Developer Salaries: How to Maximize DevOps Income #careers

Incapsula just released their DevOps Salary Survey 2015: Facts About DevOps Careers and Salaries.  Developers already working and anyone considering a developer career can gain valuable insights by downloading the full DevOps Salary Survey here.

Why Analyze the DevOps Salary Survey Data?

The information given by employed developers provides insights into what skills you should develop or improve. More importantly, it reveals which jobs are in demand and where salaries are growing and declining. By adjusting your focus you can increase your earnings and improve the odds of landing a career that will still exist years in the future.

These are the most important general skills according to developers:

Most Important Skills for Developers

There is also a graph showing the Most Important Technical Skills (page 23). By reviewing these skills it is possible to know what developers are being employed to work on most. Cloud deployment and virtualization ranks first with 30.8%.

It is important to review all the most in-demand skills. By improving and adding to your knowledge you can greatly increase your income. I encourage you to download the entire free Executive Summary and survey data. [Read more…]

To Be or Not to Be…A Communications Grad Student

We all know the look. It’s the one we get after telling someone we majored in Communications. It’s the so-what-are-you-supposed-to-do-with-that look. And if the answer isn’t “teach”, then you know there’s an even worse look coming. The job market hasn’t been all that kind in recent years, leaving many asking the same question: what am I supposed to do now?

Is Another Degree Worth It?

At this point, you’ve probably already considered getting your Master’s degree at least once. Wouldn’t it make sense that if your Bachelor’s gave you a solid foundation of understanding; your Master’s would give you the specific tools needed to build the rest of your career?

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The short answer is: it depends. Before deciding whether or not you should go to grad school, you first need to consider why you’re going to grad school. There are some great resources out there that will weigh out some of pros/cons of getting your Master’s degree. [Read more…]

The Front Desk

The first person you usually see when you enter a doctor’s office is the medical receptionist. This person will gather our insurance information and inform the doctor that you have arrived. These are only two of the duties that you will be responsible for if you think that working in a doctor’s office is something you might like. Most community colleges offer a medical receptionist course, but you can start by taking some classes that relate to the job in high school. [Read more…]

How to Edit Your Resume to Increase the Odds of Getting Hired #jobs

How to Edit Your Resume To Get That InterviewResumes used to be what you created only when you were looking for a new job. LinkedIn has changed all that. Today, every person can keep their resume polished by keeping their LinkedIn profile up-to-date.

Why Keep Your LinkedIn Profile Current?

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How to Sell Yourself When Looking for a Job in the Financial Sector

Finance Jobs: How to Sell Yourself

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Finding a finance job after graduating or when changing careers is difficult. There’s a lot of competition since finance careers pay well and are very secure. In order to get a job in finance, you need to know what to do and what not to do to sell yourself to potential employers.

[Note: these tips apply to ALL job searches,
so even if you’re not in finance, read on.] [Read more…]