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  2. If you feel like you have reached a rough place in your professional life, you should remember that nearly everyone experiences a form of burnout at some point in their career. Sometimes you feel anxious because you are in the wrong position. That’s not unusual. People change jobs an average of a dozen times, according... View Article How To Take a Successful Career Break Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog View the full article
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  4. Rejoining the workforce after taking a break to stay home with your kids? Here's how to write the perfect cover letter—plus a sample. View the full article
  5. Whether or not you are living with a mental illness, the festive period can be a difficult and stressful time for some – particularly in the workplace. HR professionals report a rise in employment complaints, absences, poor performance and conflict around this time of year, which is unsurprising given the added pressure put on employees... View Article Managing Festive Stress in the Workplace Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog View the full article
  6. Ever found yourself daydreaming of another career? Whether it’s to find fulfilling work, earn a higher salary, solve bigger challenges or all of the above, more people than you might expect turn those dreams into reality. In fact, in a recent survey by, 49% of employees told us they’d made a total career change. And the tech industry is no exception. People are looking to break into tech and they’re succeeding: 41% of surveyed tech workers said they’ve made a complete career switch. It’s a great time to make the move with more employers willing to take on candidates with less traditional backgrounds and high-paying, fast-growing jobs not necessarily requiring a highly technical background (e.g. agile coach). If you’re considering jumping into tech or find yourself in the middle of a transition, find some inspiration below as we dig into who has switched careers in the tech industry, why they did it and what it takes to get there. Why people switch careers into tech People gave us a lot of reasons for switching into tech. That might have to do with just how long they have to think about a new career: on average, people who moved into tech considered it for 12 months. That’s two months longer than other industries. More people who switched into tech also talked through their plans with friends and family: 81% had conversations about their decisions compared to only 71% in other industries. So why do people shift gears? 89% of our respondents cited money, which was the number one reason, but they offered us plenty of others: Closely following a search for more money is wanting more opportunities for advancement (81%), with the top five rounded out by people looking for more challenges in their role (75%), wanting more flexibility (75%) or not being happy in their role (70%). Further down the list of reasons others offered were looking for a less stressful job or feeling their job was going to be obsolete. This reinforces that salary is important, but it’s not a single dimension that attracts someone to a role. In surveys we’ve run to tech talent on Seen, we’ve also found the perks they actually care about can differ pretty dramatically. One thing to point out is that some people in tech reported they were looking to change careers out of tech in the next two years for a lot of the same reasons people switched into tech: unhappiness, lack of advancement, stress and money. If you’re looking to switch, take the time to think about your motivations since tech isn’t right for everyone. What—and how much—it takes to break into tech Only 36% of tech switchers reported enrolling in specific educational or training programs, a nearly identical portion as other industries (37%). As Indeed pointed out, this could be because of career changers moving into roles with transferable skills. Within tech, this could mean graphic designers moving into a UX design role or program managers moving into product management. Others are also likely taking advantage of company tuition reimbursement or in-house education, or going the entirely self-taught route. And of those seeking formal education? While bootcamps are growing in popularity, colleges and universities tie with certifications (both at 46%) as the main ways job seekers educate themselves in tech. Tech changers that invest financially in their education have to invest far more than other industries: an average of $38,507 compared to $15,715. The good news is that 81% of those in tech recouped their investment by the time of our survey (compared to 71% in other industries), with certain IT certifications in particular paying off in higher salaries. That said, you don’t have to invest financially. 56% of tech career changers didn’t have to invest any money to make the switch. HackerRank reported earlier this year that nearly a third of coders are self taught. Unsurprising with the amount of online resources to teach themselves and practice completely for free. Regardless of whether or not they invested, 83% of career changers into tech reported being impacted financially by their decision with only 39% saying it meant they took a pay cut initially (compared to 61% in other industries). Beyond the financial and time investment, it might involve relocation, too: nearly half of respondents said that breaking into tech involved moving to another state (or even country). That number is higher than other industries, which could be another reason those in tech reported having more conversations around their decision. The most important question we asked “Are you happier since making your career change?” 92% of people that switched into tech told us they were. But knowing the (multiple) payoffs doesn’t make it any easier to break in. The first step to breaking into tech is figuring out what “tech” means to you. Tech might conjure up an image of a developer working in a code terminal, but the industry is also driven by those who design the visuals of an app, manage the security of a network, test hardware, guide product strategy and a slew of other career paths. Career coach tip: Don’t know where to start? Ask people within the tech industry in a few roles you’re curious about for an informational interview. It’s easier than you probably think. While it may be called the “tech industry,” nearly every single industry is being disrupted or enhanced by tech. And as this data shows, breaking into tech is by no means impossible. It won’t happen overnight, but by putting in time, thought and energy, you can earn your spot in a (more) fulfilling tech career. The post This is who’s breaking into tech appeared first on Seen by Indeed. View the full article
  7. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.5 percent. Notable job gains occurred in health care and in professional and technical services. Employment rose in manufacturing, reflecting the return of workers from a strike. View the full article
  8. You might not have dreamed of working in HR when you were a kid, but it might be the perfect path for you. Here are the signs. View the full article
  9. The average person in the UK checks their phone every 12 minutes, cementing the fact that smartphones are engrained within the 21st-century culture. It is not just social media that is at our fingertips as work emails and office-based tools are just a click away. In the quest to create a relaxed office environment, many are... View Article Checking Work Emails Outside of the Office is Damaging Your Health Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog View the full article
  10. You may already be living a more eco-conscious life—but why stop there? Here's how to help your office go green. View the full article
  11. With Christmas just around the corner it can be the last chance for employees who haven’t taken their full holiday entitlement to try to...H5th Dec 2019 By Adrian Lewis Director View the full article
  12. Sometimes a full-on job or internship during the semester is just too much. Or maybe you want to take advantage of your upcoming holiday break, but can’t commit to a gig at the movie theater or the coffee shop. You need to make more money, get more experience, and be productive, but it can’t become your whole life. That’s when you know: It’s time for a side hustle. Here’s a list of four side hustles that will help your wallet and your resume grow. 1. Tutor @ Varsity Tutors What better way to show that you’re not only ambitious and driven, but also really, really smart than to be a tutor in your spare time? Well, that’s exactly what Varsity Tutors offers you the opportunity to do. Varsity Tutors pairs you, a subject-matter expert on [insert talent/specialty here], with someone who needs help preparing for an exam, a class, or a standardized test in that field. You could be an SAT math tutor or an Organic Chemistry tutor. As long as you’ve got the basic teaching skills and the knowledge, you can start making bank by helping others learn. 2. Pet Sitter/Dog Walker @ is a leading online marketplace that connects millions of families around the world with caregivers (including dog walkers and pet sitters). They put people like you (eager to make extra cash while doing something you love) in contact with owners who need their pets walked, watched, or otherwise cared for. Walk dogs. Watch pets. Be the animal lover you know you are. Get paid. It really is that simple. Plus, you’ll gain exposure to 1) running your own pet services business and 2) working for a gig economy startup, which will make for valuable talking points when you apply for a summer internship or full-time job. 3. Proofreading @ Grammarly Are you proficient with prose? Great at grammar? Excellent with elocution? Then you might be the perfect person for a proofreading role with Proofit by Grammarly. You’ve probably heard of Grammarly, the incredible, AI-assisted tool that helps you write emails, essays, and everything in between. Now, Grammarly offers people-based proofreading services with Proofit. And in classic side-hustle-style, the hours are entirely flexible, the work is always available, and you get to connect with a global community of users and professionals. 4. Barista @ Starbucks It’s an iconic college job: Barista at Starbucks. You know the uniform. You know the drinks. Now it’s time to serve them up. With flexible hours and amazing perks like discounts (and a college degree through Arizona State University’s online program), there’s a lot to love about a part-time position at Starbucks. Get Your Side Hustle On So, go on, and get applying. Whether you’re tutoring, teaching, dog-sitting, or serving up caffeinated deliciousness, you’ll be hustling. And hustlers are the ones who make it big. Don’t see what you’re looking for but still want a side hustle? Check out even more amazing part-time jobs and internships on WayUp right now! The post 4 Side Hustles That Rock For Your Resume (And Your Wallet) appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  13. You have showcased an impressive C.V, navigated your way through the interview stages and celebrated receiving a job role. However, the hard work has only just begun as you approach the task of negotiating a salary. Discussing money can seem somewhat taboo in the UK as an air of awkwardness will inevitably ensure. The prospect... View Article 5 Tips to Nail a Salary Negotiation Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog View the full article
  14. Field Engineers design and deploy the networks and technologies that make things happen. And when it comes to T-Mobile—a wireless leader that’s spent the past decade totally disrupting the industry—making things happen can mean some pretty amazing stuff. To get a better look at this less-understood engineering specialty—and life at a leading tech company—we spoke to Terry, a Senior Manager in field engineering at T-Mobile. Here’s what he told us. 1. T-Mobile Wants To See You Succeed—And Do It On Your Own Terms What makes T-Mobile different? Well, aside from their game-changing no-contract, no-hidden-fee wireless plans, Terry says it’s the way they approach success. It’s not just what’s good for the company. It’s what good for their people, too. “We sit down with people and figure out what they want to do,” Terry explains. T-Mobile will work with you to accomplish your professional goals, even if that means going off the beaten path. “Do they want to go into management? Do they want to go on a more technical track? Do they want to try a different part of the business? Maybe we’ve got an engineer that wants to do a stint in sales,” Terry says. “We want to support those things, because it ultimately makes them a better engineer and provides them personally with a sense of satisfaction.” 2. T-Mobile Is Going To Invest In You, Seriously How does T-Mobile help you accomplish your goals? They invest in you through education, new opportunities, and training. That’s actually one of the things that Terry has enjoyed most about his time at T-Mobile. As a manager, he’s seen countless employees take advantage of T-Mobile’s training programs and generous reimbursements for outside education. Not only does this make the organization stronger, Terry says, but it gives him a sense of pride to know that he’s helping his team accomplish their dreams. “It’s actually one of the best programs I’ve heard of in the industry,” Terry says. “We’ll pay for schooling up to $5,200 a year. We have a number of people that are engineers going in to get their MBAs. That helps them become better engineers, because they understand the technology part of it, but it’s still a business, so understanding that side of it leads to better decisions on the technology side.” In fact, Terry’s wife—who also works for T-Mobile—just finished her MBA. And, he says, she didn’t have to pay a cent out of pocket. 3. You’ll Become An Expert On Emerging Technologies—Like 5G But it’s not just the formal education that helps people at T-Mobile grow. They’re leading the charge to 5G. And that means everyone on the team is learning quickly about the technology that will come to shape the next wave of innovation. “A year ago, none of us really knew about 5G or the technology behind it. We didn’t quite understand the capabilities of it,” Terry says. “As we’ve progressed through this year, we’ve all become really good at building, managing, and optimizing 5G networks.” 5G networks will allow for a new type of hyperconnectivity that can enable long-sought-after breakthroughs like fully autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and seamless communication. As a Field Engineer at T-Mobile, you’ll work directly with the implementation and design of the 5G networks that’ll make all of these breakthroughs possible. This is great news for your career, because you’ll become an expert on one of the most important technologies of the next few decades. 4. You’ll Never Get Bored You’ll never get bored as a Field Engineer because, according to Terry, you’re always tackling something new. “It’s not like you sit in a cube and do a bunch of math. It’s really about communication. It’s really about consulting with your peers and with your teams. It’s about making the best decision possible for the network and the customers,” he explains. Field engineers are the ones actually designing and implementing new networks, technologies, and capabilities for T-Mobile. There are new challenges and constraints posed by every project, and you’re constantly working with the latest technology. This also means field engineers can go a bunch of different directions professionally. “One quote we have up on the wall is, ‘Wow, I didn’t learn this in school.’ And we take a sense of pride in that. It’s not just about using what you learned in school. If it was just about that, then this would be a boring job,” he says. “You’re learning something every day, and it keeps us motivated and entertained and on the cutting edge of what we’re hoping to deploy.” 5. They Want Work To Be Your Happy Place All of these elements of the T-Mobile culture, Terry explains, are just part of the company’s commitment to making work a positive experience. “I want my team to be completely satisfied: personally, professionally, educationally. I want this to be their happy place,” Terry tells us. “And that kind of feeling goes all the way through the company.” Terry’s team—and many others at T-Mobile—find success by learning from each other, counting on each other’s talents, and supporting each other personally. The environment at T-Mobile is just different, Terry explains. “This is a family. It really is. I know people say that and it’s cliché,” he says. “But we depend on each other. The whole idea is to make this a happy place to work, and I feel like we’ve done a good job of that.” Want to join the field engineering family? Check out open opportunities at T-Mobile on WayUp! The post 5 Things I Love About Being A Field Engineer At T-Mobile appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  15. David Chung has one of the coolest jobs you can think of: He designs basketball shoes at one of the world’s leading athletic apparel and performance footwear brands, Under Armour. We sat down with David to find out what it’s actually like to have a dream job like his—and how Under Armour’s company culture makes it even better. How did you get started in design? I wanted to design cars, but even though I loved all of the sketching, it was a lot of aesthetics and I wanted something where the design was more functional. So, I switched majors to product design. For footwear, there’s still a lot of sketching involved, but you’re able to think a little more about the function of things for athletes and the construction of how things are built. And once you start to introduce the color, material, and finish of the shoe, it starts to get really intriguing. And how did that lead you to Under Armour? I grew up playing soccer, and I always wanted to have the coolest cleats. So, I kept drawing different shoes and opportunities started to come up. One was a design competition hosted by Under Armour. I didn’t win but from there I built a lot of relationships, which led to me getting an internship in the Portland office. And there I did two internships and then landed a full-time job a year later. David started as an intern at Under Armour.What was it like interning as a Footwear Designer and what kinds of projects did you work on? My first shoe was in the basketball category, and I was really able to learn a lot from everyone around me. It was more of a blue-sky project, so my team was really pushing to see what I could do and what my creative limits were. But it also taught me a lot about how to do things in the real world. It’s not just all about sketching or making things look good, but more technical things and how you actually make the product. What are some of these real-world designer skills that you learned on the job? I was able to work with our materials teammate to try to formulate different materials that would work for the shoe. Plus, the designers showed me how to make a tech pack, which is what you would send to the factory to have them build your shoe. That includes stuff like the material map, too, which is a template to show the factory which materials you’re choosing. So, would you say it’s true that some of those key skills that you might not have learned in school you were able to pick up by working closely with your team at UA? Definitely, because at school we focus a lot on execution like model-making, storytelling, and sketching, but when it comes to tech packs, material maps, and thinking about manufacturing and working with developers, you need to learn through experience. Luckily, the environment I was in was a teaching one, and I was able to really learn a lot about the industry. A sketch concept of a shoe designed by David.How has life changed as a full-time employee? Are you doing a lot of the same stuff? Some of it is the same, but it has a lot more weight to it now. The stuff you’re making is definitely going to come out, so there’s a bit more pressure, but it’s exciting because you’re able to really express your creativity through a product that’s going to be out in the market for people to see. The culture has been awesome as well. I’m able to not only talk about work and shoes with my co-workers, but really be a part of their lives. Some of my closest friends are from Under Armour. And they teach me a ton about shoes! What was it like to wear the first shoe that you designed? My first shoe hasn’t come out yet, but I was able to get my first official sample a little while ago. And since I’m in the basketball category, I was able to actually play in them. I learned a lot about what I would do differently, which is the point of the sample. But at the same time, it was just so rewarding knowing that I made this shoe and it’s really coming out. What advice do you have for creatives who might be intimidated by working for a big company? It can be intimidating, but working at a developed organization like Under Armour really helps you grow not only as a creative, but also as a businessperson. There are a lot more things that go into design than just a pretty sketch or a good-looking shoe. Working in a big company allows you to really get exposure to that and learn a lot. And I’m not the most outspoken person, but this job can push you to go out of your comfort zone and assert yourself. You really become a leader and a better teammate that way. What’s it like working in the Portland Design Office? It’s a big brand, but the Portland office is a lot smaller. It’s only 80 to 100 people, and you know everyone in the office. We’re all designers, developers, and materials teammates, so it’s a great culture. Our work-life balance is awesome as well. Under Armour’s Portland office is designed for creative professionals like David.What’s something everyone who’s considering a design role at Under Armour should know? We haven’t been in the game as long as some of our competitors, but coming to UA as an intern and really seeing what people are working on and seeing how great the end product is, it’s really exciting and inspiring to be a part of that. Ready to start designing your future? Check out open opportunities at Under Armour on WayUp! The post Q&A With An Under Armour Footwear Designer (Who Started As An Intern) appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  16. If you are looking for a job in digital marketing, it may seem difficult to stand out from the crowd, especially if you do not possess very much relevant experience. One way to impress potential employers is to create a personal website or a portfolio site. This way, regardless of how much real work experience you have, you can show prospective employers what you are capable of and that you understand the industry. After all, if the digital marketing techniques that you use to promote yourself are effective, then it stands to reason that you will be able to apply those skills well for a brand or agency. Onsite Search Engine Optimization (SEO) When you create your website, it is important that you follow the latest search engine optimization best practices, otherwise, it is unlikely that anybody will ever see your page. The basic tenement of SEO is to make sure that search engines, such as Google and Bing, are able to read your website and provide useful information to their users. When creating your site these are some of the most important SEO factors to consider: Title tags, descriptions, and metadata – are these technical elements appropriate to the content of your site? Keywords – are the keywords on each page relevant to your skills as a digital marketer? User experience – is your site responsive to different devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and desktops? If you nail these SEO techniques then it is likely that lots of recruiters and employers will find your page. You may even land a job without applying for one. Want to Read More Articles Like This One? Sign up here to receive weekly updates from Career Enlightenment, and never miss another powerful job searching tip! SUBSCRIBE! You have Successfully Subscribed! We hate spam too. Unsubscribe any time. Link Building (Offsite SEO) Link building is another aspect of search engine optimization, which focusses on gaining links to your website from reputable sources. This is an invaluable part of your digital marketing toolbox, as search engines count each inbound link as a vote of confidence in your website. It shows the search engines that your page is an authority on a subject and is offering value. Link building is often a case of nurturing relationships with multiple bloggers and publishers, and it may be difficult to develop a network of collaborators in a short space of time. For this reason, it may be necessary to enlist the help of an experienced company, such as Click Intelligence. Content Marketing Once you have made your website, optimized it for SEO and started to work on getting some backlinks, it is time to populate your page with interesting content. In addition to an ‘About’ page and a rundown of your skills and experience, it is a great idea to start publishing blog posts about digital marketing. This will show potential employers that you understand the industry. Start by completing a large amount of research on a particular topic. This could be an established marketing technique or a new trend. The key thing is to show that you have a clear understanding of your chosen topic, as this will help convince recruiters that you have the appropriate knowledge base and skill set to become a successful digital marketer. View the full article
  17. Did somebody say unlimited holidays? Believe it or not, the concept does actually exist in some industries and it’s becoming more popular amongst employers. But despite the rise in popularity of unlimited holiday policy schemes across the UK and the increased conversation around work-life balance needing more attention, taking too many holidays is still frowned... View Article What Industries are Lagging When it Comes to Unlimited Holidays? Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog View the full article
  18. As we close the doors of 2019, the prognosticators have all given their respective thoughts on what is coming into focus for the year...W3rd Dec 2019 By ronald thomas Managing Director View the full article
  19. Class difference may be invisible in the workplace, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Here's why it should be part of the conversation. View the full article
  20. Soft skills matter in the tech world, but if you don’t know the right programming language or platform, you probably won’t get the job. With so many tech skills out there (Indeed’s Hiring Lab currently tracks 500+), which ones are the most in demand across the US? That’s what the Hiring Lab analyzed in a new report on tech skills in the US. A team of economists and researchers looked at millions of tech job postings on in the five-year period between 2014 and 2019 to uncover which programming languages (and other tech skills) companies need most over time. Play around with your tech skills using our interactive tool to see how much they’ve changed in the last five years. We’ll dive deeper into the the top ones below. Top programming languages and tech skills employers want the most To help you grow your career in the right places (and focus your job search), here are the top five trending programming languages and skills across ​all tech jobs. 5. JavaScript A front-end staple, JavaScript appears in 14.5% of all tech job postings on Indeed. Not only is it a highly sought-after skill, but it’s also the most-used programming language, with 69.7% of professional developers coding with it regularly. The language has seen constant evolution, particularly when it comes to its libraries and frameworks. Angular is the most widespread, edging out Ajax in late 2016 and jQuery in mid 2018. In fact, in the last five years, jQuery’s popularity fell by 33% and Ajax fell by 55%. It’s not all on the decline, though: React.js, Vue.js and Node.js have all seen strong, steady growth since 2014. JavaScript isn’t specific to one industry or role: Check out our guide to the top-paying JS career paths. 4. Linux Appearing in 14.9% of all tech job postings, it’s no surprise why Linux is the #4 most in-demand tech skill. Linux serves up most of the websites and apps people use on a daily basis (it even has a stronger presence on Microsoft Azure than Windows). And it probably doesn’t hurt that it lives on every Android phone and tablet in the world. As the most secure OS available (due to its open source development model), companies across all sizes and industries are looking for tech pros who understand the Linux ecosystem to cut down on the time (and cost) it takes to develop products and services of all kinds. In fact, Linux is now finding its way onto smart TVs, drones, refrigerators, thermostats and even supercomputers (all 500 of the world’s fastest are powered by Linux). Automakers are even seeing the potential. Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), for example, is an open source project for developing in-vehicle technology for connected cars, including Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and Toyota. Join Seen for free to get matched with a role that matches your skills 3. Python As of September 2019, Python appears in 18% of tech job postings, making it the third-most popular skill on the list. The language also boasts the fastest growth of any major tech skill the Hiring Lab looked at. In 2014, Python was the #15 tech skill, but by 2019 it has risen to #3 (an increase of 118%). A new mix of jobs, including data scientists and associated roles, like data engineers, data analysts and machine learning engineers, partially explains this growth. Since December 2013, for example, data science jobs skyrocketed by 256%. And as companies produce more and more data, Python is likely to continue this high-growth trajectory, especially since the language has been a data scientist favorite for years. It’s not just the rise of data science jobs contributing to Python’s success, either. Software engineers, full stack developers, QA engineers and several other roles increasingly use Python for its versatility, ease of use and speed of development. And for the first time, Python outranked Java as the second most loved language in 2019 (behind JavaScript). 2. Java Java shows up in 21% of tech job postings, making it the second most in-demand skill. Not just a mainstay of Android mobile development, Java has also been a popular skill for software engineers for almost 25 years. Since it’s a “write once, run anywhere” (WORA) language, it works cross-platform, allowing companies to develop Java code on one system and run it on any other Java-supported machine. Because it’s designed for projects that can scale up in size, the bulk of enterprise companies—including large players like Facebook, Netflix and Airbnb—and startups alike use it to build everything from ecommerce back-ends and machine learning environments to cloud apps and IoT tech. As a result of its versatility, rich ecosystem of tools and strong community, there are now 13 billion Java-enabled devices worldwide—which means demand for Java talent isn’t likely to fade anytime soon. Have an upcoming Java interview? Boost your game by knowing the three main types of Java interview questions. 1. SQL SQL is the top tech skill of 2019, appearing in 22% of all tech job postings (and just squeezing past Java by about 1%.) Why? All companies rely on data and need to organize, understand and visualize it to make important business decisions. And SQL is the most universal database language, powering database engines like Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite. All kinds of tech pros use it, from developers who access databases to write a program to engineers who design databases to data scientists and analysts who turn thousands (or billions) of rows of data into insights that fuel business growth. Even non-tech teams, like marketing and sales, leverage it to inform decisions (without having to wait on the dev team). But despite taking Hiring Lab’s top spot, SQL’s share has actually slightly declined by 7% in the last five years, which could be partially explained by the rise of alternative database querying tools like NoSQL. Even still, as tech job descriptions show, SQL dominates the market and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Want to jumpstart a career in SQL? Our guide to the top five SQL careers will help you SELECT the one for you. The rise and fall of the most in-demand programming languages and tech skills The top five languages and tech skills employers are looking for in 2019 aren’t necessarily the ones growing the fastest (or at all). Tech is never static, so let’s take a look at which skills are experiencing the biggest growth and which are quickly falling out of favor so you can stay ahead of the latest trends. Note: Some of the languages and skills discussed in this section don’t appear in the chart above since they weren’t top 10 skills over the entire 2014-2019 period. Fastest-growing tech skills Stand out to employers by learning the following fastest-growing tech skills. Already know them? Highlight them on your resume to get a jump on the competition. Docker: Docker has had an impressive trajectory over the last five years. The containerization software was almost nonexistent in job descriptions on Indeed in 2014 (since the first production-ready version was released late that year). But in 2019, Docker has risen more than 40-fold, with employer demand actually outweighing job seeker interest. IoT: IoT (Internet of Things) as a skill shot up nearly 2,000% in the last five years, fueled by the sheer number of physical devices connected to the internet, including smart homes, connected cars, smart cities and wearable tech. Ansible: The IT automation platform that makes apps and systems easier to deploy only appeared in 0.1% of tech job descriptions in 2014, but now appears in 2.8%—a remarkable growth of nearly 1,300%. Kafka: Apache Kafka, an open-source platform for building real-time streaming data pipelines, is also experiencing explosive growth, up over 1,200% in five years. This reflects the soaring popularity in data science and the tech jobs accompanying it, including several rising quickly, like DevOps, data scientist and full stack developer. Fastest-declining tech skills As newer technologies, languages and standards enter the mainstream, older ones are being pushed out of the rankings (or even retired). Consider leaving these skills behind in 2020. Clojure: As a dialect of the Lisp programming language, Clojure is a cult classic with a small but passionate fan base, rather than a mainstream language. And due to its steep learning curve, lack of a strong library ecosystem and the fact that it requires higher CPU utilization (which drives up hiring and operating costs), employer demand for Clojure has dropped by 80% since 2014. EJB: Although Java is one of the top tech skills of 2019, EJB (short for Enterprise JavaBeans) is down 73% since 2014. One potential explanation is that other modern Java-based frameworks like Spring Boot (up 58% in the past year) are open-source, easier to use and less resource intensive. Servlets: Servlets are another Java-based skill fast becoming a legacy technology. Why? Developers using servlets have to write a lot of utility code to support their web applications, while other frameworks, like Spring MVC, automate the manual work, making it faster and easier to build web apps. JSP: Similar to what’s happening with EJB and servlets, JSP (JavaServer Pages) is falling out of fashion as new choices for building dynamic web pages mature and become popular. While JSP is limited to simple, fixed interactions, newer JS frameworks like Angular, React and Vue.js offer richer web apps with lots of user interactions. Are you keeping your tech skills current? In the fast-moving tech world, keeping your skills up to date is critical for both finding a new tech job and investing in your career development. But it can be difficult to figure out what’s a passing fad and what’s here to stay, especially when it seems like new technologies are getting released (and older ones are being phased out) on a daily basis. So how do you adapt, pick up the right skills to power your career and stop falling for the latest short-lived craze or familiar name that’s fading? Five years of steady (and sometimes explosive) growth signals that a language or skill is likely here to stay, at least until the next Python, Java or SQL comes along to disrupt the rankings again. The post Top tech skills employers want going into 2020 appeared first on Seen by Indeed. 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