Polish up that old resume and land your dream job and if you need a little assistance, you can now download this free e-book to get some tips and be on your way to building a resume that gets noticed – and generates job leads!
A reminder of this fine, niche Career resource for this busy, end of the year recruiting and hiring season. Be sure to consider complementing your recruiting of GeoTech professionals by using GEOjobs.BIZ
[Read more…] about GeoJobs.BIZ Employment and Career Resource for GIS, Surveying, Mapping, and Location Technology Sectors
Yes indeed, well, according to this list anyway… it seems that map makers, cartographers and the like are in big demand as they have made a list of fastest growing careers of 2016.
This comes from the article…
Oh, mapmaker, mapmaker, make me a map—the need for people who gather and interpret geographic information to make maps will bloom by 30 percent by 2024. [Read more…] about Mappers Make the List of Top Growing Careers of 2016!
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.
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
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.
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…] about 10 Difficult Coworkers and How to Cope With Them
Even in this gloomy economy a number of job opportunities have recently hit our career board on GISuser and there’s no sign of things slowing down as savvy Geo tech professionals continue to be in demand. Check out these opportunities and more… good luck!
- Programme Specialist (Project Appointment) UNESCO – If you have a postgraduate qualification in Geographic Information Systems, Computer Science (with a specialism in spatial mapping), Data Management or a related field, you can play a central part within the Ocean Observation and Services Section of UNESCO.
- GIS Analyst, Houston TX – GIS Analysts are responsible for working with and synergizing large data sets. You will collaborate and interface with various departments while providing expertise to solve GIS related needs.
[Read more…] about 10 Must Consider GIS/Geo Tech Job Opportunities
A popular stop in the exhibition hall at esriuc is always the Job board, a community bulletin board where job seekers and employers can come together. This year, at the 2012 esriuc, the boards were a little smaller than in years past, however, the traffic in front of them was pretty huge. Here’s a quick-look video at the job board.
According to an article in IDM, Australia is experiencing a shortage in GIS talent. From the article… Australia is not keeping up with the booming demand for Geospatial professionals, UNSW Professor, Chris Rizos, has told a world surveying congress in Sydney. “Sectors using geospatial technology are exploding,” Professor Rizos said. “It includes satellites, agriculture, climate, disaster response, urban planning, navigation, consumer electronics, telecommunications, environment, mining, manufacturing, construction and global security, to name just a few.”
According to tweets coming in from tonight’s Boulder New Tech event, #bdnt on Twitter, Longmont CO based DigitalGlobe is looking to add some 72 new hires in the future. No word on in what capacity but be sure to watch their career board for updates… hey DigitalGlobe, maybe post a few spots in our GISuser career board ;0) see DigitalGlobe.com