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Tech Skills
By: Haley Shoaf
Tech skills are constantly evolving. Knowing what the most modern skills needed for the job you want can be the difference in landing a position, and not.
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
By: CareerCast.com
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
By: CareerCast.com
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
By: CareerCast.com
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 ...
IT Careers Need STEM Students To Stay On Track
By: CareerCast.com
U.S. companies simply cannot find enough new high-tech college grads to fill their job openings. In response, many universities are recruiting students into degree programs in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as the STEM disciplines. However, research has found that undergraduates pursuing degrees are failing to complete them at an alarming rate. Todd R. and Ralph Stinebrickner of the University of Western Ontario published a study last month for the National Bureau of Economic Research chronicling the experiences of 655 students at Berea College throughout their tenure. Their research found that more students who began pursuing STEM degrees ...
Get Ahead As A Mobile Designer
By: CareerCast.com
Mobile is here to stay, with its own set of rules and constraints. At the same time, it’s a rapidly evolving platform, with new technologies and capabilities being added by the quarter. We can’t design for mobile like we used to do for posters and Web pages. So what toolkit and mindset does a mobile designer need to thrive? Challenges and Constraints Every medium has its limitations. Even mobile—one of the richest canvases a designer can dream of—still has particularities that need to be addressed: Device fragmentation There are countless smartphone and tablet models out there, each one with a ...
Taking Engineering Cues From Life Science
By: CareerCast.com
In the famous case of Dr. Frankenstein, his reanimated creature ran afoul of the villagers because it had difficulty adjusting to its new environment. It’s a lesson not lost on the latest team of researchers hoping to create new life forms in the laboratory. Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing living/nonliving hybrid materials specifically designed to adapt. MIT assistant professor Timothy Lu said the team’s mash-up of living and nonliving materials could create exciting new options for solar cells, medical diagnostics, waste management systems, and more. Lu’s colleagues have developed bacterial cells that express biofilms that incorporate ...
Interview Tips For A Top Technology Job
By: CareerCast.com
If you’re planning to look for a new job this year, you’re not alone. Which might leave you wondering: How, exactly, does one get noticed in a crowded, motivated pool of applicants? Sure, you can read the job description, but how can you know what hiring managers are really looking for? Which applicants stand out from a stack of resumes? Which sail through the interview process? And — most importantly — how can you be one of those successful candidates? We figured the best way to find out would be go to the source itself, so we sat down with ...
Database Administrator Shines in Current Economy
By: CareerCast.com
Employment growth in the IT industry is running ahead of the national curve, and the greatest beneficiary seems to be database administrators (DBAs), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Employment rates for careers in the IT field tend to run from 3% to-6% below the national average. Database administrators have the lowest IT unemployment rate at 1.5%, while programmers have the highest at 4.6%. The BLS estimates a long-term positive employment outlook for DBAs, with projected growth of 31% by 2020, and a healthy median salary of $73,490. “Rapid growth in data collection by businesses, as well ...