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Mentorship can play a key role in career development, by expanding your professional network and providing new opportunities in which to grow your skills and your confidence. In this  Careers  article, we’ll explore the value of mentorships and list resources to help you get started. Diversity and Sustainability Mentoring and internship programs, besides being important to career growth, are also crucial to open source...
By VM Brasseur Welcome to open source! We have thousands upon thousands of projects available for you to use and contribute to. This might seem a bit overwhelming, but it's going to be OK. Open source needs you, and we're here to help get you started. What Is an Open Source Project? So what  is  an open source project anyway? It seems like the answer should be easy. “It's openly available code,” right?...
A comprehensive open source strategy is crucial for maximizing the benefits of open source software (OSS), says a  recent Forrester study .  Those benefits, the study says, include: Accelerating application development and deployment  Empowering innovation  Increasing flexibility Lowering operational costs However, only 37 percent of survey respondents have a company-wide policy in place to...
In today’s competitive tech industry, both employers and job seekers understand the importance of IT certification. In fact, according to a  CompTIA study , “91 percent of employers believe IT certifications play a key role in the hiring process and are a reliable predictor of a successful employee.” Additionally, certification can help tech professionals earn higher salaries or move into new career roles....
Nearly one third of U.S. workers under 40 have considered changing jobs or careers since the global pandemic began, according to a  Washington Post poll  from July, 2021. And, “about 1 in 5 workers overall have considered a professional shift.” According to the article, respondents said the pandemic altered how they think about what is important in their lives and careers. “It has given them a heightened...