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How to Prepare for a Layoff in Tech

by Emily Wiegand | November 30, 2022

Twitter, Meta, and other tech firms are scaling back their workforces. Here are three things you can do to prepare for a potential layoff if you work in tech.

5 Trends in Payments and the Top Fintech Employers Leading the Way

by Ellen Cibula | November 15, 2022

One of the most exciting trends in fintech is the way it’s changing the payments landscape. Here ae five trends in payments and the top firms leading the way.

5 Key Skills You Need to Get a Top Tech Job

by Eva Chan | November 07, 2022

Whether you’re an aspiring tech newcomer or experienced professional, here are five key skills that will impress employers and set you apart from the crowd.

5 Fast-Growing Gen Z Careers

by Leah Collins | September 30, 2022

Here are five fast-growing professional paths perfect for the tech-savvy and talented Generation Z.

Last Chance to Register for Firsthand’s 2022 Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair

by Rob Porter | August 17, 2022

Time is running out to register for the 2022 Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair. Here's how to sign up for the event, as well as what to expect.

2022 Women in STEM Career Fair: A Look at This Year’s Sponsors

by Rob Porter | August 04, 2022

Firsthand's 2022 Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair is right around the corner! Here, we take a look at the event's sponsors.

Announcing Our 2022 Women in STEM Career Fair Keynote Speaker

by Rob Porter | July 21, 2022

Learn more about the keynote speaker for this year's Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair, as well as some key takeaways from our 2021 event.

6 Common Data Science Interview Questions

by George Tsagas | July 18, 2022

If you're looking to land a job in data science engineering this year, you'll need to be able to answer the following six interview questions.

Register for Firsthand’s 2022 Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair

by Rob Porter | July 14, 2022

Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair on August 24th. Find out more about the fair and learn how to register here.

Job-Search Strategies for International Students Who Didn’t Win the 2022 H-1B Lottery

by Derek Loosvelt | June 06, 2022

To better understand the options available to students who didn’t win an H-1B visa this year, we spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros.