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All videos in Eagle’s Talent Development Centre, including job search tips and technology trends.

The Thrilling and Exciting History of JavaScript

Buckle-up developers, it’s time for the nerdiest, and most exhilarating, history lesson you’ve ever sat through. That’s because, finally, somebody put together a video summarizing the complete history of JavaScript, all the way to June 2019.

Fireship includes all the details of one of the world’s most famous programming languages and this 12-minute video has everything you want — education, controversy, drama, innovation, friendship and, of course, cheesy memes. If you’ve been looking for the perfect summary wrapping up JavaScript’s 25-year history, wait no more. Scroll down, hit play, and enjoy.

Happy New Year – A Look Back to 20 Years Ago

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020!

Do you remember where you were 20 years ago today, as we entered the new millennium and the world was coming down from the Y2K scare? Looking back, it can be fun to joke about, but for many, it was a terrifying ordeal. For a flashback, a reminder of what exactly Y2K was, and how serious the world took it, have a look at some of these videos:

A few years ago, National Geographic put together a 2-minute video summarizing the crisis:

Where as the New York Times had a bit of a longer, but still digestible, documentary:

Fortunately, with all that scariness, this Y2K Survival Kit was available for only $50!

And for those who needed more information to prepare, Leonard Nimoy starred in this hour-long Y2K Family Survival Guide:

Google Summarized 2019’s Greatest Heroes in this 2-Minute Video

As we gear up for 2020 and reflect back on to all of the positive memories from 2019, Google is also looking back at the incredible things that happened this year. Their 2019 Year in Search looked at the hottest trends but focused on an inspirational topic — heroes, and not the kind from the big screen.

As the YouTube descriptions says “Throughout history, when times are challenging, the world goes looking for heroes. And this year, searches for heroes — both superheroes and everyday heroes — soared around the world.”

The TRUTH About Remote Work (from a Programmer)

In an age where everything can be delivered to your doorstep or done at more, more and more companies are allowing workers to work remotely. The dream, right? Maybe not.

In this video by programmer Andy Sterkowitz, which he recorded while working remotely in Playa Del Carmen, he explains the obvious benefits but as well the challenges that come from working remotely.

“Having a Great Week Does Not Start on Monday… It Starts Sunday Night!”

Sunday night. A night full of great weekend memories (or regret) and next week blues. Everyone’s heart drops at the reminder that in 12 hours they will be in their car, on the bus or on the train commuting to their office. Even if you are going to your dream job, it’s human nature to feel a bit reluctant to be a slave to the office hours.

Things might be stacked against you but if you are able to channel your productivity, there are 5 simple things you can — and should do — every Sunday night to make sure that you start your week on the right foot. Just watch this video from The Art of Improvement.

Make Your Resume Pass a Recruiter’s 5-Second Scan

As though you are someone just passing them on the street, recruiters give you the quick up-and-down or pass by you all together. Like a bright shirt, there are tips and tricks to prompt recruiters to stop and give your resume a sufficient review.

Check out this video and make sure that your resume is wearing that bright shirt so it stands out from the crowd and demands to be noticed.

Explaining How Wi-Fi Actually Works

Entertainment, shopping, working, food, love and pretty much everything under the sun has been affected by Wi-Fi. You may already know how Wi-Fi actually works, but how many people in your life still believe that Wi-Fi is just a magical entity that only comes to life when they click on their favorite web applications? Next time you need to burst someone’s bubble and rather not explain it yourself, go ahead and send them this video by Brightside to teach them how Wi-Fi actually works.

Save Time in your Job Search by Setting Up Job Alerts

In order to keep a steady flow of income, you need a steady flow of work. That means that when one contract ends, your goal is to start the next as quickly as possible. If you’re only reactively looking for jobs at the end of a gig, you risk a long gap of no work. Of course, a detailed search while you’re putting in hours for a client’s project also isn’t always feasible. That’s why we recommend setting up search agents and email alerts to do the work for you, and email relevant jobs as they arise.

Did you know that Eagle’s job board has a feature that does just that? It’s been one of our job board’s core functions for over 5 years and thousands of IT contractors are already taking advantage of it, gaining an advantage as the first to apply to new jobs! Here’s a quick video that show you how you can set one up right now.

Invest in Building These Hard-to-Learn Skills

To invest in yourself is just as important as any financial investment for your future. For both personal growth and career success, there is no telling how far you can go if you take the time to invest in yourself. Check out this video by The Art of Improvement where they explain important skills that are hard to learn but will pay off in the long run, including:

  • Mental Toughness
  • Adaptability
  • Silencing your inner critic
  • Learning to say “NO”
  • Critical Thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence

This doesn’t just apply to IT contractors! Send this to anyone you think needs that push to invest in themselves and help them see the potential that you see in them.

Companies Are Tracking Your Entire Life

Have you ever received a call or email from a recruiter and thought “How did this person get my information?” We receive that question a lot and even wrote a post with some explanations a couple years go. While IT recruiters can definitely be resourceful in finding skilled contractors, that’s nothing compared to what large corporations have on you.

This video from Bright Side explains that every time you download a free app or access some websites, you are being tracked. Companies are gathering your information and selling it to marketers so they can target you. Some consumers say they don’t mind, but many frequently express concerns with these practices. This video not only gives the scary details about how companies are getting your data, it also gives tips to protect yourself.