College eSports – A Parent’s Perspective

“It’s a Thing Now.”  If I had a nickel for every time I’ve said those words in the last few months, I’d have a big stack of nickels. It would not, however, be a big enough stack to equal the scholarship my son is receiving to play video games in college. My son will be entering the University of Missouri for the Fall 2019 semester as a member of their inaugural esports program. He will be playing on their Overwatch team. Over the past year, I have evolved from telling him to spend less time playing games to realizing he’s [...]

How to Ace a Skills-Based Job Interview

Between 2016 and 2026, Information Technology jobs are predicted to grow by 13%. There is likely to be an increased focus on the cloud, security and data. If you secure a interview, whether it is over the phone or in person, skills-based questions for I.T jobs are now commonplace. These types of questions require you to demonstrate and describe certain competencies that are needed to succeed in a particular role. While skills-based interviews may well feel like a daunting prospect, if you make sure that you plan appropriately in advance, you give yourself the best chance of doing yourself justice. Here are a [...]

Technology Spotlight: Vulnerability Management and Penetration Testing

Vulnerability management (Blue Team), Penetration testing (Red Team) are like two sides of a coin, one without the other is incomplete. News Flash: When it comes to security, incomplete equals "at risk". We see this duality in every industry where assurance is required.  Such as in industrial design and testing. In the cyber world management must begin with assessing what the potential for damage to brand integrity will be should a breach occur. Loss of customer or public confidence? Loss of trade secrets? Leakage of Personally Identifiable Information? Once management embraces the danger a breach represents to their business, [...]

10 Things Tech Candidates Hate about IT Recruiters [Infographic]

10 Things Tech Candidates Hate about IT Recruiters 1) You’ve exaggerated the job 2) You didn't read my resume 3) No Feedback I went on the interview. Give me some feedback. 4) You sent my resume where? You need to tell me where my resume is going 5) Too many steps in the interview process 6) You do not understand the role Your questions tell me you are in over your head 7) Do not ask me to take a pay cut 8) Do not ask me to move 9) You are not even in this country How can [...]

How to Break In to an AI Job – [INFOGRAPHIC]

Topic: How to Break In to an AI Job Sub Topic: AI Skills are Hot. Here are Some Hints to Develop AI Skills Take Googles Free AI Course - Learn what they teach in Silicon Valley Other Free Online Material - Check Out Coursera and EDX. Excellent Material Study AI Software Tools - Azure Machine Learning, Rainbird, TensorFlow, AWS - Pick one and go! Read all you can - Set up Google Alerts on your favorite AI topic Hello World - Find a small work problem that can have AI applied to it. Do it! Read More: INFOGRAPHIC - [...]