Top Cities for Tech and Engineering Jobs

by Modis on May 26, 2017

top cities for tech and engineering jobsThe unemployment rate continues to gradually decrease across the nation bringing us to a 4.9 percent jobless rate. Many cities throughout the United States are showing significant job growth. The IT and engineering industries have also seen persistent growth in the job market for engineer and tech professionals. The big question is, where are the hotspots? We surveyed IT and engineering professionals to find out where the job markets are thriving the most across the nation. Find out what cities they ranked the highest.

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What’s the Deal With Space Junk?

by Modis on May 25, 2017

Space junk orbiting earthSpace, the final frontier.

Growing up many people dreamed about space travel and the opportunity to “go where no man has gone before.” Since the 1957 launch of Sputnik, we’ve launched more than 4,500 spacecraft. Almost 2,200 remain in orbit and of these only 450 are still functional. The rest? Scientists refer to them as orbital debris, otherwise known as “space junk.”

This junk is a major problem. Not only is it filling up Earth’s orbit, but it travels at speeds up to 5 miles per second or 18,000 mph. That’s almost 7 times faster than a bullet! This poses a danger to all space missions. In fact, NASA’s chief scientist for orbital debris says non-trackable space junk is the greatest risk to space missions.

And if we don’t do something about it, space junk could ruin space travel for the future.

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The Soft Skills I Look for in Every Candidate

by Scott Davidson on May 23, 2017

interviewing a tech worker for soft skillsIn the business world, skills can be divided into two distinct categories: technical skills and soft skills.

Technical skills are the skills and experience required to do the tasks of a job. Coding, programming, and mechanical knowledge are all examples of technical skills that are required for different careers.

Soft skills, meanwhile, are the personal qualities that help employees interact with coworkers and succeed within an office environment. Soft skills are more difficult to quantify on a resume, so the interview is a candidate’s best opportunity to demonstrate the soft skills that they have.

These are the sought after soft skills I look for in every candidate that I interview.

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tips for a new jobTransitioning into an exciting new job role is a big adjustment for anyone. Beyond getting up-to-speed on the nuances of a fresh workplace, making a positive impression among co-workers and upper management—especially in the first six months of being hired—can be critical to pave the way for your future success at the company.

Becoming a valuable asset can set you up for promotions and pay increases down the line, while also showing colleagues you’re a reliable and trustworthy team player. If you’re a new hire looking to settle in and stand out, these tips will ease you into the process of establishing yourself in a new job and help you get started out on the right foot.

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happy tech and engineering employees

The U.S. unemployment rate has dropped every month so far in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Coupled with the rise of job creation in IT and engineering, the economy is quickly becoming more favorable for job seekers.

Where does that leave you if you’re an employer seeking to hire top talent? We surveyed IT and engineering professionals to find out what benefits attract them to companies and, more importantly, keep them there.

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BitcoinsBitcoin’s evolution from suspicious alternative currency to legitimate method of payment was powered by the need for a decentralized currency, one that was free from government controls, free from geographical boundaries, and spendable anywhere in the world. What’s more, as a decentralized currency, no single government, organization, group, or individual holds authority over it. Now that bitcoin has reached a record high in value, it’s being taken seriously as a currency option.

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