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)

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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


CMD-IT Announces 2017 Richard A. Tapia Award Winner Manuel Perez Quinones

Today, CMD-IT announced the recipient of the 2017 Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing is Manuel Perez Quinones, Associate Dean, College of Computing and Informatics and Professor, Department of Software and Information Systems, University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The Richard A. Tapia Award is awarded annually to an individual who demonstrates significant leadership, commitment and contributions to diversifying computing. Continue reading CMD-IT Announces 2017 Richard A. Tapia Award Winner Manuel Perez Quinones


3D-printed silicone heart beats like the real thing

Advanced 3D printing and manufacturing techniques that can produce soft machines could save a lot of lives in the future. They could be used to make not just soft robots for search and rescue, but also temporary organs for people on the transplant waiting list, like the artificial heart created and tested by a team of researchers from ETH Zurich. The researchers have developed a silicone heart that beats like the real organ does using a 3D-printing, lost-wax casting technique.

In the future, it could be used as an temporary heart instead of the blood pumps hospitals use today for patients waiting for a heart transplant. Since it’s a single solid silicone structure, it doesn’t have the usual disadvantages associated with typical pumps’ metallic and plastic mechanisms, which are susceptible to complications. That’s why when the team set out to create an artificial heart, they made it their goal to develop one that “is roughly the same size as the patient’s own one and which imitates the human heart as closely as possible in form and function.”

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