ITworld - Your IT Career http://www.itworld.com/blogs/views/recent/rss.xml/12749 en How to Get Your Next Large IT Project Funded http://www.itworld.com/career/427467/how-get-your-next-large-it-project-funded I had the great pleasure of speaking with Jim Maholic, a VP in Hitachi Consulting’s Management Consulting and Industries Practice. We discussed how to identify, calculate and communicate the value of large scale IT projects, based on Jim’s book “Business Cases that Mean Business”.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/427467/how-get-your-next-large-it-project-funded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/427467/how-get-your-next-large-it-project-funded#comments Career itcareers Tip IT career advice IT leadership IT project management project management Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:29:59 +0000 Eric Bloom 427467 at http://www.itworld.com How do I Become a CIO? http://www.itworld.com/career/426175/how-do-i-become-cio I’ve been in IT for about four years as an individual contributor and would like to be a CIO one day. How do I get there?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/426175/how-do-i-become-cio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/426175/how-do-i-become-cio#comments Career itcareers Tip career advice CIO IT career advice IT careers professional brainding Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:39:10 +0000 Eric Bloom 426175 at http://www.itworld.com 10 tips for successful a phone interview http://www.itworld.com/career/424996/10-tips-successful-job-interviewing-phone Help! My resume looks great, my job experience is right on target, and I have great references. My problem is whenever I do a phone-based interview or job screening, they never call me back. How can I improve my phone-based interviews?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/424996/10-tips-successful-job-interviewing-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/424996/10-tips-successful-job-interviewing-phone#comments Career itcareers Tip IT career advice IT job interviews Job interviewing advice job search Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:48:16 +0000 Eric Bloom 424996 at http://www.itworld.com 12 characteristics of successful IT professionals http://www.itworld.com/career/424455/12-characteristics-successful-it-professionals My daughter just graduated college with a degree in Computer Science and landed a job with an insurance company in their IT department. What makes an IT person successful?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/424455/12-characteristics-successful-it-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/424455/12-characteristics-successful-it-professionals#comments Career IT Management itcareers Tip career advice IT career advice IT professional branding Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:29:01 +0000 Eric Bloom 424455 at http://www.itworld.com 5 Tips on Changing Jobs Into and Out of IT http://www.itworld.com/career/423742/5-tips-changing-jobs-and-out-it I am an accountant with over eight years experience in banking financial control and wish to change my career and move into IT. I just do not know exactly where to begin the journey.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/423742/5-tips-changing-jobs-and-out-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/423742/5-tips-changing-jobs-and-out-it#comments Career itcareers Tip career advice IT career advice IT jobs IT professional branding professional branding Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:30:09 +0000 Eric Bloom 423742 at http://www.itworld.com Gaining Leadership Skills is a Journey, Not an Event http://www.itworld.com/career/422345/gaining-leadership-skills-journey-not-event I have been an individual contributor for almost five years and would like to become a manager. What class should I take to get the management skills I need to be promoted?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/422345/gaining-leadership-skills-journey-not-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/422345/gaining-leadership-skills-journey-not-event#comments Career itcareers Tip becoming a manager career advice IT career advice IT leadership professional branding Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:29:38 +0000 Eric Bloom 422345 at http://www.itworld.com Great resume, new A+ certification, some experience, no job http://www.itworld.com/career/421595/great-resume-new-certification-some-experience-no-job I recently graduated from a technical school with the goal of changing careers and entering the IT field. I have a little IT professional experience and my A+ certification. Any tips on finding a job? <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/421595/great-resume-new-certification-some-experience-no-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/421595/great-resume-new-certification-some-experience-no-job#comments Career itcareers Tip A+ Certification Help Desk job advice IT career advice it certifications Wed, 04 Jun 2014 01:20:10 +0000 Eric Bloom 421595 at http://www.itworld.com Are your skills transferable to other technologies? http://www.itworld.com/career/420419/are-your-skills-transferable-other-technologies The combination of programming and database skills are not only a wonderful combination from a software development perspective, it also has the potential to pivot you into other technical areas.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/420419/are-your-skills-transferable-other-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/420419/are-your-skills-transferable-other-technologies#comments Career IT Management itcareers Tip career advice IT career advice IT job advice professional branding Tue, 27 May 2014 11:21:15 +0000 Eric Bloom 420419 at http://www.itworld.com AARP is a Very Technology Savvy Company, Yes, AARP http://www.itworld.com/career/419914/aarp-very-technology-savvy-company-yes-aarp I had the incredible pleasure of speaking with AARP CIO Terry Bradwell. From a CIO’s perspective, he is living the dream and, in my eyes, is a role model for all IT professionals, from the newest intern to the most experienced CIO. This is what he said and how it can help you in your career.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/419914/aarp-very-technology-savvy-company-yes-aarp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/419914/aarp-very-technology-savvy-company-yes-aarp#comments Career itcareers Tip AARP career advice IT career advice professional branding Thu, 22 May 2014 00:20:14 +0000 Eric Bloom 419914 at http://www.itworld.com What to do first, my CCNP or Part Time Graduate Degree http://www.itworld.com/career/418742/what-do-first-my-ccnp-or-part-time-graduate-degree I have a BS in IT Engineering, my CCNA certification, and am currently studying for my CCNP. I’m also in a post graduate program in network engineering. My graduate classes seem out of date and boring. I don’t have time to do both, should I prepare for the CCNP exam or continue my university studies?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/418742/what-do-first-my-ccnp-or-part-time-graduate-degree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/418742/what-do-first-my-ccnp-or-part-time-graduate-degree#comments Career itcareers Tip ccna CCNP Cisco certifications IT career advice it certifications Tue, 13 May 2014 21:23:57 +0000 Eric Bloom 418742 at http://www.itworld.com 4 Questions Help Desk Professionals Should Ask Before Learning About Mobility http://www.itworld.com/career/417584/4-questions-help-desk-professionals-should-ask-learning-about-mobility I have been working on the Help Desk for about five years. I’d like to expand my skills and have been thinking about learning more about supporting mobile devices. Do you think this is a good idea? If yes, what should I learn?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/417584/4-questions-help-desk-professionals-should-ask-learning-about-mobility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/417584/4-questions-help-desk-professionals-should-ask-learning-about-mobility#comments Career itcareers Tip BYOD jobs Help Desk career advice IT careers IT skills Mobility Mon, 05 May 2014 20:14:28 +0000 Eric Bloom 417584 at http://www.itworld.com 8 ways to provide great IT client service http://www.itworld.com/career/416450/8-ways-provide-great-it-client-service Great IT Client service is much more than just fixing someone’s PC, writing the software they specifically request, flawlessly execute nightly production, and/or provide a stable general computing environment. These are, of course, incredibly important and the basis of IT’s value to the organization, but they are not the whole story.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/416450/8-ways-provide-great-it-client-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/416450/8-ways-provide-great-it-client-service#comments Career IT Management itcareers Tip Client Service tips internal client service IT career advice it career tips IT Client Service Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:19:31 +0000 Eric Bloom 416450 at http://www.itworld.com 6 Ways Great Personal Client Service Can Help Your Career http://www.itworld.com/career/415714/6-ways-great-personal-client-service-can-help-your-career As the worlds of IT and business continue to converge, the more important it becomes to provide quality client service. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/415714/6-ways-great-personal-client-service-can-help-your-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/415714/6-ways-great-personal-client-service-can-help-your-career#comments Career itcareers Tip career advice great client service internal client service IT career advice IT Client Service Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:14:03 +0000 Eric Bloom 415714 at http://www.itworld.com 9 IT job hunting mistakes to avoid http://www.itworld.com/career/414837/9-it-job-hunting-mistakes-avoid Help! I’m a talented programmer with great experience and a good professional track record. I’ve also been job hunting for months and still can’t find a job. Any idea what I might be doing wrong?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/414837/9-it-job-hunting-mistakes-avoid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/414837/9-it-job-hunting-mistakes-avoid#comments Career itcareers Tip career advice IT career advice IT job hunting tips Job hunting advice Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:28:46 +0000 Eric Bloom 414837 at http://www.itworld.com Get a mentor, both business and technical http://www.itworld.com/career/413881/get-mentor-both-business-and-technical Mentors can help navigate the professional as well as the technical side of an IT career. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/413881/get-mentor-both-business-and-technical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/413881/get-mentor-both-business-and-technical#comments Career IT Management itcareers Tip career advice IT career advice IT leadership Mentoring advice Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:19:07 +0000 Eric Bloom 413881 at http://www.itworld.com