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Career advice for IT professionals, including job search tips, interview techniques, project management, IT-business alignment, outsourcing, and vendor management.
  • Pay attention to staff retention

    Posted April 23, 2001 - 2:08 pm

    Now's not the time to relax. The fact is, keeping your top IT talent is even more challenging when the economy goes south. Expert advice: Be creative, some of the best retention strategies are pretty cheap.
  • How to change the focus of your consulting business

    Posted April 23, 2001 - 1:35 pm

    When IT consultants want to change their business, it requires a delicate balance of timing, preparation, good contacts and a little bit of luck.
  • JOB TITLES: IT business analyst

    Posted April 23, 2001 - 1:05 pm

    Compensation

  • The hot places to schmooze in Silicon Valley

    Posted April 23, 2001 - 12:35 pm

    Put on your very expensively threaded sports coat and khakis and head out to Spago or Il Fornaio to rub elbows with the Valley's movers and shakers.
  • Survey: Over-45 techies claim age bias

    Posted April 23, 2001 - 12:09 pm

    More than two-thirds of tech industry professionals over the age of 45 say age discrimination is a "significant problem" in the industry, according to a survey by an IT jobs Website.
  • Report: Gates no longer world's richest

    Posted April 23, 2001 - 11:47 am

    Sunday Times newspaper in London.

  • Women still face obstacles in reaching the IT heights

    Posted April 23, 2001 - 11:42 am

    Toyota Motor Sales' CIO spoke with candor recently about the complexities facing IT leaders. The senior-level IT professionals attending the IS Associates Spring 2001 meeting at UCLA were in awe of Toyota's Barbra Cooper.
  • How to check out a start-up

    Posted April 23, 2001 - 8:46 am

    Still interested in working for a new venture? Before you sign on here are some questions to ask.
  • Online training and certification at Capella University

    Posted April 23, 2001 - 12:00 am

    * Strategic IT Staffing Conference: April 30-May 1, Chicago, IL

  • Shark Tank: Promise them anything

    Posted April 20, 2001 - 4:15 pm

    Flashback to 1997: Paper goods manufacturer in the Midwest looking for an electronic data interchange (EDI) coordinator decides to save money by hiring from within.
  • New ways to network

    Posted April 20, 2001 - 3:59 pm

    The Web has enlivened the old art of strategic schmoozing.
  • New CIO-for-hire venture started

    Posted April 20, 2001 - 3:53 pm

    A CIO outsourcing venture that officially launched this week offers companies the use of executives with previous CIO experience for either limited or long-term guidance of corporate IT departments.
  • Letters to the editor

    Posted April 20, 2001 - 12:55 pm

    Your article "Patent flap slows multilingual domain name plan", states that if the start-up Walid does not agree to "license the patent for free to all interested parties . . . the IETF will likely scrap this approach and start over, which could make Walid's patent worthless."
  • Does a slowing economy affect IT job-hoppers?

    Posted April 20, 2001 - 10:04 am

    HAS THE DOT-COM meltdown tarnished the prospects of "jumpers?" For many young IT professionals, job hopping is the fastest way to boost a career and/or a salary. But with options going south because of a slowing economy and a loosening IT labor market, there is some question as to whether jumpers will now stay put or keep moving.
  • Reenergize the disengaged worker

    Posted April 20, 2001 - 9:47 am

    HEARD THE OLD SAW about the employee who retired but forgot to tell the front office? That story is really about a disengaged worker, someone no longer committed to the job, says Renee Arrington, a partner in the retained executive search firm of Ray & Berndtson, in Fort Worth, Texas. Managers must take steps to either recapture such a worker's attention or to help him or her move on, Arrington says.
  • San Francisco/San Jose tops in IT success ingredients

    Posted April 19, 2001 - 3:46 pm

    A study that ranks US cities based on how well they fuel the development of IT workers, companies, and new technologies gave the San Francisco/San Jose, Calif., region top honors.
  • Wireless broadband targets home, home-office users

    Posted April 19, 2001 - 2:45 pm

    BROADBAND2WIRELESS (BB2W) THIS week launched a wireless broadband service that charges a flat fee of $49.95 a month and allows users to access the Internet at speeds of as much as 1.5Mbps.
  • How to use your contacts to land a job

    Posted April 19, 2001 - 10:53 am

    There is a thin line between successfully using your network of friends, acquaintances and referrals to scope out unadvertised job opportunities and abusing those contacts.
  • Lands' End Offers Catalog of Family Perks in Rural Setting

    Posted April 19, 2001 - 9:06 am

    What it's like to work at clothing retailer Lands' End.
  • Dear Career Adviser:

    Posted April 19, 2001 - 9:02 am

    Computerworld's Career Adviser, Fran Quittel, answers readers' questions about opportunities in software development for quality assurance pros, the health of the ASP job market and whether turnarounds and restarts are high-risk job moves.
  • Federal government eyes more IT outsourcing

    Posted April 18, 2001 - 5:46 pm

    If the Bush administration has its way, an increased amount of federal services may soon be outsourced. IT, which accounts for some $44 billion in federal spending, is considered a prime candidate for outsourcing.
  • Dot-coms juggle options to retain employees

    Posted April 18, 2001 - 5:37 pm

    Free-falling dot-com share values have driven some online companies to re-issue now-worthless employee stock options in an effort to keep morale up amid the market downturn.
  • Judge might order H1-B recruiter to pay legal fees

    Posted April 18, 2001 - 5:29 pm

    A company that recruits workers to the U.S. under the H-1B visa program might have to pay the legal fees of an employee it recruited from India. The employee sued the company when it tried to make him pay tens of thousands of dollars in fees and expenses for breaking his employment contract.
  • REGION SNAPSHOT: Washington, D.C.

    Posted April 18, 2001 - 4:58 pm

    With federal government needs and a strong private sector, IT job prospects remain positive in the nation's capital and surrounding area.

  • Nipping failure in the bud

    Posted April 18, 2001 - 2:44 pm

    What can you do to remedy cracks in the telework program?
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