August, 26, 2019
Best back-to-school gifts under $50
Practical gifts for students that won’t break the bank:
July 9, 2019
Job Interview Preparation Checklist
So you applied for a job online, and just got a call from the recruiter asking if you can interview with the hiring manager. You are super excited until you hear that the interview is happening in 48 hours, are you ready? Find out here:
June 17, 2019
Improving Digital Literacy in the Workplace
Being competent in the digital world goes well beyond basic comprehension. Workers today need to have a wide range of digital skills, all of which are necessary to succeed in an increasingly digital workplace:
May 4, 2019
The 10 highest-paying jobs in tech
The following 10 roles pay tech workers the most for their skills:
April 4, 2019
Technology poses challenges for cities, but it’s here to stay.
Here’s how cities can use it to their advantage:
March 1, 2019
How to get the most value from your consulting firm
Consultants in particular often bring specialized expertise related to a particular project or endeavor ranging from technical knowledge to anything from organizational restructuring to complex strategy.
February 20, 2019
15 Ways To Beat Big Data in College Admissions (According To Those Who Make Admissions Decisions)
A recent piece by the Wall Street Journal reports that colleges are using data mining—tracking email open rates, link clicks, website visits, and social media engagement—to inform whether or not a student gets accepted or rejected.
January 10, 2019
Why data scientist is the most promising job of 2019
Data scientists are the no. 1 most promising job in America for 2019, according to a report from LinkedIn. This comes as no surprise: Data scientist topped Glassdoor’s list of Best Jobs in America for the past three years, with professionals in the field reporting high demand, high salaries, and high job satisfaction.
December 17, 2018
100 last-minute tech gifts under $100
Tech doesn’t have to be super expensive. You can find amazing accessories, fitness trackers, tablets, and even phones for less than $100 — if you know where to look.
November 16, 2018
Soft Wearable Tech is Helping People Move
Robots with rigid metal frames are being used to help the paralyzed walk and have applications that could one day grant military fighters extra power on the battlefield.
October 3, 2018
8 questions you should absolutely ask an interviewer
While some interviews may feel more like interrogations, they shouldn’t.
September 10th, 2018
Updating Your Résumé Might Mean Updating Yourself
It seems like a total no-brainer: you should update your résumé and online profiles when you are job hunting. But there’s more to consider besides just adding your latest position and maybe dropping old or irrelevant ones.
August 7, 2018
10 must-have gadgets for every college student
July 20, 2018
The 10 rules found in every good remote work policy
All companies have standards for the office, but remote work can complicate those rules. Here are 10 guidelines to help you establish a professional remote work policy.
June 28, 2018
25 skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them
April 1, 2018
The Best Jobs in the United States: 2018
March 10, 2018
4 Easy Ways To Nail The First Impression
February 8, 2018
How to Break Into Tech Even if You Aren’t a Born-and-Bred Techie
January 3, 2018
Happy New Year! Tech jobs are on the rise for 2018!
13 Top Tech Skills In High Demand For 2018
December 12, 2017
Ten Good Reasons To Job Hunt In December
Too many job seekers put their job searches on hold at this time of year, and that’s a shame. December is a great time to job hunt!
November 1, 2017
8 Certifications That Actually Impress Recruiters
Check out this article from Glassdoor about certifications that can help you standout from other candidates.
October 3, 2017
Happy National Techies Day!
Celebrate Techies today – During National Techies Day, students are encouraged to consider a career in technology. In the United States, tech jobs are predicted to grow 22% by 2020. While the types of technology positions range from healthcare, administration, software development to information security, this job sector is still on the rise.
September 26, 2017
A great article from Forbes about Six Mistakes Stealth Job Seekers Can’t Afford To Make.
August 8, 2017
11 Things To Never Say in a Job Interview
Avoid these 11 statements next time you’re up for a job, and you’ll be well on your way to wowing your interviewer.
August 1, 2017
These gadgets are perfect for your summer travels!
July 24, 2017
How to Address Long-Term Unemployment in Your Job Search
If you’ve been out of work for a while now, there are some simple tweaks you can make – to your resume, to your cover letter, and to your expectations – to increase your chances of landing the job you want.
June 2, 2017
The Printed Resume vs. The Online Profile: Why You Still Need Both
Without a well-written and up-to-date traditional resume, you can’t apply for jobs. Without a LinkedIn profile or an online resume, it’s more difficult for recruiters and employers to find you online. You need both to plot a successful job search and grow your personal brand.
May 17, 2017
Philly poised to be next great tech hub
A new study from The Brookings Institution calls for Philadelphia leaders to make some moves toward cementing the city as the next great tech hub, a possibility the report claims is easily within reach if Philly plays its cards right.
March 29, 2017
These are the 10 skills to learn if you want to advance in a career in tech!
#10: Automated tests
Automated tests — In a world where Facebook or Google are constantly updating their websites behind the scenes as often as twice a day, there’s a high demand for developers who are skilled at the tools for automating software testing and finding bugs before they get in front of users.
Invented at Google for its own large-scale systems, Go is a programming language designed to build software that’s stable and resilient.
This one’s a little esoteric. But a few years ago, the DevOps movement sprung up as a push to put developers (the dev part) and operations (ops, the people who manage servers) a little closer. Companies like Facebook and Google use DevOps techniques and tools to constantly “ship” code.
#7: Microsoft Azure
Microsoft’s cloud computing platform lets customers pay by the minute for access to fundamentally unlimited supercomputing power. While it’s still the #2 cloud overall to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure is gaining tons of ground in larger businesses.
#6: Quality Assurance (QA)
Automation will only take you far enough, and sometimes you need real humans to methodically test software and make informed, insightful reports back.
#5: Systems Administrators
As software keeps on eating the world, demand has never been higher for people who can work with the IT department to wrangle servers and software.
#4: Apache Spark
Spark is a tool for analyzing lots and lots of data at high speed. As companies begin to invest in the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, Spark plays a key role.
When you’re hosting lots of servers in a public cloud platform like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or the Google Cloud, it’s hard to manage all of them. Tools like Ansible let developers set up a configuration and quickly clone it everywhere.
It’s currently a boom time in Silicon Valley for so-called “software containers,” a technology that lets you move code between your own laptop and massive cloud platforms. And Docker is very much the standard.
December 5, 2016
The 2016 holiday is fast approaching. That means one thing: gadget time. These are the TIME technology team’s suggestions for everything from stocking stuffers, like Nintendo’s NES Classic, to high-end cameras like Fujifilm’s X-T2. The suggestions are sorted by budget, from least to most expensive. Check them out now:
The 45 Best Tech Gifts For Every Budget
November 2, 2016
9 tech trends that will make billions of dollars starting in 2017
Companies worldwide will spend $3.5 trillion on IT in 2017. Software spending is projected to be up 6 percent in 2016, and to grow another 7.2 percent in 2017. All this means that there are billions of dollars at stake for the rising tech trends, things that emerged within that last few years are ready to take off and become mainstream next year. The 9 biggest trends next year will be:
- AI and advanced machine learning
- Virtual assistants
- Intelligent things
- Virtual and augmented reality
- Digital twins
- Blockchain and distributed ledgers
- Conversational systems
- Mesh app and service architecture
- Adaptive Security Architecture
MILLENNIALS OUTPACE OTHER AGE GROUPS FOR TAKING ON SIDE GIGS, SURVEY FINDS
Millennials significantly outpace other age groups for taking on side jobs, according to a CareerBuilder survey released today.
The survey found 29% of workers have a side job, a trend that is especially strong among the millennial demographic. Forty-four percent of those ages 25 to 34 and 39% of those 18 to 24 have a side gig, compared to 29% of those 35 to 44, 22% of those 45 to 54 and 19% of those ages 55 and older.
Workers at all income levels take on side work, the survey found. Nearly one in five workers with a side gig, 18%, make more than $75,000, and 12% of those making more than $100,000 currently have a gig outside of their full-time job. This is compared to a third of workers, 34%, making below $50,000 and 34% earning below $35,000.
Regionally, workers with side gigs were more common in the South at 34%, followed by 29% of workers in the West, 27% in the Midwest and 23% in the Northeast.
“Side hustles not only provide financial benefits to workers, but they make them more attractive candidates to employers, especially in a competitive job market,” said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder. “When you’re applying to jobs, especially when you’re at the start of your career, other applicants could have more experience in your particular field. If you bring more skill sets to the table and have a unique perspective on how things can be done, you’re sure to stand out from the crowd and be seen as a valuable potential hire.”
The nationwide survey was conducted online within the US by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder among 3,244 employees between May 11 and June 7, 2016.
October 5, 2016
TURNOVER UP AND STAFFING LEVELS INCREASING AT BANKS, SURVEY FINDS
During and after the recession, many more banks reduced or held back on staffing increases. However, the survey found that banks returned to pre-recession levels with only 3.6% planning to reduce staffing and 34.1% planning to maintain staffing levels; 36% are planning for normal growth and 13.8% aim to expand. The survey also found bank employees are changing jobs at the fastest pace in 10 years, with nonofficer turnover at 18.7% and officer turnover at nearly 7%.
Tim Reimink, a managing director in the Crowe financial services performance consulting group, noted that the planned staffing increases combined with the increased employee turnover imply that the battle to find and retain talent is becoming even more heated, and many leading firms have implemented strategies and tactics to attract more millennials as part of this battle.
“Banks realize that attracting and engaging millennial employees requires some different approaches, and we’re starting to see relaxed dress codes and more ability for employees to work off-site,” Reimink said. “A community bank in Texas recently located its new call center in a city with a high number of colleges to purposely attract tech-savvy millennials.”
The survey also found the percentage of banks that plan to implement an above-market compensation strategy has increased steadily over the past four years. This year, 28.5% of banks reported plans to pay more than 10% above market, a 5% increase over last year
The annual survey, now in its 35th year, compiled data from 378 financial institutions.
September 30, 2016
THIS DAY IN TECH HISTORY 1980
Digital, Intel, and Xerox release version 1.0 of the Ethernet specification, known as the Blue Book. Since that time, Ethernet has evolved into the de facto networking standard for local area networks (LAN) in businesses and in the home.
September 29, 2016
Over 70% of global employers now use contractors to help fill IT skills shortages
A new report found that 40% of US businesses now have a hybrid workforce of permanent and contract IT employees to fill talent shortages and fast-changing technical skill needs.