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Worried About The Future of Tech / IT Jobs?
is a Career Advice Column for Information Technology (IT) professionals looking for answers to their most challenging career situations. [Ask IT Career Coach]
In this issue, the question of: “
How Outsourcing Is Affecting The Pool of Available IT Jobs” is answered.
Here’s The Question Submitted by A Concerned IT Professional:
Your Software and SQL Boot Camp sound great and all. You also stated that a IT job is practically guaranteed when one becomes a Microsoft.Net Software Developer!
However, Dice discussions portray a very bleak picture.
Promote your Career on Social Media
With a global + targeted + local reach comprised of interconnected professionals, businesses, organizations or individuals,
social media is the most powerful promotional tool available today!
Do you know that
in a recent survey, and that “One in five tech executives said that a candidate’s social media profile caused them not to hire that person?“ 37% of all companies take a look at candidates’ social media profiles as a part of their recruitment evaluation process?
Yet, if you
ask random passerbys to define social media, you are likely to get mentions of (Facebook! Reddit! YouTube!) than an actual explanation of its usefulness.
six principles that transform your work
Are you looking for a transformation in your work situation? Follow these
6 rock solid success principles that summarize what I have learned about building careers or online communities!
Whatever your industry, background or situation, these six principles will help you “
Discover Your Passion“, “ Do What You Love” or “ Take Your Passion To Market“.
The first two (2) principles are designed to help you choose work that matches your
strengths, education, training, background, skills, experience, hobbies or interests.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756 – 1791
Have you ever heard of
“The Starving Artist”? It’s an often used cliché that describes talented, skilled or creative folks like writers, painters, musicians or others who starve while doing what they love.
The idea behind the
Starving Artist is “an individual who works for pennies and then dies broke doing what he or she loves”.
Some of history’s renowned or talented artists like
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi and Van Gogh lived in poverty, misery or debt because their society didn’t care for or reward them.
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how to improve soft skills (communication, leadership, time management, presentation, team skills) for a Database Developer.
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