Wonder Women Tech Conference– Rev. Jesse Jackson Announced as Closing Speaker

Reverend Jesse Jackson will discuss Diversity, Technology & Their Impact on Society as the closing speaker at the Wonder Women Tech Diversity & Inclusion in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Conference in Long Beach, CA. The conference, which runs from August 18-20, is organized and produced by Wonder Women Tech (WWT) Foundation, a nonprofit organization that educates and celebrates women and diversity in STEAM. Continue reading Wonder Women Tech Conference– Rev. Jesse Jackson Announced as Closing Speaker

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You’re more likely to hear from tech employers if you have one of these 10 things on your resume 

Studies have shown that recruiters only spend six seconds reading your resume, so it’s important to highlight the words that will get their attention.

A recent Indeed survey found that when sorting through resumes, tech companies are much more likely to respond to candidates that mention certain skills and job titles.

“Having these highly specialized, sought-after skills will likely lead employers to make competitive offers,” says Doug Gray, SVP of engineering at Indeed.

 These are the job titles and phrases that are more likely to get you a call from a potential employer.

1. Python developer (17.9% more likely to be contacted by a potential employer).

2. Java developer (16.3% more likely to be contacted)

3.  Linux engineer (16% more likely to be contacted)

4. Development operations engineer (15.6% more likely to be contacted)

Continue onto Fast Company to read the complete article.

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Wanted: STEM Graduates for The Legal Industry — And Some Reasons They’re Not Applying

Mark A. Cohen

“If you are smart and into science, go to medical school—otherwise, get a law degree” was a popular adage when I was an undergraduate. Law school was the shorter, easier route to a stable professional career, and law grads were paid handsomely for their ‘internships and residencies’ compared to their medical counterparts. Legal practice had little connection to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) back then, and law school was a popular choice for undergrads who majored in everything but hard science. The legal industry was booming and so were law schools whose cost—adjusted for inflation—was 25% of what it is now. That’s all changed, and so too has the marketability of a STEM background across multiple industries—law included. Why is a hard science background suddenly attractive to the legal vertical and why are so few STEM products opting for law school? Continue reading Wanted: STEM Graduates for The Legal Industry — And Some Reasons They’re Not Applying

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