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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
While networking can lead to new career opportunities, it offers so much more. Your network can give you support, advice, and confidence, along with role models and professional guidance. Digital networking may be less personal than traditional face-to-face methods, but it's also more convenient, flexible, and accessible.   Here, we look at the benefits of building a network and provide our top networking tips to guide you along the...
Representation of women in the cybersecurity industry has grown over the past years and, while this is positive, there is still room for improvement. Growth and success in this area require that everyone work together to amplify each other, but this is easier said than done. Interestingly, not everyone in cybersecurity started with a technical background. Some of the women currently in cybersecurity started in non-stem-related...
There are about 465,000 open positions in cybersecurity nationwide as of May 2021, according to Cyber Seek — a tech job-tracking database from the U.S. Commerce Department — and the trade group CompTIA.  "You don't have to be a graduate of MIT to work in cybersecurity," said Tim Herbert, executive vice president for research at CompTIA. "It just requires someone who has the proper training, proper certification...
Looking for a new job and a higher salary last year was not a priority. Holding onto the job you had seemed like the smart thing to do. But now in 2021, COVID vaccines are being distributed, schools are reopening, and most people have a much greater sense of certainty about their jobs and their value in the market. READ MORE AT INFORMATION WEEK
How do I negotiate an IT salary for a fully (or mostly) remote position? Remote work isn’t new, but the numbers of IT pros now working from home or another location outside of the traditional corporation setting have skyrocketed over the last year-plus because of the pandemic. And many employers and managers seem to be signaling that they expect remote or hybrid remote/on-site work to remain commonplace. READ MORE AT...
If you're a woman in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics and you call Houston home, according to a new report, you're doing it right. In honor of Women's History Month, CommercialCafe updated its 2020 ranking of the top U.S. cities for women working in STEM. According to the report, Houston ranks at No. 5 on the list of the best southern cities in the United States for women in STEM. READ MORE AT INNOVATION MAP
In 2020, businesses across all industries were forced to abruptly change the way they operate and rethink how they deliver their products or services. This resulting economic turmoil created many challenges and hardships – but it also created new opportunities, particularly as organizations across the globe look to accelerate their digital transformation. READ MORE AT THE ENTERPRISERS PROJECT
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...
Traditionally, diversity and inclusion (D&I) for most businesses has revolved around the workforce and is led by human resources. D&I initiatives often focused on recruitment and development of diverse talent, but as societies have developed, so too has D&I’s role in a company.   The technology industry is rapidly evolving with advanced capabilities like 5G, big data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). As those...