Jeff Tavangar

Jeff Tavangar

The Gender Diversity Issue in the Data Science Industry Remains Large

Data science is essentially a fledgling field. As a result, many companies struggle to find the talent they need, causing them to focus purely on recruitment at-large. However, this mindset may be harming gender diversity in the candidate pools.

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With so many resources available online, self-taught developers are becoming more common. While some may have formal education or training in development, augmenting their skills on their own time, others have never set foot inside a classroom.

When you’re a self-taught developer, you may face obstacles that hinder your ability to find a new job. Many employers rely on resumes to make hiring decisions, and not having a degree to back up your capabilities could lead them to eliminate you from contention even if you have the right skills.

Luckily, there are things you can do to increase your odds of landing a great employment opportunity. If you are a self-taught developer, here’s what you need to know.

4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Widespread Cyber Hacks

 

In 2018, more than 2.5 billion user accounts were hacked. Many of the breaches exposed personal data, such as names, birth dates, addresses, email address, passwords, and Social Security numbers. Once your information has been taken, it can be hard to figure out what you can do to reduce your risk of damages. Luckily, there are things you can do. Here are four ways to protect yourself from widespread cyber hacks.

What Not to Do When Interviewing Tech Candidates

 

Interviewing tech candidates can be challenging. While you need to make sure you can assess the job seeker’s capabilities thoroughly, you also want to make sure that the process isn’t deterring top talent from considering you as a potential employer.

Similarly, your goal shouldn’t be to catch the candidate with a question that is nearly impossible to answer or is unnecessarily intimidating. If the question won’t actually help you determine whether the candidate can excel in the position, all you are doing to damaging their confidence.

If you want to interview tech candidates successfully, here are a few things you should avoid doing.

Tech Pros Prefer Higher Pay Over Perks

 

Offering a robust compensation package is necessary if you want to attract and retain top tech talent. While this is widely understood, not all companies know precisely how to break up the compensation package to ensure it is enticing.

The tech boom led many businesses to believe that perks were more important than higher salaries. Workplaces with ping-pong tables and on-site gyms made headlines some years ago, making it seem like these additions were more valued by employees.

However, a recent survey showed that perks aren’t necessarily the most important form of compensation. Instead, tech professionals still favor higher pay.

What You Can Do About Gender Discrimination in Tech

 

Many women who work in technology-oriented fields feel that they are battling against discrimination often, possibly on a daily basis. In some cases, they struggle to advance their careers or don’t have access to the same opportunities as their male counterparts, hindering their growth.

While there isn’t a quick solution to the gender discrimination problem, there are things female tech pros can do to help ensure that their career stays on target. If you are dealing with gender discrimination, here’s what you can do.

5 Interview Questions to Seek Out Top Performers

 

Finding the right candidate to fill a vacant position can be challenging. Often, the interview is your best chance of separating the okay job seekers from genuine top performers. As a result, asking the right questions is critical. Otherwise, you might not find out important details that can help you figure out who can actually excel in the role.

Luckily, there are questions you can ask to gain insights into which candidates are the best and brightest. With that in mind, here are five interview questions to ask if you need top performers.

This is the Perk Millennials Want from their Next Tech Job

 

When it comes to perks, Millennials mainly have one thing on their mind. While companies may assume that free lunches and on-site facilities, like gyms and game rooms, would top their list, that isn’t the case. Those niceties don’t speak to the larger goals that many Millennials want to achieve. If you're going to attract the best and brightest Millennials, here is the perk you need to offer.

Are Robots Finally Coming for Your Job in 2019

 

Many professionals worry that certain technologies will make their skills obsolete. News about advancements involving artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and automation often suggests that workers in certain jobs are at risk of being replaced by technology, leaving many nervous about the future of their career.

While these technologies are indeed becoming more robust, robots aren’t coming for most jobs any time soon. If you are wondering if your job is at risk, here’s why you should breathe easy in 2019.

The Smart Way to Fight for the Most Talented Developers

 

When you need to hire skilled tech talent, you need to be prepared to outdo your competitors. Competition for IT professionals is increasingly fierce, and companies that lag behind what other businesses are prepared to offer will struggle on both the hiring and retention fronts.

Securing the best and brightest developers can be challenging. However, there are things you can do to increase your odds of being able to hire and keep the most talented developers around. Here’s how to get started.

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