Presenter: John Barry, Tuesday, January 6, 7:30 p.m, at the Danbury Hospital Auditorium.
The economic recovery is progressing and IT hiring is up, according to many industry observers. Finding a job appears to be getting easier, especially for IT professionals with certain skills. This is encouraging news for some but if you are stuck in a dead-end job using the same old skill set, under employed or worse, how do you get started with an effective job search? What skills are in high demand now and in the foreseeable future?
John Barry, Owner and President of ITech Consulting Partners , will be our speaker at the January 6th general meeting. He will answer these and other concerns that many of us have, in this informative and timely presentation that will answer the following questions.
What computer and technology jobs are trending now and into the foreseeable future? What is the best way to obtain those “in demand” skills for better paying jobs, i.e. formal training, on-line classes, self-study, certifications, volunteer work, or something else?
What are some of the pros and cons of choosing between contract, part time, or full time employment opportunities?
How to best use job boards such as Career Builder, Monster, ZipRecruiter.com and others? Should resumes be publicly available for all recruiters to scrutinize (mass marketed), should contact information by hidden so they will contact you through the job board, or should candidates review job postings based on keyword searches and initiate contact with recruiters?
What is the role of networking, such as Read more...
DACS General Meetings
Free and open to the public, DACS general meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month. For directions and parking information, click here. Our featured presentation starts at 7:30. Topics cover the broad spectrum of technology in homes, industry and government from industry professionals, DACS members and/or software vendors.
For those of us who ventured out into the cold on Tuesday night, December 2nd to hear Julia Truchsess talk about 3D Printers, I’m sure most would agree that the time was well spent. Julia brought along with her an Afinia H480, one of her favorite 3D printers, which won Read more...
Annual meeting - There are five openings on the board to fill this year that require your vote at our general meeting on Tuesday, December 2nd. Coincidently there are 5 candidates. A voice vote will be held at approximately 7:45pm. The candidates are:
Moderated and reported by Jim Scheef Q – My wife and I are downsizing our home and I have some stuff I no longer have space to store. There are lots of old cables and some vintage MAC software. Is anyone interested? A – No one jumped up, but there are people who are interested in vintage computers along with Read more...