Career Pathways

10 Professional Goals to Set (And How To Set Them)

What is one good career goal a job seeker can set for themselves? How can a job seeker set this goal and hold themselves accountable? To help you set good career goals and hold yourself accountable, we asked business professionals and leaders this question for their insights. From adding every relevant industry recruiter on LinkedIn to …

Apprenticeship vs. Internship: What’s the Difference?

Happy National Apprenticeship Week! Now in its 7th year, NAW takes place through November 21, 2021. Arizona is home to several events during NAW, including the WECA Arizona Electrical Apprenticeship Program Open House in Phoenix. Apprenticeships can be a valuable way to gain work-based experience and grow your career in an exciting field. An apprenticeship can …

10 Reasons to Hire a Veteran

10 Reasons to Hire a Veteran Thursday, November 11, is Veterans Day. It’s a day we salute all those veterans who have served the United States in war and during peacetime. In 2021, there are an estimated 19 million U.S. veterans, who represent more than 7% of the population. Veterans possess unique skills that are suited …

15 Resources for Cybersecurity Professionals

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to an end here in October, we wanted to share some helpful cybersecurity resources for aspiring cybersecurity professionals who want to network, learn more about the field and stay up-to-date on the latest cybersecurity trends. You can use resources like these when you’re on the cybersecurity job hunt to grow your …

What’s a Day in the Life of a Cyber Security Professional Like?

What’s a Day in the Life of a Cyber Security Professional Like? Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month! Now in its 18th year, this month in October highlights the importance of cyber security throughout the country. The Arizona Technology Council has collaborated with Pipeline AZ and the Partnership for Economic Innovation to help address Arizona’s tech-talent shortage. …

8 High-Demand Careers in Arizona That Pay Well

What is one career that is in high demand in Arizona that also pays well? To help you find a high-demand career in Arizona, we asked local business leaders and business professionals this question for their best advice. From going into real estate to technology-related fields, there are several suggestions that may help guide you to …

3 Resume Tips for International Update Your Resume Month

Happy International Update Your Resume Month! The month of September is a reminder to edit your resume so it reflects where you currently are in your career and represents you well as a job candidate. A strong resume is important because it’s often the first impression you can make with hirers. According to 2021 research by …

8 Important Industries in Arizona Worth Exploring

What is one industry in Arizona that is worth exploring from a career or new business perspective? To help Arizonians, and even people looking to move into Arizona, better understand the job markets and industries to keep an eye on, we asked CEOs and business professionals this question for their best insights. From helping in the …

What Skills Are Cyber Security Managers Looking For?

A career in cyber security can lead to growth in a job market where cyber security professionals are always in-demand. Cyber security professionals work for all types of organizations that have information security needs. With the right education, certification and work experience, you can build a successful cyber security career. The specific job duties you’ll have …

4 Reasons to Pursue a Cyber Security Career & How to Get Started

Cyber security is in demand across the globe, including in Arizona. Out of a workforce of 20,000 cyber security positions in Arizona, there are more than 14,000 unfilled jobs.  Organizations like the Arizona Tech Council support a growing technology landscape in the Valley of the Sun, which “Inc.” called “the next tech hub.” Throughout the country, …

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