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Top 5 Skills for a Successful Career in GIS

Top 5 important GIS skillsWhat are the top 5 important GIS skills that a successful professional in the geomatics sector should have?

According to Wikipedia, GIS is a broad term that can refer to a number of different technologies, processes, and methods. It is attached to many operations and has many applications related to engineering, planning, management, transport/logistics, insurance, telecommunications, and business. Therefore, GIS and location intelligence applications can be the foundation for many location-enabled services that rely on analysis and visualization.

Top 5 important GIS skills for a Successful Career

Joseph Kerski from Esri has created a 3 part video series where he presents new ways of thinking about important GIS skills in your career because  “skills alone will not guarantee success, but are a fundamental part of it … “. 

[Post originally published October 2014]

Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job

Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS JobUnfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job

Careers in GIS: an Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job

Careers in GIS: an Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job by Todd Schuble is a simple GIS job hunting strategy guide for young people starting off or already working in the GIS sector but with little experience. The digital guide tackles many of the issues that are relative to job seekers in a direct manner.

Todd writes clearly and effectively informing readers specifically where to look, what they should be doing, and what skills they should acquire in order to increase the chance of getting hired in the GIS industry. Education, salary, employers, networking, and motivation are only a few of the issues touched upon in this text.

It is an easy read and will leave you with more time to actually look for a GIS job. The career advice provided is sound and helpful, with real world strategies to help find a position instead of vague suggestions. This ebook would be useful to anyone thinking about pursuing a career in GIS and for the low price, it packs a punch and is well worth the $5!

If you are looking for GIS jobs then consider buying this great GIS job seeker book before investing in a more expensive and less clear book.

Careers in GIS: an Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job

Toronto GIS jobs

Toronto is the largest city in Canada with over two and a half million residents and it is the fifth most populated area in North America. It is considered the economic capital of Canada as well as is one of the top financial centers in the world. If you are moving to Canada to start your GIS career then chances are you are going to want to search for jobs in the Greater Toronto Area.

Tips for Federal Government Job Interviews

So you have a job interview coming up? Well congratulations! We too have been in those shoes before and here are some good tips about Federal Government job interviews that we have learned that has proven helpful …

GIS jobs in British Columbia

British Columbia’s economy is largely resource based, and is also the endpoint of Canadian transcontinental highways and railways to the Pacific, making international trade a key factor. GIS has always played a key role in helping the British Columbia economy flourish. There are many GIS related Companies in British Columbia that we have listed in the the Canadian Geospatial Directory and here you will find hundreds of GIS jobs related to Geomatics in British Columbia.

GIS jobs in Newfoundland

The largest city of Newfoundland and Labrador, located on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula is St. John’s. It is also the most populous Metropolitan Area of the province, and also the second largest in the Atlantic Provinces (only smaller then Halifax).

Thanks to many recently discovered oil and gas fields, the province has changed from a “Have Not” one to one that supports others thanks to an economic boom that has spurred population growth and commercial development. Geomatics is one of many industries that has been able to benefit from the economic boom and you can often find many GIS jobs offered in and around the St. John’s area.

GIS jobs in Lindsay

Although Lindsay is a small town, you will often find GIS jobs in the Lindsay / Peterborough Areas, here are some recent GIS job postings in Lindsay …

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

BCIT – (British Columbia Institute of Technology)

Location: Burnaby, British ColumbiaBCIT GIS Program(s): Advanced Diploma
Pre Req. College or University Diploma

Info / Description:

BCIT  has more then 20 years of experience delivering advanced GIS technology programs and courses to Canadians, their GIS program has long established as one of the more reputable programs in the country for producing highly skilled and sought-after graduates.

The BCIT programs were designed for university or college graduates that have a background in a related discipline, the program helps establish GIS skills and incorporates them to work ethics where students can practice real world situations with real industry research projects or workplace practicum. The BCIT program is available as a part-time basis as well with completion ranging from 2-4 years.

Contact Info

Address:
3699 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia
V5G 3H1

(604) 432-8378 Polytechnic Institute gis@bcit.ca

Web Site:

See the BCIT GIS program page for more details.

[source: bcit.ca]


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