Should You Take That Job Promotion?

by Modis on November 29, 2016

man being offered a job promotion after a job interviewYou’ve worked hard, you knocked the interview out of the park, and then it happened: you were offered a job promotion. Before rushing to accept, there are some important details to consider. Take a look at this list prior to making a decision that could impact the rest of your life.

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BLS Regional Jobs Report

The October Regional Jobs Report revealed the unemployment rate was significantly lower or stable in forty-eight states and the District of Columbia. No region’s unemployment rate was significantly different from the U.S. rate of 4.9 percent.

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7 Video Games We Can’t Wait to Play in 2017

by Modis on November 17, 2016

Disappointance on the unexpectedly lost game2016 has already been a huge year for video games. So what now? How do we top it? What will we play in 2017? Worry not. We’ve rounded up the seven games we’re most excited to play in the new year. From racing games to survival-horror RPGs, there’s something for every gamer to get pumped about next year. [click to continue…]

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Modis helps find tech jobs for veterans like AlanAt Modis, we make exceptional connections – helping job seekers find the right job for their interests and skillsets, and helping employers find the right fit for job openings in their organization. We’re especially proud of our efforts to help connect veterans with jobs in the IT sector. We know the transition to civilian life can be overwhelming, but we aim to make it as smooth as possible with the helpful guidance of our recruiters.

That’s why stories like Alan and JD’s are the kind we’re honored to be part of. Jason “JD” Dillaberry with Modis helped Alan Kearley transition into the civilian sector with confidence by connecting him with an IT role that utilized his technical skills while allowing for future career growth. According to JD, Alan’s “desire to grow his career, coupled with his military background and the education he had achieved, told me that this is the type of guy we need to find an excellent opportunity for.”

Watch this video to see their story and learn how Modis makes exceptional connections for veterans.

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16 Agile Terms You Should Know

by Modis on November 10, 2016

agile-methodology-practicesMaking the transition to Agile can seem daunting, but the process doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Preparing your team for the cultural shift to the project management methodology can help make the transition seamless. You’ll learn how to “walk the walk” of Agile, but first you have to “talk the talk”.

Here are just some of the common terms unique to Agile project management.

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Is a Coding Bootcamp Right for You?

by Modis on November 7, 2016

tech pros at a coding bootcampYou see them walking around in their hoodies and sneakers and you think “money.” The mystique of elite coders – and the rewards they reap – is a central meme of pop culture, so it’s not surprising that coding bootcamps have taken off. They promise a fast track into the glamorous life of a software developer. But do they pay off?

Coding bootcamps run for a few weeks up to a few months, in-person or online. This speedy and targeted approach claims to let would-be coders avoid years of college while focusing on job-specific tech skills most likely to be attractive to employers.

Coding bootcamps appeal to two different segments, according to Fusion: people with no coding background who want to get a high-paying development job and professional developers who want to stay up-to-speed on the latest programming languages.

They’re expensive, but students see them as an investment in their future and are betting that they’ll nab a high-paying job to offset the fees.

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