Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2013’

15 Common IT Job Search Mistakes

By Rich Hein Searching for a new IT position in a competitive market can be an uphill battle. One little mistake could cost you the opportunity. Read on to make sure you aren’t making one of these commonly seen blunders in your job search. Bill Waas Comment: Although this is geared for senior executives, other than items 5 & …

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Winners Announced for the 2013 Illinois Technology Foundation Fifty for the Future®

50 College and 10 High School Students from Illinois recognized as technology industry’s best and brightest students   October 18, 2013 | CHICAGO – The Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fueling the technology workforce in Illinois, announced the top 60 Illinois technology students for 2013.  The program, in its 7th year, recognizes 50 college students and …

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15 Top Paying Certifications for 2013

Having earned an IT certificate, many individuals think they are automatically entitles to a huge raise. It depends! See the 15 top paying certificates. READ MORE

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Grad Nation – Where does Illinois Stand in 2013 Index

Poverty: Illinois ranks 31st in childhood poverty at 20.0 percent. College Education: Illinois ranks 10th in college completion at 37.6 percent. Average Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR): Increased from 77.1 to 81.9 percent from 2002 to 2010 Good news, we are heading in the right direction, just not fast enough. READ THE SUMMARY REPORT Make a Difference- Volunteer  Join 300 of your fellow …

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INFOGRAPHIC: America’s School Dropout Epidemic By The Numbers

Sundance Channel In today’s competitive economy, the value of a diploma cannot be overstated. Yet when only seven in 10 ninth-graders complete high school on time and a child is kicked out or drops out of high school every 26 seconds, it’s clear there’s an epidemic keeping our youth from realizing their dreams. READ MORE

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2013) – As kids nationwide are getting back into the homework routine, the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) teamed up with Google to ask parents the question many silently dread each fall – are you ever unable to help your kids with their homework? The new survey revealed that not only do nearly 50 percent of parents (49.1 …

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Gartner: Top 10 future strategic IT predictions

by Michael Cooney Level 8 From the impact of 3D printing to securing tons of data, Gartner lists the biggest IT challenges through 2020. READ MORE

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Ten Ways to Boost Your Social Media Profile

 By Dennis McCafferty  |  Baseline There are many real-life scenarios in which social media torpedoes a career. It’s quite possible to get fired, for example, after posting inflammatory remarks in the heat of an argument—even if the discussion had nothing to do with work. Or that old frat-party photo of you could land on the computer screen of the executive who just …

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Change the Equation Business leaders in Illinois have sounded an alarm. They cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students’ lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. To address this challenge, Illinois is raising the bar. The state has joined 44 others in adopting high math standards for K-12 — …

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Is your company looking for free IT interns?

Andi GrabemeyerProgram Developer and Director/Manager- I create and execute effective human service and employment programs Need a NO-COST Intern? Want to get Unemployed Chicagoans Back to Work? Here’s your chance! Microtrain, through the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, has been awarded an NEG grant to administer a program to help get unemployed Chicagoans back to work. National Emergency Grants (NEGs) temporarily …

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