Career advice for IT professionals, including job search tips, interview techniques, project management, IT-business alignment, outsourcing, and vendor management.
  • IT pro's revitalization guide 2014

    Posted December 30, 2013 - 10:34 pm

    Take a moment to retool your personal and professional priorities.
  • IT pros get training on their own dime

    Posted December 17, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    IT spending is kicking up again, but training budgets have been slow to recover.
  • Why few want to be the CIO anymore

    Posted December 17, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    More than half of the respondents to our survey say they don't aspire to be a CIO.
  • The help desk is hot again

    Posted December 16, 2013 - 11:12 am

    If you thought the traditional help desk would be outsourced, automated or altogether shut down, think again.
  • Employers receptive to hiring IT job candidates with MOOC educations

    Posted December 9, 2013 - 7:57 pm

    Tyler Kresch isn't turning to graduate school to help him change his job from tech sales to running a startup; instead he's taking massive open online courses (MOOCs) to learn the IT skills necessary for that career move.
  • 'Tis the season to ramp up your job search

    Posted December 9, 2013 - 10:39 am

    While it may not seem logical, the holiday season is the perfect time to focus on your job search. Networking opportunities abound and there's less competition with other job candidates.
  • Why are so many IT projects failing?

    Posted December 5, 2013 - 4:19 pm

    A recent study reports that 50 percent of companies had an IT project fail in the last 12 months. Business leaders who blame IT are missing the real project management issues.
  • CIOs opting for IT contractors over hiring full-time staff

    Posted December 2, 2013 - 4:25 pm

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics paints a dark picture of the IT job market, but theres a bright spot -- CIOs are hiring more skilled IT contractors.
  • 8 tips to organize your office (and yourself) for better productivity

    Posted November 26, 2013 - 4:23 pm

    If your workspace is in chaos, you could be losing productivity and your job performance will likely suffer. These eight tips can help you keep it all together and get the most out of each hour of the day.
  • How to get a job in financial IT

    Posted November 21, 2013 - 2:45 pm

    IT pros may have shied away from financial services during the industry's recent upheavals, but it now represents a vibrant employment segment for those who understand its adherence to security, compliance and reliability.
  • Resume makeover: How to keep it short, sweet and to the point

    Posted November 21, 2013 - 1:31 pm

    After 12 years in IT, this month's Resume Makeover candidate has accumulated a wealth of experience, but his highlights and successes were hidden in a dense six-page resume. Our resume writer and career consultant cleared a new path to success.
  • What contract IT workers miss about being full-time

    Posted November 14, 2013 - 4:08 pm

    A survey of contract and freelance IT professionals shows healthcare and 401k plans are the most-missed perks of traditional employment, while there are many things they don't miss at all.
  • How many data scientists does the world really need?

    Posted November 8, 2013 - 1:10 pm

    The buzz is all about 'Big Data' and how best to use it to generate actionable intelligence. To do this, companies will need to hire loads of highly trained, highly paid data scientists -- or will they?
  • CMOs must expand their tech skills in the digital marketing era

    Posted November 7, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    As CMOs take on a more strategic role in the C-suite, they will need to broaden their technical skills and expertise to understand big data analytics, customer online experience, social media and more.
  • Why good employees leave (and how you can keep them)

    Posted November 7, 2013 - 2:02 pm

    If you're losing good workers and you're not sure why, the problem may lie with your firm's management style. The good news is that you can make small changes that will make a huge difference when it comes to employee retention.
  • 10 job search tips for introverts

    Posted October 25, 2013 - 2:56 pm

    Here are 10 tips to overcome - and even take advantage of - your shy, reserved nature.
  • How to keep your new IT hires from jumping ship

    Posted October 21, 2013 - 11:59 am

    With IT talent hard to find and expensive to replace, smart companies are developing IT-specific onboarding programs to attract and retain top tech employees.
  • Career Watch: IT pros say they're smarter than the boss

    Posted October 21, 2013 - 11:58 am

    A survey of IT professionals shows they tend to think they are smarter and more creative than their bosses.
  • 15 common IT job search mistakes

    Posted October 17, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Searching for a new IT position in a competitive market can be an uphill battle. One little mistake could cost you the opportunity. Read on to make sure you aren't making one of these commonly seen blunders in your job search.
  • Hospital CIO leads effort to train veterans for IT jobs

    Posted October 17, 2013 - 11:35 am

    An innovative program at Rush University Medical Center will support returning veterans by helping them find careers in the IT field.
  • SDN adoption puts DevOps pros in high demand

    Posted October 17, 2013 - 10:44 am

    The shift toward network automation and virtualization offered by Software Defined Networks will increase demand for DevOps professionals. If you have both technical expertise and business acumen, you may soon have new IT career options.
  • How to get a job in healthcare IT

    Posted October 10, 2013 - 3:36 pm

    Healthcare IT practitioners offer advice on what you need to make a move.
  • IT Resume Makeover: Corporate IT to IT consulting and back

    Posted October 3, 2013 - 11:48 am

    In our ongoing series, career coach and strategist Donald Burns shows technology executives how to better transition from IT consulting back to corporate IT as he works with a client who's feet are planted firmly in both worlds.
  • How to close the big data skills gap by training your IT staff

    Posted October 2, 2013 - 12:29 pm

    Research firms paint a dire picture of a massive big data skills gap that will get worse over time. But companies like Persado, which uses big data to help marketers optimize their messages, are finding success training their existing staff in the new big data technologies.
  • Who's training the next generation of data scientists?

    Posted October 2, 2013 - 11:54 am

    A projected shortage of qualified data scientists could leave U.S. businesses unable to tap the value of big data. To help meet that demand, the University of California at Berkeley has developed a master's degree program to train new data scientists.
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