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How to Start a Career in the Tech Industry

How to Start a Career in the Tech Industry The tech industry is booming and offers many opportunities for rewarding careers. The median wage for tech jobs is nearly double the median national wage.  IT professionals had a median annual salary of $88,240 in May 2019; compared to the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you have found yourself thinking about starting a career in the tech industry and don’t know where to start, keep on reading. Five helpful tips to start a...

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Stack Up New Tech Skills This Summer

Stack Up New Tech Skills This Summer Today, the tech skills you need to stay relevant in the workplace are constantly changing. Whether you’ve been in the same industry for years or you’re wanting to change careers, professional development opportunities increase industry knowledge, keep you relevant, and will help you stand out among the crowd.  More than 40 million Americans have applied for unemployment during the pandemic. Developing new tech skills is going to be an essential for people to get back to work. So take advantage...

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Get the Most Out of Your Business Analytics

Get the Most Out of Your Business Analytics Today, business analytics help a company’s management anticipate their customers’ needs and develop solutions that address them. Business analytics can help your business see valuable insights that lead to profits.  Luckily, there’s no need to perform analytics manually. Two common business analytics programs created by Microsoft are Excel and Power BI. Excel and Power BI are two great standalone programs and some of their features overlap. So which one should you use? Microsoft...

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Computer System Requirements

Computer System Requirements DWC recommends a new or certified refurbished computer that from a reputable, 3rd party seller.   Recommended sellers include: Dell.com BestBuy.com TigerDirect.com NewEgg.com DWC also recommends the following as general minimum guidelines for your student computer 16 GB RAM 500 GB HDD i5 processor or higher Dual monitors with HDMI Mic and Speakers High-speed, cable internet connection Hardware Recommendations from Microsoft & Adobe Minimum System Requirements for MS Office...

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How Earning a Project Management Certificate Gives You a Competitive Edge

How Earning a Project Management Certificate Gives You a Competitive Edge Earning a project management certificate can give you a competitive edge in the job market across many different industries. There’s never been a better time to become a project management professional (PMP). Project management in the 21st century is quite different than it was in the last 50 years. Aaron J.Shenhar, writing for pmi.org, states that “in the traditional project management world, project managers and teams were typically focused on efficiency, operational performance, and meeting...

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Tips to Improve Your Online Job Search

Tips to Improve Your Online Job Search Today, almost all job postings are offered online. Job sites like Indeed or Monster are well organized for both you and the hiring managers to be able to efficiently communicate, schedule interviews, and more. However, the ease of finding jobs today can make finding the right jobs overwhelming. It can also mean competing with hundreds of other candidates who can apply at the click of a button. Here’s how to strategize your online job search to find jobs that are right for you, avoid stress,...

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