Cost Cutting Algorithms Are Making Your Job Search a Living Hell
HR tech in your face: Nick's take
"Don't miss this excellent run-down on the 'pseudoscience' and 'profoundly disturbing' technology that HR is using in its never-ending battle to turn you into a bucket o' bits. See also Why does HR waste time, money and the best job candidates?..."
Demand for AR/VR professionals soared 1,400% in 2019, but the opportunities don't stop there
"A Hired report, released on Tuesday, found that 2020 will be a big year for software engineering talent. The influx of digital transformation initiatives worldwide has bolstered the demand for these professionals, especially with specialties in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).
Hired's 2020 State of Software Engineers report determined the most popular jobs in software engineering, as well as the impressive salaries these professionals earn..."
Looking to hire a data or machine learning engineer?
"You're not alone, as those two positions are among the fastest growing jobs in the country, according to recent figures.
The Dice 2020 Tech Job Report labeled data engineer as the fastest growing job in technology in 2019, with a 50% year-over-year growth in the number of open positions. Interest in the position has been burbling for years, as organizations discover data engineers are they key personnel for unlocking the value of their data..."
Augmented reality and virtual reality jobs are hot, with demand surging 1,400% in 2019
"This means that AR/VR knowledge is the hot new thing, supplanting blockchain engineers, who according to Hired's data were in demand a year ago. In last year's report, blockchain engineer demand grew 517%. It's a surprise to me, as AR/VR is having a mixed impact in consumer markets. But demand in the enterprise is strong..."
IT pros must do real research about their value in the market if they want to be paid fairly. InformationWeek's 2020 IT Salary Report can help technologists get started
"It's a good time to be an IT pro. The economy is strong. Unemployment is low. Plus, IT is not just a business cost center anymore. Tech is now core to business operations, creating value for customers, and more. With that in mind, here's the No. 1 question you should be asking yourself in 2020: Are you being paid what you are worth in today's booming market?
This year is a great time for you, as a technology professional, to take a critical look at your value in the market and current compensation. Do you know what your peers are making in terms of salary and benefits? What skills will keep you in demand in the months and years ahead? Are you more likely to be successful in your search for a remote opportunity?..."
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