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If you’re looking to step into the cybersecurity field, you may be seeking advice to kick-start your career. We’ve gathered nine insightful recommendations from industry professionals, including Information Security Managers and CTOs. From honing your soft skills to starting with foundational IT roles, these tips will guide you on your journey. Hone Your Soft Skills Spend some time brushing up on those soft skills! In...
Which tech jobs will grow the fastest in 2024? That’s a critical question for any tech professionals on the job hunt at the moment. Fortunately, CompTIA’s latest State of the Tech Workforce 2024 report offers some crucial insights into those tech jobs currently on the rise. CompTIA expects tech occupation employment to grow at roughly twice the rate of overall employment over the next decade. If you’re concerned...
We hear a lot about discrimination against older tech pros, but younger tech workers face their own challenges. It can be especially difficult for the youngest members of the team who have limited professional experience. The good news is young tech professionals can take several steps to get their voices heard and be taken seriously. Here are some pieces of career advice for young professionals as they establish themselves in the...
The tech industry is becoming increasingly diverse, and Hispanic leaders are playing a major role in shaping its future. But as with women and Black tech workers, there is a significant amount of progress to be made. Hispanic and Latino tech workers make up a small percentage of the technology workforce. Only 8% of tech workers are Hispanic or Latino, according to a 2021 Pew Research Center study. The percentage is even smaller for women,...
There are so many different ways to begin a career in tech. Those starting out may begin with a computer science degree and work there way up in a traditional trajectory. But there are plenty of stories of those who made the switch to tech much later in life, having worked in other roles, for example as a car mechanic or a teacher. READ MORE AT SILICONREPUBLIC
If you’re considering a career in project management, data analytics, or software development, now’s a good time to jump into those respective markets. All of these roles also require time and resources to learn the necessary skills, but there are multiple paths to becoming whatever you envision. READ MORE AT DICE
In a fast-paced, ever-changing industry like tech, and especially in the world of engineering where the trending language can change by the month, it’s common to feel unprepared or out of place. Ashley Griffin, an engineering manager at  HealthVerity , has dealt with impostor syndrome throughout her career, even when earning a master’s degree and landing her managerial role. READ MORE AT TECHNICAL.LY
As more and more tech salaries increase, so too has there been a rise in nontraditional tech hubs in the U.S. According to Dice’s latest Tech Salary Report, more IT professionals are moving away from tech hubs like California to neighboring states like Arizona, which saw a 20 percent increase in tech salaries last year. READ MORE AT CRN  
Big-name tech firms like Amazon, Google, Meta and Microsoft are undergoing mass layoffs, but job prospects for applicants in the broader tech ecosystem are poised to be among the best of any industry in 2023, according to a new ranking. Eight of the top 10 “best jobs” in the U.S. this year are technology roles, according to Indeed, which conducts an annual list of the top roles for job seekers....
Tech jobs are booming. After a slight slowdown in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are hiring for tech-based roles at rates never seen before. While across the board, demand for tech jobs is high and that’s not expected to change, some job demand is more than others. On top of high demand and comparatively high entry-level salaries, many people may not know that these tech jobs don’t require a degree or traditional...
Whether you're just starting in the tech industry or trying to advance in an established career, the goal will always be to get paid as well as possible for doing work you enjoy. But if you're going to land that dream position you found while scouring tech job sites, you need to bring your A-game to the application process. Fortunately, a handful of tips can give you an edge over the job-seeking competition. READ MORE AT ZDNET
Diversity has been the talk of tech for years now, but little progress is actually being made. In the last half-decade, Facebook’s proportion of black employees has gone from 3% to 3.8% — hardly any change at all.  On the surface, it would seem as though tech is undergoing an epidemic of good intentions. Nearly every company sets high diversity expectations, and yet little changes from quarter...