For job seekers in 2021, it's important to find a role that will be in high demand both now and in the coming years. Here are eight of the most promising jobs in technology.
"For job seekers, the demand for specific jobs should factor into their career decisions -- perhaps now more than ever. With the job market affected by events, such as the global pandemic and its resulting wave of layoffs, it's important to know which jobs are still on the upswing.
Learn about eight of the most in-demand tech jobs and IT jobs 2021 has to offer, as well as general job duties, recommended skills for job seekers, why the position is in demand, and paths to careers for each position listed. Jobs are not ranked in any order."
Parents with kids at home are more likely to want to return to office life, a study by Harvard Business School finds
"A survey by Harvard Business School has found 81% of people who have been working from home through the COVID-19 pandemic either don't want to go back or prefer a hybrid schedule. Of the 1,500 remote workers surveyed for the study, 27% hope to continue working remotely full time indefinitely, while 61% would prefer to mix working from home with going into the office two or three days a week..."
To create and maintain an adaptable, dynamic organization that thrives in ever-changing conditions, IT leaders must encourage staff to continually acquire new skills and embrace new mindsets.
When McAfee CIO Scott Howitt asks prospective hires about their hobbies, he's actually trying to discern whether they're self-motivated learners.
'I purposely look for people for whom learning is a hobby: Do they travel, do they read, are they programming Raspberry Pis on their own? Those are the people I want,' Howitt says.
He hired one applicant who set up a mini data center in his garage to work on networking skills, and he created a position for an HR colleague who shared that she had earned the Global Information Assurance Certification on her own.
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