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  • Business liaison: A role that combines technical know-how and the conversation chops to translate it

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 6:22 pm

    Companies must get their smart people off the keyboard and focused on strategy. Those techies who can talk to the business will be in demand.
  • How to take control of your own IT career

    Posted December 17, 2012 - 3:33 pm

    The days of building a lifelong IT career at a single company are long gone. And now, the days of building a lifelong IT career just within the IT department are dwindling, too.
  • 5 great IT jobs for English majors

    Posted June 13, 2011 - 12:02 pm

    I graduated college last year with a degree in English and have not been able to find a job. I have always liked and been comfortable using computers. Are there jobs in IT that combine my interest in computers and my degree in English?
  • Five signs your IT career is stuck in a rut

    Posted April 4, 2011 - 10:27 am

    In tough economic times, it's hard to tell whether your industry, your company or your own performance is to blame for your career woes. Here are five signs that will help you tell the difference.
  • Career planning: So you want to be a researcher

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 8:13 am

    Security researcher Markus Jakobsson offers some insider tips on finding an advisor, your specialty, an internship, a job.
  • Career Watch: How women can get ahead

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    Selena Rezvani, the author of "The Next Generation of Women Leaders" discusses how women can get to the top in the workplace.
  • 10 recession-proof IT skills

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:55 pm

    The enterprise data center has become the corporate center of attention. If you want in, here are the skills you need to have.
  • IT Careers: Retire? How about never

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    For as long as he could remember, Ben Richardson had had big plans for an early retirement.
  • How to become a data center top dog

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 10:17 am

    Top dogs in the data center come into their positions from all sorts of starting points.
  • Job-hunting books in most demand

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 2:11 pm

    The Library Journal asked library book supplier Baker & Taylor Inc. which job-hunting titles were most in demand in the six months prior to March 14, 2009. Here are the top 10:
  • Where Personal Finance and Career Management Meet

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 9:47 am

    Career management and personal finance are very closely related -- more closely than most people realize.
  • Career Management For Tough Times

    Posted March 2, 2009 - 11:56 am

    When I started this column in 2005, I truly believed the tenets of executive career management were unchanging. But in this new economic climate, when the supply of qualified IT leaders has suddenly outstripped the demand, I realize that I was mistaken. For all of you who are on the market (or would like to stay off it) I offer an updated career management primer.
  • How You Grow Your Career in a Slow Economy

    Posted March 2, 2009 - 11:45 am

    What does it take to get ahead? Here are some simple techniques to help you get more results and be respected for your work.
  • Transferable skills for IT pros: Change your job

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    IT professionals who find themselves out of work amid the global economic recession could wind up working as stock equity analysts, insurance underwriters or health-care administrators, according to the author of a recent book on alternative technology career paths.
  • The 2009 tech career planner

    Posted January 3, 2009 - 9:44 pm

    Although tech jobs are under increasing pressure, the reality is that the technology jobs market overall is still doing better than the market for other types of jobs. That doesn't mean you're immune from layoffs, stagnant salaries, or increasing workloads, but it does mean you have more options than many other workers -- if you're willing to be flexible.
  • Moving to a startup? Fasten your seatbelt

    Posted December 3, 2008 - 1:07 pm

    If you're contemplating employment at a startup, get ready for an exhilarating -- if bumpy -- ride, say four IT managers who have made the jump from corporate IT to a startup.
  • How to recession-proof yourself

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 3:52 pm

    Whether you're a CIO or a help desk technician, career coaches say you can take measures to prevent the hatchet from falling on your neck. Here's a list of actions they say you can take to help safeguard your job.
  • Self-promotion at work: 8 tips for shy people

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 2:45 pm

    Promoting yourself and your work can feel downright unseemly, but it very well may help you keep your job in this economic downturn. These eight techniques will help you promote yourself in the office without looking obnoxious.
  • Customize the pace of your IT career

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 4:55 pm

    If, in the course of a day, people customize the things around them -- how they take their morning coffee, how they assemble their outfit -- then they should surely be able to apply that approach to their career.
  • The 2009 IT career survival guide

    Posted November 12, 2008 - 5:03 pm

    Although tech jobs are under increasing pressure, the reality is that the technology jobs market overall is still doing better than the market for other types of jobs. That doesn't mean you're immune from layoffs, stagnant salaries, or increasing workloads, but it does mean you have more options than many other workers -- if you're willing to be flexible.
  • The hottest IT skills survive a cool economy

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 12:02 pm

    Even in a down economy, the IT worker who demonstrates his value in multiple areas is the one who's most likely to be rewarded financially. So which technology areas should IT workers look at when deciding which new skills to seek?
  • Steer your career to one of these hot jobs

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 5:02 pm

    It's not easy for IT professionals to make a wholesale switch to a different technical discipline to reap the benefits of a hot skills market, but that's not to say it can't be done.
  • Sit Tight or Jump Ship?

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 1:07 pm

    It's the age-old cycle: When the economy heads down, job anxiety kicks up. So here's the question: Is the smart career play to wait it out or dust off your résumé and start looking elsewhere?
  • Investing in Your IT Security Career in Tough Times

    Posted November 7, 2008 - 3:13 pm

    Some sound advice to security pros who are concerned about the future of their jobs. Think of it as a general checklist of things that you probably should be doing all the time but need to devote some time and consideration to right now, especially if your future is uncertain.
  • 5 ways to survive a layoff

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 11:27 am

    Bruce Culbert is CEO of iSymmetry and myCRMcareer. iSymmetry is an IT recruiting firm that specializes in CRM, ERP, EAI, SCM. myCRMcareer is the first and only social media network exclusively for CRM professionals.

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