Navigating Social Media in the Professional World

These days, everyone is on the internet: your grandma, your neighbor, your dog. However, the people on your friends list aren’t the only ones who can see the content that you post. If you’re job hunting, chances are that potential employers are taking a look at your profile. According to a 2018 survey taken by […]

Why It Makes Financial Sense to Work Local

I recently offered a job candidate a position where he could work about twenty minutes from his house rather than the hour and half he was commuting currently.  The daily work was similar as his current job and I was able to offer him $65,000 per year which was a significant increase from his current […]

Parameter Definition/Validation in ArcGIS Tools

If you’ve read most of my previous posts, you know I’m a big fan of all things python in GIS. Specifically relating to ArcGIS, because well…that’s the software with which I’m most comfortable/proficient. Like many GIS professionals, my education and experience has revolved around ESRI products. I am however aware of, and have used, other […]

Sending Emails from Google Sheets

Our employees often have a need to view, review, or collaborate on documents when they are not in the same office or location. We find Google’s products such as Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms to be great resources that allow us to do just that. Best of all, most of their products are free. […]

Unquantifiable Benefits of Working for Zekiah Technologies

Zekiah Technologies is a small company, and it can be hard to make ourselves stand out from the crowd in the eyes of potential new employees. While salary, health benefits, and vacation days are incredibly important considerations for applicants, I’d like to take the time to  talk a little bit about the unquantifiable benefits of […]

Why Working at NSWC Dahlgren is the Place to Be!

Zekiah is a prominent employer at NSWC Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) located in King George County, VA.   Many of our hires are local residents but we also recruit from outside the area and we are frequently asked, “Why should I move to King George?”

Why work at Zekiah Technologies?

Driving to Zekiah Technologies for the first time as a new intern, there was only the road and my questions. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the people there and I didn’t know what they were going to expect from me. The questions intensified as I drove. When I finally arrived, my head was […]

Scheduled Task Running

I like to think that I learn more every day, but I still really embrace being a computer novice in a lot of ways. About four years ago, I learned about using Windows’ Task Scheduler to run processes on a defined timetable. The typical things it became useful for in my daily activities were: backing […]

A New Appreciation for Remote Geospatial Research

While I was in graduate school I didn’t understand why people got master’s degrees in geospatial analysis. Well, I guess I understood it, but I thought it looked like a miserable job.   I would come back from a field excursion with dirt covering me from eyebrows to boot tips, a month’s worth of lab samples […]

Counteracting the Effects of Sitting

For most of my adult life I’ve dealt with an achy back. It started years ago when I worked at a pet store slinging 50 pound bags of pet food all day, and then come home to more physical work.  When I started working at a desk, I found it to be quite a transition […]