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  1. The Unemployable Programmer: “When companies find out I don’t have a degree that’s usually the end of the road. “
  2. T Job Market Recovering Faster Than After Dot-Com Bubble Burst InfoWorld (01/14/13) Ted Samson  (from the January 16, 2013 edition of ACM TechNews http://technews.acm.org/)”More new technology jobs have been created since the end of the past recession than during the same recovery period following the burst of the dot-com bubble and the early 1990s recession, according to a recent Dice.com report. In the 42 months since the most recent recession officially ended in June 2009, 180,600 tech jobs have been created. By contrast, in the 42 months following the end of the recession in March 1991, the total number of U.S. tech jobs dropped by 48,500. In addition, between November 2001 and April 2005, 415,600 tech jobs were lost. Although the past recessions were damaging to the tech industry, today tech jobs are steadily returning and the unemployment rate among tech professionals is much lower than the overall national average. At the end of 2012, the tech unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, while the national average was 8.7 percent. The unemployment rate for database administrators is 1.5 percent, the lowest among all tech-related categories. The second lowest rate is among network architects at 1.9 percent, while the rate for software developers is 2.9 percent, followed by computer systems analysts at 3.3 percent and Web developers at 3.5 percent. ” full paper is here http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/technology/california-to-give-web-courses-a-big-trial.html
  3. Jon Swartz, USA TODAYShareSecond of five reports this week on the job outlook in key industries.full paper: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/10/01/hot-tech-jobs-demand/1593105/“Data analysts are as important as the best engineers and designers. Job recruiters would say they’re more important.A recent McKinsey Global Institute study called data analytics “the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity.”

    “It’s never been a better time to be a data scientist,” known in the industry as quantitative jocks,says John Manoogian III, co-founder and chief technology officer at 140 Proof. “Companies want to turn this data into insights about what people like and what might be relevant to them, but they need very specialized analytical talent to do this.”

    And the job pays well — whether in San Francisco (an average annual salary of $104,000), New York ($102,000) or Chicago ($86,000), according to Indeed.com. The average salary is $74,000, says site Simply Hired.

  4. IT Jobs Light Up Top 100 Careers for 2013 by InfoWorld, December 20, 2013 http://www.acm.org/membership/careernews/archives/acm-careernews-for-tuesday-january-8-2013/
    “According to a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking of the 100 best jobs for 2013, systems analyst, database administrator, software developer, and Web developer are among the top 10 overall careers of the year. In addition, three other IT jobs — computer programmer, IT manager, and systems administrator — made the top 25. U.S. News and World Report based its rankings on several key factors: salary, job prospects, employment rate, and growth potential. Computer systems analyst was ranked fourth on the top 100 list with an overall score of 8.2 out of 10.
    According to the report, the median salary for systems analysts in 2011 was $78,770; the highest-paid 10% of systems analysts earned $120,060 and the lowest-paid took home $49,370. With a score of 8.0, database administrator was ranked the sixth best career for 2013. The median salary for DBAs was around $75,190 in 2011, with the top 10% netting $116,870 and the bottom 10% bringing home $42,360. Number seven on the list of top 100 jobs with an overall score of 7.9: software developer, a position earning a median salary of $89,280 in 2011.”
  5. The Secret to Getting Your New Job in the New Year LinkedIn Today, December 28. 2013 from http://www.acm.org/membership/careernews/archives/acm-careernews-for-tuesday-january-8-2013/ “While resumes are still essential in helping candidates get the initial interview, it’s the ability to tell a compelling story that often gets you to the next round and, eventually, a new position. According to experienced executive recruiters, the lack of a purposeful and compelling story is the number one reason why candidates fail to win over prospective employers in job interviews. This is especially true at the highest executive levels, where the ability to tell a purposeful story helps to convince hiring managers they can lead organizations, persuade customers, manage employees and sell products.”
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October 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

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