IEEE Computer Society Launches Career Development Site
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 8 November, 2007 — The IEEE Computer Society today announced the launch of a career site intended to help those in the computing field navigate the rapid technology advances, globalization, shifting demographics, and new business approaches that will dramatically change the workforce over the next decade.
Build Your Career (http://www.computer.org/buildyourcareer) provides technologists with practical, affordable guidance that can immediately benefit their job prospects. Those interested in career advancement can get quickly up to speed on everything from risk management and open source to agile methods and global software engineering with TechSets, our collections of authoritative articles compiled by renowned Computer Society experts.
“IEEE Computer Society magazines regularly publish the leading thinkers in software development and related fields,” said Associate Publisher Dick Price. “We are pulling together the best material from our own and our partners’ collections to help the next generation of computing professionals lay the groundwork for successful technology careers.”
Besides career-related technical articles, the one-stop site features online technical courses, training aids, jobs boards, career news, and columns that address current industry issues. The site is aimed at students, developers, practitioners, supervisors, and executives in the software and programming, security and privacy, networking, Web, wireless, and management fields. Build Your Career is attached to the Computer Society’s main Web site (http://www.computer.org), which is visited by nearly 1 million unique visitors each year.
Under a content partnership with the Computer Society, Harvard Business School Publishing is making its Harvard Business Review articles, Harvard Business School Press books, and other content available to visitors of Build Your Career. International technology company Lenovo (http://www.lenovo.com), is providing site visitors with product discounts.
Computer Society members typically have advanced degrees, years of programming and product development experience, and well-established professional careers. In addition to members, Build Your Career is open to the thousands of nonmember technologists seeking to maintain or advance their current technical expertise and establish or advance their careers.
About the Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.
The Computer Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) is an excellent research tool, containing more than 250,000 articles from 1,600 conference proceedings and 26 CS periodicals going back to 1988.