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    What Professionals Should Never (Ever!) Wear

    We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn't matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the caliber of their work. Unfortunately, that's not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning *reflects how you feel about your job* – that you take your position seriously, ...
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    Managing Employees on a Minimal Budget

    Managing Employees on a Minimal Budget
    Today's managers are charged with getting the most out of workers no matter what. But the reality is that many managers must coax top performances from their employees while working with a minimal budget that may require salary freezes; cuts in benefits, bonuses or perks; reductions in hours; or even layoffs. If you're faced with a less-than-optimal budget situation, follow these ...
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    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?

    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?
    Your job is making you miserable. You dread getting up in the morning, you have nightmares about your boss and the thought of looking at that spreadsheet one more time literally makes you sick to your stomach. But no matter who you turn to, you get the same tired advice: now is not the time to quit. Six hundred thousand people ...
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    InsideTech's ULTIMATE Tech Cert FAQ

    InsideTech's ULTIMATE Tech Cert FAQ
    Passing an IT certification test isn't always easy, but it's one of the best ways to quantify skills you've learned and prove to prospective employers -- or even your own boss -- that you're ready to handle a certain job. While the certs don't guarantee you a job, they can put a candidate's resume over the top or gain you a ...
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    Social Networking and Your Job: Lessons from the "Cisco Fatty"

    Social Networking and Your Job: Lessons from the "Cisco Fatty"
    The internet is buzzing with tales of the latest web 2.0 casualty –the Cisco Fatty. The man who managed to jeopardize a new, high paying job, in 140 characters or less.    After receiving an offer from communications giant Cisco Systems, the jobseeker Twittered about it, telling his followers that although he had been offered a “fatty” paycheck, he wasn’t sure he ...
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    Five Ways to Avoid a Tech Career Crisis

    Five Ways to Avoid a Tech Career Crisis
    If you are taking a break from actively managing your IT career, just remember one word: Cobol. While this '50s-era programming language is still used today, it symbolizes the way a seemingly omnipresent technology can be in demand one moment and out of fashion the next. Technology professionals understand that they work in an industry characterized by rapid-fire change, but techies ...
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    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards

    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards
    h4. 1. Interest Backdating Most card issuers charge interest from the day a charge is posted to your account if you don't pay in full monthly. But, some charge interest from the date of purchase, days before they have even paid the store on your behalf! Remedy: Find another card issuer, or always pay your bill in full by the due ...
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    Tips for Deducting Work-Related Expenses

    Tips for Deducting Work-Related Expenses
    Commitment to your job sometimes requires digging into your own pocket to purchase a uniform or treat a client to 18 holes of golf. But such unreimbursed expenses can pinch financially, unless you learn IRS rules for deducting work-related costs from your taxable income. Fastidious record keeping and advice from a tax professional can also help mitigate the suffering. "Many of ...
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    Facebook, Blogs, and Your Career

    Facebook, Blogs, and Your Career
    A conversation with the authors of 'The Virtual Handshake' From finding jobs to sealing deals, The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online explains blogs, social networking sites and other online tools for building relationships. Authors Scott Allen, a strategic marketing consultant and former information technology executive, and David Teten, a serial entrepreneur and currently CEO of Nitron Advisors, offer ...
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    Five Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs

    Five Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs
    Ever wonder how much money you can save by cutting your commuting costs? How about enough to pay for two trips to Ireland plus several major home improvements? As chief of marketing for the Maryland Transit Administration, Buddy Alves set out to see how much money he and his wife could save on their commute from the Baltimore suburbs to their ...
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    Tips for First-Time IT Managers

    Tips for First-Time IT Managers
    Managing people isn't easy. It's especially tough if you've never done it before. And it's harder still if you're a first-time IT manager. That's the opinion of psychologist Richard Hagberg, president of the Hagberg Consulting Group, a Foster City, California-based company that develops training programs for the high tech industry. Hagberg doesn't mince words when talking about the shortcomings of newly ...
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    IT Degrees: Sorting Out the Choices

    IT Degrees: Sorting Out the Choices
    Would-be techies planning to study computers in college have often been steered toward the computer science major, but as technology has changed, so have the degree options. Now, a whole range of computer-related degrees is available. At a large research university, students interested in computers and information technology might be able to choose from three or more majors - one offered ...
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    Get More from Tech Training

    Get More from Tech Training
    You feel like you’re learning something while you’re being taught, but once your tech training is over, you realize the information didn’t stay with you. Now you’re staring at the screen desperately trying to remember what the trainer told you to do to unlock this wonder of technology called your computer. If you find yourself in this situation every time you ...
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    Master of Information Science

    Master of Information Science
    Master of Information Science, or MIS, degrees are a popular advanced degree among IT professionals. The MIS program blends tech-related subjects - programming, computer science, information architecture - with a broader business background. MIS students learn accounting, business writing, business processes, and communication, alongside technical skills. While a Computer Science degree will teach you how to write a software application, an ...
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    Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
    Computer Engineering programs offer a curriculum designed to straddle the disciplines of computer science and electrical engineering. Computer engineers learn about electronics, circuit design, system design and integration, software design, and network architectures. Coursework for a CE degree includes extensive background in math and science. Many of the engineering courses required come with significant lab components, making computer engineering a poor ...
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    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
    The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is one of the most targeted four-year degrees available to IT professionals. Students learn the skills necessary to setup and maintain information technology systems, including computers, networks, and business-support software. Such a degree provides a good overview of the processes, skills, and technology graduates will use in any technology career. Students learn the basics ...
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    BS in Computer Science

    BS in Computer Science
    While there are plenty of successful self-taught developers, engineers, and programmers, a degree is the easiest way to demonstrate to an employer that you’ve mastered the skills you need to succeed at the job you’re pursuing. Writing code takes a certain problem-solving mindset, whether you’re writing scripts, software, or web applications. If you’re starting a career as a programmer or software ...
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    5 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Income

    5 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Income
    Have you ever been knee-deep in financial duress, perhaps losing all of your savings and retirement funds as your employer went belly up? No one wants to get stuck in such dire straits, but it’s a valid concern, especially when news mounts about indicators of a recession. The good news is that an economic recession doesn’t have to bring despair to ...
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    First Steps into IT: Recommended Certifications

    First Steps into IT: Recommended Certifications
    When asked for a recommendation on a current certification path for someone wanting to enter IT, Warren Wyrostek initially thought, "That is easy." But when he started to think about the most cost-effective certification, one that had merit, offered earning power, and provided career advancement, he had to pause and revisit the first steps one can take to begin a career ...
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    Top 10 Problems with IT Certification

    Top 10 Problems with IT Certification
    Less than 10 years ago, certification was a surefire way to enter the growing IT sector. But certification no longer guarantees that you will be able to find a high quality job in IT. It still has its place, but the IT certification industry has faced some systemic problems that no one has addressed since its emergence. Warren Wyrostek calls on ...
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