Five Tips for a Well-Done Tech Resume
A tech pro's resume has to match the speed of this fast-changing industry
You could say that Connecticut's tired of losing its young tech students and isn't going to take it anymore. Being so close to New York City, one of the hottest tech job markets out there, certainly poses a challenge.
But Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public agency, is offering small, technology-based businesses in the state up to $25,000 to take on a college intern or team of students to solve some technical problem that can be addressed in three to nine months. The money is to be used to pay the students, so don't even think about offering an unpaid internship. The projects are to begin this summer or fall and continue in subsequent semesters. Companies have to outline their proposed projects in their applications.
Called the Technology Talent Bridge Program, the idea is to forge ties between potential employers and students before they graduate to encourage them to stay in the state, to provide real-world experience and to create jobs. It's certainly not unique to Connecticut. For all the tech talent educated in Massachusetts and the opportunities there, employers there are working hard to engage with students early.