ...
Tech Engineering Careers Are Abundant In Automobile Industry
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 ...
Computer Programming Languages To Know
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 MASHABLE
Finding The Right Software Engineer (Or Right Software Engineer Job)
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 Engineers Needed In Europe
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 ...
Dress For Success
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 ...