October has arrived! This means fall, pumpkin picking, Halloween and the beginning of Q4 of the 2018 work year. Ready or not, this year is rapidly coming to a close and 2019 will soon be upon us. While some blogs may wait until December to start talking about 2019, the Sollers Buzz is, as always, thinking about ways to prepare you for the jobs of the future. That is why this week, we are examining a fascinating report that came out of Capitol Communicator’s Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit last week. The summit hosted a panel of recruitment experts who all shared their thoughts on hiring trends we will be seeing in 2019.
One of the things that makes Sollers special is our “no-tuition upfront” payment option. We offer this because we do not want any student to be denied the education they seek due to financial restraints. This is why we offer an “Income Sharing Agreement” option that allows you the ability to take our courses without paying any money out of pocket. However, this type of offer often raises a lot of questions. Today, we are going to answer those questions and hopefully put your mind at ease.
Topics: career advice
The Sollers Buzz blog is designed to keep you in the know regarding the jobs of the future. We pride ourselves in having our thumb on the pulse of the Information Technology industry, and in turn, offering content and courses you need to make informed choices about your job, career, and future. Today, we cover the in-demand skill of Java. What it is, why it’s useful, and the career tracks and salaries associated with it.
In your early years, you attended school with the primary goal of just learning different skills in fields such as math, science, English, and history. Your education was free and was designed to prepare you for the real world as opposed to preparing you for a specific job. However, the older you get, the more responsibilities you take on. The choices you make, especially with money, have a direct impact on your future and the future of your family. Therefore, the goal of education as an adult needs to be direct and specific. Learning a skill, regardless of how valuable, is not always enough to warrant spending a significant amount of money on a certificate program or a short-term course. You need the security of knowing that you will be able to find a job once that program has concluded. This is why important to attend an institution that provides employer-backed programs.
If you plan on entering a Walmart or Target in the next few weeks, you will undoubtedly see the signs and sales celebrating back to school for high school and college students. It’s the time of year that all kids dread and most parents look forward too. A time where students and parents prepare for the upcoming school calendar by buying new clothes and supplies. For college students, it’s a time to purchase new dorm room items, purchase notebooks, and review their class schedule. Going back to school has been heavily commercialized and monetized. However, at the root of it, it’s a time for students to renew their commitment to their education and bettering themselves for the future. While it’s natural for this time of year to be focused on younger generations, it’s important to remember that you’re never too old to go back to school.
Your core set of skills is what makes you valuable as an employee. The type of value you bring to a company is directly connected to the length, direction, and prosperity of your career. This makes the task of upskilling yourself of paramount importance. Furthermore, you must choose which set of skills that are in the highest demand. This week, we will talk about Big Data Analytics. A knowledge base that is not only in high demand, but is currently in the center of a once in a lifetime technology shift.
In last week’s blog, we talked about the need for securing your career for yourself and your family. We’ve discussed in the past the benefits of enrolling in a certificate program and why you should consider alternatives to traditional universities. The central theme is always about pursuing education that is affordable and will prepare you for a long career, and most importantly, for the jobs on the future. Today, we are talking about Microservices, a specialized set of skills that is already in high demand and seeking qualified job candidates to start ASAP.
Decades ago, once you began working for a company: you often stayed for the duration of your career. You would get promoted, maybe move into different departments, but you always knew you had a job and subsequently, a career. Employees had reason to be loyal to a company because they knew that company was going to be loyal to them.
In 2018, there are a multitude of options for anyone looking to further their education or expand on their skillset. Going back to school, while admirable, can be overwhelming due to the growing number of online institutions and continuing education options. Whether it be pursuing your masters, MBA, or a certificate program, your next educational move can have lasting effects on your career. Here are 5 reasons why that next move should be towards a certificate program: