NRCC Information Technology

Careers

Last Updated: July 3, 2014

INSTRUCTIONS

  • This page links to several resourses to help you learn about internships, co-ops, or IT jobs.
  • Click on an image to visit the web site resource.
  • Take ITE 105 IT Careers & Cyberethics to learn more about IT Careers.

Useful Career Web Sites & Articles

bullet1 Learn How to Become - Wonderful site to find your dream career. Includes basic skills, steps, degrees, salaries, and job growth info.

bullet1 Experience - Great site for entry-level jobs for new college graduates

bullet1 How to Prepare for a Phone Interview by ShortTel

bullet1 Job Hunt by Open Colleges Blog - very useful blog for career switchers

bullet1 7 Smart LinkedIn Habits of Successful Job Seekers[Infographic] by CareerBliss (PDF capture)

bullet1 15 Most Valuable College Majors by Forbes. Computer Science and related earn #3, #4 and #8 top spots.

bullet1 10 Worst College Majors by Forbes. Liberal Arts and more on this list.

bullet1 Information Technology Degrees and Unemployment Rates by Education Portal

bullet1 Your Next Job: Mobile app developer? With companies scrambling to build mobile apps, there's a gold rush on for developers willing to retool their technical skills and adopt a new design mind-set. InfoWorld / Developer World on June 27, 2011.

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Digital Game Industry Sites

IGDA NC Triangle NC Triangle IGDA (International Game Developer's Association) located in Ralegh, NC only 4 hours from NRCC with over 35 game studios. See the companies and jobs available.

IGDA NC Triangle is a chapter that is a part of the non-profit organization International Game Developers Association (IGDA) for video and computer game developers within the area of Raleigh, NC. Anyone is free to become a member of the chapter and attend meetings held in the Raleigh-Durham (Triangle) area. The chapter encourages students and game industry professionals to get involved as much as possible to help the NC Triangle chapter.

Breaking InBreaking In - Preparing for your career in Games. Information about careers in the game industry including real people, salaries and more.

Gamification Play to Learn: 100 Great Sites on Gamification by Top5OnlineColleges.org
bullet1 Top Gaming Salaries, Studios & Schools by Big Fish Games
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Career & Internship Sites

Robert Half Technology Salary Guides by Robert Half International - The Robert Half Technology Salary Guides Guide features projected starting salary ranges for more than 70 IT positions, tips for finding and keeping top talent, and a glossary of job descriptions.
My Next Move My Next Move - Use My Next Move to search over 900 different careers and see important information including skills, tasks, technologies, salaries, and employment outlook. Discover related apprenticeships and training, and search actual job openings. Site developed by the National Center for O*NET Development through a cooperative grant agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.

CompuCertCompuCert web site. Great information about 100 different career choices in Information Technology, Computer Science and Engineering. Also includes information about most computer certifications and private college degree programs.

NRCC Counseling Career

NRCC's Counseling & Career Services offers career services through the counseling office. The New River Valley Job Fair Expo is usually held in March each year.

RBTC The Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council web site. Includes over 200 technology companies, events and job listings for the New River and surrounding areas.

 

RU CareersRadford University's Career Center site - This site links to internships and job searches.

 

Virginia TechVirginia Tech's Career Services site - Explore careers and majors as well as links to internships, co-ops and jobs.
NRCC Career BrochureNRCC's Computing Career Brochure - Right click the image to download the entire brochure as a PDF file or view the brochure online.
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Cost of Living

Best Places.netAreaVibesCost of Living Comparison - Just tell us your current city and where you'd like to move. Compare the cost of living to a new location versus where you currently live. You may be surprised.
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Job Search Sites

bullet1 LinkedIn - create a profile and network online for your next job
bullet1 Simply Hired - search jobs from company sites, job boards and the web
bullet1 Indeed - one search, all jobs
bullet1 Career Builder - job search, and advice and resources too
bullet1 Career Jet - employment search engine
bullet1 Monster - job search, resources and more

U.S. Department of Labor

Career One Stop


Career One Stop

Career One Stop is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor,
Employment and Training Administration.

  • Identify Interests
  • Explore Careers
  • Get Work Experience
  • Find Education Options
  • Note: Career One Stop replaced the Career Voyages web site March 2010.

bullet1 Find Salary Info by Job and Location from Career One Stop

PDF fileChoosing a Career Activity Worksheet from BLS. Includes links to several great resources.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Start Here... Click the image to browse the Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Quarterly
Occupational Outlook Quarterly - OOQ provides practical information on jobs and careers and is updated quarterly.

Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to find occupation job profiles that match the Information Technology industry.

Here's how to find some of the IT jobs from this web site:

IT Entry-Level Job Pathways

Go to web site, then select Professional, then Computer and Mathmatical to find these job profiles:

  • Computer Network, Systems and Database Adminstrators
  • Computer software Engineers and Computer Programmers
  • Computer Support Specialists

IT Management Job Pathways

Go to the web site, then select Management, then Management to find these job profiles:

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Top Executives

bullet1 Teacher's Guide to Handbook
bullet1 K12 Guide to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment Statistics

bullet1 Occupational Employment Statistics home page - shows employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations across the industry clusters.

Web doc Bureau of Labor Statistics home page

Occupational Outlook Quarterly Online

PDF file"Focused Jobseeking - A measured approach to looking for work" article from Occupational Outlook Quarterly - Spring 2011

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ACM Computing Degrees & Careers

ACM Careers

Visit the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) web site above for great information about IT Careers.

IEEE Career and Employment Resources

IEEEVisit the IEEE web site for Career and Employment Resources. IEEE orginal acronym for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Now it is merely referred to as I-triple-E.

 

Virginia WorkForce Connection

VirginiaVisit the Virginia WorkForce Connection web site.
Your doorway to employment and labor market information in Virginia. See job projections by New River/Mount Rogers community profile.

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