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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David Molina launched Operation Code with a single goal: Modernize the outdated GI Bill so veterans can land tech jobs.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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Cybersecurity Has a Serious Talent Shortage. Here’s How to Fix It

It’s a refrain I’ve been hearing for the past 18 months from clients all over the world: “We need more skilled people for our security team.” The need is real and well-documented. A report from Frost & Sullivan and (ISC)2found that the global cybersecurity workforce will have more than 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2020. But the security industry is a fast-growing market, with IDC pegging it as becoming a $101 billion opportunity by 2020. So what’s causing the talent shortage? One of the big reasons is that security businesses tend to look for people with traditional technology credentials...

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TRANSMOSIS CEO TO PRESENT AT THE INTERNATIONAL CYBER SECURITY & INTELLIGENCE CONFERENCE

Presentation Abstract Technology is accelerating the transformation of every major American industry. Unfortunately, our labor force has not changed along with it and American workers are left out of this amazing (r)evolution. Our workforce needs to be cutting edge and adaptable. Both employees and employers are facing significant challenges: The “robotization” of many jobs, Increasing international workforce competition, The disruption and transformation of industries as a result of new technology, Workforce discrimination, and the need to acquire new skills and training to be relevant in our New Economy. LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM PRESENTATION In this session these issues will be...

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According To Bill Gates These Are The Jobs He Would Drop Out For

When asked the question during a Q&A session at Columbia University, he said there are 3 jobs he would drop out for in the 21st century. While Bill Gates is an advocate for education, making it the number 1 priority of his foundation in the US, he believes that dropping out can sometimes be a wise decision, depending on the circumstances. Being a dropout of Harvard University himself in 1975, he ended up founding Microsoft. Soon he became the richest man in the world. He considers himself lucky that he was obsessed with computers during a time when they...

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Netflix Has No Rules Because They Hire Great People

Previously I’ve written about the downside of rules at work and how rules can be replaced with accountability and transparency and trust. In this article I’d like to explore the foundational solution, which is hiring great people. Do corporate rules really reflect a hidden hiring problem? What can we learn from Netflix NFLX -0.59%’s approach to culture and rules? Netflix is well known as one of the great success stories of the last two decades. Launched as a DVD-by-mail company in 1998, they now have 3,500 employees and generate over $7 billion a year from 81 million subscribers to...

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Number of people who owe over $100,000 in student debt has quadrupled in 10 years

The situation just got worse for student loan borrowers with six-figure debts. The number of borrowers with balances over $100,000 has more than quadrupled in the last 10 years, according to data released Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The default rate of borrowers with high balances “appears to have deteriorated over time,” Donghoon Lee, a research officer at the NYFed, said during a press briefing with reporters. In 2016, borrowers with $100,000 in student loans or more make up just 5% of borrowers, but account for about 30% of total outstanding student debt, the data...

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Teach Cybersecurity with Apprenticeship Instead

Governments, private industry, and tech culture can all benefit from a cyber workforce built on quality apprenticeships What do you think of when you think of apprenticeship? Try to find stock photos for “apprenticeship”, and your search results will abound with safety goggles, bandsaws, and coiled air hoses. Americans imagine apprentices as carpenters, plumbers, and machinists, and for good reason: there is a long and proud tradition of apprenticeship in construction trades, which had about 30 percent of all registered American apprenticeships in 2016. This apprenticeship tradition helped build the physical infrastructures – highways, ports, and energy grids –...

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TRANSMOSIS CEO TO SPEAK AT THE IEDC 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Transmosis CEO, Chase Norlin, to speak at the IEDC 2017 Annual Conference. With the emergence of new global markets, communities need to work together to encourage competition and advance economic growth. This must-attend event for economic developers – IEDC’s first annual conference outside of the United States – will focus on how to Connect, Collaborate, and Create at the global level to contribute to the transformation of local, state, and regional economies. Toronto and its surrounding region are consistently ranked at the top of international indexes for competitiveness, innovation, and liveability. Few cities in the world can offer such...

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