COBOL, a compiled English-like computer programming language, is almost 60 years old. In this rapidly transforming technology world, it would not be logical for any programming language to survive for so many years. Right?
Web development is one of those careers where portfolios prove to be more helpful than a standard resume. Having a place where employers can view your work and personalized style can help them determine if you’re a good fit. A portfolio can be created from scratch or, if you’re pressed for time, you can consider using portfolio websites, templates or themes. One of the ways that employers can discover you or learn more about you is through your portfolio. So taking the time necessary to perfect it, will better prepare you for a possible job. It’s always better to have a portfolio than not to have one.
Our grandparents were probably able to get jobs simply by walking past a ‘help wanted’ sign or seeing an ad in the classifieds section of their local newspaper. However, the game has changed in the digital age and most people today are looking for jobs online and sending resumes at the click of a button. While this would seem like a Jetsons-type futuristic dream to our grandparents, it also brings up a host of other issues they didn’t have to think about when looking for work.
Below are 6 ways job searching has changed in the information age and the best way to handle those changes:
Are you unsure about what career to pursue or are second guessing your current profession? If so, then the answer to your dilemma may have been right in front of you this whole time.
Students at Touro Graduate School of Technology (GST) received great career related advice this month, at their biannual Career Night. Career Nights at Touro GST are scheduled twice a year, and both students and alumni are invited to attend. During the evenings, guest speakers introduce students to innovative career building best practices. This year Jayne Latz, President of Corporate Speech Solutions, came to discuss the first three steps in her book ‘Communicate Up The Corporate Ladder’. Read on for a recap of Latz’s advice!
We've all sat through boring presentations, fighting to keep our eyes open and pretending to maintain interest, while all we are really thinking about is when it will end. PechaKucha is a presentation style which seeks to resolve that. This technique involves detailed design guidelines, and allows up to twenty slides to be shown for a maximum of twenty seconds each, keeping presentations concise, fast paced and interesting. It allows speakers to convey their main ideas in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
Learn the Basics
If you’re looking to advance your technology career then be sure to start attending networking events in your area. Navigating tech events can be intimidating and not all events are alike. But today more and more industry professionals are attending networking events and meetups more frequently to help with their job search and career.
Step 1: Learn the Basics
If you work on a computer all day or spend a lot of time in front of a screen, then keep reading! Staring at a computer screen all day (and yes, reading your Kindle counts) puts a strain on your eyes. A slower blink rate and poor lighting can contribute to computer-related eyestrain. Like you, millions of Americans today suffer from fatigued and overworked eyes as a result of using computers for work, school and entertainment. In addition, prolonged screen time has a strong connection with obesity, and increases the risk of various vision ailments, including blurred vision, loss of focusing power, and dry aching eyes. However, there are at home exercises that you can do that increase the flow of nutrients to the retina, making your eyes stronger and healthier. People who have used these exercises have reported healthier eyes with clearer vision.
Continue reading to learn how to naturally reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common ailments quickly and easily: