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Even as the tech industry has taken steps over the past decade to diversify their hiring practices—with a particular emphasis on recruiting and retaining Black and Latino employees—progress has been slow. And amid economic challenges over the past year, many companies have laid off employees tasked with DEI work or quietly pulled back on the investments they made in 2020. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY
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...
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....
The tech industry has seen job cuts recently, but there is still a high demand for people who work in software and data. The employment site Indeed.com is out with its list of best jobs and ranks full-stack developer as the No. 1 position, CBS News reports. Indeed.com ranks jobs based on salary, availability and flexibility. READ MORE AT CBS KCCI8
To fill the most in-demand positions, from cloud architect to metaverse specialist, universities and companies are changing what they teach and how they hire.  According to data collected by the Digital Business School (ISDI) in Madrid, “metaverse specialist” is now one of the most sought-after professions, along with about 40 other innovative career titles that would have sounded like science fiction just a few years ago....
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