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Op-Ed: How To Land A Six-Figure Job Offer In IT

Editorial Note: Opinions and thoughts are the writer’s own and not those of AFROTECH. Inflation is up, so your salary should be going up too. And there’s no better place to get a higher salary than in the Information Technology field. With the ever-growing demand for skilled IT professionals, the IT industry has many high-salary opportunities to offer. Whether you are an experienced IT professional looking to level up or someone considering a career transition into the IT sector, it is possible to land a six-figure job offer in IT with some research and preparation. 1. Identify a high-paying in-demand niche The IT industry is pretty wide, so start by identifying in-demand niches with high salaries. This crucial first step will help you narrow down your focus so you can create a strategic plan on how to get into that specific field. Most people cast a wide net and find themselves going around in circles because they get confused by the different options they are pursuing. In order to...

Sep 1, 2023

The Linux Foundation Partners With Blacks In Technology to Provide $100K in Training & Certification

The Linux Foundation — the non-profit arm of the merger between Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group — has announced in a press release that they’ve partnered with Blacks In Technology to provide $100,000 in training and certification to what they’re calling “deserving individuals.” According to the press release, the San Francisco-based company confirmed they’ll be awarding 50 scholarships each quarter to rising Black technology stars. The scholarship is not a monetary disbursement — rather, the Linux Foundation will provide a voucher for each recipient to register for any of their certification exams at no cost. Each certification costs approximately $300, and these scholarships will certainly allow aspiring techies to achieve their goals regardless of their socioeconomic status. In the past, much ado has been made about the financial barrier between Black men and women and high-paying tech jobs, so this is certainly a step in the right direction. “We are...

3 Remote Work IT Security Tips

Do you remember the time when working from home was considered a luxury? Now, workers across the world have transitioned to working remotely due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19. Remote work has become a necessity in today’s world. However, the sudden transition to remote work has left many gaps in security strategies and protocols. More companies are considering making the transition to remote work long-term, but this will require making changes to the security protocols and strategies to ensure protection against identity theft, data breaches, and other cyberattacks. What security measures does your business have in place to ensure your remote workers are protected? Tip #1: Invest in the right antivirus software One of the most effective resources available to your business is antivirus software . A cyber attack can result in significant financial and reputational damage to a business. There is a strong chance the numbers will rise as more cyber criminals look to obtain...

Jan 15, 2021