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What Are Digital Badges and How Do They Support Your Professional Development?

What Are Digital Badges and How Do They Support Your Professional Development?

July 11, 2022 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

You may have heard the term “badging” or “badges” thrown around before, especially in the workplace or academic setting. Many people use badges, also referred to as learning badges, skill badges, or training badges, to highlight their professional development. During the job search and application process, many forward-thinking job candidates employ badges to visually showcase their accomplishments and skillsets to potential employers. These badges help candidates stand out amongst competition. 

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How to Get Out of Healthcare

How to Get Out of Healthcare

July 5, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Healthcare workers play an important role in society. But we completely understand that it is easy to get burned out or overwhelmed in this demanding work environment. If you are tired of working in healthcare, a role in information technology may be for you. Healthcare workers are used to fast-paced duties, exhibit an immense amount of patience, and are excellent at helping others. These are very similar to needs in the IT industry.  

Anyone from healthcare can start a new role in the IT industry whether you are a nurse, a pharmacy technician, etc. 

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5 Entry Level IT Roles Sorely Lacking Talent In 2022

5 Entry Level IT Roles Sorely Lacking Talent In 2022

July 4, 2022 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

COVID has changed the professional working world forever. In the case of IT, however, that might just be a positive thing. According to IT staffing agency Motion Recruitment, the market lost 180,000 total jobs in December 2020 – but gained 20,000 IT jobs. Why has the IT job market exploded, and what are the most in-demand tech roles in 2021? 

The reason for the increase in available IT jobs is simple: COVID has demanded an unprecedented amount of work in the healthcare and technology space while also forcing companies to rapidly develop and improve their e-commerce platforms. But this change comes with significant growing pains; there just isn’t enough IT talent to execute these roles properly. 

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Tech Jobs To Grow Through 2029 While Hospitality Jobs Fall

Tech Jobs To Grow Through 2029 While Hospitality Jobs Fall

July 1, 2022 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

When the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released its ten-year employment projections for 2020-2030in September 2021, it did so without considering the economic effects of the worst public health crisis in a generation. The research had been completed; the projections foretold. But with COVID-19 affecting as many areas of the job market as it did, the Bureau decided to re-release its projection report in February 2021, this time factoring the pandemic into their prognosis. When the Bureau updated its report later on, it foretold a somber story for some industries and the beginning of a boom for others — thanks to COVID. 

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What is Professional Development and Why is it Important for IT?

What is Professional Development and Why is it Important for IT?

June 2, 2021 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

Have you heard? The IT industry is in need of some serious tech talentWhile there are plenty of IT jobs to choose fromit’s important to outperform the competition by keeping your personal and professional skills sharp heading into interviews. We’re talking about Pro Dev, or Professional Developmentwhich encompasses not only your technical skills but also your “soft skills” (AKA the interpersonal attributes you need to succeed in the workplace).

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