5 Tech Innovations That Could Influence Job Availability

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Are you currently looking for a job in the emerging tech industry? There are many new positions that are opening up as you read this. Many of these have only become available in the course of the past decade due to massive tech upgrades. Here are the 5 biggest tech innovations that will influence the type of jobs you can apply for.

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) tech is being used at every level of the industry. You can make use of it to broaden your own employment potential. This includes everything from delivery drones to automated vehicles. You can get ahead of the curve by getting familiar with AI and its various uses. Doing so will be the key to long employment.

AI is a sector of the tech industry that is slated to become a permanent fixture. It refers to the automation of tasks that were formerly performed by human workers. But because it requires planning, design, and supervision, AI will always be a lucrative field to work in. Becoming an AI expert will give you a long and lucrative career.

5G Technology

One of the biggest boosts to the industry has come in the form of 5G technology. This is a major innovation that has seen a massive expansion in wireless capacity. Being able to download data at top speed has changed the face of the world wide web. It has also created a massive potential for new employment in a wide variety of positions.

Driverless Vehicles

One of the most welcome innovations is one that has been in the public imagination almost as long as the automobile itself. This is the potential to finally create a vehicle that will be fully autonomous.

The potential for driverless vehicles is coming to fruition in the 21st century. This is a field that is sure to create employment. With the right set of qualifications, you can easily find a place in this industry. You can earn a great living while evolving this project.

Edge Computing

Another huge innovation is one that is closing the gap between data storage and the average length of computing. Edge computing is speeding things up to the point where you are through with a basic task almost as soon as you start. The convenience that edge computing brings gives business owners a whole new level of efficiency.

As a potential employee in the tech industry, you’ll want to jump on this trend. You can soon be designing new programs that bring edge computing to an even greater level of efficiency. You can also work on enhancing the security features that keep edge computing safe. This will guarantee a career that is long, enjoyable, and profitable.

Tech Trends Open Up the Job Market

These and many other new tech trends are opening up whole new areas of potential employment all around the world. The job market is changing at a rapid rate due to these major innovations. As a job seeker, it will be up to you to do all in your power to spot these trends. They will be the ones that can pave your own road to success.

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She-Cession: What Is It + How to Navigate It

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This year has sent various curveballs our way. One of the biggest curveballs being COVID-19 that sent ripples through the world and the majority of our lifestyles. Instead of going about our regular day-to-day lives, the majority of us were spending more time at home — more than we’ve ever had to. Not only did this directly affect our everyday routines, but it also sent a shock through the job market. Many people around the world lost their jobs — many being in women lead industries. 

Understandably so, many companies had to shut doors and halt production to help save workers from the unknown. Yet, women seem to have been the first to go in some situations. Many are starting to label this recession as a she-cession — pointing out the overwhelmingly negative effects on working females. Not to mention, 47 percent of jobs held by women are within the three industries hit hardest by COVID-19; hospitality, education, and health services. Continue reading

Managing your Career: A 3-Step Guide

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There are over 130 million full-time employees in the United States. The main thing you need to do to keep yourself motivated as a full-time worker is to seek out advancement opportunities. Choosing the right career and adequately managing it is one of the most challenging tasks on the planet. If your career journey is leading out into the job-seeking world, you need to adequately prepare for this experience.

If you are about to start applying for new jobs in your industry, ResumeBuild suggests looking over your existing resume. The ResumeBuild website offers a number of appealing resume templates you can use. With the right template, you can make your resume more appealing to a hiring manager.

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Are you looking for helpful tips on how to manage your career? If so, check out the helpful tips below.Continue reading

What’s a Shero and How To Become Your Own

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Sheroes can derive from all backgrounds and ages. Whether it is Greta Thunberg who is only a teenager devoting her life to stopping climate change or Arianna Huffington who has become one of the most accomplished business women in history, these women are sheroes by definition.

The term was coined during the suffrage movement in the 1836 but is more relevant than ever today: A woman who is admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities is considered a shero. These qualities seldomly come easy and are the result of hard work and dedication. To help you become your own shero, FTD has gathered nine tips from empowered women to set you in the right direction.

Take small steps but commit to the process and you’ll soon find yourself inspiring other women. Don’t forget to acknowledge the sheroes in your life by thanking them for being an inspiration and empowering women around them. By lifting each other up, we can create a supportive community that females across the globe will benefit from.

 

 

Why women in Tech Industry Still Experiencing Inequality?

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As well as we think we are standing right now in regard to our equality rights and performance, subgroups of minorities still exist where some individuals are better regarded than others. According to Pr News Wire (2019), 46% of women surveyed in an Ivanti Women Tech Survey 2019 stated that the marketing industry has not been able to completely close the gender gap to encourage more women to take part in the tech industry. Most of the women interviewed argued that stereotypes will determine men and women to be viewed as having separate roles within one company, with males being valued at a higher demand rate and thus women being disadvantaged.

Here are some of the main reasons women in tech industry are still experiencing inequality. Check them out to find more. You are welcome to add solutions and comments!

Highest paying jobs: predominantly male

The first reason why women in tech can sometimes show lower salaries than men are that, unfortunately, until now, most of the highest paying jobs in the technological world are predominantly male – and guess what? According to the Business Insider, women earn an average of 79 cents for every dollar that a man makes in the United States. One of the main issues is that women are being underrepresented in various leadership roles and positions, which is why this wage gap is bound to happen.Continue reading

9 Leadership Skills of Successful Women to Make Them Stand Out

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Gender equality in the workplace is gaining momentum, offering many opportunities to women leaders. This is good news for women who have been plagued by harassment, salary inequality and feelings of insignificance for years. Katrina Lake, founder and CEO of Stitch Fix, and the youngest CEO to lead a public offering, believes that decision-makers are starting to realize that being more inclusive of women is simply good business. 

Cultural transformations are taking place but they need to be translated into actions, whether it’s acing a job interview, successfully re-entering the workplace after a period of staying at home with children or developing leadership skills. Here are some of the skills successful women leaders need to stand out. 

  • Emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage our own emotions, and those of others around us. It involves empathy, self-awareness and social skills. Emotions should never get in the way when making decisions. The more a woman is able to relate to and work well with others, the more success she will have. Continue reading

How to Promote Gender Equality in the Workplace

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In honor of the recent National Women’s Equality Day, we’re taking a look at how to promote gender equality in the workplace. 

Women have made so many strides in business over the past 50 years: they make up 47% of the workforce and are more likely than their male counterparts to have earned a bachelor’s degree by 29. Companies who invest in gender diversity see big economic returns, as companies who rank high in gender diversity categories are 15% more likely to outperform economic output averages. 

Despite these accomplishments, the global wage gap will still take 108 years to close at the current rate and women in the US earn 79 cents for every dollar earned by a man.

In order for women to be achieve workplace equality, they must be granted equal opportunity, access to top decision-making positions, and equal pay. A recent study revealed that this is closer to reality than ever before: the number of female CEOS of Fortune 500 companies reached an all time high in 2019. Yet this high sees only 33 women leading top companies in the US – that’s just 6.6%. 

For an organization to achieve gender equality, it needs to come from the top. Creating and cultivating an environment where women can work and thrive is a win-win for everyone. Discover 6 lessons from lady bosses and more tips for how your business can achieve gender equality with this visual created by Fundera.

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Guide to Freelancing (Infographic)

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Whether you work a full-time job, already or are fresh out of school, it’s likely you’ve considered freelancing at one point or another. It’s a great way to gain a little extra income without too much commitment, and pick up new skills in an area of specialization. If you’re curious about freelancing, or are finding that you freelance client list keeps growing, you may wonder if you should simply freelance full-time.

While going freelance means you can work anytime and anywhere you want, it also means that your income is entirely dependent on the work you’re able to do. You gain more freedom, but you also lose some security. It’s entirely possible that you’ll have some months when you’re barely scraping by, and some months when you can’t seem to keep up. The unpredictable nature of freelancing can take a toll on your health and your finances if you aren’t prepared for the ride.

You’ll need a healthy emergency fund, good client communication skills, and a support system in place to make sure you don’t get bogged down by any setbacks. To find out whether or not you’re ready to freelance full-time, check out this visual by Turbo below:Continue reading

What is the Glass Cliff? (Infographic)

Career advancements often don’t come easily for women, what with facing gender discrimination on the job, struggling with pay inequality, and even dealing with sexual harrassment. If these obstacles were not enough, several female professionals also must confront the reality of the glass ceiling, the notorious barrier to achievement that often holds women back from reaching executive roles in corporations. Still, even for those high-performers that are able to successfully break the glass ceiling and take on top roles, far too many competent women are faced with yet another massive career challenge: the tricky paradox of the glass cliff.Continue reading