Your Career in the Cloud

Cloud Careers

It used to be that saying someone’s head was in the clouds was not necessarily positive.  Now everyone’s heads are in the cloud, or at least their data is. It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since Salesforce implemented the first cloud application. Amazon was also an early adopter, but not until three… Read More »

IT Apprenticeship Programs: Building the Last Mile in Tech Education

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Unemployment for college graduates is at its lowest point in over a decade at just 2.2% compared to 4.1% for those with a high school diploma, according to the recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But a familiar tale of frustration simmers below the surface of these hopeful numbers. College graduates report difficulties… Read More »

Write the Right Job Descriptions to Attract Veterans

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Usually, a lot of time and attention is spent perfecting a job description. Your goal is to explain the position and requirements while showcasing why the candidate should apply. This method works for most candidates, but an important audience might be left out. If you’re trying to attract veterans to your workplace, consider these suggestions.… Read More »

How to Ask for a Recommendation Letter, Effectively

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Putting yourself out there is never an easy feat, whether it’s asking someone out on a date or requesting a letter of recommendation. With the latter, you find yourself worrying they won’t want to say yes or have anything good to say. Here’s how to make sure you’re asking for a recommendation effectively. Start by… Read More »

Get Lucky Hiring: 4 Ways to Fill Your Tech Talent Pipeline

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The tech talent shortage won’t come as news to you, but maybe this will – sometimes the solution isn’t a lack of candidates, but your own hiring process. It might not matter who you’re attracting if you’re not enticing them to stay or evaluating them. If this might be your company, try these four ways… Read More »

11 IT Terms and Why They’ll Be Important to Your Professional Career

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Learning the language of your desired occupation is one of the most important steps toward pursuing a career in that field. Knowing the specific terms, what they mean, and how they factor into the work can give you an edge when it comes to interviewing for a position. If you’re looking to start your career… Read More »

Military to Tech: How to Successfully Change Jobs

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Transitioning from military life to a civilian tech career presents a number of challenges, but all are easily overcome with the right plan. Instead of letting yourself be overwhelmed, try the following suggestions to make the process as painless as possible. Learn to tell your story like a civilian What you accomplished in the military,… Read More »

The Best Tech Conferences to Attend in 2019

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Attending a tech conference is one of the best ways to boost your career. You get to network with professionals who are excited about the same things as you, learn more about emerging technologies, talk directly to vendors and even try to find a new job. Below are a few of the best tech conferences… Read More »

How Do You Develop an Effective Leadership Style?

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As a leader, you likely have your default way of handling your employees and conflict. Whether it’s effective or not, it’s what you know. Too often, leaders become stuck in how they automatically lead instead of exploring and mastering different styles. Ultimately, the key to an effective leadership style is learning how to navigate between… Read More »

Grow Your Professional Network: Facebook Edition

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When you think about a social media site to grow your professional network, LinkedIn is probably your first thought. While it’s an important site that shouldn’t be ignored, here’s another option to consider: Facebook. A study by Jobvite found that 92 percent of recruiters turn to social media for assistance in the recruitment process, with… Read More »