The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says network engineering job opportunities will grow by about 3% through 2031. While this growth is slightly slower than the average for other occupations, the BLS says, “Despite limited employment growth, about 23,900 openings for network and computer system administrators are projected each year, on average, over the… Read More »
Should You Put Non-Degree Coursework on Your IT Resume?
A common question IT job candidates ask our recruiters is what they should list on their resumes. It’s a good question, especially when trying to stay succinct while listing all your skills. But what about the non-degree coursework you’ve taken? Should you even bother listing it? The answer is: It depends. Does Your Resume Need… Read More »
What Does a Security Engineer Do and Should You Consider This as a Career Choice?
More than 22,500 IT workers are classified as security or cybersecurity engineers in the United States. No matter their title, these positions are increasingly in demand. The latest estimates suggest 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will be open by 2025. If you have experience in the digital security field, the chances are high there might be… Read More »
What is the Role of an Automation Engineer?
Automation is hot. Historically, the term “automation” suggested the robots found in factory settings. Today, that’s one aspect of modern automation, a growing technique, and a trend in every workplace of all sizes. Business Daily says, “Every business process is on the table for automation, especially as technology becomes more sophisticated.” Automation lets companies streamline… Read More »
The Key to Getting Over Your Imposter Syndrome
Have you heard the expression, “Fake it till you make it?” There’s a reason this phrase is popular. Imposter syndrome, or the idea that you don’t really deserve to be in the position you’re in, is a common feeling for anyone new to their career. But it’s particularly prevalent in knowledge workers coming straight out… Read More »
Three Books Every Tech Leader Should Read in 2023
Many leaders read books regularly to learn and improve themselves continuously. According to surveys and studies, successful leaders often have reading as a habit. A five-year study of more than 200 self-made millionaires found they don’t watch TV, but 86% say they read, and 63% say they listen to audiobooks on their morning commute. Simply… Read More »
Do You NEED LinkedIn in IT? Can You Avoid It Altogether?
LinkedIn is unquestionably the top business networking platform in the world. This social site has more than 830 million members and continues growing. This makes the platform a favorite for recruiters seeking IT talent. But for experienced developers and others in the IT field, LinkedIn can feel a little like the Wild West, with job-toting… Read More »
Three Lessons You Need to Hear if Changing Direction in Your IT Career
It seems like everyone is changing their jobs these days. It’s true the Great Resignation hit every industry, including IT. IT workers have options now, with many more jobs available than workers to fill them. Most of us are trying to find meaningful work, but many developers tell us they are also conscious of developing… Read More »
Is 2023 the Year You Take a Risk and Find a New Job?
Don’t let talk of a potential recession and news of job layoffs deter you from considering a new career path in IT. The industry remains robust, particularly if you have cybersecurity, big data, or AI skills. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a 35% increase in IT job growth by the decade’s end.… Read More »
Want to Work in a Different Department? Here’s How to Tell Your Boss It’s Time to Transfer
Approaching your boss for a transfer can be difficult, especially if you’ve been working for the same person for a few years. Understandably, you’d want a change at some point. At the same time, you don’t want your boss to take your request personally and you don’t want to leave your team shorthanded. So, how… Read More »