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Online learning – constant learning anytime and anywhere – part II

Online learning – constant learning anytime and anywhere – part II

While we have introduced you to online learning and provide you different sources in part I, there is more to konw about online learning. In this part, we talk about what online learning is and what methods and forms of are being available. What is online learning?...

Online learning – constant learning anytime and anywhere – part I

Online learning – constant learning anytime and anywhere – part I

How e-learning supports lifelong learning If lifelong learning becomes the norm, it must be available everywhere and at any time. In today's age of digitisation technological innovations and renewals are growing exponentially. It is important to not only be constantly...

Did You Wear Purple on International Women’s Day?

Did You Wear Purple on International Women’s Day?

Yesterday, March 8, was International Women's Day (IWD) and it was celebrated across the world. This annual celebration honours women’s remarkable contribution to our society and their social, economic, cultural and political achievements. The significance of March 8...

How These Soft Skills Can Help You Advance Your Career in Tech

How These Soft Skills Can Help You Advance Your Career in Tech

Soft skills are one of the key pillars for success in your career no matter the industry you’re in, and is especially necessary in tech. Why? Because everything you build, create or deliver is ultimately for, or through people. Moreover, mastering communication,...

What it Means to Celebrate Women in STEM

What it Means to Celebrate Women in STEM

It’s no secret that long-standing biases and gender stereotypes have limited women and girls from pursuing their dreams and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). And despite the advances, women continue to remain...

A Career in the Video Game Industry? Game On!

A Career in the Video Game Industry? Game On!

How do you know whether the game industry is for you? Chances are it probably is. In Switzerland 25% women in tech already work in this space compared to only 15% working in IT in general, and although young, the Swiss game scene is booming. The game industry* is one...

6 Tips to Achieve Your 2020 Goals

6 Tips to Achieve Your 2020 Goals

What are you ready for this year? What are you going to do to get what you want? Most of us have big ambitions for 2020 and our “why” for these ambitions is probably crystal clear. We know what we want to achieve and what we’re capable of - we’re inspired and ready to...

The Best Invitation You’ll Receive for an Amazing 2020

The Best Invitation You’ll Receive for an Amazing 2020

I recently came across a Facebook memory that had me reflecting on the passing of time, setting goals and celebrating victories. One word, that’s all I had written in the original post “6 years ago today” and with the emoji tag “feeling comfortable”. What life event...

A cool hobby or an in-demand career in tech? THIS is for you

A cool hobby or an in-demand career in tech? THIS is for you

Whether you’re seeking an exciting hobby, acquiring a different set of skills or making a career move, coding is essentially what you’re after. Here is why. If you seek a cool, impressive and dynamic interest that doubles as a practical skill, then look no further...

Reinvent your career – A 6 ½ Step Guide

Reinvent your career – A 6 ½ Step Guide

We all know it. We scroll past motivational posts on Instagram reminding us every day that life is (too) short to do something that isn’t right for you anymore, that you’re bored of, or are simply no longer inspired by. (Do what makes you happy, anyone?) This is when...

Are T-shaped people better programmers?

Are T-shaped people better programmers?

Coming across the word T-shaped person I immediately related the term to the body type of a person - how about you? Well, I had to learn that it has nothing to do with the physical appearance of a person but rather their skills and expertise. Are you a T-shaped...

Nail your next (job) interview

Nail your next (job) interview

Beginning of June, our partner organisation Girls in Tech Switzerland organised another career advising event. Christopher Lübbers shared his expertise, tips and insights around job interviews with us, have you missed it? Here is the good news! We consolidate the main...

Spring clean your skills

Spring clean your skills

Skills - the new gold of the future! Every company is in daring need of skills, especially in the digital area. Is the job you have applied for and started years ago still the same? Most probably not, a lot of tasks have changed and you were and are still required to...

Spring clean your LinkedIn profile

Spring clean your LinkedIn profile

According to different studies, more than 80% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to find talents. Even more recruiters and internal Talent Acquisition manager will use LinkedIn to validate your profile and find out more about you. Isn't it time to make sure your profile...

Spring clean your Google result

Spring clean your Google result

How often have you googled a person you meet, you worked with or came across their names? Equally often people might google you, specially recruiter want to find out more about you and will google your name. So first thing first; google yourself! What does your google...

Spring clean your inbox

Spring clean your inbox

Have you ever scrolled to the end of your inbox? I am sure you will find some emails at the very end you were never answering and they are no longer needed. The messiest thing in your life is probably your inbox, with lots of old and useless emails. So it is time to...

Spring clean your resume

Spring clean your resume

Like your wardrobe, your resume needs to be cleaned out once in a while. It not only helps you to be ready when the next opportunity comes along, it will clear your mind to plan the next career step! The best time to update your resume is actually when you are...

Goal #5: Filter advice from others

Goal #5: Filter advice from others

Guest blog by Diana Duque Most advice is delivered with good intentions — but it’s not always useful and better than to pile it up in your head, and sometimes add that to your insecurities, we should start sorting it out into what we take in consideration and what we...

Goal #4: Stop over apologizing

Goal #4: Stop over apologizing

Guest blog by Diana Duque We’ve all been or still are guilty of this, and here’s the thing — women tend to do this a lot. Here’s the gist: if you keep saying sorry for everything, you’re constantly taking blame onto yourself. Try this instead. If you can — if you...

Goal #3: Create a Highs and Lows List

Goal #3: Create a Highs and Lows List

Guest blog by Diana DuqueThis one could almost be a corollary of the previous goal but indulge us and make this a separate goal. It’s nearly impossible to adequately discuss everything that happened in the span of a year, so don’t even try. Instead, focus on...

Goal #2: Start prepping our performance review now

Goal #2: Start prepping our performance review now

Guest blog by Diana DuqueSo maybe you were just done with your performance review and won’t be having one for at least a year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start prepping right now, and by that, we mean doing all the leg work to ensure your next review will be...

Goal #1: Be the role model you wanted to have

Goal #1: Be the role model you wanted to have

Guest blog by Diana DuqueThis is not a hashtag or a meme you can just post using Beyoncé’s picture… High profile role models are important in helping women reach board level. Senior women demonstrate that there is no limit on what others can achieve at the company,...

2019, the year of the #Goaldigger

2019, the year of the #Goaldigger

Guest blog by Diana Duque Did you know that January 17th is known as the “Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day”? Well, if you haven’t already, maybe now it’s a good day to reevaluate the somewhat tipsy goals you made while you were partying and focus on actual goals that...

10 reasons to disconnect this holiday

10 reasons to disconnect this holiday

1. Taking time off makes you more productive Working 60-hour work weeks for 2 months causes a decrease in your productivity equivalent to working 40-hour weeks in the first place! It's just good sense to take it easy. 😇2. Your brain has work to do when it's not...

6 women in tech who prove dream careers do come true

6 women in tech who prove dream careers do come true

You know, I've had conversations with people who challenge me when I say representation matters, role models matter. Spoiler alert: both were white guys from a privileged background. Representation matters. Why? (As if I needed to tell you...!) Because, when you see...

Setting career goals for 2019

Setting career goals for 2019

Hey friend! Grab a pen and paper for your first go at setting your 2019 career goals– this helps your stream of consciousness and allows you to get messy. In the last step we'll capture your goals and plans online where you can refer back to it.1. Start early (start...

Two steps to a bullet-proof mindset and getting paid your worth

Two steps to a bullet-proof mindset and getting paid your worth

Written by Hela Maria Jaffar at our workshop on Finding your Unicorn Job.  Finding your unicorn job is not a walk in the park - it will take some time and some self-reflection on what’s important to you and what you value. Fortunately, Wies Bratby, owner of Women in...

Avoid these 6 mistakes when job-hunting

Avoid these 6 mistakes when job-hunting

Written by Hela Maria Jaffar at our workshop on Finding your Unicorn Job. Hela is a blockchain and cryptocurrency expert, as well as a Director of Girls in Tech Switzerland. Finding your unicorn job is not a walk in the park - it will take some time and some...

Tips to master a new skill

Tips to master a new skill

Even if you don’t know exactly what you’ll need to learn, you can’t go wrong cultivating a growth mindset and embracing the idea that you’ll have to learn something. It doesn’t matter if you graduated from college last year or 10 years ago. Even if you don’t know...

How to get paid your worth

How to get paid your worth

1. Do your research Salarium.ch has a "salary wizard" that allows users to enter a job category, experience and match it to a location. The wizard then generates a salary report with wage, bonus, and benefits information. If relocation is a possibility, spend some...

4 mistakes to avoid when you want to get into tech

4 mistakes to avoid when you want to get into tech

You want to get into tech. Don't wait ! Here are common mistakes that hold people back from making a key move in their career– and how you should avoid them. 1. Thinking you don't belong For every job in tech that requires a Computer Science degree, there are at least...

4 surprising ways AI will change our lives

4 surprising ways AI will change our lives

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is so hot right now! From a global wave of automation at every level of industry to a major skills gap driving huge demand for AI talent, businesses across sector lines must begin to develop their AI strategy – today. Here are some of the...

5 Jobs in tech you didn’t know existed

5 Jobs in tech you didn’t know existed

White Hat Hacker Pretty simple to conceptualize: black hat hackers are the villains, and white hat hacker are the heroes. White hat hackers use their skills to solve issues in security, helping people tighten up their security even further. Yes, there job is to...

2 high-paying, creative jobs that don’t require a degree

2 high-paying, creative jobs that don’t require a degree

It’s part of the highs and lows of looking at job ads: “Wow, look at that pay range—that’d be great! Oh, but they require a bachelor’s degree. Next.” Look, college isn’t for everyone. The good news is that employers know this, and there are in-demand industries and...

4 jobs in tech that have GREAT earning potential

4 jobs in tech that have GREAT earning potential

1. Information Security Analyst Expected salary: 150,000+ CHF *and* most importantly, it's a fulfilling mission to protect people's privacy. Information security analysts are the gatekeepers or security guards of information systems. To explain it another way: These...

4 steps to learn to code

4 steps to learn to code

1. Learn with friends Learning anything is more fun with friends. Plus, it'll keep you accountable. We recommend you set up a recurring appointment to learn to code and do something fun. Code and brunch anyone? 2. Basics is enough You *do not* need to be a pro to make...

5 reasons why being a web developer is #awesome

5 reasons why being a web developer is #awesome

Web developers earned on average $64,970 in 2016. While that’s not the highest paying IT job in the industry, this job has one major thing going for it: demand. Web dev jobs are forecast to increase 27% by 2014. Here are 9 reasons why being a web developer is...

3 tips to expand your network

3 tips to expand your network

1. Make your presence noticeable. You have to make sure people know what you are doing and what you have in the works — otherwise nobody will ever know. Keep in touch with your professional contacts via email, social media and face-to-face meetings. When you maintain...

Networking: Get clear on what you want

Networking: Get clear on what you want

We know 85% of jobs are filled via networking, that's why we created TechFace– so you could expand you network. However, if you get in front of great people who want to open doors for you, you have to make it easy for them by articulating what you're looking for....

Future-proof your career: Blockchain

Future-proof your career: Blockchain

Where there is a lot of money, there will be a lot of Jobs. In 2017 alone, the market cap of all cryptocurrencies has increased over $180,000,000,000.There are so many blockchain companies dying for good help, and there aren’t many experienced people out there to fill...

Careers in Blockchain: our launch event

Careers in Blockchain: our launch event

At our launch event, blockchain companies pitched to candidates and candidates got 10 minutes to pitch their profile one-on-one with recruiters. Why? We want to make recruiting human again and we only work with companies who value the whole person over their CV. No...

What’s our purpose?

What’s our purpose?

We think tech is the most exciting sector to work in today and want to help more people land their dream job in tech. Everything we do is working towards an inclusive, fun and fulfilling tech sector for Switzerland.There is a talent gap in the Swiss tech market and...

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