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  • How to nab a data scientist job

    Posted May 6, 2013 - 6:08 am

    How exactly do you make it to the data scientist big leagues? As it turns out, there is no one right path. Instead, it's largely a scramble out there on the big data field. Insider (registration required)
  • IT resume makeover: No time for complacency

    Posted May 2, 2013 - 1:00 pm

    Just because you're not actively looking for a job is no reason to neglect your resume. In a fluctuating market the rug can be pulled out from under even the most skilled IT pros, so it's always good to be prepared.
  • 8 tips for retaining top IT talent

    Posted May 1, 2013 - 2:22 pm

    How do you retain top IT talent in a competitive market? Is it money? Flexibility? Something else? IT recruiters and executives share their top eight suggestions for how you can keep developers, engineers and IT staff happy.
  • 11 profiles in bad leadership behavior

    Posted April 30, 2013 - 11:17 am

    If you find yourself fitting these descriptions, it's time to make some serious changes.
  • With revenue at stake, companies seek business-savvy tech workers

    Posted April 24, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    Financial concerns in the wake of the recession are causing companies to better align IT and business and this shift is changing what is expected from technology workers, say executives and staffing professionals. Business acumen is now on par with possessing stellar technical skills, with in-demand employees those who can contribute more than code to the company.
  • Nine things to consider before accepting that IT job offer

    Posted April 23, 2013 - 1:24 pm

    How to tell if that new job or company is right for you.
  • 6 skills, habits and traits of successful CIOs

    Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:52 am

    Most people say they like to be at the top of the heap of the IT management food chain, but with the CIO title comes great responsibility, accountability and pressure.
  • IT Resume Makeover: How to add focus to your tech resume

    Posted April 10, 2013 - 2:01 pm

    In our most recent resume makeover, IT career expert Jennifer Hay demonstrates how to organize and condense years of accomplishments and skills into an easy-to-read document that tells your story.
  • Should universities offer Cobol classes?

    Posted April 8, 2013 - 9:37 am

    At universities today, Cobol is mostly taught as an elective, and even then it's likely offered at less than one in four schools. There are strong opinions about whether that is the right direction.
  • Job well done? Better ways to assess tech employees

    Posted April 1, 2013 - 7:34 am

    No more counting lines of code: Managers look for new ways to assess IT employee performance.
  • 7 paths to spotting and spurring hidden IT talent

    Posted March 18, 2013 - 1:50 pm

    Your next great IT hire already works for your organization. Here's how to discover hidden IT gems.
  • 5 tips for using social media in your job search

    Posted March 13, 2013 - 9:56 am

    LinkedIn may be the go-to place for many job seekers, but dont stop there. Here's a look at how you can use Facebook, Twitter and Google+--as well as some lesser-known social networks--to attract recruiters and land a job.
  • 15 common IT resume mistakes (and how to avoid them)

    Posted March 11, 2013 - 11:28 am

    You have great IT skills and impressive technology experience, but if you don't present your background effectively in your resume, you career may be going nowhere. Here's how to build a better resume.
  • IT Resume Makeover: How to create an effective executive resume

    Posted March 4, 2013 - 1:43 pm

    In this edition of the IT Resume Makeover Series, certified career coach and resume writer Cheryl Simpson demonstrates the elements necessary to get qualified IT pros into C-level interviews.
  • The how-to guide for LinkedIn

    Posted March 2, 2013 - 8:21 am

    Our LinkedIn guide delivers expert advice on the site's features, step-by-step how-to instructions, details on its apps and proper LinkedIn etiquette. Also included: tips and tricks for your job search and company analysis.
  • Do chief digital officers spell trouble for CIOs?

    Posted February 26, 2013 - 3:31 pm

    CEOs are hiring hotshot chief digital officers to run strategic, customer-facing operations such as online sales. Is this good news or bad news for CIOs?
  • What ITIL certifications mean to your IT management practices

    Posted February 21, 2013 - 10:19 am

    ITIL is growing in demand and some employers are paying a premium for certification and experience in the best practices methodology, but the first question is what exactly is ITIL and is it right for you or your company?
  • 12 networking tips for introverts

    Posted February 19, 2013 - 3:16 pm

    Being an introvert isn't the end of the world or your career. However, to be successful in the IT field today, you've got to be able to ask for (and offer) help.
  • 8 tips for job hunting while you're still employed

    Posted February 12, 2013 - 5:42 pm

    Learn what it takes to balance your current job and your career search--without getting cut.
  • IT training gets an extreme makeover

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:30 pm

    From movie-like videos with comedy sketch warmups to hands-on freestyle hacker contests with big cash prizes, fresh approaches to training are helping a new generation of IT professionals get engaged in their training.
  • Career Watch: New-job remorse

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 11:50 am

    If you have taken a new job only to feel within weeks or months that you weren't given a realistic picture of what you would be doing in it, you aren't alone. In a recent survey of new hires, only 51% of the respondents said that they feel very confident that they made the right decision in accepting the job.
  • 12 common IT hiring mistakes and how to avoid them

    Posted January 31, 2013 - 12:08 pm

    Bringing a new employee into your IT department has the potential to make or break your team. Avoid these common hiring mistakes and build a team of IT pros that fire on all cylinders.
  • IT resume makeover: Advice for the tech pro who's done it all

    Posted January 24, 2013 - 5:38 pm

    The challenge: Don't let your resume be just a running list of jobs you've held. The goal: Make your most impressive skills stand out.
  • How to fire an employee the right way

    Posted January 22, 2013 - 12:47 pm

    If you are in IT management long enough eventually you will have to fire someone. Here are 8 tips to make it less impactful and emotional for all involved.
  • New task for CIOs: Make money

    Posted January 17, 2013 - 4:34 pm

    As tech infiltrates every corner of the business, it's only natural that some IT departments are producing revenue-generating products and services. Insider (registration required)
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