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Posted: November 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: IT Industry, News, Resources, Tips and Advice, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Udacity.com offers FREE, college level technical courses that you are free to go through at your own pace. Whether you are just beginning your career in IT, or perhaps you are looking for a new path, Udacity.com might be able to give you a better idea of what is out there.


Technical Majors Top the List

Posted: September 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: IT Industry, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Technical majors top the list of most highly paid majors for the class of 2013, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ September 2013 salary survey.

The top-paid majors for the class of 2013 bachelor’s degree graduates:

  1. Petroleum engineering: $96,200
  2. Computer engineering: $70,300
  3. Chemical engineering: $66,900
  4. Computer science: $64,100
  5. Aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering: $63,900
  6. Mechanical engineering: $63,900
  7. Electrical/electronics and communications engineering: $62,500
  8. Engineering technology: $60,900
  9. Management information systems/business: $60,300
  10. Logistics/materials management: $59,500

NACE compiles the report using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau and a master data set developed by Job Search Intelligence.

Computer related majors represented two out of the five highest-paid bachelor’s level degrees. Many companies right-here in Oklahoma are actively interviewing qualified candidates with these specific degrees.

To learn more about current openings with our clients in Tulsa and Oklahoma City,  Click here for more information and to apply for open IT jobs. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you have IT positions to fill and would like to talk with us about how we can help, please call us at 918-747-8600.


Keys to a Great Resume

Posted: October 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Resume writing is daunting, we know that. But there are some things you can do to make your resume better right now. Today. At Astra, we see a lot of resumes, and we are aware of what our hiring managers want to see on resumes. We’d like to offer some tips to help your resume shine.

1. Duties and Achievements. Don’t just list what you did from day-to-day at a job, but list your actual achievements. Use quantifiable examples to show how you increased productivity or profits. Give examples of your leadership abilities and show that you can think critically about problems.

2. Education. If you don’t have a degree, put your education at the bottom of your resume. In fact, unless you hold multiple degrees and certifications, you may still want to consider putting education at the bottom. Employers want to see your skills and experience. Unless the job you’re applying for specifically requires post-graduate degrees, consider putting it on the bottom.

3. Skills. Highlight them in an easy-to-understand way. Use a table or chart. If you have many skills relating to the job, put that skills list right near the job. If you feel your experience is more valuable, put the skill list under your experience.

4. Be flexible. Tailor your resume to the job description at hand. Use keywords that are listed in the job description so recruiters will catch them easily. Keep a working copy of your resume that you can edit for each job application. Even move sections around if you feel one employer is looking for experience more than skills, or vice versa.

If you’re ever unsure of your IT resume and you need a helping hand, send it to us and we’ll provide some feedback. hr@astra-solutions.com

Astra Solutions matches IT professionals with IT jobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Houston. Click here for more information and to apply for open IT jobs.

If you have IT positions to fill and would like to talk with us about how we can help, please call us at 918-747-8600.


Sports Portal Development

Posted: May 1st, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Astra Solutions has been selected to provide multiple resources for the design and development of a college sports fan portal site. Technologies to be utilized include: ASP.NET 2.0, SharePoint and MS SQL Server.