If you’re toying with the idea of joining a startup, take some time for a little self-analysis before making the jump. Otherwise, the move could be your downfall. See these related stories on Dice: Want to Jump to a Startup? Think Before You Leap Startups Need Tough Love to Succeed Robert Scoble’s Roadmap to Startups
Is training worth the money? Most tech professionals say yes. One survey says 80 percent of them believe it increases their base salary, which is up from 74 percent in 2011. The people who work in networking, communications, or servers and storage put the most stock in training, though Web and application developers aren’t so sure. Let’s see if it’s right for you. Related Links on Dice Does More Training Really Lead to Raises? Why Train Yourself? An 8.6 Percent Raise… continue…
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How do you get a networking job without experience? Or what if you have experience but are competing against candidates with certifications? Is it impossible? No. You can find a job even without experience or credentials, especially if you look at small companies. Related Links from Dice Target Small Firms for Entry-Level Networking Jobs Consumer Cloud Pushes Data, Programming and Networking Skills
The level of expertise IT network professionals need depends on the type of network they work with and its complexity level. When you connect multiple computers to a network, you’ve formed a LAN, but once the LAN is connected to a WAN, a network specialist will need a different skill set since WANs involve different routers and higher bandwidth performance levels. Want the details? I’ve got ‘em.
What do you do when a manager wants you to train new hires and you worry he’s getting ready to ditch you? Saying “yes” feels like a set-up, and saying “no” makes you seem insubordinate. A no-win situation? Not necessarily. Cat provides some solutions. You can see a related article here. Images: Bigstock