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Resources & Blog: Professional Development

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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Why Do You Need To Demonstrate Your Credibility In Writing?

Why Do You Need To Demonstrate Your Credibility In Writing? In the 21st century, and especially with the current shift to more remote work, people are writing more than they ever have. Nearly 300 billion emails are sent each day, with the average employee receiving 121 emails and sending 40 emails. So, we know that when we have a job, we’ll need to write to our colleagues, our customers, and our business partners. And to get that job, we’ll write resumes, cover letters, online applications, portfolios of our work, emails to our network, and our own...

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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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Eight Project Management Skills That Will Help You Thrive In 2020

Eight Project Management Skills That Will Help You Thrive In 2020 Project management is always evolving. Therefore project managers are expected to wear multiple hats to keep up with emerging project management challenges in today’s increasingly complex and competitive global marketplace.  While having project management certifications and hands-on experience is the base for project management, it is these project management skills that differentiate the successful project managers.  Here are eight essential project management skills you should develop. By...

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Three Reasons to Invest in Your Professional Development in 2020!

Three Reasons to Invest in Your Professional Development in 2020! It’s never too late to invest in your professional development. And with the New Year (and new decade) approaching, now is as good a time as any to prioritize yourself and make 2020 a year of professional growth! Recent students who completed a Certificate Program at Digital Workshop Center saw a $19k average increase in their annual salary! That’s a pretty impressive increase — wouldn’t you like a chance to earn more money in the New Year?  3 reasons to invest in your professional development...

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