6 Mistakes to Avoid When Transitioning

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Transitioning out of the military into civilian life is difficult. It can be even more difficult if you make basic mistakes that can hinder you from entering the civilian culture prepared. Task and Purpose have compiled a few guidelines for you. Continue reading

Is Technology Killing Jobs or Creating Them? 

The so-called Fourth revolution – the use of robotics, nanotechnology, the Internet of Things, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and 3-D printing – is already changing the labor force and all sectors of life. In an economy centered around people, this change will create bigger social inequality gaps and shape the way we live and work. How is new technology going to change the labor force?

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Challenges in the Tech Industry

Both major employment search engines – Indeed and Glassdoor  – list technology jobs among the most lucrative jobs. In 2017, 7 out of the top 10 best jobs were from the tech industry, software engineering and development in particular. This is based on salary comparisons, growth prospects from 2013 to 2016, and job postings. Additionally, computer and IT jobs are expected to grow 12 % from 2014 – 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And by 2020 there are predicted to be 1.4 million new unfilled software development positions. However, there might not be enough experts to fill these positions. Why is this so? What other problems is the tech industry facing?

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STEM Careers That Only Require An Associate’s Degree

A STEM career doesn’t always mean a lot of schooling is involved. There are many positions that are integral pieces of the STEM field that require more experience than schooling.

Associate degree STEM careers

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Can Transitioning Military get Unemployment?

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The individual states and American territories administer unemployment compensation. The military pays for unemployment insurance premiums on your behalf to the state of your home of record. The program is the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members or UCX.

Although unemployment is designed to assist individuals and families in the event of job loss, the military has designed UCX to pay benefits, generally, even if you do not decide to re-enlist voluntarily. There is a UCX program in each state that can be contacted through the unemployment compensation office. Continue reading

Best Interview Tips for Older Job Seekers

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Older job seekers are normally concerned that the company will hire a younger applicant. Arnie Fertig of U. S. News and World report has some stips. For the older job seeker that make sense. Continue reading

The Highest Paying College Majors of 2017

Choosing the right major can have a big impact on your future. Students should determine what interests them to help guide them in the right direction but knowing which majors have the highest earning potential, certainly can help when making such a big life decision.

The Highest Paying College Majors Starting Salaries

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Ransomware Attacks

In mid-May 2017, the biggest ransomware attack in history targeted many hospitals, FedEx, and various other businesses around the world. Most of the infected computers were running on outdated Microsoft Windows operating systems. The so-called WannaCry worm demanded ransom after encrypting the files on the affected computers. The price for the encryption was a few hundred dollars. How did this incident affect companies?

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