While many in the information technology field may take offense at Ryan Tate’s March 2012 Gawker.com article, “The Tech Industry’s Asperger Problem: Affliction Or Insult?” which pokes fun at Mark Zuckerberg and others in the world of technology by inferring that they exhibit Asperger-like behavior, many outside the field might tend to agree.
One of the most difficult issues that many tech employees have when looking for IT jobs is the ability to communicate with those outside their area of expertise. As writer and HR consultant Deborah S. Hildebrand suggests in her article, “Best Job Interview Tips for Information Technology Job Seekers,” IT job seekers can seem a bit like the brainiac character Sheldon Cooper on the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.”
Hildebrand offers these tips for IT job seekers to consider when looking for a new position.
Communication isn’t just about talking. It is about exchanging information. You can do that orally as well as in writing. IT job seekers need to be able to demonstrate both. As Hildebrand writes, “No one knows better than you what you are capable of doing. Learn how to communicate properly before your next job interview.”
The IT landscape continues to rapidly grow, particularly for companies in the energy and utilities industry where both the public and private sector are embracing new technologies, relating to big data and cloud computing to improve operational efficiency.
In fact, according to a recent Gartner report, “…10 Technology Trends in Energy and Utilities,” both of these sectors will continue to implement technology solutions based on an array of developments within big data and cloud computing, aimed at enhancing smart city technologies. As a result, this trend points the way for a highly-skilled, trained, and educated workforce to lead out the tasks in the following areas:
Anything and everything having to do with big data in pursuing “smart grid development” will rely increasingly on IT as well as Operational Technology (OT) staffing; this, to handle all the advanced infrastructure, such as:
“…remote asset monitoring, event avoidance and self-healing networks. In addition to significantly impacting data volume, smart grid initiatives will produce a different variety of data, such as temporal, spatial, transactional, streaming, structured and unstructured.”
Cloud Computing and SaaS
The utility industry may lag behind in incorporating the use of the cloud because of “security and reliability concerns.” However, the move to adopt across-the-board applications and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) offerings are led by cooperatives, transmission operators and smaller co-ops and municipalities.
“IT and OT Convergence”
With rapid developments in the technology for monitoring existing equipment and systems, the utilities industry will look to a bigger investment model that will include room for IT and OT personnel.
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U.S. News and World Report recently published their list of The 100 Best Jobs for 2013. These jobs were ranked according to several criteria including the number of job openings expected, opportunity to advance and the pay scale. Categories included the healthcare, social services and technical jobs. Here are the Top 10 Careers for IT and technical professionals:
Computer System Analyst
This job is all about understanding how a computer system can best serve a specific company. A computer system analyst may need to choose hardware and software for a company then manage the installation and monitor the outcome. This career came in #4 on the larger list of 100.
A database administrator will need to organize, store, mine and manage information. They will create specific databases for companies to use but will also be responsible for securing sensitive information. This job came in #6 overall and is also expected to grow quickly as the amount of information a business needs to manage grows.
Software is what makes the hardware work. Consumers and businesses use software every day in computers, smart phones and mobile technology. The growth of mobile technology will continue to drive the grown of software developers. This career ranked #7 overall.
A web developer needs to be able to create a website that looks good and works well. There is a lot more to it than making sure the text is spelled correctly and the checkout cart works. A web developer needs to understand page layout, graphics, design, organization and many other aspects of a website. The internet continues to grow and so this career is expected to continue to grow as well. Web developer ranked #9 on the list.
A computer programmer will write, test, debug and maintain software programs. These programs are designed to help the computer perform efficiently. This career came in at #13 overall.
Mechanical engineering isn’t just about being good at math. Designing a device and then turning it into a reality requires creativity and organizational skills. A mechanical engineer will need to do research, design, build and test each device. This career came in at #17 on the top 100 list.
The IT manager is the person to go to with any technical question. This is the person who is responsible for ensuring the front line technicians quickly solve problems with software and hardware. After all if the email doesn’t work or the computer has an error that employee doesn’t get any work done until the problem is fixed. This high pressure career shows up at #20 on the top 100 list.
Computer Systems Administrator
The computer systems administrator is responsible for making sure the intranet system works. They ensure that systems that share data are all working and that all computer stations are connected appropriately. This job came in #23 on the list.
A civil engineer is in charge of designing and building large structures such as bridges, roads and buildings. Again math is an important component of this career, but so is creativity. This career came in #26 overall and #9 for technical positions.
A lab technician may work in a clinic, hospital or research laboratory. These dedicated individuals are responsible for running crucial tests, analyzing data and making recommendations. This career is often in the medical field but is still very technical. Lab technician is #10 for careers in technology in 2013
To sum it up, the demand for IT professionals will continue to grow as well. If you are seeking new opportunities with IT, or related fields, click here to view our current job openings. Thanks for stopping by.
Recently, amap.com held 2016 first quarter work summary, Comrise won the award “The Best Partner”.
This award is not only the result of excellent cooperation between the two companies, but also the client’s recognition in terms of human resource management capabilities.
As one part in the process of standardization of human resources, Comrise always take the "better service customers" as the core value to achieve a win-win situation between enterprises and individuals, will continue to promote the development of human resources industry with more quality services.
Comrise Won the RI ASIA Awards “2015 Year Nomination Award for Best Executive Search Service”
5月15日，亚洲猎头行业权威评选Rl ASIA Awards于上海揭晓，Comrise讯升荣获“2015年度最佳综合猎头服务商提名奖”。
May 15th, the “RI ASIA Awards”result of authority Asia head hunting industry announced in Shanghai.
本次大会由斯程国际和Recruitment International ASIA联合举办，HRoot协办，500多名知名企业招聘负责人、猎头公司创始人、人力资源总监、招聘领域研究人员共同见证了激动人心的颁奖过程。
The conference is organized by Sicheng international, Recruitment International ASIA and HRoot. More than 500 well-known enterprises recruitment, head hunting company founder, director of human resources, the field of recruitment of researchers to witness the exciting award process.
As an authoritative executive search field awards, the selection of the international famous recruitment industry media platform, Has been successfully held for 16 years, covering the United Kingdom, Singapore, Tokyo, Hongkong and other countries and regions. Ms. Si Cheng International founder Zhang Sijia said:” The selection aims to promote the development of the executive search industry, in recognition of the business model, market development, customer service and other aspects of the leader, to promote the exchange of industry, enhance the level of industry service.”
This selection lasted 2 months, attracting a large number of foreign well-known headhunting institutions for more than 40 enterprises to enter the semi-finals. By the judges from Alibaba, Shimao Group, Volvo, forte group, Ferragamo, Anxin trust, should letter securities, Peisheng China more than 30 domestic and foreign famous enterprises HRD and senior industry experts, to participating companies based on revenue, team, brand, customer, and the model of the ten dimensions strict assessment, ultimately decide the winner.