Women in Tech: Should You Learn to Code?

Posted on March 24, 2015. Filed under: Career Management, Consulting/Contracting, Software Development, Technology, Women in IT, Work Issues |

computer codeIn the March issue of MORE, a magazine dedicated to “women of style and substance,” I was interviewed by Laura Shin as part of a discussion that asked “Should You Learn to Code?”

It’s a great topic because as more women break through barriers in the STEM arena and compete for the 1.4 million IT jobs expected by 2020, they are going to have to consider the role they will play in the market.

Coding has already been cited as a top skill for the industry, and a strong knowledgebase is a good asset for those looking to move into management roles. Why? Because tech leaders will need to be able to identify top developers to hire and the skills they should have to complete projects.

To get a copy of the March issue and read more on this topic, click here or purchase a copy at your local Barnes & Noble or newsstand.

Thanks, Laura, for including me in this discussion!

Stephen Van VreedeAbout Stephen—-

Stephen Van Vreede is not your average IT/technical résumé writer. He provides career strategy and concierge job search solutions for senior (15+ years) (ITtechExec) and up-and-coming (NoddlePlace) (5-15 years) tech and technical operations leaders. Stephen and his team focus on building simplified, targeted, and certain career move campaigns, be it an external search or an internal promotion. He is co-author of UNcommon with career development leader Brian Tracy (out June 11, 2015). Contact Stephen directly at Stephen@ittechexec.com or send him an invite at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenvanvreede. To see whether Stephen and his team are a good fit for you, take their free (and anonymous) 1-minute compatibility quiz, Is the ITtechExec Approach a Good Match for You? Also, feel free to take his complimentary resume self-assessment quiz, How Certain Can You Be About Your Technical Resume? You might be surprised by what you find out!

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