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A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree

ROCKET CENTER, W.Va. — A few years ago, Sean Bridges lived with his mother, Linda, in Wiley Ford, W.Va. Their only income was her monthly Social Security disability check. He applied for work at Walmart and Burger King, but they were not hiring. Yet while Mr. Bridges had no work history, he had certain skills. He had built and sold some stripped-down personal computers, and he had studied information technology at a community college. When Mr. Bridges heard IBM was hiring at a nearby operations center in 2013, he applied and demonstrated those skills. Now Mr. Bridges, 25, is...

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Transmosis in Forbes: Trump Wants 5 Million Apprenticeships: Here’s How Hard It Is To Create Just A Few

What will it take to create the five million apprenticeships in the next five years that President Trump is proposing? Support for the apprenticeship concept is high across the political spectrum, left and right. What have we learned in recent years, though, about the challenges in creating apprenticeships in practice? A cybersecurity apprenticeship project I’ve followed over the past year in the San Francisco Bay Area offers some answers. This project started with many advantages, including a sophisticated sector-based workforce intermediary, and initial commitments of support from employers. Still, it has struggled to get employers to formally adopt the...

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14 In-demand Tech Jobs Employers Are Struggling To Fill

Want to be practically guaranteed a job in today’s competitive market? Consider pursuing one of these careers where the demand for employees is outweighing the supply. 1. IT Architect Description: IT architects design full IT systems for corporations–they’re the brains behind information technology infrastructure. They’re more involved with design, analytics, and solution stages than the manual building. Current open jobs on Glassdoor: 10,487 National Average Salary: $116,920 2. Security Engineer Description: Technology is uniquely vulnerable to breaches of information. Security engineers are on the front lines of protecting technical systems and keeping data safe. Current open jobs on Glassdoor:...

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How Should the U.S. Build a Cyber Workforce of the Future?

The education division of the government’s cybersecurity standards agency is days away from releasing a request for public input about how best to train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, an official said Monday. The information request follows an executive order President Donald Trump released in May that required a report within four months with recommendations for how to grow and sustain the nation’s cybersecurity workforce in the public and private sectors. The report is one of more than a dozen required by the executive order, which also directs federal agencies to adopt cybersecurity best practices outlined by the...

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Calling All Techies

Transmosis is now taking applications for its free tech training. A free cybersecurity training ending with an opportunity to earn more money may sound as legit as a Craigslist post, but not everything has to be too good to be true. This summer, with support from the City of Henderson and the City of Las Vegas, a hands-on cybersecurity instruction for 15 individuals who could benefit from a better job is being offered. Southern Nevada residents who are currently unemployed, working in low-paying positions or needing more job security with a deeper résumé are ideal candidates. The program is...

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A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree

ROCKET CENTER, W.Va. — A few years ago, Sean Bridges lived with his mother, Linda, in Wiley Ford, W.Va. Their only income was her monthly Social Security disability check. He applied for work at Walmart and Burger King, but they were not hiring. Yet while Mr. Bridges had no work history, he had certain skills. He had built and sold some stripped-down personal computers, and he had studied information technology at a community college. When Mr. Bridges heard IBM was hiring at a nearby operations center in 2013, he applied and demonstrated those skills. Now Mr. Bridges, 25, is a...

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10 of the Best Cities for Open Jobs

Looking to make a move this summer? Some of America’s most exciting cities are also hiring like crazy and looking for talented people in industries like manufacturing, retail, education and professional services. Plus, you’ll have access to all the perks of city life: culture, food, mass transit, summer concerts and more. So if you’re looking to change jobs, consider also changing cities. Here are 10 of the best cities for open jobs according to the Glassdoor Local Pay Reports, as of May 2017. Revamp your resume and pack your suitcase! 1. Atlanta, GA Job Openings: 102,463 Median Pay: $52,524 Popular Companies Hiring: Georgia...

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7 TIPS ON HOW TO CREATE VISUAL CV TO LAND A JOB

These days, it is known for a fact and widely accepted that the information is perceived and understood much better and faster when it comes in visual form. We can safely say that we live in a visual age. The popularity of services that stress on the visual information – like Instagram – only prove this fact. Adding more visual information to your resume and making it moreThis tendency penetrates all aspects of our lives, including job seeking. If, say, 30 years ago, a common CV was understood as a plain text describing the candidate as a person, as...

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Thousands of Veterans Want to Learn to Code — But Can’t

David Molina launched Operation Code with a single goal: Modernize the outdated GI Bill so veterans can land tech jobs. David Molina was stationed at Dover Air Force Base, 100 miles outside Baltimore, when he started trying to become a coder. After 12 years of service, his time in the army was almost up, and he needed a new career. “My dream has always been to create something in my head,” says the 38-year-old Molina. So in his spare time, he tried to build iPhone apps and learn some basic programming. He even took Mattan Griffel’s One Month Rails course...

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Some tech workers over 50 are literally working themselves to death — and other things we discovered about their careers

There’s no question the tech industry is filled with satisfying, high paying jobs. But a career in tech comes with a deadline of sorts. After you turn 50, you’ll likely find yourself struggling for job security and respect. In tech these days, people in their 20’s are worshiped. “Young people are just smarter,” Mark Zuckerberg infamously said back in 2007. People in their 30’s are tolerated. “Don’t fund anyone over 30” was the unwritten VC rule back in 2007, too. Tech workers in their 40’s are starting to look over their shoulder. (A group at Google called ‘Greyglers’ is for Google employees over 40.) As for people...

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