Do you love retail therapy? How about the idea of a career that puts you on the leading edge of new product launches—ones that improve lives daily? If you dream of working in retail or ecommerce, a tech role might be the best way to break into the business, as retail is a top 6 employer of tech talent.
The blanket term “retail” encompasses any business that directly sells consumer goods. Retailers can include e-commerce sales that take place across the web, as well as brick-and-mortar stores like supermarkets, department stores, or specialty mom-and-pop shops. Household goods, appliances, fashion apparel, beauty products, toys, entertainment like video games—these subsets are all part of a $30.3 trillion global industry. Continue reading
As an economic recession looms, it seems like layoffs are everywhere. In recent months, tech layoffs, in particular, have monopolized the news, with over 100,000 tech layoffs in 2023 so far. In reality, it’s actually the arts, entertainment and recreation industry saw the highest layoff rate last year in the U.S., followed by construction.
Despite all this, things aren’t as grim as they may seem. In contrast to layoff news, January reached the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. since 1969. And while tech layoffs have been loud in the headlines, demand for tech talent continues to increase.
If you’re trying to figure out what to do after a job layoff, you’re not alone, and there is hope. This article helps break down the steps you can take to make your next move less overwhelming. Continue reading
Tech represented a bright spot in the economy as one of the best industries to work in during the pandemic. With flexible, high-paying jobs, it was incredibly attractive to many people embarking upon new career paths. Then, a shift: as economic uncertainties carried on through 2022, Google, Microsoft and Amazon laid off over 70,000 employees—the start of a downsizing tide that included Salesforce, Meta, Twitter, Stripe, Shopify, and others.
But that’s not the whole story. Continue reading
Rebecca Szymczak, aka Cardsy B, author of The Saturn Diaries and tarot reader to the stars, b gvhas tips for which signs should go full steam ahead as the last of our retrogrades moved direct, and which signs should use this month’s Aquarian nature to pause and reflect. She also has some insight into career changes- both in terms of inside and outside opportunities – coming in where you may least expect them.
February arrives as we’ve already settled into the Lunar New Year (Jan 22) and are heading into the activating full moon in Leo on Feb 5th. February also has all planets in our solar system moving direct. This, coupled with the fiery full moon in Leo at the beginning of the month, jumpstarts our solar plexus and sparks some much-needed inspiration and momentum.
No matter what your sign may be, there are plenty of opportunities on the way this February, so read on to see what treats the cards have in store. Continue reading
In 2022, the estimated data generated equaled 97 zettabytes (that’s nearly 100 billion terabytes). As companies generate more data, they need data analysts to interpret it. With an acute skills shortage, entry-level data analyst jobs are a great place to start or restart a career.
According to research from the World Economic Forum, data analysts and scientists are the most in-demand job worldwide. Data analysts help companies solve business problems by collecting, cleaning, and interpreting data with statistical methods and analysis software.
Since the field is evolving and growing so fast, four-year degree programs can’t produce graduates fast enough or keep up with the changing skills needed for the workplace. One option to bypass the four-year degree or switch careers into data analytics is to complete a data analytics bootcamp. Continue reading
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With news of layoffs and uncertainty in the tech industry, you may be wondering if you are making the wrong career choice by becoming a programmer. Are there any companies hiring software engineers still out there?
Good news: Beyond the doom-and-gloom headlines, there are plenty of job opportunities for software engineers across all kinds of companies.
Software developer was named the #1 best job in 2023 by U.S. News and World Report. It scored this honor due to its high demand, job growth, low unemployment and stress levels, and work-life balance. Demand for software engineers is expected to grow by 25% by 2031.
In more good news, tech companies are far from the only industry hiring software engineers. Every type of company from banks to hospitals to defense contractors needs software engineers to build infrastructure and apps for their business. Continue reading
Throughout history, Black women have been trailblazers in the tech industry, despite facing societal challenges and inequities. Inventing groundbreaking products and pushing the boundaries of what is possible has evolved. In the 21st century, this legacy of innovation continues as Black women continue to make their mark.
To celebrate Black History Month we are highlighting Black women who are making a huge impact on today’s society. Keep reading to hear their stories… Continue reading
Software impacts nearly all aspects of our lives today. If you woke up to an alarm on your mobile phone, ordered lunch via an app, or used technology to get your work done today, you can thank software developers. If you’re interested in improving your problem-solving and analytical skills to help solve challenges (whether that’s how lunch gets ordered or something bigger, like climate change), software engineering could be the next career for you.
If you are wondering how to land a software engineering job with no experience, you’ve come to the right place. At General Assembly, we help thousands of people change careers and get entry-level jobs in software engineering in months. No four-year computer science degree required. This quick start guide outlines five steps to take to launch your new career in software engineering, regardless of your background. Continue reading
Changing careers can be daunting. However, sometimes a career change doesn’t mean changing companies. If you love your company but hate your job, you might be able to transition your role. It is often easier to change within an existing company than apply for a new role.
This is especially true if you’re interested in pursuing a career in UX Design, Data, or Coding. Many companies are struggling to get the talent they need to fill open technical roles, even with rampant layoffs and a global recession. Gaining digital skills is one of the most effective ways to change jobs internally without leaving the company.
With that in mind, keep reading to discover the benefits of making the switch and what factors to consider when changing careers internally. Continue reading
As companies increasingly hire for skills, not degrees, there is more opportunity than ever to break into tech or grow your career off the traditional beaten path. Major companies like Google, Delta, Mastercard and Bank of America have shifted to skills-based hiring. However, you might be asking: what exactly are those skills companies are hiring for?
We spoke to General Assembly instructors and tech professionals at Uber and Doordash to uncover the top skills they see hiring managers looking for in 2023, whether you want to switch careers or land that promotion. Here are the 5 skills you should learn to take your career to the next level this year. Continue reading