Work on a Contract Basis — or Go Fulltime? Which is Right for You? – Updated

“As we are experiencing the ‘Great Resignation’, many people are re-evaluating what they want in a job and where they are doing it. Companies are trying to keep up with the trends as well. We are updating one of our past entries with some additional information related to current hiring trends.” The gig economy is here to stay, and freelance work is surging in popularity, but is this increasingly common method of work right for you? There are around 55 million Americans doing contract work, according to a survey commissioned by the Freelancers Union in 2016. That's around 35 [...]

If You Work in IT – Things You Do NOT Have to Worry About

There are many perks of working in IT; however, those that receive the most play are often the lifestyle advantages, from free food to arcade-style gaming in the office. While these benefits are certainly fun,  savvy developers understand that the real perks of a tech career are internal, rather than external. These 5 things you don't have to worry about if you work in IT illustrate some of the true advantages of a working in the field. 1. Having a lengthy stretch of unemployment after leaving a job Sure, it is ideal adhere to the conventional wisdom: Always stay in your [...]

6 Ways to Identify a Tech Leader

Change is one of the most telling signs of the technological world. Companies that do not keep up with the “change” are either sold to giants or end up filing for bankruptcy. This is why identifying the tech leader is necessary for an IT based firm. Employees who take the initiative and show commitment to their work are easily distinguishable. This culture can only prosper if the company promotes intrapreneurship and invests in employee ideas. Especially for a department that has to keep up with an industry that experiences change on the constant. Leaders take initiative and posses a [...]

5 Innovation Myths Busted and Debunked

You can find plenty of research that supports the idea that companies need to innovate to keep growing and perhaps even to survive. You probably already know the story of how Blockbuster Video missed an opportunity and let Netflix disrupt the industry. The importance of innovation runs even deeper than a force for business growth. Scientific American talked about innovation as one human virtue that allowed our ancestors to advance from pretty feeble, hairless apes to the planet's dominant species. People found solutions to problems like fierce enemies, bad weather, and scarce resources in order to survive and thrive. [...]

5 Jobs Safe From Automation – [INFOGRAPHIC]

TITLE: 5 Jobs safe from automation KEY TAKEAWAYS: Sales – Sales is still based on relationships and always will be. Inbound marketing may bring it to the door. Salespeople are still needed to close. Human Resources – Automation is not going to make interpersonal conflicts go away. Writers – Demand for content for web pages, chatbots and all the UI will only increase Healthcare – We still need human interaction to take care of people Teachers – We have billions invested in schools and universities and will continue to do so. Traditional education will be supplemented even more by [...]