Online Education

6 Steps To Get More Job Offers Via LinkedIn

Do you have a LinkedIn account, have working experience and highly demanded skills but no one offers you a job?

We here to help you with 6 simple steps to improve your profile and gain more recognition online.

By now you need to know that LinkedIn became in the past few year the place for head hunters to look for talented candidates and the reason for that is the fact that LinkedIn works with searching algorithms that decides which profiles will get more exposure.

Here is how you can make this algorithm work for you –

Fill in the profile

The algorithm likes profiles that are full with details. Think of your profile as a resume that recruiters will get once they land on that page. This is your chance to show them all the diplomas, courses and skills you acquired in your career. You can link your profile to GitHub to showcase projects you have been working on.

Use keywords

Like all search engines LinkedIn algorithm works with keywords. You can spread these keywords in you job title, in your past experience and in your skills. Use buzz words like job titles, technologies that you worked with and big companies that you worked for.

Announce That You Are Looking For a Job

Linked in allows you to signal recruiters that you are actively looking for a new position. In your profile settings you will find a segment called Career interests. If you switch it to “ON”, recruiters will know that it is welcomed to contact you.

Endorsements

LinkedIn has a feature called “endorsements”. This is pretty similar to the well known likes from Facebook and Instagram, but these likes will validate your skills. The more people endorse your skills, the more you will appear in search results.

Keeping Your Profile Up To Date

This is very important that you will stay active on Linkedin. You can share a post, you can publish a project that you just finished working on. Keep in mind that LinkedIn is not like Facebook or Instagram, all the content you have been uploading has to be professional and relevant to the field that you work in.

Keep On Learning

The more skills you posses – The more offers you will get. Recruiters are looking for people who learns constantly, gain new skills and works on the newest technologies out there. One of the best ways to learn today is online. You don’t have to leave you home anymore, you can educate yourself online, gain certificates and publish them on you LinkedIn profile. Great sites to learn from – Udemy, Coursera, Edx, KhanAcademy, LinkedinLearing and CodeAcademy.

StackOverFlow Survey

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For the 10th straight year, thousands of developers all over the world took part in one of the biggest surveys about development which revealed trends and updated data.

StackOverFlow is one of the best ways to educate yourself online about programming. In this website you will find unlimited amount of data and answers to most of your questions. Each year, StackOverFlow asks developers about trends and new technologies in the market in order to collect the data and publish the results.

JavaScript Rules

For the 8th straight year, JavaScript is the most popular programming language in the market with 67.7%. In the second place you can find HTML\CSS with 63.1% and for the third most used language you will find SQL with 54.7%.

Among the popular frameworks you will find jQuery at first place and React.js as the second place and for the third place – Angular.

In the developing platforms survey you can find some surprising names –

As you can see, MacOS is located in the 6th spot.

Windows on top!

Almost half or the developers who filled the survey (45.8%) said they prefer running code on windows, 27% said they would do it on MacOS and Linux is slightly behind with 26.6%.

When asked about tools and services they are using 83% use GitHub (only 37% use GitLab), the second most popular tool is Slack with 53% (Microsoft’s Teams got only 25.6%) and in the third place you can find Jira – Atlassian’s project management tool.

Money Talks

World wide, Scala, Perl and Go developers enjoy the best salaries with an average salary of $75,000 a year.

In the US the results are a bit different, Scala, Go and Objective C developers earn the most money with $135,000-$150,000 a year.

And if you check the salary based on a position (world wide), you will find that Engineering Managers earn $92,000 a year, Site Reliability Engineer earns $80,000 a year and DevOps Specialist earns $68,000 a year.

The salaries in the U.S are better and a bit different –

Now you have enough data to decide in what direction you would like to go if you feel like learning something new online.

Top 3 Programming Languages To Learn Online

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One of the most desired skill you can learn in 2020 is programming. The demand for good programmers in the market increases every year. But there is one big problem… There are over 500 different program languages in the world, and you probably never heard of 95% of them. So…. How to pick the right one to learn?

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First of all, this is important to note that you can educate yourself online without any formal education institution involved.

So if you want to become a developer in 2020 or if you want to learn a second developing language, it is smarter to learn one of the most known languages so you will have online support via different forums.

Python

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Since 2008, Python is on the rise and slowly becomes one of the top languages in the market.

Its simplicity makes it very convenient to learn as a first language, but don’t get it wrong, this language is very powerful.

Python is good for Mathematics, Statistics, and Computational Science and is being used heavily in Machine Learning.

Python is used mostly in:

  • Deep Learning and AI
  • Data Science
  • Web Developing
  • Data Analysis

JavaScript

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In today’s world, JavaScript is being used in mobile apps, websites, servers and in cloud technology.

JS is the true “king” of websites programming and it runs almost everywhere – from servers to mobile devices. This fact makes it basically to be one of the top ranked programming languages today.

StackOverflow, one of the biggest forums for developers, asked their users what is the most popular languages today and JavaScript came on top –

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And in the past 5 years, JavaScript in the most used language in GitHub –

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Java

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Although Java lost a its market share to newer languages on the rise such as Python and JavaScript, and as a language it is not “Cloud Friendly”, Java is still one of the most popular languages to learn.

Java has very powerful tools and it is always being updated with new features. In most enterprises, this is still the leading programming language.

Java got developer’s attraction since day one (well, 5 years after its release but it is still impressive).

According to Pypl Java is placed in second place in its popularity.

Java is being used for –

  • Big Data
  • Web Development
  • Applications

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The Best Skills You Can Acquire Online

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Have you ever asked yourself what skills you should learn in order to jump to the next level?
We live in a world with endless possibilities, And each one of us got the tools to educate himself online.

These are the top skill you need to master and you can do it online –

Emotional Intelligence

The ability to control your emotions, and understand the emotions of the people around you. EI is the key component in becoming a good team player and team leader. This skill will help you and your team to maximize efficiency

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You can find courses here

Persuasion 

Persuasion is a game changer in every aspect of our lives. It will help you achieve what you want and influence the right people to serve your goals. It is a key skill in sales and it will help you pass job interviews very quickly.

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You can find courses here

Sales 

No matter what you will do in your life, in some point and time, you will have to sell something. It might be yourself and your skills \ abilities, it can be a product you have been working on, or even help a friend to get a job.

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You can find courses here

Video Production

We spend most of our time tied to some sort of media device – computers, television and smart phones and we are being exposed to hours of virtual content every week. Videos have become a big part of our life – Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and TV commercials. So learning how to make videos will surely be a demanded skill in the next years.

You can find courses here

Top Free Online Education Websites

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In today’s world, you don’t need any formal education in order to succeed. The information is out there for the taking, and if you want to expand your horizons and push yourself to the limit, you can take courses online without leaving your comfy home.

As you might guess, you can acquire certificates and knowledge online from well-known colleges and universities around the world for cheaper than the usual cost of traditional education.

But today we made you a list of websites that offer free education online along with paid online courses.

Udemy.com

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Udemy established in 2010 and as of January 2020 has over 100,000 courses, 50 million students around the world, and 57,000 instructors. Clearly, Udemy has made itself a name in the online education industry.

edX.org

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Founded by Harvard and MIT and has over 20 million students. edX offers its students courses from most of the top-ranked education institutions and from top-level companies.

Codeacademy.com

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One of the top paid professions today is software engineer. Code Academy offers course in 12 different programming languages like – Python, JavaScript, SQL, Go, C++ and more.

KhanAcademy.org

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A non-profit organization with a bold mission – “Provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere”. Khan Academy offers tools parents and teachers along with courses for kindergarten kids up to early college level.

Coursera.org

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Founded in 2012 by two Stanford professors and offers about 4,000 courses, over 13 professional certificates and 20 degrees from top level education insinuations. Most courses offers self-paced quizzes and hands-on projects.