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Kenzie News Roundup 6/4/21

Kenzie News Roundup 6/4/21

We examine the demand for remote roles, web accessibility, and finding balance between user and business goals. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup. 

Demand for remote jobs rise

New data from Indeed reports that many tech industry rookies are seeking remote roles. Searches for remote positions have tripled among those with less than two years of experience, in particular. If you’re hoping to land a remote job in the near future, you’re in luck as job postings for remote roles have also doubled in the past year. Learn more about what this data means for Software Engineers on TechRepublic.

The ABCs of web accessibility 

Learning the ins and outs of web accessibility is vital to becoming a talented UX Designer or Software Engineer. This post offers a great introduction (or refresher, depending on where you are in your tech journey) on the topic. Find out more about web accessibility and how to achieve it on G2

Inside Perspective: Chiamaka Okenwa

Chiamaka Okenwa is a Software Engineer at Renmoney, a Nigerian fintech company. Chiamaka shared how she got into tech, the challenges she’s faced as a woman in the industry, and advice for newcomers. Learn more on Jaxenter. 

Finding balance

Balancing user and business goals when creating a new website, app, or product can be tricky. This article shares tangible ways to prioritize your user’s needs while also hitting KPIs and increasing company profits. Learn more on Built In

Pride in the workplace

How is the tech industry fostering an inclusive and safe environment for LGBTQ+ employees? Journalist Nathan Eddy gives an inside look at the current state of workplace safety and acceptance for queer tech workers. This piece also spotlights the experiences of several LGBTQ+ tech leaders, including how they came out at work and areas they think the industry can improve. Gain more insight on Dice

Making meaning at work

Dan Pink is the author of “To Sell is Human.” In a recent podcast interview, Dan shared why and how he thinks tech workers can find purpose in seemingly menial everyday work tasks. Listen to this podcast episode to see how you can invite some purpose into your everyday life on Invision

Scarcity in UX

The scarcity principle makes people feel they might miss out on something if they don’t take action now. But, what does that mean in UX design? The Nielsen Norman Group breaks down when and why to use scarcity in UX in this short video

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Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins is the Content Marketer at Kenzie Academy. Before she joined the field of higher education marketing, she worked as a journalist and taught English in the South of France. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading non-fiction works, doing embodiment yoga, or planning her next trip to Paris. You can find more of her work at www.alexagoins.com.

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    June 4, 2021
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