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  • Quitting time: How to make a graceful exit

    Posted March 24, 2014 - 2:10 pm

    One in four U.S. tech workers is in job-hunting mode, according to IT employment research.
  • How to get a job in energy IT

    Posted February 13, 2014 - 11:32 am

    The energy industry is complex and growing, but also needs to be more modern and efficient. From analytics to networking to mobility, the IT opportunities abound.
  • Hiring managers advise job seekers to contribute to open-source projects

    Posted February 11, 2014 - 11:46 am

    Joining an open-source community isn't required to land a development job, but it could help.
  • '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.
  • IT job search tips for Baby Boomers

    Posted September 4, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    You have 25 years of experience as an IT professional, you made it through the dot com boom and the housing bubble. So why is it you can't seem to find a new position in your chosen technology field?
  • IT Resume Makeover: How to tell your career story

    Posted August 1, 2013 - 8:41 pm

    Not getting the responses you expected from your online resume? Learn what common pitfalls IT pros experience in their journey to find a better job.
  • 13 tips for coping with job loss

    Posted July 9, 2013 - 10:24 am

    Even some of the most talented IT professionals have found themselves the victim of a downsizing or reorganization. If you find yourself in your worst-case scenario, these tips will help you work your way out of it.
  • Worst - and best - IT interview questions

    Posted July 9, 2013 - 9:33 am

    Why are manhole covers round? Why do you ask? Tech managers weigh in on the practice of using brainteasers to screen IT candidates and share their own favorite interview questions.
  • How to announce your job departure on social media

    Posted June 26, 2013 - 9:10 pm

    Don't leave your network in the dark when you leave a job. Here are the dos and don'ts for announcing a career change on LinkedIn and other social networking sites.
  • IT Resume Makeover: How to add focus to your tech resume

    Posted April 10, 2013 - 2:01 pm

    In our most recent resume makeover, IT career expert Jennifer Hay demonstrates how to organize and condense years of accomplishments and skills into an easy-to-read document that tells your story.
  • 12 networking tips for introverts

    Posted February 19, 2013 - 3:16 pm

    Being an introvert isn't the end of the world or your career. However, to be successful in the IT field today, you've got to be able to ask for (and offer) help.
  • The Grill: Maridan Harris, VP of IT at Philips North America

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 3:14 pm

    Maridan Harris, vice president of IT at Philips North America, shares her ideas on how to build teams that enjoy work as much as she does.
  • IT pros reveal the best career advice they ever received

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 1:27 pm

    We asked three top IT execs to share the most useful piece of career advice they've ever been given. Here's what they said:
  • How to revive a stalled job search

    Posted January 9, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    Have you been looking for a job longer than you'd care to say? Well, maybe it's time you changed up your game plan. Here are some tips to help you form a new career strategy.
  • 9 IT career resolutions for 2013

    Posted December 26, 2012 - 10:55 pm

    As 2012 comes to a close, IT job seekers should already be formulating a plan for career growth and professional development in 2013.
  • Book advises on jumping career ruts

    Posted May 9, 2011 - 4:51 pm

    Top-performing employees worldwide do three things well and consistently that set them apart and that can be emulated by anyone else who wants to succeed in their careers, according to a recently published book, "Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success." And willpower -- often held to be central to whatever changes we seek to make in our lives and careers -- is not part of the equation.
  • How to quit your job the right way

    Posted March 29, 2011 - 7:54 pm

    Given signs that the IT job market is finally thawing, IT professionals are actively searching for better career opportunities. Who can blame them? After two years of withering under budget cuts that left people more overworked and underpaid than ever, IT professionals at all levels are ready to jet. Many of you can't wait to tell your employers, "I quit!"
  • How to delegate: IT managers learn to let go

    Posted May 19, 2010 - 3:55 pm

    CIO Asif Ahmad believes good managers aren't the ones who can do it all.
  • Self-Promotion: Learning the Right Way to Brag

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 3:36 pm

    Tooting your own horn is critical to career advancement. Get expert advice on how to promote yourself without coming off as arrogant.
  • One Man's Life on the Security D-List

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 4:52 pm

    At Security B-Sides, infosec author Andrew Hay explains the four pillars for moving from the bottom of the IT security shop to a place of respect, and why getting to the A-list isn't all it's cracked up to be.
  • Your IT career: Talk your way into a raise, even now

    Posted February 23, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Has anyone in your IT department managed to get a raise lately? Statistically, the answer is "probably not." Pay for IT employees -- as well as everybody else -- has been flat for a few years now, and many analysts don't expect it to get better this year.
  • The painful truth about age discrimination in tech

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 2:41 pm

    There are bold programmers, but no old programmers -- the reasons for this reality aren't simple age discrimination.
  • The technology pro's greatest enemies

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    How to spot -- and take down -- the six most nefarious adversaries of IT.
  • Career Change: 7 Do's and Don'ts

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 9:44 am

    Considering alternatives to the work you're currently doing or you've done in the past is a worthwhile exercise for anyone, at any point in a career. Career experts offer some realistic advice for pursuing a career change.
  • How to get fired

    Posted September 8, 2009 - 9:00 am

    IT professionals can do a lot to avoid layoffs, but they could be unwittingly doing even more to make themselves a target for downsizing.
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