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Careers In GIS: The Book?!?

Yes, it is true!  An eBook titled, Careers in GIS: an Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job, is here!  This new book has up to date information that has previously been touched upon by this blog but also includes tons (well, maybe not tons but hundreds of pounds) of new material to help you land a job in the GIS industry.  Better yet, this eBook is available for the bargain price of $4.99.  Less than $5 to get some insightful strategies on how to get a GIS job?  How can you go wrong?  Click here to purchase.

What about a list of chapters?  No problem…

  1. GIS Job Hunting Requirements
  2. Passion of the GIS
  3. Should You Be a Big Fish in a Little GIS Pond?
  4. Checking Up on the GIS Competition
  5. Learn How to Make Damn Map!
  6. GIS Gruntwork
  7. Should I Get a GIS Certificate?
  8. Finding the Best GIS Certificate Program
  9. Your GIS Graduate Degree and You
  10. Which Database Platform Is Best to Know for GIS?
  11. GIS Programming: It’s Unavoidable
  12. YouTube Your GIS Skillz
  13. How to Search the Web for GIS Jobs
  14. Employer’s Websites: The Best Kept GIS Secret
  15. Free GIS E-Newsletters, Don’t Miss an Opportunity!
  16. Watch the GIS blogs!
  17. Social media and GIS
  18. Congregate with Your Own GIS Kind
  19. GIS Jobs in Developing Countries
  20. GI$
  21. Questions You Should Be Asking at the GIS Interview
  22. Neogeographer: Become One…Or Don’t…
  23. What Happened to the GIS Analyst?
  24. Want a GIS Job? It’s Time to Get Political
  25. The GIS Job Urban Myth…or Is It?
  26. Create Some GIS Out of Nothing

The eBook, Careers in GIS: an Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job, can be purchased for the Amazon Kindle.  Now if you don’t own an actual Kindle, no need to worry.  You can just download the Kindle app for Windows, Mac, Android, Blackberry, or iOS and read the book on your desktop/laptop/phone/tablet device.  Or if you don’t own any of those, you can also read the book online through the Kindle Cloud reader.

Thanks so much for supporting Careers in GIS.  This book is the next chapter in its evolution (pun intended).  Any feedback is appreciated.

Want a GIS Job? It’s Time to Get Political.

A large majority of GIS jobs exist in local government – state, province, county, parish, city, territory, village, or hamlet. This statement shouldn’t be something new to you though. If you’re looking for a GIS job, local government is a very good starting point. The problem is that you and every other qualified GIS professional knows this. To complicate matters, whether you want to admit it or not, politics may enter into the mix as to whether you find out about a job or even get an interview. So get friendly with those who may have political connections. That can never hurt your chances at getting your dream GIS job…

….To continue with this post and find the answers to these interesting questions along with tons of other related material, check out Careers in GIS: an Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job as an eBook or paperback!

Congregate with your own kind

A good way to find a job in the GIS industry is to stay on top of what new innovations may be out there – software, technology, or analysis methods. Attending conferences and meetings will give you exposure to new things and possibly give you new creative ideas on how you can apply your talents. These events are crucial for networking as well. Getting a chance to talk with other GIS professionals face to face is extremely valuable.

So which conferences should you attend?…

….To continue with this post and find the answers to these interesting questions along with tons of other related material, check out Careers in GIS: an Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job as an eBook or paperback!