ITworld IT career advice http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/25373/all en Listen, learn and lead: Key communication skills for IT pros http://www.itworld.com/career/433330/listen-learn-and-lead I had the pleasure of speaking with Tom Catalini about his new eBook “Talking Points: Communication Skills to Advance Your IT Career “. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/433330/listen-learn-and-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/433330/listen-learn-and-lead#comments Career itcareers Tip career advice IT career advice IT jobs IT professional branding Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:27:32 +0000 Eric Bloom 433330 at http://www.itworld.com 4 paths to tech stardom http://www.itworld.com/career/432424/4-ways-become-techie-rock-star I’ve been bouncing from technology-to-technology and application-to-application for about ten years. As a result, I’m always a worker and never the leader. How do I pick the right technology and application area to stick with and become a real expert?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/432424/4-ways-become-techie-rock-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/432424/4-ways-become-techie-rock-star#comments Career itcareers Tip career advice IT career advice IT professional branding IT professional growth Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:42:25 +0000 Eric Bloom 432424 at http://www.itworld.com The Two Sides of IT Job Hunting: Sales and Marketing - Part 2 http://www.itworld.com/career/431345/two-sides-it-job-hunting-sales-and-marketing-part-2 My last blog discussed the “marketing” side of IT job hunting. Today’s blog discusses “sales”.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/431345/two-sides-it-job-hunting-sales-and-marketing-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/431345/two-sides-it-job-hunting-sales-and-marketing-part-2#comments Career itcareers Tip IT career advice IT job search advice IT Job Search Tips Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:55:33 +0000 Eric Bloom 431345 at http://www.itworld.com The Two Sides of IT Job Hunting: Sales and Marketing http://www.itworld.com/career/429953/two-sides-it-job-hunting-sales-and-marketing I’m looking for an overall plan for my job search. I’ve updated my resume, I’m applying for jobs online, and I’m doing some personal networking. It’s funny, I’m a Project Manager by profession and can’t seem to create a project plan for finding myself a new job. Your thoughts please?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/429953/two-sides-it-job-hunting-sales-and-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/429953/two-sides-it-job-hunting-sales-and-marketing#comments Career itcareers Tip IT career advice IT careers IT job hunting tips IT job search advice IT jobs search Tips Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:36:36 +0000 Eric Bloom 429953 at http://www.itworld.com 8 important things to do when you lose your job http://www.itworld.com/career/429013/8-important-things-do-when-you-lose-your-job Help, I’m a Business Analyst and I just lost my job. My company just closed and everyone working there was just told to go home. What should I do first to get a new job?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/429013/8-important-things-do-when-you-lose-your-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/429013/8-important-things-do-when-you-lose-your-job#comments Career itcareers Tip IT career advice IT job advice IT Job Search Tips job searching tips Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:28 +0000 Eric Bloom 429013 at http://www.itworld.com How to Get Your Next Large IT Project Funded http://www.itworld.com/career/427467/how-get-your-next-large-it-project-funded I had the great pleasure of speaking with Jim Maholic, a VP in Hitachi Consulting’s Management Consulting and Industries Practice. We discussed how to identify, calculate and communicate the value of large scale IT projects, based on Jim’s book “Business Cases that Mean Business”.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/427467/how-get-your-next-large-it-project-funded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/427467/how-get-your-next-large-it-project-funded#comments Career itcareers Tip IT career advice IT leadership IT project management project management Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:29:59 +0000 Eric Bloom 427467 at http://www.itworld.com How do I Become a CIO? http://www.itworld.com/career/426175/how-do-i-become-cio I’ve been in IT for about four years as an individual contributor and would like to be a CIO one day. How do I get there?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/426175/how-do-i-become-cio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/426175/how-do-i-become-cio#comments Career itcareers Tip career advice CIO IT career advice IT careers professional brainding Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:39:10 +0000 Eric Bloom 426175 at http://www.itworld.com 10 tips for successful a phone interview http://www.itworld.com/career/424996/10-tips-successful-job-interviewing-phone Help! My resume looks great, my job experience is right on target, and I have great references. My problem is whenever I do a phone-based interview or job screening, they never call me back. How can I improve my phone-based interviews?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/424996/10-tips-successful-job-interviewing-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/424996/10-tips-successful-job-interviewing-phone#comments Career itcareers Tip IT career advice IT job interviews Job interviewing advice job search Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:48:16 +0000 Eric Bloom 424996 at http://www.itworld.com 12 characteristics of successful IT professionals http://www.itworld.com/career/424455/12-characteristics-successful-it-professionals My daughter just graduated college with a degree in Computer Science and landed a job with an insurance company in their IT department. What makes an IT person successful?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/424455/12-characteristics-successful-it-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/424455/12-characteristics-successful-it-professionals#comments Career IT Management itcareers Tip career advice IT career advice IT professional branding Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:29:01 +0000 Eric Bloom 424455 at http://www.itworld.com 5 Tips on Changing Jobs Into and Out of IT http://www.itworld.com/career/423742/5-tips-changing-jobs-and-out-it I am an accountant with over eight years experience in banking financial control and wish to change my career and move into IT. I just do not know exactly where to begin the journey.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/423742/5-tips-changing-jobs-and-out-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/423742/5-tips-changing-jobs-and-out-it#comments Career itcareers Tip career advice IT career advice IT jobs IT professional branding professional branding Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:30:09 +0000 Eric Bloom 423742 at http://www.itworld.com Gaining Leadership Skills is a Journey, Not an Event http://www.itworld.com/career/422345/gaining-leadership-skills-journey-not-event I have been an individual contributor for almost five years and would like to become a manager. What class should I take to get the management skills I need to be promoted?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/422345/gaining-leadership-skills-journey-not-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/422345/gaining-leadership-skills-journey-not-event#comments Career itcareers Tip becoming a manager career advice IT career advice IT leadership professional branding Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:29:38 +0000 Eric Bloom 422345 at http://www.itworld.com Great resume, new A+ certification, some experience, no job http://www.itworld.com/career/421595/great-resume-new-certification-some-experience-no-job I recently graduated from a technical school with the goal of changing careers and entering the IT field. I have a little IT professional experience and my A+ certification. Any tips on finding a job? <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/421595/great-resume-new-certification-some-experience-no-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/421595/great-resume-new-certification-some-experience-no-job#comments Career itcareers Tip A+ Certification Help Desk job advice IT career advice it certifications Wed, 04 Jun 2014 01:20:10 +0000 Eric Bloom 421595 at http://www.itworld.com Are your skills transferable to other technologies? http://www.itworld.com/career/420419/are-your-skills-transferable-other-technologies The combination of programming and database skills are not only a wonderful combination from a software development perspective, it also has the potential to pivot you into other technical areas.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/420419/are-your-skills-transferable-other-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/420419/are-your-skills-transferable-other-technologies#comments Career IT Management itcareers Tip career advice IT career advice IT job advice professional branding Tue, 27 May 2014 11:21:15 +0000 Eric Bloom 420419 at http://www.itworld.com AARP is a Very Technology Savvy Company, Yes, AARP http://www.itworld.com/career/419914/aarp-very-technology-savvy-company-yes-aarp I had the incredible pleasure of speaking with AARP CIO Terry Bradwell. From a CIO’s perspective, he is living the dream and, in my eyes, is a role model for all IT professionals, from the newest intern to the most experienced CIO. This is what he said and how it can help you in your career.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/419914/aarp-very-technology-savvy-company-yes-aarp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/419914/aarp-very-technology-savvy-company-yes-aarp#comments Career itcareers Tip AARP career advice IT career advice professional branding Thu, 22 May 2014 00:20:14 +0000 Eric Bloom 419914 at http://www.itworld.com What to do first, my CCNP or Part Time Graduate Degree http://www.itworld.com/career/418742/what-do-first-my-ccnp-or-part-time-graduate-degree I have a BS in IT Engineering, my CCNA certification, and am currently studying for my CCNP. I’m also in a post graduate program in network engineering. My graduate classes seem out of date and boring. I don’t have time to do both, should I prepare for the CCNP exam or continue my university studies?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/418742/what-do-first-my-ccnp-or-part-time-graduate-degree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/418742/what-do-first-my-ccnp-or-part-time-graduate-degree#comments Career itcareers Tip ccna CCNP Cisco certifications IT career advice it certifications Tue, 13 May 2014 21:23:57 +0000 Eric Bloom 418742 at http://www.itworld.com