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  • The tech industry has a long way to go, but progress is being made each day.

    Women aren't even getting many entry-level jobs in the tech industry

    by Samantha Cooney

    Women aren't even landing many entry-level jobs in the tech industry, per a new report — but proceed with caution before chalking it up to a problem with the talent pool.

    According to the report, from McKinsey, women in the tech industry hold only 37% of entry-level jobs. That number is significantly lower than the 47% of women who, on average, are offered entry-level positions in other industries. 

    Those numbers get smaller as positions get more prestigious. Women in tech hold 30% of the managerial positions, 25% of the senior manager or director roles, 20% of the vice president titles, and 15% of roles in the c-suite.

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    http://mashable.com/2016/03/30/women-tech-industry-mckinsey/#.rHaYUZDr8qT

  • 10 Tips for Finding the Best Career Fit In a Startup

    by Martin Zwilling

    Today is the new age of the entrepreneur, and I see an increasing number of new startups as the economy stabilizes. For new aspiring entrepreneurs, that’s the good news and the bad news, as it increases opportunities, but also increases the startup risk. Thus I often recommend taking a job in a startup first, to build connections and learn what you can, before stepping into the lead role.

    Yet finding the right startup for your job interests and skills, or having them find you, is no small challenge. Startups generally don’t have the money or time for executive searches or large job boards, and many don’t even know what to look for. Other entrepreneurs don’t even realize that they badly need a co-founder or team leader who can complement their own skills.

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    https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/273519#utm

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  • 20 High Achievers Share the Daily Routines That Make Them Successful

    It's all about repeating the right things day in and out.

    by Christina Desmarais

    Highly successful people generally share similar tendencies. They get up before the crack of dawn, proactively manage their health, and know what to do with their money. They appreciate the value of a good night's sleep, a restorative vacation, and a well-written book. And they're faithful to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 20 successful people who credit simple daily habits for helping them get ahead in business and life.

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    http://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/20-high-achievers-share-the-daily-routines-that-help-them-succeed.html#utm_sguid=166351,c35690c6-36be-08c6-d8bd-9bef015b9c2c

  • In the IT world, efficiency matters

    The trick is to be efficient without adding to the stress of the job. These are some great ways to do both!

    Efficiency hacks for IT: 6 tips for getting things done!

    Use these tips from seasoned IT pros to re-architect your day for maximum impact with minimal stress.

    By Mary K. Pratt

     Everyone is busy these days, sure, but research shows that most people are wasting chunks of time throughout their day, whether it's fiddling with the latest tech toy or responding to every email that lands in their inbox.

     For those in the technology field, time management is an even tougher task, says Laurie Gerber, co-president of Handel Group Life Coaching. "IT people have this added thing that people constantly need them. It's always an emergency," Gerber says.

     More importantly, Gerber says these folks are spending precious time on tasks that don't match up with their priorities and responsibilities.

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    http://www.computerworld.com/article/3045119/it-management/efficiency-hacks-for-it-6-tips-for-getting-things-done.html#tk.rss_itmanagement