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 »

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 »

Get Ahead While Hiring: Why You Should Hire from Smoothstack

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Traditional recruiting can be a long and drawn out process, meaning you may have vacancies open for months. Not only is this a strain on your team, it can be a strain on your budget as well. It’s even worse when you consider the IT talent shortage. You need high-quality IT talent for your company,… Read More »