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Where Are Tech Jobs Booming In the Next 5 Years?

12 Aug

The tech industry is growing fast, with an estimated 182,000 jobs added to the industry in 2016 alone. This brings the total number of jobs to around 7.3 million and accounting for an estimated eight percent of the U.S. economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is also predicting that tech jobs will account for 2.4 percent of all jobs added annually to the economy.

With the tech sector growing so rapidly, and with many cities already considered tech hubs, will there be a change in where these jobs will be booming in the next five years? The answers may not surprise you if you’re a part of the industry, but to those seeking new employment opportunities, here are the five states in which tech jobs are slated to grow in the next five years.

 

Texas

Austin, Dallas, and Houston are the primary tech hubs in Texas, a state renown for both its can-do attitude and its love for start up companies. For those interested in working in emerging technologies, such as cloud computing and machine learning, Austin is a great place to settle. Houston is currently on the hunt for more software developers and engineers as well, while Dallas is currently a hub for established technologies and engineering companies.

 

Colorado

Colorado has a booming tech community and is well known for housing some of the most interesting companies working in big data and app development. Most of these companies can be found in Colorado Springs, Denver, and Boulder along with other major cities across the state. However, the real advantage is found in the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem: start-ups will find that Colorado is very welcoming to start ups, including a concentration of VC firms in Boulder and an influx of business-minded tech entrepreneurs that find the state very welcoming to bringing in new jobs.

 

Utah

Utah is currently considered a prime state for tech employers and employees; some of the best places to live in Utah, including Provo, are also tech hubs that support web developers, software engineers, and coders. The state is also home to ancestry.com, a genealogical website that is undergoing massive growth and is actively hiring for tech positions. Although not considered a startup haven, Utah is building a reputation for itself as a state that supports new and emerging technologies.

 

Michigan

Although Michigan is probably best known to Americans as the home of auto industry, the state is also currently leading in tech specialty job growth. Detroit, in particular, is seeing a boom in emerging technologies, such as driverless cars, while Ann Arbor is growing in engineering research, data processing, testing labs, and computer systems design. The biggest pull for tech professionals to move to Michigan is thought to be the pay; in Michigan, the average tech wage stood at $84.800; while this is lower than the $105,400 national average, the cost-of-living in Michigan is significantly lower than in places such as Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Atlanta.

 

North Carolina

It should come as no surprise to anyone in the tech industry that North Carolina has made the list. The state is home to the Research Triangle, which is made up of the University of North Carolina State University, Duke University and UNC – Chapel Hill, which has long been a hub of developing technology for the country. Now, Research Triangle Park, a campus that currently hosts over 240 startups, is a major destination for tech professionals. With companies ranging from web developers to green technologies to information technology, this massive 7,000-acre compound is eager to take on as many tech employees as possible.

 

Technology drives almost everything in America; from banking and engineering to social media and online workflows, it is the single biggest driver of the success of the American economy. Although there are several great tech hubs that have not been listed, these five states are where the tech boom is headed next. Now all that’s left to do is to fill out a resume and start applying for tech jobs in these areas.

 

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Stack Overflow Career Center

14 Jun

Searching for a job? The unemployment rate is still at an all-time high, so perhaps Stack Overflow can help you. The site features a good collection of job postings and tips on how to land the next big opportunity.

http://careers.stackoverflow.com/

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iCould is Career Advice

14 Jun

The other day I fat-fingered iCould instead of iCloud when I was searching for the latest Apple technology release. To my surprise, I discovered a web resource geared toward career advice that features viable tips for job seekers. Watch videos that feature key strategies for job interviews and resume building.

http://icould.com/

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Jibe – Leverage Your Networks

18 Oct

If you are LinkedIn user, then you understand the value of building a strong network. Jibe is a new service that connects your LinkedIn and Facebook accounts to jobs. I heard about it from a local career center director.

How does it work?

  • Login into Facebook or Linked
  • Jibe pulls in all your LinkedIn and Facebook Profiles
  • Complete Your Jibe Profile
  • Apply for Jobs using network Profile Info
  • attach a resume and cover letter
  • Attach any references you have received for that job

Their tagline is, “You Are Always In Control of What Employers See!”

http://www.jibe.com/

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Dice.com is Tech Jobs

8 Aug

Looking for a tech jobs? Dice.com is a job resource information technology professionals. Post your resume and take control our your career. If you an employer post your position here for the best tech talent. If you are a prospective job hunter, search for a job, read the career news and join in discussions.

http://dice.com

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Twitter For Jobs

13 Jul

Looking for a job? Have you considered using Twitter? Recently a friend of mine used Twitter solely to land a great job. Below is a video the describes the most effective way to use Twitter to land a new position.

http://video.about.com/jobsearch/Job-Search-on-Twitter.htm

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MTV Jobs

20 Jun

The job scene is changing rapidly in front of our eyes and MTV gives us a shining example of the changing landscape. I was watching MTV and Sway did a segment on hiring a social media manager. If you are looking for a job inspired by this millennium, explore MTV Networks Job Twitter feed or their career website.

http://twitter.com/mtvnetworksjobs

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Social Media Job Strategy

18 Dec

Are you looking for a job? Are you using social media? If you are using social media then you need to be careful what you say, confirm you’re on the right networks and clean-up your digital presence. If you are not using social media, then you need to start using it to your advantage. Below are three tips to use social media to land a job.

1. Clean-up Your Digital Path
Do you have that old MySpace account you never use? Are you there strange pictures on your Facebook page you’ve posted? I suggest if you clean-up anything that may raise any eye-brow by a potential employer.

2. Join The Right Networks
The top four networks are Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn. If you are not on LinkedIn, sign-up and start make connections. You would be surprised how you may be able to connect to future employers.

3. Talk As If Your Mom Were Listening
You may think because your conversations are protected behind privacy control but the reality is there are ways for potential employers to read your posts. I have heard where employers setup hidden accounts, get you to accept, and then read your posts. Just remember, you should speak as if your mom was listening.

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Get Job Fox Working for You!

26 Sep

The unemployment rate is at an all time high and the finding a job takes work, but now a new tool is here to help. Job Fox is a new free online job automated job matching and connection site. In three steps give yourself another step forward of scoring a top position. A friend of mine setup her profile and had success landing a career with this service so I thought it would be worth a mention.

3 steps to get setup Job Fox:

  1. Create your Profile – Tell us about yourself in a mini-interview
  2. See Jobs Matched to You – Select your favorites for introductions
  3. Get Introductions -Connect with employers who know you are a great match

http://www.jobfox.com/

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MySpace Jobs

24 Aug

Recently I got an email from MySpace that they’ve added new features to their website. The trend recently is that MySpace has been on the downturn because other social networking platforms like Facebook are gaining popularity. Thus, I wasn’t surprised when I heard that MySpace was trying to stay relevant. So why not add a job board to your website when the economy is down?

The MySpace job portal in my analysis seems to be nothing more than one big refined Google search. The page layout and the actual results for same key terms are similar in Google and MySpace Jobs. The site does however feature a few videos that are strong in helping you land a new job. It also has a tab if you are looking to go back to school, you can search for a higher degree.

MySpace has added a new “Job” feature to their website, but it’s really just repositioning technology from Google. The bottom-line is that as long it’s a benefit for the users, it’s a benefit to the site.

http://jobs.myspace.com/

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