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  • Unix: When to look for a new job

    Posted February 9, 2014 - 12:04 pm

    Leaving a job can be one of the hardest decisions you'll ever make. You know the routine, you've made many friends, you know what's expected of you ... but the last thing you want to do is wake up one day and realize that you're no longer marketable or happy. How can you think your way through such a tough decision?
  • If you want to code from home, start learning JavaScript

    Posted November 20, 2013 - 7:00 am

    An examination of the tech skills mentioned most often by telecommuting job listings finds that the ubiquitous scripting language is number one
  • The Weekly Hash - October 12, 2012

    Posted October 12, 2012 - 10:40 am

    A review of this week's top tech stories, with a minimum of malarkey!
  • Disconnect between skilled workers and good jobs

    Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:14 am

    As more people looked for work the past few years, companies complained more loudly they couldn't find quality applicant.
  • Does more technology equal fewer jobs?

    Posted April 13, 2012 - 11:18 am

    Electronic books don't need retail salespeople, and web-based newspapers don't need printers or delivery people. Are we "teching" ourselves out of jobs?
  • Why won't anyone hire middle-aged geeks?

    Posted February 7, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    During the most recent recession unemployment for IT people 55 and over went way up, while actually dropping for noobs aged 25-54.
  • Want a better IT job in 2011? Forget 'real IT' skills

    Posted December 6, 2010 - 11:04 am

    Virtualization and cloud computing have infested so many areas of IT it may become increasingly hard to find a good job without experience with them.
  • Computer science grads ‘most unlikely’ to find work

    Posted July 5, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    UK Graduates who studied computer science are the most unlikely to find work, according to official statistics.
  • 8 trends driving IT job growth, salaries

    Posted June 10, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Will job prospects for U.S. IT professionals fare better or worse for the rest of 2010? It's hard to tell from the latest economic and employment data being released by IT career experts.
  • IT's Human Energy Crisis

    Posted June 8, 2010 - 1:17 pm

    Word association time: When I say "IT energy," what do you think of? After everything that's been written in the past couple of years about green IT and the amount of electricity that's needed to power data centers, you probably think first about the cost of our profligate energy consumption.
  • Analysts offer different views of May IT labor data

    Posted June 8, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    A pair of IT employment watchers came to different conclusions about IT hiring in May.
  • IT labor market: Volatile, no tranquillity in sight

    Posted June 8, 2010 - 9:36 am

    The CEO of IT workforce analyst firm Foote Partners LLC explains why high volatility in the IT labor and skills markets will remain long after the economy recovers.
  • Linux Foundation to World: Get a Job!

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 9:52 am

    2010 will be a bumpy start to the inevitable climb in IT jobs, as the US economy struggles to reset itself after a deep recession. Today the Linux Foundation expanded its training program to get more Linux workers ready to fill those jobs.
  • Is Programming a Lucrative Profession?

    Posted January 23, 2010 - 5:57 pm

    Software development is growing up, and that's not entirely a good thing.
  • Effective Technical Interviews

    Posted September 20, 2009 - 6:46 pm

    Most information technology job interviews involve a phone interview, technical interview and sometimes a personal interview. The phone interview is an introduction with the purpose of determining if there is a preliminary match.
  • Employee contract template: Standards of behavior

    Posted July 27, 2009 - 2:01 pm

    Yes, you can legislate good behavior. Here's how to create and use a Standards of Behavior contract that boosts morale, customer satisfaction, and profitability.
  • Career Watch: The college job forecast

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 2:09 pm

    Which Jobs Are Growing? 2008 * Database administrators: 4.5%

  • Twenty ways to survive a layoff

    Posted August 25, 2008 - 2:29 pm

    On Feb. 20, IT manager and Network World columnist Ron Nutter was called into his boss's office and told he was being let go -- that day. Once the initial shock wore off, Nutter launched an aggressive search for employment in the Kansas City area. Over the next 76 days, Nutter applied for 85 jobs, and had 16 interviews before landing a new position. He chronicled the job search in a daily blog. Now that he has had some time to reflect on the experience, Nutter offers these 20 tips for surviving a layoff.
  • VARs and ISVs not affected by recession

    Posted July 17, 2008 - 10:30 am

    Recession? What recession? The government says we're not really in one, and former congressman Phil Gramm says it's only a "mental recession" and we're all just a bunch of whiners. But from where I'm sitting here in the heart of the Industrial Midwest, it sure seems real enough.
  • IT recruitment tainted by 'boring' stigma

    Posted June 30, 2008 - 1:49 pm

    A major new study into students' attitudes to careers in IT show a general belief that IT offers well paid work with good prospects, but that it is still not attractive to non-IT graduates.
  • Boston Ranks 4th Nationwide by Tech Employment

    Posted June 26, 2008 - 3:26 pm

    A new study "Cybercities 2008" released today reports that the high-tech industry in Boston is the fourth largest total in the nation. The study is an overview of the high technology industry in the nation's top 60 cities. Who made the top 5? New York Metro Area, Washington, DC, San Jose/Silicon Valley, Boston, and Dallas-Fort Worth.

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