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Is the Role of a Network Security Analyst Right for You?

Network security analysts are tech employees that plan and implement systems to protect a computer network from viruses and malware that can expose private information or lead to the destruction of the network. While not every business has a network security analyst, there is a growing need for this versatile position. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that network [...]

Is the Role of a Network Security Analyst Right for You?

The Pros and Cons of Freelancing as an IT Professional

IT freelancing seems like a dream. You sleep until you're not tired anymore, you get up and make a leisurely breakfast, and then you take your laptop outside and sit in the sun on your patio and get down to business. Another day, you meet your friend for a long lunch and don't have to worry about getting back to [...]

The Pros and Cons of Freelancing as an IT Professional

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

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?

5 Tips for Competing with Other Job Seekers

Doing your homework and paying attention to details can be ways to beat your competition in a job search.   You've honed your IT skills with education and hands-on experience, and now you're searching for a job—trying to find an employer who sees you as the best person for their open position. Job-searching involves a level of competition [...]

5 Tips for Competing with Other Job Seekers

Debunking 6 Common Job Search Myths

Don't let common myths keep you from a successful job search.   You've got new IT qualifications and you're ready to find your dream job in the field. Before you start looking, though, it's important to learn about and debunk common job search myths. 1. Resumes should only be one page. In the time of paper resumes, one [...]

Debunking 6 Common Job Search Myths

Where Can I Find Entry-Level IT Jobs?

Computer technician is one entry-level job available in the IT field.   As you get trained in the IT field, you may want to find an entry-level IT job to gain experience and hands-on learning opportunities. Some entry-level IT jobs can be had with little or no training after high school, while others require a degree, but not [...]

Where Can I Find Entry-Level IT Jobs?

By Zafar Khizer, President, PC AGE Career Institute

A new study released in June 2012 by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce confirms that even though on average college degree holders earn more than workers with certificates, many with certificates in fields such as IT, earn more than workers with Associate’s degrees and some earn more than workers with Bachelor’s degrees. “In computer and information [...]

By Zafar Khizer, President, PC AGE Career Institute