EDU Tip – Introduction to QGIS via Self Paced Learning

Here’s a fabulous New Year E-learning opportunity for the young GeoGeek, or anyone looking to polish up their programming skills. QGIS, much like Python, is a skill all the cool kids are learning, and employers are craving! Enter this MOOC from Delmar that enables you to learn valuable QGIS skills in a self paced, online environment – Oh, and it’s free!

Introduction to Geospatial Technology Using QGIS

Self paced. February, 23 2015 – March 27, 2015

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The Top 5 Best and Worst Resume Terms

The year end is rapidly approaching and that means time to polish up the resume – yep, this is hands-down THE best time to shop yourself around and score that dream job! Before you hit send on that resume though you may want to look for some of the best and worst words/descriptors for the resume – this according to research from CareerBuilder.

best and worst resume terms

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Small Business Employment, Pay and Hours Worked Grew in November

Some rosy year-end news as the research shows some progress in the employment arena… More Than 830,000 Jobs Added Since March 2010.  Intuit Inc. today issued its monthly Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes. Here are topline results from each of the reports:

Small Business Employment Index

  • U.S. small businesses added 30,000 new jobs in November, an increase of 0.15 percent, making for more than 830,000 jobs added since March 2010.
  • Small business employees saw a 0.3 percent increase in monthly compensation, with average monthly pay reaching $2,775, up $9 from October.
  • Hourly employees worked an average of 109.5 hours in November, up 18 minutes, or 0.3 percent, from October’s revised figure.

These findings come from the monthly Intuit QuickBooks Small Business Employment Index and are based on data from Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll, covering the period from Oct. 24 – Nov. 23

10 Difficult Coworkers and How to Cope With Them

Here’s an interesting, humorous, and realistic look at some of the coworkers (like the parasite, the frenemy, and the  Volcano) you may encounter on the job and how to deal with them. Getting along with coworkers mostly means minding your own business, according to Geoffrey James, author of Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know.

10 difficult coworkers

Here are 10 of the most difficult coworkers:

1. The Waffler
Wafflers study everything to death, always seeking that mythical single last bit of information that will make a decision into a no-brainer. If your project hinges on a waffler, establish a deadline, with a default if no course of action is chosen.

2. The Competitor
The competitor defines the world as a zero-sum game. He always must feel that he’s won and that someone else has lost. To deal with him, channel that competitiveness into helping his team win (and somebody else’s team lose). [Read more…]

RDO Equipment Co. Hiring Open House Events @rdoequipment

RDO Equipment Co. will be holding Hiring Open House Events in Riverside and Phoenix Locations in June. Details frmo RDO… RDO Equipment Co. is looking for talented, dedicated, and ambitious people who create innovative solutions and want to build a career in an organization that strives to be a great place to work.

“We are hosting two hiring open house events at our Riverside, CA and Phoenix, AZ locations. Our California and Arizona stores have a variety of opportunities available in sales, parts, and service. Onsite interviews will be conducted.”

See details HERE

On Twitter see @rdoequipment

E-book Profiles How GIS Technology Improves Health Care Industry

A new resource from American Sentinal University ‘The State of the Modern Health Care Industry in the 21st Century: Technology and Business Intelligence Leads the Way,’ profiles the tech shifts in health care and offers an inside look into how geographic information systems (GIS) can be applied into health care organizations and the industry’s growing need for professionals with GIS knowledge.

See more about the E book in this announcement

Recent GIS, GeoTech and GeoJob Opportunities

Recent opportunities of interest for GeoTech professionals from GeoJobs.BIZ

.NET Developer, UK –  A global company offering a diverse, performance-driven culture and an innovative and engaging environment. They are launching a new initiative and are in need of 2-3 software engineers to join their team. They are working with 1 – 4 million lines of code and need developers that are energized by that rather than scared away!

GIS Analyst, GA – This position is responsible for GIS project management; spatial analysis; cartographic production and database design and maintenance.

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10 GIS / GeoTech Career Opportunities

Plenty of activity and career opportunities recently for the geoGeek thanks to the GeoJobs.Biz resource! The following are just 10 of the most recent opportunities – good luck!

  1. Senior Product Manager, INRIX – INRIX seeks a Senior Product Manager to identify, define, and champion innovative business and product initiatives.
  2. ArcGIS API for JavaScript Product Engineer – Are you eager to improve existing web offerings and push the envelope of what’s possible in a browser?
  3. GIS Software Account Manager – Blue Marble Geographics, a world leader in GIS software and the developer of the Geographic Calculator and Global Mapper, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced GIS software Account Manager. Blue Marble is a well-established, growing GIS software company with a global B-to-B customer base.
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GeoTech Jobs and more jobs

There’s been loads of activity in the Geo industry, starting with jobs, lots of them! Just have a wander around GeoJobs.BIZ and check out the latest opportunities that include positions for: Developer Advocate, Product Engineers, Interns, Software Developers, consultants, and many more! The following are just a sampling of some of the opportunities available to you: