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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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