Certifications prepare women for tech jobs

There has been a lot of buzz in the news lately about the gender gap in technology careers. According to a study by the American Association of University Women, only 26 percent of computing jobs were held by women in 2013. Even well-known companies like Twitter need to improve their gender diversity, with Twitter sporting a…

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Cybersecurity training a must for IT professionals

Cybersecurity is becoming a top business priority as more companies transfer their data to the cloud, leverage the Internet of Things to optimize their operations and adopt bring-your-own-device policies. As a result, IT professionals will need to advance their knowledge in cybersecurity, especially within the realm of cloud computing.   In response to a greater…

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Hard and soft skills for IT jobs

Having the technical abilities required for a job is an important part of getting hired, but so is possessing valuable soft skills. The combination of a person’s hard and soft skills are often what gets them chosen over another qualified candidate. Being able to demonstrate relevant capabilities during an interview can help land a job,…

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The demand for IT freelancers increasing

As the demand for IT professionals increases, job seekers will have no problem finding a position with a company. However, some people are not interested in a regular 9-to-5 job. But, that doesn’t mean they have to switch fields. Freelancing is becoming a popular opportunity for IT workers who want more independence.   Many people…

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Making a career change: Why you should choose tech

Changing careers is a major life decision, and it can be a stressful time of one’s life. People switch careers for a variety of reasons – maybe they aren’t happy in their current career or maybe there are not enough job opportunities for making a decent living. The idea of returning to school for several more…

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7 IT security certifications employers are looking for in 2015

The importance of reliable cybersecurity solutions has only been increasing in recent years, and with high-profile data breaches occurring so frequently, a growing number of companies are making greater security investments and pushing to hire the best IT security professionals available. According to the most recent IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index released by research…

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Google restructures under holding company Alphabet

Google has always been a company that has been hard to define. It started as an Internet search engine, then branched out into broader tech fields like drones and driverless cars. Soon after it made a foray into non-tech fields like pharmaceuticals and venture capital. Now the company is continuing to defy definition by reorganizing…

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