| Technically Speaking - The Trend of Learning Code: What's the Impact?
by Ka Wai Cheung and Tim Muma - Apr, 2014
Many people see coding as a valuable skill to learn for their career progress or even use it as a jumpstart to becoming a developer. However, the individuals opting for a quick education within specialized schools may lack the required knowledge and ability to succeed. Ka Wai Cheung is the co-founder of DoneDone, a web-based issue tracker that was created in part to help these "non-programmers" who are learning to code. Ka Wai...
| Technically Speaking - Overstock.com and Bitcoin
by Jonathan Johnson and Tim Muma - Mar, 2014
Overstock.com is on the frontlines as the only major retailer to currently accept Bitcoin, a digital currency, for purchases. Jonathan Johnson, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board for Overstock.com, talks to Tim Muma about the decision to accept Bitcoin and the benefits garnered from it. He also describes how it translates into “real money” and what the future may hold. On Technically Speaking, we explore the latest social...
| Technically Speaking - Protecting Against Cyber Attacks
by John Patrick Pullen and Cady Chesney - Dec, 2013
With an increasing amount of "hacktivists" (e.g. Anonymous) staging cyber attacks against small businesses, large corporations, and even countries, the demand for protection against these kinds of attacks are growing. We're with freelance journalist, John Patrick Pullen, who has been featured in Entrepreneur, Fortune, Men's Journal, and Wired to discuss what steps small businesses can take to protect against cyber attacks, how...
| Technically Speaking - Breaking Into the I.T. World
by Oliver Pugh and Cady Chesney - Nov, 2013
The technology world is built by numerous individuals that specialize in the many different languages of computer code - and it's booming. But how does a person go about breaking into the notoriously selective I.T. world? Cady Chesney sits down with Oliver Pugh, Information Systems Director at Healthcare Business Insights, to find out how he became successful in the technology world. On Technically Speaking, we explore the...
Five Tips for Writing a Killer CIO Resume
by Jean Cummings - Feb, 2012
The top technology authority in an organization can be the CIO (Chief Information Officer), CTO (Chief Technology Officer),VP of IT (Vice President of Information Technology) or one of the newer hybrid titles that emphasizes leadership in both the business and technology organizations. What aspects of your role do you want to emphasize in your CIO resume? How much do you want to emphasize your technology credentials versus...
Be a Standout!
by Rob Taub - Sep, 2009
These are not average times; and for that reason, companies are not looking for “average” people. That makes sense. So you need to be a “Standout”, and it may be easier than you think. Here, think about this: You go and get more education and additional credentials thinking “I’ll be more marketable” and get back to the business of job searching and you still find yourself in line with 100's if not 1000's of potential job...
Finding the Best Value on Certification Exam Vouchers
by Randall Olson - Jul, 2009
Professional certification is a key to success in the information technology profession. If you want to continue advancing in your IT career, you'll want to work on developing an impressive list of certifications to prove your skills to employers. Of course, keeping up with the latest IT certifications requires continual professional development activities and preparation for taking certification exams. When you're ready t...
Entry Level IT Certification for Career Success
by Randall Olson - Aug, 2008
Are you planning a career in an IT occupation? If you want to be successful in the information technology field, it's very important to earn one or more professional certifications relevant to the type of job that you hope to get. Whether you want to work in technical support, networking, hardware installation, or in any other type of IT position, getting certified before you start looking for a job is a good career advancemen...
Is a Career in Information Technology Right for You?
by Randall Olson - Mar, 2008
Do you enjoy setting up and troubleshooting computer systems and networks? If so, a career in the rapidly growing field of information technology could be ideal for you. There are many different types of job opportunities for skilled IT workers. Some of the most popular entry level positions include: software implementation and support, network technician, telephone technical support, and web development. Most large compani...
Certification Requirements for Beginning IT Professionals
by Randall Olson - Aug, 2007
Those who are interested in going to work in the information technology field are probably aware that certifications are very important. When hiring IT workers, employers frequently look for candidates who have specific certifications. For entry-level positions, employers want to see certifications that validate that applicants truly have basic skills and an aptitude for IT work. Some companies will not even consider hi...
New Requirements for A+ Certification
by Randall Olson - Aug, 2007
CompTIA’s A+ certification has long been recognized as the industry standard for vendor-neutral validation of entry-level computer hardware and software skills. As of July 2007, the certification examination requirements for A+ certification have been changed to reflect recent advances in technology and hiring practices. Earning A+ certification still requires earning passing scores on two different exams. However, the...
Is High-tech Leaving Women Behind?
by Teena Rose - Mar, 2006
With personal computers, cell phones, Blackberry’s and iPods, it seems there’s no stopping the world from going high-tech. The question is: are women coming along for the ride? The U.S. Department of Labor’s most recent report revealed that while high-tech jobs over the past decade have seen considerable growth, the gender disparity has remained higher than in the majority of the corporate world. The surge of software,...
Stressful Contexts for Turning Grief into Depression (Part 2 of 2)
by Mark Gorkin - Mar, 2004
Part I of this series, "Good Grief: Is it Mourning or Is It Depression?" examined the fine line and conceptual confusions between grief and mood disorder. The essay also outlined the stages of grief. In the past two years, based on my workshops with reorganized and unemployed professionals in career transition, here are seven bio-psychosocial dynamics and role contexts that may help differentiate natural grief from morbid...
Survey Says Los Angeles Workers Are Happiest
by Dave Murphy - Mar, 2004
Workers in the Los Angeles metropolitan area are the happiest and least stressed in the country, according to a new survey. Boston workers also fare particularly well, while those in San Francisco have lots of stress to go along with their happiness. Nationwide, 62.9 percent of workers say they are “thrilled” or “happy” with their jobs, according to the random online survey of more than 5,000 full-time workers, done by Digi...
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