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How to Become a More Marketable Job Seeker in 2020

There's no denying that the job market is hot right now. During many recent months, there were more jobs available than there were people looking for work. In fields like information technology, there are growing talent shortages because all but a few people lack the needed IT skills for some positions that require specialized expertise. Employers are looking hard and [...]

How to Become a More Marketable Job Seeker in 2020

A Glimpse Into the Future of Cybersecurity Jobs

Computer cybersecurity is the effort to prevent computers in a home or workplace from being attacked by hackers and infiltrated with a virus, malware, or other destructive software. Most businesses now need help from cybersecurity professionals to protect their computer systems from cyberattack and to handle intrusions when they manage to break through. Cybercrimes cost companies $3 trillion in 2015 and [...]

A Glimpse Into the Future of Cybersecurity Jobs

Is a Help Desk Support Role Right for You?

Across the U.S., there are hundreds of thousands of help desk support positions that provide customer service and support to businesses and individuals using software and servers. Help desk support positions are some of the most common entry-level IT positions available, and the education required to get one of these positions varies from company to company. As of 2016, the [...]

Is a Help Desk Support Role Right for You?

Funding Your Future: Don’t Let Cost Get in the Way of Your Career

Information technology jobs are plentiful right now. Some areas are experiencing severe talent shortages, making it very difficult to find enough qualified people to fill positions. However, many IT jobs require at least some training. Taking courses isn't free, though, and you may not have money to put toward your education. Fortunately, there might be help available for you to [...]

Funding Your Future: Don’t Let Cost Get in the Way of Your Career

5 Key Takeaways from Computer World’s Top 100 Places to Work in IT List

Aflac offers full tuition reimbursement for employees who earn degrees related to their jobs. As an industry, IT is constantly changing and evolving. It's important for IT professionals to understand developments and trends in the industry, including how workplaces are changing and what is expected of them in these new environments. Here are some key takeaways from the [...]

5 Key Takeaways from Computer World’s Top 100 Places to Work in IT List

Top 7 Study Resources for the CompTIA A + Certification

Learning about networks and systems is part of the CompTIA A+ certification. CompTIA A+ certification is the foundational certification necessary to qualify for an entry-level or higher IT position with foundational IT skills like troubleshooting PCs and networks and making computer repairs. Passing a difficult exam is required, but study resources can help you prepare. Here are some [...]

Top 7 Study Resources for the CompTIA A + Certification

Career Training Is Your Path to Success — Here’s Why

IT career training can lead to a high-paying tech career. After high school, there are several main paths students typically take. Many students choose to go to a four-year college. The average cost of college is around $30,000 per year or about $120,000 for a four-year degree. It also takes four years to graduate. That's a long time. [...]

Career Training Is Your Path to Success — Here’s Why

The Top 9 Job Boards for IT Professionals in 2019

IT jobs can be found on many job boards. One place to find IT job openings is by browsing job boards for listings for which you may be qualified. Certainly, big-name job boards that most people will recognize are prime locations for tech job listings, but there are many others just for tech that also have valuable offerings. [...]

The Top 9 Job Boards for IT Professionals in 2019

How to Effectively Prepare for a Technical Interview

You may be asked to do a coding assignment to show your skills during the interview process. Interviewing for a technical position has some similarities with other kinds of interviews, but it also requires some different skills and approaches in order to excel. Here's how you can effectively prepare to interview for a technical position, especially when you [...]

How to Effectively Prepare for a Technical Interview

Job vs. Career: What Are the Differences?

Having a job is more about getting a paycheck than about satisfaction or commitment. The need to work and earn a paycheck is nearly universal. However, there can be a big difference between a job that does nothing more than providing that paycheck and a satisfying career that gives so much more. Let's explore the differences between a [...]

Job vs. Career: What Are the Differences?

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