The Impacts of Economic Trends on Tech Jobs

There is a great deal of speculation about how current economic trends might impact employment in the tech industry.  I found Nick Kolakowski’s article – ‘Despite Layoffs, Tech Industry’s Hiring Rate (and Salaries) Remain Strong ‘ to be a great starting point to think about what the data tells us. Despite Layoffs, Tech Industry’s Hiring…

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Digital Forensics Expert and Cyber Security Investigator

“Ransomware as a Service”(RaaS) is now a profitable business model that uses marketing campaigns and websites with videos and white papers to attract buyers. If you simply don’t have the time or skills to develop your own ransomware variant, you can make your way to the dark web. You will find a plethora of ads…

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Women as Data Analysts and Data Scientists

Today I learned an interesting fact about women in data professions. The number of female data analysts is approximately equal to that of men, and has remained that way for the past decade. Over the same 10 years, the proportion of female data scientists has slowly crept up to ~20%, lagging severely behind that of…

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Crafting Your Own Branding Statement: Step-by-Step Guide

What is a Branding Statement? A branding statement is a short, memorable statement that captures the essence of who you are and why you are valuable. The ideal branding statement blends personal and professional branding—a combination of personal traits and skills or expertise. Why do you need a Branding Statement? A well-crafted branding statement is…

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Telling Your Story: Capture Information about Your Achievements

Some people are natural storytellers. They describe events and circumstances in a way that captures people’s attention, compels interest, and engages listeners. Storytellers stand in direct contrast with those people who use language solely for targeted and factual communications. During interviews and in professional networking situations, the storyteller has a distinct advantage — the ability…

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How to Create Great Resume Summaries

Writing your resume summary is by far the hardest part of writing your technical resume. It’s difficult to know what to include and more importantly, what to leave out. Think of your resume summary as an elevator speech. It needs to be short enough to present during a brief elevator ride and it needs to…

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How are Technical Resumes Different?

Technical resumes are different from other types of resumes so the writing advice that you commonly find is simply not relevant for technology professionals and may slow your job search. I have found that the same advice used for business resumes is often regurgitated and represented as the top best practices for technology professionals. Don’t…

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Skills to Highlight in Your DBA Resume

DBAs ensure the ongoing operational functionality and efficiency of an organization’s databases and the applications that access those databases. Their responsibilities overlap/intersect with Data Administrators, Database Analysts, Database Architects, and Performance Analysts. At the program level, they ensure that application programs have efficient, accurate access to the corporation’s data. They establish a security strategy, architecture,…

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Skills to Highlight in Your Data Steward Resume

Data Stewards work in a leadership role to manage a portfolio of business data. They affect change in business processes, technology systems, and governance in order to ensure the business data objectives can be met. Their responsibilities overlap/intersect with Data Analysts, Data Curators, and Business Process Owners. At the program level, they: Align data with…

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