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Posted March 24, 2015 by

How to Plan a Career in Information Technology

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Concept of IT. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

So you’ve recently graduated with a degree in information technology. Your options for a degree are endless, regardless of whether you’re interested in web design, IT security, networking or programming. While many graduates attempt to jump head first into an entry level job, a little career planning will go a long way and will help you excel later in life.

The following tips will help guide you down the path to a successful information technology career, regardless of which path you choose to take: (more…)

Posted October 17, 2013 by

Picking a Major: How to Choose a Major for Future Tech Jobs

Chris Beck

Chris Beck

Picking a college major is easy for some. For others, it’s a cause of stress. Sometimes it’s just a split-second decision – one you know you can change later.

Whether you choose a major freshman year and stick with it, or switch late into your junior year, the degree you graduate with has a direct effect on the jobs you’ll be qualified for.

Well, that’s not exactly new news. But  what is new is the kind of jobs that will be available to graduating students in the future. STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) alone will create one million jobs in the next 10 years. (more…)

Posted July 26, 2012 by

The Coolest Course Requirements of an IT Security Degree

IT Security DegreeEvery company and organization has a need for IT security:  unless they are somehow still in the Jurassic Age and not using computerized systems. This field deals with securing networks and protecting data from intrusive attacks. Those who pursue an Information Security Master’s Degree will be prepared to head a security team of technologists who create systems to ensure the security of all things IT-related. This field goes beyond a standard Information Technology degree and specifically focuses on security. The course load for this degree has some unique and interesting classes. (more…)

Posted April 30, 2012 by

IT Hiring Expected in 2nd Quarter of 2012; Tips for College Grads Who Want IT Jobs

IT job seekers should expect to see more jobs created in the second quarter of 2012.  That is good news for college graduates in this career field.  Here is more information on IT hiring in the near term, as well as what college graduates can do to improve their chances of getting a job in the sector. (more…)

Posted December 20, 2011 by

Survey Finds Increased IT Hiring Projections

There is some good news for IT job seekers in the coming year.

Technology executives expect information technology (IT) hiring to continue in the first quarter of 2012, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. In the latest quarterly survey, 20 percent of chief information officers (CIOs) said they plan to expand their IT departments, and 10 percent expect cutbacks, for a net 10 percent projected increase in hiring activity. This is up four points from the previous quarter’s projections. (more…)