More and more companies are getting into the business of teaching people to code.
We love that! Online tutorials, videos and exercises can help people lay a strong foundation upon which they can build in-demand tech skills and, ultimately, build careers in tech.
Treehouse, an Oregon-based startup, has set its sights on the next generation of workers: “One of the key things we’re trying to do is get people job-ready right out of high school,” founder and CEO Ryan Carson told GigaOM this week.
At the start of the year, Treehouse began a pilot coding program at a handful of schools. At one, according to Treehouse, half the participating students will be ready for tech jobs in the $30K to $50K salary range at the end of the program.
Talk about preparing students for the future!
“Companies like Treehouse, Codeacedemy, Udemy and others make beginning a tech education accessible for those looking to get into a technical career,” CyberCoders founder and CEO Heidi Golledge said.Read More
By Reyna Ramli, CyberCoders Writer
Being a contractor or consultant means that you’re often apply for new positions. So it’s absolutely critical to have a great resume on hand at all times. In order to write a resume that will get you hired, it’s necessary to understand the fundamental difference between applying for a full-time position and applying for contract work.
The classic resume for a full-time position is arranged in reverse chronological order, with the most recent employer listed first. This isn’t the best approach for IT contractors. First, an IT professional’s sheer quantity of projects and clients can make a chronological resume overly long, and most hiring managers won’t read beyond the second page. Second, when hiring IT contractors, employers are chiefly interested in the most relevant experience, not necessarily the most recent experience.Read More
Congratulations to the CyberCoders team for earning honorable mention in the Webby Awards’ Best Employment Website category!
The CyberCoders behind-the-scenes tech team works hard to develop the best possible website and resource for your recruitment and job searching needs. We’re thrilled that the prestigious Webby Awards have recognized our CyberCoders.com redesign!
By Reyna Ramli, CyberCoders Writer
The tech job market is strong, but that doesn’t mean they are just handing out jobs like candy. In such a dynamic and growing field, the competition is intense. If you want to break from the herd of the unhired, your first task is to update your resume.
Focus your efforts on these five tips to boost your odds of getting an interview.
1. Maximize your objective
Hiring managers often only read the top portion of your resume before forming an opinion about you. Assume that you have two audiences: HR people, who know nothing about computers, and IT executives. You have to appeal to both audiences because you never know whose opinion will make or break you. Describe your desired role in a way that people outside IT can appreciate, but don’t dumb it down too much. You want to look authoritative in your field.Read More
It’s a great time to be in tech! Research firm Gartner just released a forecast that global tech spending will reach nearly $4 trillion this year – a 4.1 percent increase over last year.
“More tech spending means more tech jobs,” CyberCoders CTO Matt Miller said. “Our recruiters represent thousands of tech jobs, and we add more every day. The challenge is finding enough talented people with the skills and background to fill them all – that is why we need to guide more young people toward IT and Engineering fields.”Read More
IRVINE, Calif. – April 2, 2013—CyberCoders, the leading worldwide recruiting firm, today announced that it saw an increase in revenues of more than 50 percent for its fiscal year 2012, compared to revenues in 2011. The same comparison showed a 25 percent increase in its number of employees in 2012. In addition, CyberCoders saw a record number of job postings for the company’s more than one million candidates and clients, up 37 percent from last year.
“2012 was a record year for placing thousands of candidates in jobs” said Heidi Golledge, CEO and founder of CyberCoders. “We continue to expand our brand across the nation and grow the CyberCoders family.”
The CyberCoders team grew to 234 employees in 2012, up from 186 in 2011. The company anticipates it will reach more than 300 team members by the end of 2013. The company foresaw and prepared for this growth with the relocation of its Los Angeles and Irvine offices in 2011, as well as opening new and expanded offices in New York and Boston in 2012.Read More
Many new technologies and gadgets have their early adopters. Google Glass, however, has its share of early detractors speaking out against the reality augmenting eyewear before it even hits the market.
A legislator in West Virginia, for instance, recently introduced a bill that would make it illegal to operate a motor vehicle “using a wearable computer with head-mounted display. The lawmaker who introduced the bill has said that it was prompted by Google Glass.
Another group – Stop the Cyborgs – fears Google Glass will destroy humanity as it has heretofore existed, obliterating whatever privacy still exists, creating “human spy drones” and inordinately affecting our decisions and actions.Read More
The House of CC is honored that our new website has been named one of the top IT staffing and recruiting sites by marketing firm echogravity.
By The CyberCoders Team on March 13, 2013
Pictured above is MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis holding the Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, courtesy of the MakerBot press kit.
As a leading, cutting-edge recruiting firm in the industry, CyberCoders is thrilled to learn about the next great things we have to look forward in technology!
The 20th annual South By Southwest festival in Austin is an excellent mecca for techies and geeks alike. The SXSW Interactive festival is a breeding ground for emerging technology as some of the most advanced technologists offer the rest of the world a glimpse of their latest innovation.
These are five of the coolest emerging technologies revealed at this year’s SXSW:
1. 3D Printers are Going to Become a Reality!
MakerBot Industries is heading up the promotion for 3D printers! Creating something out of thin air is becoming a reality, thanks to these guys. MakerBot’s mission is to bring 3D printers in our homes at an affordable price!