Job Search Webinars
Join our Staff Smart Career site for free weekly informative webinars that provide you with valuable advice on how to improve your job search experience as well as tools to be a more effective professional. Topics include “Your 30-Day Job Search Plan” which breaks down a month-long strategy into daily actionable items, “How To Follow-Up After an Interview,” and “Best Practices For Negotiating Salary and Promotion,” and other valuable career subjects.
We have written on everything from interview tips to optimizing your LinkedIn profile to comparing cost of living across the country.
Continuing Education Classes
Below are a list of helpful community college resources. Our IT professionals have taken these classes because of the flexibility (evening, weekend and online courses), affordability (from free to fee-based), and real world value of the education. We are working on expanding the cities listed, for now, look up your local community college for Continuing Education classes. The job seeker who has the drive to stay updated on their technology, plus new ones, proves to be competitive and marketable.
Personality Test Tools
We believe it is useful–and revealing–to better understand yourself, particularly in the areas of what drives your performance and how you relate to others.
Coding Boot Camps
These programs offer the chance to learn new technology stacks to boost your skills. They can be full-time programs over a number of months, or they may be weekend boot camps intended to provide a ‘crash course’ or a ‘refresher course’ to the technology. Boot camps can be an opportunity for career advancement. Some schools will tie in a job placement as part of their guarantee.
While many students take part-time classes to brush up or learn new skills on their employer’s dime, there are also 10- and 12-week immersive programs for students who want to make a career transition to IT.
Sample of Programs
- Mobile development
- Digital marketing
- Data analytics
- UX/UI Design
- Programming fundamentals
- Product development
- Front-end web development
- Back-end web development
- How to Pick the Right Bootcamp for You
- Top 23 Coding Bootcamps
- Top 24 Coding Bootcamps
- Best Coding Bootcamps of 2016
- The Comprehensive Guide
- The Ultimate Guide
- Best of Programming
Tech Knowledge Share
- GitHub – Online Community where 15 million people learn, share, and work together to build software
- Stack Overflow – Q&A and opensource site for all things programming that also serves as a portfolio site for developers to show off what they’re built.
Joining groups and networking will push your career hustle to the next level, and invariably make it more social.