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How to speed up Windows 7 Update scans -- forever

Future-proof your IT career with these critical skills

In the era of digital transformation, IT pros must adjust to a rapidly shifting technology and business landscape. Here’s a long-term look at where to aim your career in the years ahead.

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21 hot programming trends—and 21 going cold

Hot or not? From the web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what’s in and what’s out in app dev

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The 7 most in-demand tech jobs for 2018 — and how to hire for them

From data scientists to data security pros, the battle for the best in IT talent will wage on next year. Here’s what to look for when you’re hiring for the 7 most in-demand jobs for 2018 — and how much you should offer based on...

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7 ways to bounce back from a career setback

When the roof falls in on your current situation, it's time to roll up your sleeves and dig your way out to brighter prospects.

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15 data science certifications that will pay off

Looking to get ahead as a data scientist? Earning one of these data science certs will help you stand out in one of the hottest careers in IT.

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8 essential sites for researching your next employer

Landing a job interview feels great, but how much do you know about your potential employer? Job listings often illicit more questions than provide answers. Knowing where to find inside information can mean the difference between...

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Should software developers have a code of ethics?

With great power comes great responsibility. As the details of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal reveal, the IT industry is still grappling with the question of how to deal with ethical dilemmas.

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How to get the top IT salary in 2018

We dug into the Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report to find the places, skills and industries that lead to the best information technology salary.

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8 common resume mistakes (and how to fix them)

Have you made any of these top resume mistakes? If so, take some time to revisit, review and update your resume before you apply for your next job.

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Essential skills and traits of elite data scientists

These days the data scientist is king. But extracting true business value from data requires a unique combination of technical skills, mathematical know-how, storytelling, and intuition.

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10 tips for making your self-evaluation more meaningful

Whether you think your company uses the information or not, self-evaluations are a necessary device for professional development. Here’s how to make the most of the dreaded self-evaluation process.

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The two-track approach to encouraging career growth — and employee retention

If career growth at your company means moving into management, you might want to think again. The best companies encourage growth for management and technical employees alike.

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IT’s most wanted: 16 traits of indispensable IT pros

Looking to hire (or be) the best? Here are the intangibles that make top IT performers stand out.

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What is a virtual CISO? When and how to hire one

A virtual CISO (vCISO) can bring both strategic and operational leadership on security to companies that can't afford a full-time person in the role.

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17 best data science bootcamps for boosting your career

Data science is one of the fastest growing careers today and there aren't enough employees to meet the demand. Whether you’re a recent grad, seasoned IT pro or someone looking to make a career change, these bootcamps will set you on...

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11 signs your career may be off track

Feel like you’re not moving up? Here’s how to tell whether you’ve hit a standstill in your current role — and how to steer your career out of the rut.

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The blockchain market is hot; here's how to learn the skills for it

While most techies who add blockchain to their skillset are versed in programming languages, it’s by no means a prerequisite for learning the technology. Here’s why the blockchain market is hot and how to take advantage of the current...

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What is a data scientist? A key data analytics role and a lucrative career

Data scientists uncover insights from massive amounts of data to help shape or meet business goals. The data scientist role is becoming increasingly important as businesses rely on data analytics to drive decision-making. Here are the...

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