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Women in IT: The Time is Now

Women in IT: The Time is Now The fact that women are underrepresented in information technology jobs is well known. But it’s fair to say that, for the individual woman considering a career in IT, statistics are unimportant.  Instead, she simply wants to know, “Will I be happy and successful in this line of work?”… Read more »

IT CAREER PATHS: EARN AND LEARN

IT CAREER PATHS: EARN AND LEARN In decades past, when fewer well-paying jobs were available and the expectations of the labor force were lower, workers were less concerned about finding a career than in finding any job that would pay the bills. When career opportunities were available, they involved working for the same company until… Read more »

WHY COMPANIES WANT VETERANS FOR IT JOBS

WHY COMPANIES WANT VETERANS FOR IT JOBS There’s never been a better time to have a career in computer technology. According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 7.6 million job openings in the United States. Almost 4 million of those are IT-related positions including 162,000 Network Architects, 294,000 Programmers, 367,000 System… Read more »

IS A TECHNOLOGY CAREER RIGHT FOR YOU?

IS A TECHNOLOGY CAREER RIGHT FOR YOU? So, you’re considering a career in technology. You’re looking for something more interesting than what you’re doing now, something that may pay more and offers growth potential. You believe you can do the work, but you’re unsure whether you’d be happy doing it.  Before you make a final… Read more »

Can IT Certifications Provide Job Security?

Can IT certifications provide job security? When it comes to today’s job market, the concept of job security is rare. It is no longer unusual to hear that “we’re eliminating your department” or “we’re getting rid of your position.” That being said, there is something you could be doing right now to increase your desirability… Read more »

IS IT TIME FOR A CAREER CHANGE?

IS IT TIME FOR A CAREER CHANGE? American attitudes about work have changed considerably over the last 50 years. Baby Boomers and their parents, for example, were more likely to stay in the same job regardless of how they felt about it. For this group, feeling bored, burned out, and unfulfilled was the price of… Read more »

IT Certifications: What are they? Why are they important?

IT Certifications: What are they? Why are they important? Created in 1982, the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit, global provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications. CompTIA administers its certification exams through Pearson VUE testing centers. Today, these certifications are increasingly important for obtaining IT positions and advancing in an IT career. For example,… Read more »

How GI Bill Educational Benefits Help Returning Vets

HOW GI BILL EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS HELP RETURNING VETS Since its inception, the GI Bill has enabled millions of returning veterans to obtain the education and training needed to find productive careers in civilian life. Carolina Career College (CCC) is proud to be a part of this process. As with any government program, the details around… Read more »

Work-Life Balance: Having It All

Work-Life Balance: Having It All Until recently, finding a healthy balance between one’s job and personal life was a luxury that most workers couldn’t afford. They were too busy trying to survive in an economy that depended more on physical labor than technology. Today, a fundamental shift in worker attitudes and the evolution of a… Read more »

CYBERSECURITY WANTS YOU

CYBERSECURITY WANTS YOU The hottest jobs in information technology today are in the field of cybersecurity. It’s easy to understand why. Juniper Research, for example, estimates that 12 billion computer records were stolen in 2018, a figure expected to skyrocket to 33 billion per year by 2023. A study by IBM in 2018 concluded that… Read more »