Information Technology Careers for Veterans

SPONSORED Let’s face it, technology is the future – and the future is here. From driverless cars and cryptocurrencies becoming mainstream to AI and better-than-ever virtual reality, we’re definitely going to be seeing some pretty cool technology this year. Information Technology Careers are at the forefront of the tech boom. Have you thought about working ...

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The Warrior Ethos Reaches Tech

Post military service, Jameel Matin gradually got comfortable with the business casual look. After all, for five years he wore a Marines’ uniform. In his closet camouflage made way for button up polos and creased slacks. Wearing the attire of a retail operations manager and research analyst, Jameel was gainfully employed in the greater San ...

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5 Tech Skills Needed to Succeed in High Paying IT Jobs

If you were to believe the recruitment videos, there are only two kinds of jobs you can do in the military: combat arms (including fighting magma monsters with a sword), and the kinds of slick, high-tech work that cause an instantaneous post-training morph into respected and high paying IT Jobs the instant you walk off ...

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Welding Schools For Transitioning Military Veterans

Employers desperately need trained welders. That's because they know that their products and structures are only as good as the welds and the welders who produce them — highly skilled men and women with the satisfaction of knowing that their welds literally hold America together. Professional welders work almost everywhere – in the automotive, aerospace ...

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Soft Skills That Matter in IT Manager Jobs

When people think about pursuing IT manager jobs, they tend to focus heavily on the technical skill requirements related to the position. But where do soft skills in IT manager jobs fit into the equation? Soft skills in the IT industry are crucial because while your technical prowess may get you the job, your ability ...

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Army Veteran Turned Software Engineer

Co-author, Breaking Into Startups I discovered programming while deployed to Iraq in 2015. I was working night shifts at the Joint Operations Center in Baghdad. My job was to the write the daily SITREP, or situation report, that summarized daily events in theater. My biggest problem was my primary source for information was one spreadsheet ...

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See How This Veteran Was Able to Confidently Pursue a Career in Coding

Jameel Matin spent 5 years in the US Armed Forces as an Infantryman in the Marine Corps. The Southern California native and Diamond Bar High School graduate recently shared the story of his personal career exploration and what he’s discovered by way of the journey. Post military service, Jameel Matin gradually got comfortable with the ...

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Learning to Code While Deployed to Iraq

TL; DR: While still in the Army, I went from never having programmed to getting into Hack Reactor. Here is what I learned along the way: Make productivity your default Don’t continue to do things inefficiently Adopt a growth mindset when it sucks My Story: 9 months ago, I completed my first codeacademy course on ...

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