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Houston’s Energy Transition: How Technology Will Drive the Change

by iSphere on April 25, 2022 in Energy Industry

 

Last year, Texas had a wake-up call to reevaluate their entire energy grid and avoid future tragedy after February’s cold snap, brutal storm, and ensuing power outages. Everything from fossils fuels to wind and solar power failed to keep Texans warm and safe during this volatile weather. What’s unbelievable is that the grid was only […]

 

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How to Spot a Fake LinkedIn Profile and Avoid Phony Candidates

by iSphere on March 22, 2022 in Hiring Challenges

 

Forget about candidates ghosting you. Now, organizations need to worry about ghost candidates – IT talent who look real at first glance. That’s especially the case on LinkedIn where, even after the platform enhanced their automated filters, 3 million fake profiles were only stopped after registration and 111,000 only after members reported them. Whether they’re […]

 

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Should the Energy Industry Prepare for Cyber-Attacks on the Power Grid? Signs Point to Yes

by iSphere on March 15, 2022 in Cybersecurity

 

Sometimes, it feels like the Texas grid cannot catch a break. Last year, Texans sampled how quick and easy our unweatherized infrastructure caused blackouts as an unseasonable cold front knocked substations out of commission, cascading across large segments of the grid. Now, there’s a new threat looming, not just to a single state but an […]

 

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Are You Keeping Up with Some of the 5 Highest Paid IT Certifications?

by iSphere on February 8, 2022 in Blog, Career Advice

 

Are your IT certifications continuing to pay top dollar? The answer depends on which certifications you have. According to analysis by Foote Partners, LLC, out of 3,805 private and public-sector employers, numerous certs dropped in value as part of a three-year decline, but some still offer windfall compensation. Which ones still behave like your own […]

 

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What the iSphere Team Is Grateful for this Holiday Season

by iSphere on December 28, 2021 in Blog

 

The holidays are upon us. It’s a time of year where we can reflect on where we’ve been, what we’ve accomplished along the way, and the good we’ve done in our local community. There is so much that we’re grateful for this holiday season and we wanted to share some of the high points as […]

 

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4 Cybersecurity Initiatives Your School District Should Already Have Underway

by iSphere on December 6, 2021 in Blog, Business Advice, Education Sector Content, Education Technology Solutions

 

In 2020, hackers had school districts nationwide up against the ropes as they broke the record for school cyber-attacks. The shift to remote learning as well as the expansion of harmful ransomware varieties contributed to an increase in school-related attacks by 18%. Whether caused by data breaches and leaks, phishing attacks, ransomware, or any other […]

 

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How to Write a Technical Resume That Makes You Look Like a Million Bucks

by iSphere on October 25, 2021 in Blog, Career Advice

 

For most of the year, the job market heavily favored IT candidates, giving them greater bargaining power in the hiring equation. Though CompTIA documented an 18,300 dip in job openings between August and September, the outlook is optimistic for tech professionals searching for greener pastures. Yet even though the odds are on your side, your […]

 

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How to Identify Fake Candidates, Double Dippers, and Other Bad Fits in Your Hiring Process

by iSphere on October 5, 2021 in Blog, Hiring Challenges

 

What’s wrong with a little embellishment? Maybe it’s not a big deal when you spice up a story or add a couple of inches to the largemouth bass you caught, but it’s a big deal when candidates overstate their credentials or experience. Unfortunately, plenty of candidates appear to have no problems with exaggeration throughout their […]

 

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What Do Recruiters Want to Know about You (That You’re Not Telling Them)

by iSphere on September 14, 2021 in Blog, Career Advice

 

Right now, if you’re a skilled professional, the world is your oyster. Whether actively seeking or passively considering job opportunities, you have plenty of options as business leaders across the country grapple with filling their open positions. Yet even with this present advantage, you still probably don’t want to put the full burden of a […]

 

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