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Tufts Career Center Workshop with NDT-Hiring of Tech Talent

Posted on March 3, 2021

Recruitment Update with Tufts Alumna, Risa Kahn

Hiring of Tech Talent - Recruitment Update with Tufts Alumna Risa Kahn - YouTube

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Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager


Posted on February 24, 2021

Recently vaccinated, I wondered what the NEW NORMAL will be for us. Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious today {February 21, 2021} hopefully predicts that as a nation we may be back to some form of a new normalcy be the end of 2021. But how will it affect our everyday work life and ways of living. What should we in the TECHNOLOGY sector be prepared for?

1. Mike Goodwin, the former general counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation, wrote, “The ‘new normal’ has the potential to be more humane for workers in many ways. First, it seems clear that we are learning rapidly the extent to which ‘knowledge workers’ can work from home, provided that they have the right informational infrastructure that supports such remote work. Cutting down on the need to commute, making schedules flexible and increasing the ability for employees to be caregivers and parents while working will be helpful. The transaction to home-based work will create a better environment for family life and allow for more accommodations for people with disabilities.

2. The Emergence of an “INTERNET of MEDICAL THINGS” with sensors and devices to monitor our health; smart machines to diagnose disease/ and hand-held devices to be used by a new class of TELECARE workers will allow us to live smarter, safer, and have more productive lives. All positives of our workforce.

3. The creation of 3-D SOCIAL MEDIA SYSTEMS will permit an environment for richer human interaction. This will be accomplished by utilizing ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE/ VIRTUAL REALITY/AUGMENTED REALITY/ DEEP LEARNING/ NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING/ and MACHINE LEARNING.

4. Esther Dyson, internet pioneer, journalist, entrepreneur and executive founder of WELLVILLE states regarding the NEW NORMAL, “Things will be both better and worse. Many people will be dead and many others may be permanently damaged, physically or mentally or economically. “With luck, we will start to think long term and realize how much better things for all would be if we would invest in our greatest asset “human beings”. We need to think long term. We need to invest in everyone’s future. Now we need to invest and train a large new cadre of TELE-CARE workers to deal with the residual effects of COVID-19.

5. Craig Silliman, an executive vice president at VERIZON, states “while COVID-19 has forced us to distance physically, it has brought individuals closer together. When we lost our physical proximity, we created emotional bridges that connected us in new and profound ways .I believe that once we are together again physically, we will not forget what we learned while we were apart and that will make for richer and deeper relationships for years to come.”

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Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President

Tech Job Market and Interviewing 2021

Posted on January 29, 2021

I was honored to be invited by Tufts University to speak at a Zoom Workshop last week entitled “Technology Recruitment Update with Tufts Alum, Risa Kahn.”

In attendance were students and alum eager to hear about real time data on trends in tech and the state of open opportunities in the 2021 job market. I enjoyed providing insights on the notable changes in the tech industry during Covid-19, and I suggested techniques to stand out in today’s job market as well as recommendations on the best practices to lead to ongoing career success. Some highlights included discussion about how Zoom interviews and remote new employee onboarding have become the norm. Previous full day on-site interviews have now been transformed into a variety of face-to-face assessments done via video, including online team meeting facilitation exercises, tech business problem solving sessions and a variety of tech assessments presented to a virtual team.

We also discussed how it is an exciting time to explore many newly created opportunities in Healthcare Tech, Fintech and Edtech! The majority of Boston/Cambridge based companies intend to continue in full or partial remote mode going forward. Plans are in place for some to maintain an office space for team members to meet a few times a week in person as we come out of the pandemic. Tech talent and Tech companies have proven that great minds can effectively and efficiently collaborate virtually without missing a beat for right now!

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Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager

Navigating Your Career Time to step up or step down during Covid

Posted on December 18, 2020

This fall, I had the pleasure of being part of the Boston Product Management Association’s panel on job searching and career advancement during COVID. As a Tech Recruiter for the past twenty-six years, I am often asked if it makes sense to take a new job if the title does not reflect a next step opportunity. The answer cannot be a generic one or a “one size fits all.” The right answer for each Product Manager has to be based on the current job market conditions, the quality of the job opportunity - including company culture and team - and each individual’s personal situation – finances, work/life balance, and other important factors.

In an ideal world, a candidate is able to get a job offer from a company with a product offering that is exciting, reporting into a phenomenal hiring manager, with the added benefit of getting a title and pay bump. However, the “ideal” is not always possible. When the opportunity arises to work for a company with a bright future, it might make sense to take a lateral role, even a slight step back, to eventually move forward. The mindset is that the role can offer career advancement as well as a job title and compensation increase down the line. Also, if you are presently out of work and have hit tough financial times, taking a role that is less than ideal in order to avoid financial peril makes sense. You can justify that decision down the line by being honest about your reason for accepting the position to a potential employer. Each person’s resume has a life story behind it, and the way an individual chooses to navigate their career and the people they choose to work with is more important than just a job title.

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Larry S. Kahn
Vice President of Recruiting


Posted on November 25, 2020

This Thanksgiving will be unlike any others that we have experienced in our lifetimes. Though our table settings will be few, our hearts are filled with gratitude and thankfulness for the blessings that we have. This is a time for us to ponder upon the lessons that we have learned and experienced since March 2020. The pandemic has forced us to SOCIAL DISTANCE. It has both threatened our personal and professional lives. We work, learn, and socialize REMOTELY. We do not hug or shake hands. The story of human evolution shows us how we have adapted to survive extraordinary circumstances. We human beings have shown remarkable tenacity in exploring and creating new options when what we are accustomed to is no longer doable or available.

Technology has played an important role in responding to COVID-19. Technologies like chatbot, ZOOM, AI, mobile, and high-performance computing illustrate how we can work remotely while still collaborating as a team, establish new contacts and maintain existing relationships via video, and engage in virtual educational and artistic events, until we can return to in person venues.

Our team at New Dimensions in Technology, Inc. {NDT} is grateful for the blessings that we have today. We are appreciative of the freedom of this great country and the limitless opportunities available for achievement.

We thank you for your Friendship, your Business, and the Confidence you have shown in us. For all of these things, we are deeply thankful.

Our best wishes to you and yours for a very HAPPY and a very HEALTHY Thanksgiving!!

Beverly A. Kahn | Founder/President
New Dimensions in Technology, Inc. (NDT)
linkedin.com/in/beverlykahn | bk@ndt.com | @BeverlyNDT

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Beverly Kahn speaks with Jeff Winkler of Chasing Squirrels

Posted on November 3, 2020

Recently Beverly Kahn spoke to Jeff Winkler for his podcast Chasing Squirrels.
They discussed questions about how to prioritize your job search and how to be ready for 2021 including:

-As a bootcamp grad, how can you compete with Harvard and MIT graduates in the job search?

-How to find a recruiter that will prioritize your job search and red flags to look for in a recruiting partner...

-Why everyone should learn how to code and be ready for the rebound in 2021!

-How to ensure your resume is actually seen by a hiring manger instead of getting lost in the "black hole" of job boards and algorithms.

Listen to the podcast here:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7K7sW3719IiZQtAwaEzCJp?si=rFKxhjYuSjGfTRwW3QsLcA

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1536491393#episodeGuid=Buzzsprout-6181873

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Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President

Working From Home During the Pandemic

Posted on October 28, 2020

The pandemic has changed many aspects of our daily lives, both large and small. For me, the biggest change has been my whole family, including myself, working from home. We are all co-workers now. We hear each other’s phones ring, catch one side of each other’s meetings, and pass around the emotional support cats, who we also refer to as “co-workers,” though they are not always the most helpful or productive.

My mother, father, brother and I each have our own office: in two bedrooms, the living room, and our guest bedroom. We take walks together at lunch-time and enjoy the sometimes-crisp weather and changing fall leaves. My brother and I walk through neighborhoods in nearby towns, petting dogs and peering into parties thrown in people’s driveways. Almost everyone we pass by says hello, and although we are cautious and slightly stiff, we welcome the socialization at a distance.

Adjusting to this new schedule is not as difficult as I thought it might be, especially now that my brother is home. He came back to Massachusetts from California some months after lock-down, suited up in PPE, and prepared to work from here until there is a vaccine. We are all lucky enough to have jobs that we can do from home, although occasionally my father (an electrical engineer) goes into his office to fix something, and my brother (a mechanical engineer) laments the fact that he can’t go into a lab he is modelling and take measurements. As an artist, I’m fortunately used to “working from home,” as my studio is also in my home. Adopting a home office mentality when I am working at NDT is not too much of a stretch for me.

Many of my friends around the world- from Canada to South Korea- are in similar situations, working from home or attending university online. It’s certainly an unusual situation, but we are all supporting each other along the way, whether in person or virtually.

NDT is a great place to be during this extraordinary time. The positive, optimistic energy at work is refreshing and reassuring. I’m glad they are one of my connections to the “outside world.” One thing the pandemic has made me think about is how NDT’s business is truly about building strong relationships with people, and I have learned a lot about the importance of staying connected and checking in with people. The warmth NDT shows toward the people they do business with will stay with me, and will still be vitally important, long after the pandemic is over.

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Claire Weaver-Zeman
Operations Coordinator

Interning During the Pandemic

Posted on September 9, 2020

2020 has been a year of much uncertainty, but also a lot of growth and change. For me, a student beginning my senior year of college, the summer of 2020 was an important one. I had plans to intern in NYC, but due to the COVID-19 global pandemic my internship was cancelled and I was left to wonder how my final college summer would unfold.

To my rescue came NDT. The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University kept its students posted on internship opportunities, knowing how many of our internship plans had unraveled. I sent in my resume and to my delight, Risa Kahn reached out to interview me for the Social Media Intern position at NDT. Risa was a delight to speak with from my first interview with her, and she continues to brighten my day with frequent check-ins even after the conclusion of my internship.

When I began working with NDT, I only had an inkling as to what services a recruiting company offered. I was quickly introduced to the lovely recruiters of NDT and taught the many opportunities a recruiter has to offer. Utilizing an NDT recruiter in one’s job search is a free service that helps get a foot in the door for certain employers and job opportunities, grants access to exclusive job offers, provides an expert in the field who knows the wants and needs of an employer and a job candidate, and builds a connection with great rapport where your recruiter gets to know you on a personal level and can easily look out for your interests. I made it my goal to help promote these benefits on social media to the best of my ability.

This summer with NDT, I was able to craft written content for the NDT team in the form of diversity statements, social media promotional posts, blog articles, and website descriptions to best communicate what NDT has done in the past and is currently doing during the pandemic. I was also able to utilize Google Analytics and other research to curate recommendations for NDT’s online presence. This included recommendations for NDT’s website, which I applied to a mock-up site to aid in future online communication of NDT’s wonderful services. Upon completion of my internship, I walked away not only with new experience and knowledge of the recruiting business but also many new friendships and mentors. NDT is an extraordinary tech and tech-business recruiting company, and I can say with confidence that anyone who chooses to work with them will be beyond pleased with their work. The recruiters at NDT are some of the most down-to-earth and lovely people I have ever met and I am so thankful to have worked with them this summer!

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Sarah Sek
Syracuse University | Class of 2021
S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications | Advertising
Martin J. Whitman School of Management | Accounting

Keep Your Technical Skills up to Date

Posted on August 24, 2020

Recently, I was asked to participate again in one of Maven Analytics August 2020 blog posts on “What is the hardest analytics technical skill to find when you are searching for candidates?”

My response: “SQL, Python, and R are prevalent skills today. Each company has varied technical depth requirements. In addition, companies typically specify the technologies candidates are required to have or are willing to learn for a particular job.” No matter what type of job you are looking for, it is critical to keep your technical skills up to date so that you keep moving forward in your career. Sometimes working with the latest technology at work is not possible. When that is the case, it is important that you take online classes, read voraciously about new technology, and tinker with the latest technology on your own time. You will have more to talk about on an interview if you can say that although you have not worked in a particular technology, you have at least made the effort to learn more about it and have used some of the new tech in some personal projects. At the very least, the interviewer will be impressed that you have taken the initiative to stay current and it will reflect your strong work ethic.

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Larry S. Kahn
Vice President of Recruiting

The Gift of Giving Back During a Pandemic

Posted on August 3, 2020

During an uncharted challenging time for individuals, families and businesses, we have all had to shift to a new normal. As a recruiter for 20+ years, it became clear to me back in March that this would become a time unlike any other I had experienced in my career. Some of NDT’s client companies began placing “a pause” on hiring while they figured out how to transition all employees to virtual work from home. Others have hired right through this challenging time with the interview process completed 100% virtually.

Back in March, I became focused on how New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) may offer career guidance expertise and make this time easier on students, with many not knowing which direction to turn as job opportunities and internships disappeared. As an alum of the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, I reached out to the University to offer career conversations, mentoring for recent grads and a virtual internship opportunity. Hence, NDT’s Social Media summer Internship was born!

Our partnership with an exceptional student resulted in a fresh assessment of our company’s social media presence and a wealth of recommended website improvements. After just a few initial conversations, we were able to “hit the ground running” as a team. I had the new experience of setting aside dedicated virtual time each week for a student and the student, who lost her previously confirmed internship opportunity in NYC, swiftly acclimated to working with a Boston-based company, while at home in California. We could not be more delighted by what we have accomplished together in the past 7 weeks, both learning from each other along the way. Our summer intern is currently planning to return to the SU campus for the fall semester, with the expectation of a hybrid model of classroom and virtual learning. It has become quite clear that the Gift of Giving back to the SU community during this pandemic also become a gift to me and the entire NDT team this summer. We wish our intern the best as she returns for her senior year and look forward to updates as she continues to grow her career.

As we enter into August, the demand for hiring Software Engineers, Web Developers, IT Security and Product Management talent is now returning to the more robust level experienced back in January 2020, before we were all directly affected by the pandemic. We are excited to be actively recruiting for newly created remote and “remote for now” opportunities in Healthcare-tech, including manufacturing of Covid-19 testing kits, Edtech, with expansion of global online learning, Fintech and Cybersecurity. The NDT team is cautiously optimistic that hiring of tech and tech-business talent will continue on a positive upswing in the upcoming weeks and months!!

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Risa Kahn,
Recruiting Manager

Job Searching in the Pandemic

Posted on June 1, 2020

A candidate described her current job search to me as “a fast locomotive barreling down the tracks hitting a concrete wall.” True. The last few years of robust hiring in Product Management came to a screeching halt as the pandemic set in. Many companies have gone into hiring lock-down mode as employers figure out how to adjust to the new normal. However, there are companies in New England that are bucking this hiring freeze and continue to interview and hire for selective roles, Product Management being among them. The current climate has offered companies the opportunity to attract talent that would have been much harder to find just a few months ago. Therefore, it makes sense for candidates to think of themselves as a product and find the right product-market fit. This means targeting job opportunities requiring their specific skill set and positioning themselves as the ‘right fit’ to stand out from the crowd.

Supply and Demand are Not Aligned

Not too long ago, candidates were sitting in an enviable position. The unemployment rate was low and the number of candidates in the market was small relative to the number of openings. That market dynamic shifted overnight with layoffs in many industries, venture capital firms pulling back, and a historically high unemployment rate. This deluge of workers on the open market has led many employers to believe that there is an abundance of candidates available. However, some hiring managers are realizing that identifying the right candidate is not easy. Those hiring managers want to adhere to the exact job requirements of a certain product management role but are finding it challenging to find the right fit as they sift through resumes received for each open position. Candidates should keep this in mind and seek to set themselves apart from the pack. They should concisely emphasize the skills and professional experience that speak to the job requirements of each position under consideration and be sure to highlight their past relevant accomplishments and deliverables.

Candidates must also consider adjacent positions where their related skills are easily identifiable, such as Product Marketing. Consider that the skills used in past roles that are not directly aligned to the job description may be less obvious to a hiring manager: candidates must underscore the skills they acquired in the past that could be relevant to the product management job they are applying for. For instance, a former Program Manager may have managed client and guest preferences, designed, and implemented strategy, and set specific objectives and roadmaps for success. Without calling out these skills, a hiring manager may never be able to relate to the candidate’s ability to handle the demands of a product role and fit the person into a fast-paced demanding environment.

The New Workplace

Office space and on-site requirements for employees will be guided by legal and health guidelines. The comfort of employees will be a major consideration upon return to reconfigured offices. Many local companies still want employees onsite at least a few days a week when State restrictions are lifted. They feel that in certain roles, productivity and team synergy is best when people are working in the office, even if for fewer days in a week. Some candidates however are opting out of interviewing with these companies because they are not comfortable with returning to an office, ever. Many candidates do not want to commute even when that commute may be reasonable, either via public transportation or by car, or the company is putting in place new standards that prioritize the employee's health and safety . While this may sound like cherry picking by candidates, it is surprisingly still happening in an environment where unemployment rate is at an all-time high. Candidates that show flexibility in their work environment expectations may have an edge.

Candidates can stand out by doing more research on companies than done before. Candidates must research a role and the company to ask more in-depth questions about revenue and expenses, relationships with customers, and employee retention history. In the end, candidates will benefit from learning that their future employer can weather potential ups/downs in the economy. While there are mixed opinions from our client companies as to whether these types of questions are examples of candidates being thorough or whether they come across as a sign of unnecessary entitlement, candidates must be mindful about asking the right type of question at the right time.
While the above recommendations may sound a daunting exercise when searching for a job, it is the candidate’s responsibility to stand out and truly shine.

Larry Kahn is the Vice President of Recruiting for New Dimensions in Technology(NDT) a Boston area permanent placement firm focused on the high technology industry. With over 26 years of recruiting experience in high technology, Larry has seen many swings in the job market, and his deep connections with both candidates and client companies bring a very real perspective. If you would like to contact Larry, he can be reached at LK@NDT.COM or visit www.ndt.com


Posted on March 6, 2020

WSJ reporter Rachel Feintzeig writes that this online acronym for WORK FROM HOME is instantly becoming a familiar term to many Americans and people around the world today. Many of the large tech companies on the West coast { Amazon, Microsoft} where the coronavirus has hit the hardest have put this into their work schedules.
Of course, being exiled from the office doesn't work at all for millions of people. For many in blue-collar and service jobs ,if you're not in the workplace, you can't work. Many of those employees are among the 33.6 million U.S. workers with no access to sick leave.

Millennials Show Loyalty to Employers

Posted on March 2, 2020

WSJ Kathryn Dill 2/20/20

Today’s youngest professionals aren’t job hopping any more than the prior generation, despite the hot job market.

The loyalty among younger workers contradicts a persistent myth that millennials are more eager to switch jobs.

Younger employees now entering their prime working years are so far proving as loyal to employers as the generation before them, despite a hot job market.
In January 2018, 70% of workers between the ages of 22 and 37, commonly known as the millennial generation, had worked for their current employer for 13 months or more, according to an analysis of federal data by the Pew Research Center. By comparison, that number was 69% for workers who were in the same age group in 2002 and are known as Generation X.
“When you look at millennials, they have no shorter job tenures with their current employers than Generation X did back in 2002,” said Richard Fry, senior researcher at Pew. “Ten years after the great recession, it’s still the case.”
Even when looking at longer tenures, data suggest younger workers may be more loyal than their predecessors were as they were getting their careers under way. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in January 2018, 28.8% of workers ages 25 to 34 had worked for the same employer for at least five years. The share of workers in that age group with equal tenure in 2000 was 21.8%.
The stability among younger workers comes as unemployment rates hover near 50-year lows and companies are drawing from a larger pool of job seekers. In January, the share of Americans aged 25 to 54 working or looking for work was at 83.1%, the highest rate since 2008.
“You have this phenomenon today of high employment, and yet this very high level of anxiety that we’re seeing amongst employees about job security,” said Robert Falzon, vice chair of Prudential Financial Inc. “I don’t think millennials are insulated from that.”
A survey conducted last year by Prudential found nearly 60% of millennials had worked for their current employer for three or more years, and 49% wanted to work for their employer for at least another four years.

China Lags Behind in Corporate AI Adoption

Posted on February 18, 2020

Jared Council of the WSJ writes {2/18/20}:

The U.S., France, the U.K., and Israel all score better than China on AI strategy in a Cognilytica report.

China, widely perceived as a global leader in artificial intelligence, doesn’t measure up to the U.S. and several other countries when it comes to an important component of AI strategy—adoption by businesses that aren’t startups—a new study found.
The report by research firm Cognilytica compared countries using five metrics and determined that China lagged behind in one of them: AI activity by major corporations. The other metrics were the country’s AI strategy, government funding, research activity, and venture-capital and startup activity.
The four countries in the top tier, classified as having the strongest AI strategies—the U.S., France, the U.K., and Israel—scored top marks across all five categories. Nations in the second tier—China, Canada, Germany, Japan and South Korea—were behind in one of the five metrics, according to the report released this month.
When it comes to AI, enterprise investment and adoption is important because it affects companies’ ability to compete internationally, which in turn has economic implications for a country, according to Cognilytica principal analyst Ronald Schmelzer, a co-author of the report.
In China, he said, “The action is happening in the government, and the action is happening in the startup community. The action is not happening as strongly in the enterprise.” He added: “The only area that China is less competitive, if you will, than the United States is the extent to which their enterprises—their banks, their manufacturing companies, their shipping companies—are adopting AI.”
Stephen Rodriguez, senior adviser at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, said his research echoes the findings of the Cognilytica report. He said China is known for widespread adoption of consumer-facing AI, such as facial-recognition systems used in retail, but the country “does lag when it comes to commercial enterprise adoption of AI technologies.”
The U.S. is investing heavily in AI to maintain its global edge. The White House on Feb. 10 proposed roughly doubling nondefense research-and-development spending on artificial intelligence and quantum information sciences, citing fierce global competition. Under the plan, annual spending on AI would rise to more than $2 billion within the next two years.


Posted on February 10, 2020

Wearable tech is already in gym clothes, military gear, and medicine, but it may soon be arriving at an office near you too. Technologists predict that work clothes embedded with sensors will do everything, from measure our stress levels to remind us of upcoming appointments.

The technology is already surprisingly advanced. Google, for instance, launched a platform in 2017 that lets manufacturers place Bluetooth-enabled tags in clothes to enable users to swipe to receive calls, send texts, and receive notifications. Furthermore, LEDs sewn into clothing, the company says, will provide notification alerts, just as they do on regular mobile devices.

The changes won’t just focus on transforming work clothes into smart devices, though. Manufacturers are also looking at ways to use the tech to improve how workers feel. Lighting embedded into clothing could adjust based on mood data collected by in-built sensors.

The type of materials that garment makers use is changing too. Companies like Bolt Threads, Modern Meadow, and House of Fluff are creating realistic faux fur and leather using mushrooms, collagen protein, and microbes.

For workers who perform heavy manual tasks, the prospect of a genuine power suit is looking increasingly real. Cutting edge firms are creating wearable tech exosuits that use batteries and motors to assist wearers when lifting heavy objects.

Finally, some companies are using wearable technology to make clothing that automatically adjusts warmth levels in response to the outside temperature. Boston-based Ministry of Supply, for instance, has made a jacket complete with a heating element and thermostat that adjusts its output based on body temperature.

Will AI Change the HIRING Process?

Posted on February 10, 2020

With the rise of technology, the nature of work is changing. There's a movement away from always hiring people with "hard," repeatable skills, and more towards those with curiosity and proven learning ability.

Some observers suggest that upwards of 80 percent of today's jobs will no longer exist in 20 years, mainly because most of those hard skills will have been automated. The techniques hiring managers use at interviews, therefore, need to change. In the future, employers will come to rely less on resumes and instead evaluate a candidate's cognitive abilities and personality directly. It'll be less about "what you know" and more "what you can learn fast."

The new approach, however, is raising questions over fairness. AI-based hiring tools that promise to streamline the talent acquisition process are not always transparent in how they operate. There's also concern that personality profiling algorithms that scan candidates' social media profiles will intrude further on privacy and give companies unprecedented insight into their personal views.

These concerns aside, how candidates sell themselves may soon change for the better. Instead of relying on the candidate's assessment of their abilities, employers may be able to use a "credit score" for skills that prospective employees publish online on sites like LinkedIn. Hard skills, like programming and soft skills, such as communication, will likely be the first to get a rating that hiring managers can use. Other more-difficult-to-assess characteristics may follow.

Employers may also begin to use technology to determine whether somebody has the right type of brain for the job. Advanced skin sensors could be used to track signals indicating anxiety or arousal or even monitor brain waves, helping reduce problems such as burnout.

College-educated professionals will take over the factory floor .

Posted on December 13, 2019

College-educated professionals will take over the factory floor . By 2022, USA manufacturers will be employing more college-educated workers than workers with a high-school education or less. This shift in hiring is due to automation that has increased factory output and opened the door to more women and reduced the opportunities for lower skilled workers.

256,063 tech jobs created from 2015-2017

Posted on December 11, 2019

Boston is one of five metro areas { the others are San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle} to have snapped up 90% of the 256,063 tech jobs created from 2015-2017 according to a study released on 12/9/19 by The Brookings Institution.

11-21-19 Wall Street Journal

Posted on November 21, 2019

Wall Street Journal

Kenneth Chenault, the former CEO of American Express and now a venture capitalist with General Catalyst, comments on companies today and their social responsibilities that have not changed for years.

He mentions the “soul” of a company and if senior leaders truly understand this term. Are their core values built upon the integrity of their leadership? Does their leadership have at least 30%-50% women and minorities?

Commuting in Today's Economy

Posted on November 7, 2019

Length of commute and type of commute for Software Engineers, Product Managers and Product Marketers has become a major factor as they consider new job opportunities.

Companies located in Boston or Cambridge may benefit by the advantage they offer to tech talent seeking to walk, bike, take the “T” or Uber to work. Companies outside the city may attract talent living in the suburbs and seeking a way to eliminate a lengthy commute into the city.

NDT partners with both Boston/Cambridge and suburb based companies on an ongoing basis to ensure that potential candidates have varied commuting options that may be based on commuting type and length of commute preference.

Be sure to check out our job postings!    https://www.ndt.com/job-seekers

Software Engineering Update

Posted on November 5, 2019

Our client companies are reaching out to us! 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software developers will grow 24% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
As the number of people who use this digital platform increases over time, demand for software developers will grow. The main reason for the growth in both applications developers and systems developers is a large increase in the demand for computer software

Be sure to check out our recent job postings! 


Mass. Jobless Rate Dips Below 3% for 1st Time Since 2000

Posted on May 20, 2019

May 18, 2019

The monthly unemployment rate in Massachusetts has dropped below 3% for the first time in more than 18 years.

The state office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Friday that the jobless rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point in April to stand at 2.9%. The U.S. rate stood at 3.6% last month.

State Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta said the last time the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was lower than 3% was in December 2000.

Preliminary estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics' show Massachusetts added 4,100 jobs in April.

The bureau estimates the state has added more than 37,000 jobs over the past 12 months.


Hiring bump adds 313,000 jobs in February

Posted on March 9, 2018

Many companies are now reaching out to NDT to find a hard to fill job/s that their internal HR have not been able to fill. We have 39 years of RELATIONSHIPS. Keep NDT on your radar screen!

Boston Globe
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
March 9, 2018
Hiring bump adds 313,000 jobs in February

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, the most in any month since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market.

The Labor Department said wage gains, meanwhile, fell from January to 2.6 percent year-over-year. Strong hourly wage growth had spooked markets last month because it raised the specter of inflation. But January’s figure was revised one-tenth of a point lower to 2.8 percent.

The influx of new workers kept the unemployment rate unchanged at 4.1 percent.


Beverly A. Kahn attends Persian Women in Tech "Meet & Greet Tech Recruiters" Event!

Posted on January 26, 2018

Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President (http://www.linkedin.com/in/beverlykahn) of New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) (www.ndt.com) joined Persian Women In Tech Boston on Thursday, 1-25-18 for their "Meet & Greet Tech Recruiters" event.


from left to right:
Parisa Taheri, Beverly A. Kahn, Sadaf Atarod, Roya Edalatpour

Beverly A. Kahn joins Persian Women In Tech Boston for their special event!

Posted on January 23, 2018

Eventbrite Tickets

Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President of New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) (LinkedIn Profile) joins Persian Women In Tech Boston for their special event!

New Dimensions in Technology is a leading New England Recruiting firm globally recognized as a provider of search and placement services in the High Tech community. NDT specializes in placing professionals at all levels in Software/Hardware Engineering, IOT, Machine Learning/Data Science, Technical Operations, Product Management, Marketing, Sales, and Professional Services. NDT has helped and partnered with hundreds of companies from Fortune 500 to growing mid-size companies to early-stage cutting-edge start-ups.

Persian Women in Tech is an organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting Iranian women in Tech/STEM from all across the Globe's landscape: engineers, founders, intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, investors, and technologists.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
131 Dartmouth Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116

This event is open to all Women and Men in Tech/STEM.

6:30pm - 7:30pm Check-in and networking
7:30pm - 7:35pm Welcome note
7:35pm - 8:20pm Meet & Greet: Tech Recruiters
8:20pm - 8:30pm Q&A
8:30pm - 9:30pm Networking

NDT returns to MIT School of Engineering and Computer Science

Posted on January 12, 2018

New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) returns to MIT School of Engineering and Computer Science for our 10th annual interactive discussion with students.

NDT has successfully partnered with generations of MIT students and alums to build and grow their careers!

Date: Wednesday - January 24, 2018
Event time: 5pm - 7pm
Building/Room: 56-154 / Access via 21 Ames Street

All are welcome - MIT students and anyone else who may benefit from this discussion.
No advance sign-up required, however, if you know that you will be attending please RSVP to Risa Kahn at rk@ndt.com.

If the Fall Recruiting Season hasn't resulted in the perfect job offer for you, NDT can help.
Our presentation will share with you what transpires in the hiring process that is beneath the radar screen. We will help guide you on how to avoid pitfalls; present yourself; successfully navigate the interviewing process; negotiate salary; and land a great job with much promise.

Join recruiting industry veterans in an interactive discussion led by Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President,(LinkedIn Profile) and Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager (LinkedIn Profile) of NDT.

NDT (www.ndt.com) is a boutique Boston-area recruiting company that has partnered successfully for over 35 plus years to place many MIT students and alumni.

How tech job listing language discourages women applicants

Posted on December 27, 2017

bizwomen / The Business Journals

Gina Hall, Contributor - Silicon Valley Business Journal
Dec 18, 2017

How tech job listing language discourages women applicants

Phrases such as “whatever it takes” or “tackle” in job postings may act as dog whistles that keep women and underrepresented minorities from applying for jobs.

Seattle-based software startup Textio Inc. analyzed the language in nearly 25,000 job listings from 10 tech companies, including Apple, Alphabet’s Google, Facebook and Netflix, according to the Wall Street Journal. The job ads were posted between January and November on the companies’ job boards and on sites like Indeed.com.

Textio found that certain language within a posting correlated to a disproportionate number of male job applicants for the position. Words like “disciplined” and “tackle,” frequently used by Silicon Valley employers like Netflix and Google, attracted more male applicants.

Textio CEO Kieran Snyder told the Journal that language in a job posting can be indicative of company culture. For instance, Salesforce.com often uses the phrase “work hard, play hard,” which some potential applicants may take to mean that people with children need not apply. Salesforces’ workforce is currently about 30 percent female.

“The subtext there is if I’m a parent with children, maybe this isn’t the right place for me,” Snyder said, per The Journal.

Uber Technologies used the phrase “whatever it takes” 30 times more frequently than the next closest company, per the report. The phrase appeared in 13 percent of Uber’s job postings analyzed in the study. The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company, which has been plagued by allegations of rampant workplace sexism, also employed the phrase “high-performance culture” more than other tech companies.

But inclusive language will likely only go so far without the will to hire more diversely. Facebook and Apple job postings tended to use phrases like “our family” and “empathetic,” which Textio found drew more female applicants.

However, Facebook and Apple are similar to their Silicon Valley peers when it comes to hiring and retaining female talent. Apple, for example, says 32 percent of its global workforce is female, but among technical roles, that figure drops to 23 percent. The numbers are similar at Facebook, where 32 percent of the workforce is female and 19 percent are in technical roles.

Textio conducted a similar study earlier this year across industries and found that gender-neutral language fills jobs 14 days faster than posts with a masculine or feminine bias. Gender-neutral job postings also attract a more diverse range of applicants.

Fortunately there are some simple language substitutions businesses can make when posting a job listing. Textio saw better results for a software development manager posting when a few words were changed from masculine to gender neutral — “extraordinary” instead of “rock star” and “handle a fast-paced schedule” instead of “manage” it.


The First Women in Tech Didn’t Leave - Men Pushed Them Out

Posted on December 12, 2017

The Wall Street Journal
By Christopher Mims
Dec. 10, 2017

Sexism in the tech industry is as old as the tech industry itself.

Memos from the U.K.’s government archives reveal that, in 1959, an unnamed British female computer programmer was given an assignment to train two men. The memos said the woman had “a good brain and a special flair” for working with computers. Nevertheless, a year later the men became her managers. Since she was a different class of government worker, she had no chance of ever rising to their pay grade.

Today, in the U.S., about a quarter of computing and mathematics jobs are held by women, and that proportion has been declining over the past 20 years. The situation is generally worse at the biggest tech companies: Only one in five engineers at Google or Facebook is a woman, according to the companies’ recent diversity reports. A string of recent events—from women coming forward about sexism, harassment and discrimination in the industry, to the controversy over a memo written by a Google employee arguing that women overall are biologically less suited to programming—suggest the steps currently being taken by tech firms to address these issues are inadequate.

A growing army of women and members of other underrepresented minorities are working on solutions to these issues. The history of computing, in the U.K. in particular, backs up one of their central conclusions—that simply educating more women and other minorities to be engineers won’t solve the problem.


Sowing the Seeds of Diversity in Engineering

Posted on December 11, 2017

Scientific American
December 8, 2017
by Jennifer Sinclair Curtis

Increasing the number of women in engineering is a problem without clear boundary conditions. Although we know that no single solution can help address the challenges women face in navigating their studies and careers, the understanding we’ve gained in recent years can point the way to seeing real change.

Right now, the bar is low. Despite ongoing efforts across academia, government and industry to increase participation, only 14 percent of all engineers and 25 percent of all IT professionals in the United States today are women. This gender imbalance continues, or often worsens, when women complete their education and enter the workforce. A 2011 survey of 5,500 women with engineering degrees in the United States found that 40 percent did not pursue an engineering career after graduation.


NDT returns to MIT School of Engineering and Computer Science in January

Posted on December 5, 2017

New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) returns to MIT School of Engineering and Computer Science in January for our 10th annual interactive discussion with students.

NDT has successfully partnered with generations of MIT students and alums to build and grow their careers!

Date: January 24, 2018
Event time: 5pm - 7pm
Building/Room: 56-154 / Access Via 21 Ames Street

All are welcome - MIT students and anyone else who may benefit from this discussion.
No advance sign-up required

If the Fall recruiting season hasn't resulted in the perfect job offer, NDT can help you!
Our presentation will share with you what transpires in the hiring process that is beneath the radar screen, and help you figure out how to avoid pitfalls, present yourself well, get through interviews, and land a great job.

Join recruiting industry veterans in an interactive discussion led by Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President, and Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager of NDT.

NDT (www.ndt.com) is a boutique Boston-area recruiting company that has partnered successfully for over 35 plus years to place many MIT students and alumni.

Our VP Recruiting, Larry Kahn, quoted in the Boston Globe Business Section

Posted on November 30, 2017

Michael Dell says EMC merger working out better than expected
By Jon Chesto and Andy Rosen - Globe Staff - November 28, 2017

EMC and Dell first combined forces with a sales alliance that began in 2001. Then in 2008, Dell said he called Tucci and suggested a full merger. Secret talks ensued, but bankers walked away from the deal the following year because of the financial crisis.

Dell subsequently took his namesake company private in 2013, to help shield it from Wall Street’s quarterly demands. Less than a year later, he approached Tucci again to restart merger talks. This time, the timing turned out to be right.

The company hasn’t disclosed how many jobs have been cut following the merger.

As was the case with EMC before combining with Dell, industry observers say there continue to be layoffs with the new company, while some workers are leaving for other opportunities.

“Perhaps a few years ago, I might have presented an opportunity where someone at EMC might have said, ‘No, I’m very happy,’ ” said Larry Kahn, vice president at the recruiting firm New Dimensions in Technology Inc. “Now with some of the uncertainty. . .they might be more interested in the opportunities I might have.”


NDT president, Beverly A. Kahn, attends MassTLC TRANSFORM conference

Posted on November 21, 2017

New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)'s president, Beverly A. Kahn, joined over 100 industry executives on Friday, November 17, 2017 for MassTLC’s second annual TRANSFORM conference.

The conference called upon attending leaders to think about global issues and how they not only impact us here in Massachusetts, but how we, with some of the most brilliant minds in the world, can provide solutions to a host of issues ranging from cyber and physical security threats, the ethics of AI, training for the next generation of workers, inequality, climate change,and more.

Beverly A. Kahn speaking with Edna Conway, Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, Cisco

The Girl Hackathon, 10-14-17

Posted on September 5, 2017

Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager, at New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) was asked to be on the 2017 Advisory Board of The Girl Hackathon

The Girl Hackathon was initially envisioned by a group of women in technology.
Understanding the opportunities that are created when technology is embraced, a founding group of women and men have created an event that will empower girls to think of technology as an experience that is creative, fun and exciting.
Our first program was held at Boston Public Schools Bolling Building on May 1, 2016. Forty-six girls representing both urban and suburban communities and at least 16 independent private and public schools spent the afternoon coding together.
The program was covered by both the Boston Globe and Fox News.

The Girl Hackathon
October 14, 2017
2 – 4 pm
The Office of Localytics
2 Center Plaza, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Designed to teach the basic concepts of coding through Hopscotch, a coding platform used to create original games, the Girl Hackathon pairs mentors with teams of two girls to provide a hands-on experience into the world of coding, ultimately sparking a lifelong interest in the possibilities of technology.
New this year, our mentors will be selected from area high schools to optimize the experience of near peer learning.

America's strong job market just got a little better.

Posted on July 19, 2017

July 7, 2017: 12:02 PM ET
U.S. economy gains a strong 222,000 jobs in June
by Patrick Gillespie @CNNMoney

America's strong job market just got a little better.

The U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs in June, much more than economists were expecting, the Labor Department said Friday.

It's welcome news after the prior two jobs reports had hinted at a possible slowdown in job growth.

The unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.4%, hovering just above its lowest level since 2001.


US employers added 211,000 jobs, unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent

Posted on May 5, 2017

MAY 05, 2017
By Christopher S. Rugaber

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring rebounded in April as U.S. employers added 211,000 jobs, a sign the economy’s sluggish growth in the first three months of the year may prove temporary.

The Labor Department says the unemployment rate ticked down to 4.4 percent from 4.5 percent, reaching its lowest level in a decade.

The figures suggest that businesses expect consumer demand to rebound after a lackluster showing in the first quarter, when Americans boosted their spending at the slowest pace in seven years.


US Adds Just 98K Jobs; Unemployment Falls to a Low 4.5 Pct.

Posted on April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017, at 9:04 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 98,000 jobs last month, the fewest in a year, though the unemployment rate fell to a nearly 10-year low of 4.5 percent.
The rate fell because nearly a half-million more Americans reported finding jobs, the Labor Department said Friday.
Economists had expected a falloff in hiring in March after job gains in January and February had averaged a robust 218,000. Still, the drop was worse than expected.
It its report Friday, the government also revised down the job growth for January and February by a combined 38,000. The sizable gains in those months had been fueled partly by strong hiring in construction, which occurred because of unseasonably warm winter weather.
In March, construction companies added just 6,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months. Retailers, suffering from the shift to online shopping, slashed 30,000 jobs. Education and health care services added the fewest jobs for that category in 15 months.
In the past three months, employers have added an average of 178,000 jobs, roughly the same as last year's pace.
"Job growth this year is running close to last year's pace and is running well ahead of what is needed to keep up with labor force growth," said Gus Faucher, chief economist at PNC Financial Services.
The report showed that large numbers of teenagers, women and Latinos found jobs last month. The unemployment rate for teens dropped to 13.7 percent from 15 percent.
The number of part-time workers who would prefer full-time jobs declined. As a result, an alternative gauge of unemployment, which includes those part-timers as well as people who have given up their job hunts, dropped to 8.9 percent. That is the lowest such rate in over nine years.
The economy appears to have slowed in the first three months of the year, though most economists expect a rebound in the current April-June quarter.
Consumer and business sentiment has soared since the November presidential election, but the increased optimism hasn't yet accelerated growth. Consumers actually slowed their spending in January and February, when adjusted for inflation. Any such pullback tends to exert a drag because consumers account for about 70 percent of the economy.
Businesses have been ordering more high-cost manufactured good since fall, a reflection of stepped-up investment. But those orders slipped in February and remain below levels of a year ago.
Still, some areas of the economy are humming: Developers are building more homes, with construction starts up 7.5 percent in January and February compared with a year earlier. And home sales reached their highest level in a decade in January before slipping a bit in February.
What's more, for the first time in years, overseas growth stands to boost the U.S. economy. Germany's factories enjoyed a surge in orders in February. The rest of Europe, as well as Japan, is reporting faster growth, and China is stabilizing after fears about its outsize debts roiled markets last year.
Many economists expect hiring to fall back eventually to last year's pace or even lower as the unemployment rate declines and companies struggle to fill jobs. Yet hiring could remain strong if more Americans come off the sidelines and start looking for work again. The proportion of Americans who are either working or looking for work remains far below pre-recession levels.

U.S. added 235,000 jobs in February; unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent.

Posted on March 13, 2017

The unemployment rate ticked down to 4.7 percent, compared with 4.8 percent in January, and wages rose by 6 cents to $26.09 in February, after a 5-cent increase the month before.

“It’s definitely a solid report,” said Tara Sinclair, an economist at George Washington University. “This is the kind of number that the Federal Reserve was looking to receive before their meetings next week.”


Larry Kahn, VP/Recruiting for NDT to speak at NECINA

Posted on January 19, 2017

Larry Kahn, Vice President of Recruiting for New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) is an invited speaker at the 2017 New England Chinese Information and Networking Association (NECINA) Conference in Quincy, MA on Saturday - January 28, 2017.

Larry will be speaking to conference attendees on the topic of “Your Personal Brand & Getting Hired in Tech Today."

NDT has been providing Technical and Tech/Business Recruiting Since 1979 and specializes in finding exceptional Engineering, Product Marketing, Product Management and Service Delivery Professionals.

NDT's Tech-Recruiting Experts setting up at MIT, speaking on how to find "the best opportunity" in a robust job market

Posted on January 19, 2017


The discussions was led by Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President of NDT, a Boston-area recruiting firm that has worked successfully to place many MIT students and alums over the past 37+ years; Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager at NDT, who offers 16+ years of coaching "early career" tech professionals. NDT has successfully partnered with generations of MIT students and alums to build and grow their successful and promising careers! Alan Wagner, MIT 2014 alum and former NDT candidate will joined NDT’s interactive discussion this year!

Sponsor(s): MIT-Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) invited back to MIT for our 11th year!

Posted on January 4, 2017

New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) invited back to MIT for our 11th year!

NDT's Tech-Recruiting Experts will share Valuable Employment Nuggets of information from Tech companies that interviewees seldom hear and how to find "the best opportunity" in a robust job market with multiple opportunities to consider!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 5:00PM to 7:30PM
34-401A MIT, Cambridge, MA

Enrollment: Unlimited - No advance sign-up - ALL ARE WELCOME!

Discussions to be led by Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President of NDT, a Boston-area recruiting firm that has worked successfully to place many MIT students and alums over the past 37+ years; Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager at NDT, who offers 16+ years of coaching "early career" tech professionals. NDT has successfully partnered with generations of MIT students and alums to build and grow their successful and promising careers! Alan Wagner, MIT 2014 alum and former NDT candidate will join NDT’s interactive discussion this year!

Sponsor(s): MIT-Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

U.S. job growth is solid in September

Posted on December 1, 2016

Patrick Gillespie
October 7, 2016

The economy added 156,000 jobs last month, a tad lower than the revised job gains for August, the Labor Department said Friday. It was the next-to-last checkup on the job market before Election Day.

The unemployment rate ticked up to 5% from 4.9%. Sometimes that's a sign that people are coming back into the job market, and that was the case in September.

"It turns out that Goldilocks is real: The labor market is not too hot and not too cold," says Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, a nonprofit, and a former director of the Congressional Budget Office.

August's job gains were revised up to 167,000 jobs from 151,000. July's gains were revised down but were still very strong at 252,000 jobs.

Paychecks are improving faster for Americans, too. Wages grew 2.6% in September compared with a year ago. That's not stellar, but it's better than the growth of 2% or less seen for years during the recovery.


U.S. Adds 161,000 Jobs in October; Jobless Rate Ticks Down to 4.9%

Posted on November 16, 2016

The Wall Street Journal
Ben Leubsdorf
November 4, 2016

A tightening job market is delivering the strongest wage growth for U.S. workers since the recession, likely keeping the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates next month.

Employers added 161,000 nonfarm jobs in October, with upward revisions to the two prior months bolstering the recent trend of job gains, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate ticked down to 4.9% owing to a dip in the number of people participating in the workforce.

The highlight of Friday’s report, however, was a 2.8% year-over-year jump in average hourly earnings for private-sector workers, the largest annual rise since June 2009.


What if there were more women in tech?

Posted on October 13, 2016

What if there were more women in tech?

By Zoe Kleinman
Technology reporter, BBC News
October 11, 2016

From gender-neutral bots to period-friendly healthcare trackers, cars with more storage and clothes with bigger pockets - the world could be a very different place if there were more women working in tech.

We asked a group of women who are working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) how the world might be compared to now, if more women were present in these male-dominated industries.

Now in its eighth year, the annual celebration of women working in Stem is named after the woman regarded as the world's first computer programmer - Ada Lovelace - because of her work with inventor Charles Babbage on his idea for an "analytical engine" in the 1800s.

Kriti Sharma, director, Bots and AI, Sage
"If there were more women working in bots & Artificial Intelligence (AI), women wouldn't be an afterthought when building new technology.
"Early voice recognition software didn't always recognise female voices, because none of the developers had been female and no-one thought to test out the technology on women (Car safety failed to take into account female anatomy - female-sized crash test dummies were only enforced in the US in 2011).
"Artificial Intelligence learns like babies do: it picks up data and knowledge from the world around it. So if that world is all male, it's going to have a very limited sphere of knowledge indeed.
"There would be more of a gender mix in AI voices - dutiful personal assistants wouldn't be largely female (Siri at launch, Cortana, Alexa) and advanced humanoid robots wouldn't be mostly male (SoftBank's robot companion NAO and, going more retro, R2D2 and Hal 9000).
"I've always been insistent that Pegg, the first accounting chatbot, that I developed at Sage, is gender neutral."

Suw Charman-Anderson, founder, Ada Lovelace Day
"If there were more women in tech, health apps wouldn't forget that women have periods and period tracking apps wouldn't focus almost exclusively on planning for pregnancy.
"New laptops and phones aimed at women would focus on technical specifications and features rather than on being pink and DSLR cameras would have smaller, lighter bodies with buttons positioned for smaller hands.
"Social networks wouldn't tolerate abuse and better moderation and curation would make the comment sections on news articles much more welcoming.
"And finally, women's clothes would get lots of decent-sized pockets in which we could put all our devices."

Naomi Climer, outgoing president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
"Some of the technology developments under a women-only tech workforce might surround cars, which would be less of a status symbol and include more simple woman-friendly aspects such as extra storage, different body size assumptions and different features highlighted on the displays.
"We would also see healthcare technology aimed at specifically female aspects of physiology. Gone would be the days of vast numbers of women having appalling, quality-of-life affecting health issues and being told it's 'one of those things'!
"Kids would automatically ask their mums - rather than their dads - for help fixing, designing and building things."

Deborah Clark, senior director, Neustar
"As women we tend to have natural multi-tasking and negotiating skills that come with other aspects of life, particularly when it comes to balancing work and home life or caring for a family.
"From a cybersecurity standpoint, women are inquisitive and stay calm under pressure. They tend to look at problems from different angles and come up with creative solutions that may not have been thought of before.
"Cyber-attack vectors and motives have changed significantly over the years, so having this agility is critical to success in my field - especially when you're fighting cybercriminals who, at the end of the day, are trying to figure out new ways to steal from you, your family and friends in one way or another."
Women in tech in numbers:
Twitter's goal for 2016 is for 16% of its tech staff and 35% of its overall staff to be female
In figures released this year, Facebook revealed that 17% of its tech staff and 33% of its overall workforce were women
19% of Google's tech staff and 31% of its overall staff were women in its latest figures from January 2016
At Microsoft, 16.9% of its tech staff and 26.8% were women in 2015
Apple says that 32% of its overall workforce is female and that 37% of the people it has hired in 2016 so far have been women
Becky Plummer, senior software engineer, Bloomberg
"The reality is that there is no shortage of innovations pioneered by women - not least the handheld syringe (Letitia Geer), gas central heating (Alice Parker), residential solar heating (Dr Maria Telkes), Kevlar (Stephanie Kwolek), and even the foundations for wi-fi (Hedy Lamarr).
"There is no question that women have brought, and will continue to bring, great innovations to the world we live in. So what would the technology industry - and the world - look like if there were more female developers?
"With more women participating in the tech industry, I think we would (and I hope we will) see more products that focus on increasing the quality of life for the individual.
"It could be as simple as extending a fitness tracker to monitor our reproductive health or prompt us to seek medical treatment. Relatively simple innovations like these could democratise healthcare globally."

Sophie Vandebroek, chief technology officer, Xerox
"It's not a question of women or men dominating the technology industry. What makes a big difference is creating an organisation that is 'inclusive' for all. An organisation where all can bring their 'whole self' to work and their intellect and passion are appreciated and channelled effectively.
"For anyone to be truly happy and productive at work, they need to work for an organisation which is inclusive. People need to identify and be inspired by the people around them.
"Diversity means working for an organisation where you are not the only woman but likewise, you shouldn't be the only man, the only person with an accent, the only gay person, or the only person of a certain age or ethnic and social background."

Dr. Karen Masters, astrophysicist, Portsmouth University
"In astronomy there's a long history of women making important contributions, but they've always been a minority group.
"I'm not sure the field would change significantly, but the experience of women in it would.
"They would no longer have to battle stereotype threats and constantly have to feel the need to justify their presence as astrophysicists. I like to imagine how much extra energy all those women would have to get on with understanding the Universe."

Gen Ashley, Director, Women Who Code London
"If there were more women in tech, there would be more role models to inspire young girls to pursue a career in tech.
"It would be easier for them to relate to a woman who is actually in a role they are looking to get into.
"There would also be more women available to give time to mentor other women."


156,000 jobs added in US, unemployment rate little changed

Posted on October 13, 2016

Boston Globe Business & Tech
By Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer
October 07, 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in September, a decent gain that reflects a healthy economy but also a sign that hiring has slowed from its robust pace last year.

The unemployment rate ticked up to 5 percent from 4.9 percent, but mostly for a positive reason: More Americans came off the sidelines and looked for work, though not all of them found jobs.

Job growth has averaged 178,000 a month so far this year, down from last year’s pace of 229,000. Still, hiring at that level is enough to lower the unemployment rate over time. Economists have expected the pace to slow as the supply of unemployed workers declines.

The hiring figures could keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise the short-term interest rate it controls by December. After seven years of pinning that rate at a record low near zero to try to spur more borrowing and spending, the Fed raised its rate in December. It has not acted since.

But the Fed signaled after its policy meeting last month that it would likely act in the coming months. The Fed will meet in November, just before the election, but analysts expect it to hold off until the campaign ends.

Recent data suggest that the economy is picking up after a weak start to the year, though growth is unlikely to accelerate very much.

Consumer spending was flat in August, the weakest showing in five months. And factories have struggled as businesses have put off investing in new machinery, computers and other equipment.

Still, a recent private survey found that manufacturing expanded in September after shrinking in August. Orders for factory goods jumped, suggesting that output may rise further.

Consumers also appear increasingly confident about the economy, which could stimulate a rebound in spending. Consumer confidence reached a nine-year high last month.

Retailers are expecting robust spending for the holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation projects that holiday spending will rise 3.6 percent this year from last year. That’s better than last year’s gain and slightly above the 3.4 percent average since the Great Recession officially ended in 2009.

The economy expanded at just a tepid 1.1 percent annual pace in the first six months of the year. Still, economists have forecast that growth accelerated to a 2.5 percent to 3 percent annualized pace in the July-September quarter.

The slower growth hasn’t led employers to cut back on staffing. Applications for unemployment benefits, a proxy for layoffs, fell on average last month to a 43-year low.


Second #GirlHackathon Event to take Place, October 1 as Part of #HUBweek

Posted on September 26, 2016

Beacon Hill Times
September 22, 2016

Second #GirlHackathon Event to take Place, October 1 as Part of #HUBweek

The October 1st Hackathon is made possible through the support of Becker College, the Nantucket Conference, New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)

The Girl Hackathon, a program founded by Beacon Hill residents to spark a lifelong interest for girls in technology, is hosting its second program at MassChallenge as part of HUBweek on October 1, 2016.



Mass. unemployment rate at lowest point since 9/11

Posted on September 15, 2016

Mass. unemployment rate at lowest point since 9/11

By Deirdre Fernandes Globe Staff September 15, 2016

The Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent in August, its lowest point in 15 years, the state announced on Thursday.

The last time unemployment hit 3.9 percent was in August of 2001, before the entire collapse of the dot-com bubble and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Employers added 5,900 jobs, primarily in leisure and hospitality, education and healthcare and in other service sectors, bringing the unemployment rate down from 4.1 percent in July, according to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

The tighter labor market helped more Massachusetts residents find work as the labor force increased to 3,610,500, the state agency said.

The state’s unemployment rate, which is what most economists consider close to full employment, is a whole percentage point below the national average of 4.9 percent.


Hiring slows in August as employers add 151,000 jobs

Posted on September 2, 2016

Boston Globe
Business & Tech

Americans are particularly optimistic about the job market, the Conference Board’s survey found, with the percentage of Americans saying jobs are ‘‘plentiful’’ reaching the highest level in nine years.


our president, Beverly A. Kahn attends HUBweek 2016!

Posted on September 1, 2016

As a second year attendee of #HUBweek, our president, Beverly A. Kahn, will be at many of the programs scheduled.


NDT is excited to be a part of Girl Hackathon-HUBweek 2016!!

Posted on August 25, 2016

NDT is excited to be a part of Girl Hackathon-HUBweek 2016!!

New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) is a Hackathon Sponsor and our Recruiting Manager, Risa Kahn, will be Mentor to "Team Girl Power".


US employers added 255,000 jobs in July

Posted on August 5, 2016

By The Associated Press August 05, 2016

WASHINGTON — Employers added a healthy 255,000 jobs last month, a sign of confidence amid sluggish growth that points to a resilient U.S. economy.

The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate remained a low 4.9 percent in July. More Americans launched job searches, and nearly all were hired. But the influx of job seekers meant that the number of unemployed fell only slightly.

The figures suggest that U.S. employers shook off concerns about Britain’s late-June vote to quit the European Union. Nor were they apparently discouraged by tepid growth in the first half of the year of just 1 percent at an annual rate.

Average hourly pay picked up and is 2.6 percent higher than it was a year ago, matching the fastest pace since the recession.

July’s robust job gain may be enough to reassure investors — and perhaps Federal Reserve policymakers — that the economy will keep growing at a slow but steady pace. The economy slumped in the first half of this year, with an annualized growth rate of just 1 percent. Growth has been driven by consumers, who ramped up spending in the April-June quarter at the second-fastest pace since the recession.

That figure underscored the importance of strong hiring, which puts more paychecks into more pockets and supports greater spending. Many analysts expect the economy to rebound in the second half of the year, with one of the most optimistic estimates coming from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: It predicts that annualized growth will reach 3.7 percent in the current July-September quarter.


Founder/President Beverly A. Kahn enjoyed an exclusive Red Sox experience!

Posted on July 26, 2016

Bank of America® celebrated with their small business clients at an exclusive breakfast at Fenway Park’s EMC Club on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 9am to 12:30pm.

New Dimensions in Technology’s president, Beverly A. Kahn, joined them for an exclusive Red Sox experience that started with breakfast at Fenway Park. Sam Kennedy, President of the Boston Red Sox, kicked off the morning with a warm welcome followed by a discussion on Small Business Leadership presented by Jim Czupil, Senior Vice President, Leadership Development Executive at Bank of America.

In addition to delicious food and great networking opportunities, our president enjoyed a tour of the ballpark; a guest appearance by Steve Lyons, former Major League baseball player who currently works as a television sportscaster for the New England Sports Network (NESN); and a chance to win a pair of complimentary tickets to a game, courtesy of the Red Sox.

Our VP Recruiting, Larry Kahn, quoted in the Boston Globe Business Section

Posted on June 15, 2016

Our VP Recruiting, Larry Kahn, is excited to be quoted in the Boston Globe Business Section on GE's hunt for talent in the Boston tech market!

General Electric focuses on tech in its talent hunt
by Curt Woodward GLOBE STAFF JUNE 12, 2016

The company also is trying to spiff up its image, especially among younger techies. GE has run a series of lighthearted commercials revolving around a tousle-haired guy with hip glasses who explains to befuddled friends and relatives that he’s taking a cool software job at GE.

That kind of marketing will be needed to compete with the titans of tech and fast-growing startups, said Larry S. Kahn, a vice president at the Swampscott recruiting firm New Dimensions in Technology.

“The perception is still that it’s a much older organization . . . and that they’re building products that are not as sexy as some of the software companies,” Kahn said. “If they’re able to rebrand that image, they’ll at least get candidates to talk with them. But the hardest part is closing those candidates.”


Tech Companies Help Women Get Back to Work

Posted on April 11, 2016

April 10, 2016
The Wall Street Journal
By Georgia Wells
Write to Georgia Wells at Georgia.Wells@wsj.com


PALO ALTO, Calif.—As tech firms compete in an escalating battle for talent, some are targeting what they consider an undervalued source: women returning to the workforce.

Companies including International Business Machines Corp. , Google parent Alphabet Inc. and PayPal Holdings Inc., as well as smaller startups, are using internships and other programs to help women get back to work and up to speed on the latest technology they need to be competitive in the workplace.

“The war for talent is so extreme that we’re seeing CEOs sitting around, saying, ‘Who have we not gone after? Maybe we need to find women who are at home with kids?’ ” says Valerie Frederickson, CEO of human-resource executive search firm Frederickson Pribula Li, who works with companies such as Facebook Inc. and Yahoo Inc.

Interning helped Lisa Stephens, a former IBM engineer, land a job after taking time off to raise her two sons for 20 years. To prepare for re-entering the workforce, she enrolled in an IT management Master’s program, and one of her sons taught her new coding languages.

“The whole idea of software had changed very much since I learned it in the ’80s,” Ms. Stephens says.

When she applied for jobs at tech companies, however, none called her back. So Ms. Stephens completed a paid internship for women returning to the workforce at email-marketing firm Return Path Inc. near Denver. After 14 weeks of coding exercises, she was hired full time as a software engineer at Return Path.

The tech industry has a shortage of qualified job candidates. The unemployment rate in Silicon Valley is less than 4%, lower than the California and national rates, according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies.

“Every company today is dealing with how to bring in good talent,” says John Donahoe, chairman of the board of PayPal and former chief executive of eBay Inc. Hiring women returning to the workforce “is a source of competitive advantage.”

Companies seeking out women who have been out of the workplace for an extended time say they are easier to hire because there is less competition for them.

Amy Pressman, co-founder of customer-relationship management startup Medallia Inc., found it difficult to compete for job candidates during her company’s early days five years ago. She reached out to women after learning that one of her classmates from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business had a hard time finding work after taking a six-year hiatus to raise children.

“We made a conscious decision to focus on hiring people others were ignoring,” Ms. Pressman says.

Many women face hurdles in returning to work after stepping away for an extended period to raise children, among other things.

Nearly 90% attempt to resume their careers, but only 40% land full-time jobs, according to the Center for Talent Innovation, a nonprofit research organization focused on minority groups in the workplace. About 25% of women who attempt to resume their careers take part-time jobs, and roughly 10% become self-employed, the Center said.

The programs that companies such as Google have piloted to help women engineers return to work is in response to the skills gap the women may face. Due to the fast-changing nature of the tech industry, the gap can be greater than in other sectors.

“You can’t just take a 10-year pause, come back and be fully effective,” says Diane Flynn, chief marketing officer for startup accelerator GSVlabs, a portfolio company of investment firm Global Silicon Valley.

Last year, she started the firm’s Reboot Career Accelerator for Women, an eight-week program that teaches skills such as design thinking, shared calendars and personal branding. IBM provided initial funding, and Google and Facebook have invited Reboot’s students to visit their corporate campuses. Employees from Apple Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. have assisted with lessons.

Tech lags behind other industries in welcoming women back. In financial services, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley formed midcareer re-entry programs years ago. Consulting firm McKinsey & Co. contacts former female employees to see whether they are interested in returning.

By targeting this population, tech companies also are trying to fix a weakness in the industry: the under-representation of women. Tech companies have among the lowest participation of women of any sector, according to data from LeanIn.Org and McKinsey.

IBM’s initiative to hire women returning to work began in 2012 as it developed new businesses including artificial intelligence, cloud-computing, security and data analytics. The company was facing a shortage of candidates amid competition from a newer generation of tech companies.

“We realized we had an enormous opportunity to tap the supply of female talent,” says IBM human resources Vice President Lindsay-Rae McIntyre.

IBM created an alumni network to connect on social media with former employees who had stopped working. Dozens of women from the network have now rejoined IBM.

That network helped Mary Kolbenschlag, a computer program manager, return to work a year after she left IBM in 2014 to care for her husband who was severely injured in a bicycle accident.

In the summer of 2015, one of Ms. Kolbenschlag’s former IBM mentors called to offer her a role with a division developing its artificial intelligence and analytic programs that matched her prior work experience. She didn’t know his outreach was part of the initiative to win back women who had left IBM. “If my mentor hadn’t called me, I don’t think I would have returned to IBM,” Ms. Kolbenschlag says.

In September, IBM joined with Ms. Flynn’s Reboot Career Accelerator to help fund the curriculum. IBM also plans to customize its cloud platform to be used to connect freelancers in the Reboot program with potential tech clients—an option for women who need experience before accepting a full-time position.

Around the same time, the Society of Women Engineers and career-reentry firm iRelaunch asked IBM to create a 12-week paid internship for women returnees. Six interns are due to start this month; IBM is prepared to offer jobs to the interns, Ms. McIntyre says.

Tech job market is hot, but older workers struggle

Posted on March 7, 2016

March 06, 2016
Katie Johnston
Globe Staff

The tech recruiter thought she knew what the Cambridge startup wanted: young software engineers willing to take the risk of working for a company that could just as soon go belly-up as succeed. So that’s who she sent them.

But when an executive at the startup showed her the LinkedIn profile of a recent hire, she was “dumbfounded” by what she saw: a 60-something man.

That’s because many software companies won’t consider veteran candidates, assuming older workers are not up on the latest skills, said Beverly Kahn, president of recruiter New Dimensions in Technology in Swampscott. If she recommended workers in their 50s or 60s, she said, “They would laugh at me, and say ‘Why are you wasting my time?’”

Tech workers are in high demand in Massachusetts and around the country as companies grow rapidly and scramble to fill positions. But older workers say this hot job market is passing them by. Their phones are not ringing off the hook with calls from recruiters, no six-figure salary offer are being made. Some have been unemployed for months, or longer.

Maintaining a career in the rapidly changing tech field can be challenging, industry observers say. A sought-after skill one year can be obsolete the next, requiring workers to stay on top new technologies even if they don’t use them in their jobs.

Veteran workers say they are frequently told in interviews they are not a “good fit” for a company’s culture, which they hear as code for “too old.” One contract software engineer in Boston said that after he took the first 25 years of experience off his resume, he started getting more interest.

Complete Article: http://bit.ly/1OXBo0D

MA Jobless Rate Still Lower Than National Average

Posted on February 22, 2016

Jan 21, 2016
David Harris
Associate editor, Digital
Boston Business Journal

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported the preliminary job estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which indicate Massachusetts continues to gain jobs, with 7,100 added in December.

Over the month job gains occurred in the Education and Health Services; Professional, Scientific, and Business Services; Information; Other Services; Construction; Manufacturing; and Financial Activities sectors.

Over the year Massachusetts has added 73,800 jobs.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also revised preliminary job estimates for November that originally indicated Massachusetts gained 5,900 jobs. BLS revised estimates for November show the state added 4,900 jobs.

New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) returned to MIT for our 9th year!

Posted on January 21, 2016

New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) returned to MIT for our 9th year on Wednesday – January 20th!

NDT’s Tech-Recruiting Experts, Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President of NDT (on the left) and Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager (on the right), provided Interviewing techniques and valuable insight to those attending into how to select the best Job opportunities to navigate a successful career path. NDT has successfully partnered with generations of MIT students and alums to build and grow their successful and promising careers!

Sponsor(s): MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Departments


New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) returns to MIT for our 9th year!

Posted on January 13, 2016

New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) returns to MIT for our 9th year!

NDT’s Tech-Recruiting Experts will provide Interviewing techniques and valuable insight into how to select the best Job opportunities to navigate a successful career path.

January 20th 2016 - 5:00 to 7:00pm - Stata building 36-112
Enrollment: Unlimited - No advance sign-up - ALL ARE WELCOME!

Discussions to be led by Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President of NDT, a Boston-area recruiting firm that has worked successfully to place many MIT students and alums over the past 37 years and Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager at NDT, who offers 15+ years of coaching "early career" tech professionals. NDT has successfully partnered with generations of MIT students and alums to build and grow their successful and promising careers!

Sponsor(s): MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Departments

Mass. unemployment steady in Oct. as state adds 11,000 jobs

Posted on November 19, 2015

November 19, 2015
By Jack Newsham - Globe Correspondent

Mass. unemployment steady in Oct. as state adds 11,000 jobs

The Massachusetts unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.6 percent last month, while employers added 11,000 jobs, according to the state labor department.

The state unemployment rate is lower than the national unemployment rate of 5 percent. Job numbers for the year also received a boost because the Executive Office of Workforce and Labor Development revised its September estimate to reflect 2,200 jobs lost, significantly fewer than the original estimate of 7,100.

“Massachusetts continues to add jobs, and the labor market is strong,” Ronald Walker II, the state labor secretary, said in a statement. “We frequently hear from employers that they have jobs to fill, which is a good position for the state to be in.”

Hiring was especially strong in the education and health services fields, which added 5,200 jobs last month, according to state figures. Professional, scientific, and business services added 3,000 jobs in October, and most other employers also added workers. The trade, transportation, and utilities workforce, which includes retail employees, cut 500 jobs.

The unemployment rate is based on a survey of households, while the number of jobs added is based on a survey of businesses.


Boston University MS-MBA Program Career Session

Posted on November 5, 2015

Boston University MS-MBA Program Career Session – ALL ARE WELCOME!

"Today, Tomorrow, and the Future: Interviewing, Building Relationships, and What's Next in Tech"

Larry Kahn - Vice President of Recruiting

Risa Kahn - Recruiting Manager

Monday November 16th 4:00pm to 5:00pm – Room 208
Questrom School of Business - 595 Commonwealth Avenue - Boston, MA

Boston’s Tech market is crying out for Tech-Business Talent!
NDT specializes in finding exceptional Engineering, Product Marketing, Product Management and Service Delivery Professionals - NDT will share the academic foundation and skills needed to grow a Tech-Business career

Mass. unemployment rate dips in September

Posted on October 15, 2015

Oct 15, 2015, 9:17am EDT
Boston Business Journal
Mass. unemployment rate dips in September

The state’s total unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.6 percent in September, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Thursday.

But preliminary job estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate Massachusetts lost 7,100 jobs in September, according to the state. The job losses occurred in education and health services, trade, transportation and utilities, construction, and manufacturing sectors.


US adds 173,000 jobs in August

Posted on September 4, 2015

Boston Globe - Business
Christopher S. Rugaber Associated Press
September 04, 2015

US adds 173,000 jobs in August

The US unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month.

The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent from 5.3 percent, the lowest since April 2008.


MA Unemployment Rate remained steady at 4.7 percent in July

Posted on August 20, 2015

The Boston Globe Business Section
August 20, 2015
by Jack Newsham, Globe Correspondent

The Massachusetts unemployment rate remained steady at 4.7 percent in July as the state added 7,200 jobs, according to the state labor department.


US adds 280,000 jobs in May

Posted on June 5, 2015

June 5, 2015 Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — US employers added a robust 280,000 jobs in May, showing that the economy is back on track after starting 2015 in a slump.

Last month’s strong job growth suggests that employers remained confident enough to keep hiring even after the economy shrank during the first three months of the year. The government also revised up its estimate of job growth in March and April by a combined net 32,000.

Construction and health care companies the drove the May job growth.

To read the full article by Josh Boak Associated Press: http://bit.ly/1ARJhVg

Software Engineer Ranked Boston’s Most ‘In Demand’ Job

Posted on April 13, 2015

April 8, 2015

BOSTON (CBS) – For Boston residents on the hunt for a job, now isn’t a bad time to be a software engineer, one ranking finds.

Glassdoor, a job and career website, recently ranked the 10 most in demand positions, based on how many openings exist. The website also calculated the median base salary for each role.

Software engineer topped the “in demand” list, with 1,268 openings in Boston, followed by retail sales associate, with 1,014 jobs open in the city.

The mean salary for software engineer jobs is $97,000, according to Glassdoor, while the median pay for a retail sales associate is $24,000.

The third most in demand job is registered nurse, followed by store manager, customer service representative, product manager, business analyst, systems engineer, financial analyst and accountant.

According to Glassdoor, product manager in the highest paying job on the list with a median salary of $103,223.


Today, Tomorrow, and the Future: Navigating the Tech Landscape

Posted on March 13, 2015

Today, Tomorrow, and the Future: Navigating the Tech Landscape

BC Grad Tech Club Blog, posted by David LoVerme

We all know Tech Startups have many differences from traditional businesses but identifying them and how to navigate these differences to build a successful career can be challenging. That is why we were so fortunate to have industry veteran and NDT VP of Recruiting Larry Kahn visit the Heights last Tuesday! With more than 20 years experience recruiting for high tech, he brings a great perspective on how to break in and make it in the industry. I have done my best to summarize some of his key insights here.

A huge thank you to Larry for taking the time to share his knowledge and experience with us!


Beverly A. Kahn is on the Host Committee for the March Boston IE Club Meeting

Posted on March 9, 2015

Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President of New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) (www.ndt.com) is on the Host Committee for the March Boston IE (Innovation & Enterprise) Club meeting.

"Successful Partnerships Between Large And Small Companies"
Building Great Success With Very Different Teams Working Together: How To Make It Work

Wednesday - March 11, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Venture Cafe at the Cambridge Innovation Center
Kendall Square at MIT
One Broadway, 5th floor
Cambridge, MA

5:30pm - Available Tour of Cambridge Innovation Center
6:00pm - Networking
6:45pm - Panel discussion
8:00pm - Networking

David Feinberg, Esq., Feinberg Hanson LLP. (Counsel to over 300 startups)

Panel Members:
Robert Kalocsai, Founder, Software Continuity
Bernard Haurie, General Manager, Geopost
Ann Halford, Executive Director of Digital Technology, Boston University School of Management
Daniel Behr, CEO at Slips Technologies (Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces)


Larry Kahn to speak at the Boston College 'Graduate Technology Club'

Posted on March 3, 2015

Larry Kahn, Vice President of Recruiting at New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) (www.ndt.com), will speak at the Boston College Graduate Technology Club.

"Today, Tomorrow, and the Future: Interviewing, Building Relationships and What's Next in Tech"

Tuesday - March 10, 2015 - 5:30pm at Boston College in Fulton Hall, Room 130



In tech hiring, there’s ‘demand for everything’

Posted on February 4, 2015

February 01, 2015
Boston Sunday Globe Business – G4

In tech hiring, there’s ‘demand for everything’
By Sarah Shemkus
Globe Correspondent

The past two years have been busy ones for Sean McLoughlin, head of the technology practice at Cambridge recruitment firm HireMinds. The economy is on the upswing, the tech sector is thriving, and clients are clamoring to find talent for their companies.

“We’ve definitely seen the market heat up,” McLoughlin said. “There’s demand for everything.”

Employment in the information sector has surged 8.5 percent in Massachusetts over the past year, far outpacing overall job growth of 1.8 percent, according to state data. But where in that sprawling field is hiring the hottest? What skills and talents are managers looking for?

Programming, as always, remains a skill in high demand, recruiters said. Fluency in Java, Ruby on Rails, and mobile app programming languages is highly desirable. In addition, demand is growing for people who can write code for the so-called Internet of Things, the growing number of networked home and personal devices sending and receiving data.

“Anyone who has the latest-and-greatest experience is going to be in high demand,” McLoughlin said.

As the software space becomes more crowded, businesses increasingly hope to differentiate themselves with clean, easy-to-use websites and apps, McLoughlin said. And that means the demand for designers is growing even faster than interest in engineering skills, he said.

About 35 percent of the jobs McLoughlin is called on to fill today are design-oriented, up from less than 10 percent three years ago, he said. For example, he is asked to find workers with psychology or design backgrounds to hire as user researchers, who investigate the ways people interact with particular applications. In other cases, he places user interface designers, candidates with art backgrounds who create the look and feel of software.

Technology hiring is strong across the board, but two of Massachusetts’ most robust industries — health care and cybersecurity — are doing a lot of it as companies in these fields receive infusions of venture capital, said Beverly Kahn, founder and president of New Dimensions in Technology, a Marblehead recruiting company.

Massachusetts health care and life sciences companies have received more than $8 billion in venture funding since 2009, according to investment analyst firm CB Insights. Boston-area cybersecurity companies raised more than $100 million last year alone.

As the Big Data revolution continues and businesses amass unprecedented amounts of information about products and customers, they need employees who can manage, manipulate, and squeeze insights from the numbers, Kahn said.

“It’s anything to do with data: cleaning the data, securing the data, personalizing the data,” she said.

While technical skills are valued, more employers are looking for candidates who can blend business savvy with knowledge of coding and circuits, said Dave MacKeen, chief executive of the Wakefield staffing firm Eliassen Group.

Increasingly, he said, marketing and information technology roles are merging and overlapping. Jobs in the sphere of DevOps — positions that bridge software development and business operations functions — are also very hot, he said.

“They are combining a high IQ in software development with experience on [the] business end,” he said.

The explosion of the tech labor market is good news for younger and less experienced candidates. Eliassen has worked with some companies willing to take on interns they can train to take on the full-time positions. At HireMinds, the most common requests are for employees early in their careers, those with between two and seven years of experience, McLoughlin said.

“They’re people who have a little bit of experience, who know best practices, who have professional experience, but they are still up-and-comers,” he said.

With higher demand comes bigger paychecks. The average salary of the technology workers McLoughlin places has jumped 13 percent over the past two years, he said.

Even with generous offers, employers have to act quickly to hire the talent they need because of the demand for workers, MacKeen said. Too often, he said, new hires back out at the last minute because they receive better offers elsewhere.

“Clients really have to lock in the candidates quickly and make sure there’s no uncertainty,” MacKeen said. “Until they are on board, those recruiting efforts don’t stop.”

MIT Class this evening cancelled!

Posted on January 26, 2015

The City of Cambridge has declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban that goes in effect Monday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. Our discussion of "How to Navigate Multiple Job Offers and gain experience in the Hottest growth industries for 2015!” scheduled for this evening at MIT has been postponed!

Exploring a Wealth of Job Opportunities This Year! An interactive discussion of “How to Navigate Multiple Job Offers”.

Posted on January 13, 2015

Exploring a Wealth of Job Opportunities this year!

Join Recruiting industry veterans in an interactive discussion of "How to Navigate Multiple Job Offers and gain experience in the Hottest growth industries for 2015!”

Location: MIT on January 26, 2015 at 5:00pm
The Grier Room-34-401B
50 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

Guest Speakers:
Beverly A. Kahn, Founder and President of New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)
Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager, New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)
Alan Wagner, MIT graduate, Computer Science and Engineering, Class of 2014

NDT has successfully partnered with generations of MIT students and alums to build and grow their careers!

Alan Wagner will be joining the discussion to share his experience in getting a jumpstart to his career by partnering with NDT is his recent job search.

"Open to MIT Students and Others!"

Happy Holidays!

Posted on December 15, 2014

2014 Holiday Graphic
With appreciation at the Holidays, we thank you and wish you and yours a joyous Holiday Season!

Beverly A. Kahn attending the MassTLC CXO Holiday Party

Posted on December 9, 2014

Beverly A. Kahn, Founder & President of New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) (www.ndt.com), will be attending the MassTLC CXO Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 10th in Cambridge, MA.


The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders.

MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests.

Risa Kahn attending the MA Conference for Women

Posted on December 1, 2014

Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager at New Dimensions in Technology (NDT), will be attending the 10th Anniversary MA Conference for Women on Thursday - December 4th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.


Some of the Keynote speakers this year include Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tory Burch, Lupita Nyong’o (Academy award-winning actress), John Jacobs (co-founder and chief creative optimist, Life is Good company) and Anne Finucane (Global Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Bank of America).

Beverly A. Kahn attending the MassTLC 2014 Healthcare Conference

Posted on November 26, 2014

Beverly A. Kahn, Founder & President of New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) (www.ndt.com), will be attending the MassTLC 2014 Healthcare Conference "Transforming Healthcare through Technology and Innovation" on Wednesday - December 3, 2014 at UMass in Boston.


"There are few industries in which technology is having a bigger, more transformative impact than healthcare. The use of innovative technological applications is revolutionizing patient care every step of the way – from preventative care through patient rehabilitation - and establishing a patient-centric paradigm in which technology is powering a new future in human health.

The rapid pace of technological development, the availabilities of new infrastructures and the cloud, and decreasing the costs of medical testing and procedures have opened the door for massive growth in industries serving the healthcare market."

Beverly will be joining MassTLC and leading experts in the healthcare industry for this full-day conference, "which will explore the myriad of ways Massachusetts’ technologies and innovations are transforming the healthcare ecosystem and the future of patient care."

Beverly A. Kahn attending MassTLC's 2014 Innovation unConference

Posted on November 3, 2014

Beverly A. Kahn, Founder and President of New Dimensions in Technology (NDT), Inc. will be attending MassTLC's 2014 Innovation unConference Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center.

The 2014 MassTLC (Mass Technology Leadership Council) unConference is a conference unlike any other. An iterative mashup of thought leaders, experts, and budding entrepreneurs. There’s no agenda, no pre-planned format.


Exploring a Wealth of Job Opportunities This Year! An interactive discussion of “How to Navigate Multiple Job Offers”.

Posted on October 9, 2014

Exploring a Wealth of Job Opportunities This Year!
Join Recruiting industry veterans in an interactive discussion of “How to Navigate Multiple Job Offers”.

MIT on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm
Building 34-401A (Grier A), 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

Guest Speakers:
Beverly A. Kahn, Founder and President of New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)
Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager, New Dimensions in Technology (NDT)
Alan Wagner, MIT graduate, Computer Science and Engineering, Class of 2014

NDT has successfully partnered with generations of MIT students and alums to build and grow their careers!  Alan Wagner will be joining the discussion to share his experience in getting a jumpstart to his career by partnering with NDT is his recent job search.

“Open to MIT Students and Others”

Larry Kahn recent panelist at the September Boston Product Management Association (BPMA) Career Night

Posted on October 8, 2014

Larry Kahn, Vice President of Recruiting for New Dimensions in Technology(NDT) was a recent panelist at the September 18th Boston Product Management Association (BPMA) Career Night held at Microsoft in Cambridge.  Larry, along with a panel of experienced hiring managers, spoke candidly about the current job market and trends he sees in the High Technology job market.  He conveyed to the audience that hiring is booming in Boston and surrounding tech hubs, and that the demand for both technical and business professionals with experience in Web Applications, Mobile Technology, and Analytics will continue to be in high demand. 


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