How Valuable Are You In The Job Market?

If you’re actively looking for a job, you get real-time market feedback about how valuable you are in the job market – how many people are willing to meet with you, how many resume submissions lead to interviews, how many interviews lead to jobs, how many offers you get and how attractive these offers are. But when you’re not looking and busily employed where you are, it’s easy to lose track of how marketable you are (or not). This is an oversight that you should not make. You should regularly keep up with your market value so you ensure you’re at the right level at the right compensation and not stagnating, or worse, losing ground. Here are three questions to help you gauge your market value:

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How to Introduce Innovation in your Workplace

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.’” – Steve Jobs

Whether it’s creating an entirely new product category, like Uber, or a fresh new service like Amazon Prime, innovation is a key component for business success.

An innovative approach to problem solving, product creation and operations help companies to disrupt, lead, stay competitive, create whole new sectors and spot lucrative opportunities.

But while being innovative is essential for businesses, it’s also very difficult to achieve.

A 2013 study from Accenture showed that out of 519 executives in the U.S., U.K. and France, less than one out of every five believed their company’s investments in innovation were paying off.

Innovation is a complex puzzle for which are there many pieces and each company needs to develop their own approach. Here’s a look at some pieces to help ensure that innovation becomes a core part of your company.

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8 Fastest-Growing Tech Skills Worth Over $110K

In the tech industry, one day a skill is hot, the next it's not. IT professionals spend a lot of their career learning, training, and trying to keep up.

Job-hunting site Dice prides itself on helping IT pros navigate which skills to pursue. It just concluded an analysis of its database of 80,000-plus tech jobs from April 2015 through April 2016 to determine the fastest-growing skills based on job openings.

We then cross-checked those skills against Dice's annual-salary survey, published in February, which offered the average salary for jobs using those particular skills in 2015.

The good news? All of them are part of jobs that command average salaries of over $110,000.

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