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.
CompTIA A+ is a certification exam that gives IT professionals an opportunity to demonstrate their technical competence. This is a vendor-neutral industry exam that is recognized across the tech world and is geared towards those in the beginning stages of their careers and have about a year of experience in the field.
Service desk analysts are in communication with pretty much all departments within an organization and even customers and clients. Curious about how this role helps a company perform to its highest potential? We share everything you’ll need know about becoming and being a service desk analyst.
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.
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.
When the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released its ten-year employment projections for 2020-2030 in 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.
If you’re a veteran who has been economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you could get a chance at a new career through the VRRAP program.
Have you heard? The IT industry is in need of some serious tech talent. While there are plenty of IT jobs to choose from, it’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 Development, which encompasses not only your technical skills but also your “soft skills” (AKA the interpersonal attributes you need to succeed in the workplace).
If you’ve ever thought “Who is Sallie Mae and what does she have to do with my student loans?”, keep reading. Sallie Mae isn’t a schoolgirl — it’s a private loan provider that can help fund your education.