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    Time Management: Balancing Work and Life

    Time Management: Balancing Work and Life
    Whether you know it or not, you already have a strategy for handling your life. But is it a conscious strategy? Do you feel in control of your life? Begin to take control to be the CEO of your life by learning to manage your flexstyle. I don’t really have big walls around either of them (work and family). If something ...
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    Move to Management: Give Your Team Credit

    Give Credit Where Credit Is Due I often hear people complain about their manager taking credit for their work. Although I have rarely seen this in practice, I know it exists. A good manager gives more credit to his staff than he takes himself. He understands that his ability to create high producers is what he is held accountable for. ...
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    Move to Management: Skills You Need Now

    Critical Skills You Need Now A key to making the move to management is the adoption of skills before you have a formal title or responsibility. Fortunately, if you have read this book sequentially, you likely have started to identify and work on some of the skills. The sections that follow cover several key skills in relation to their role ...
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    Move to Management: Leadership and Time Management

    Leadership Leadership is most often associated with a dynamic and motivational style. However, you can achieve the same effect through a more reserved or conservative style. Great leadership is primarily concerned with providing the resources that are necessary to enable staff members to get their job done. This chapter is from the bookIT Career Builder's Toolkit, The If you have ...
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    Technology Pros Move into Management

    Technology Pros Move into Management
    Technology professionals, once stereotyped as antisocial nerds unsuited for the boardroom, now routinely are taking management positions alongside colleagues with MBAs and years of experience in areas such as marketing, finance and human resources. "The business world - smart business, anyway - is definitely more open to people with technical expertise moving into management these days," says Gene De Libero, CEO ...
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    IT Contract Work FAQ

    IT Contract Work FAQ
    Technology professionals often work contract jobs, essentially spending several months on a project with one organization and then moving on to a new assignment elsewhere. Sometimes this work arrangement is by choice; other times it's a way for techies to earn a living between full-time jobs. Even if techies learn the ins and outs of contract employment over the course of ...
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    How to Get an On-the-Job Promotion

    How to Get an On-the-Job Promotion
    Where Career Building Really Begins After you are hired, the true work of career building begins. Unfortunately, many people cease putting their toolkit to use after they have landed the job. The danger, of course, is that at some point they will either be out of work again, or they will have stagnated in their position and want to move on. ...
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    Moving to Management

    Management of projects and people requires specialized skill and a certain degree of risk... Moving into management typically means spending less time working directly with technology and honing those purely technical skills. For some technology professionals, this is a scary and difficult proposition. However, for many, assuming a management position is the natural progression in their career. Developing the skills and ...
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    Boost Your Communication Skills

    Boost Your Communication Skills
    Communication Breakdown Technology professionals have a long history of deficiency in communication skills, which has fostered jokes and parodies. Tragically, however, this might be the single most important aspect of effective career development. Poor communication skills result in misunderstandings, project failures, and ultimately, career stagnation. The development of good communication skills is rarely given appropriate time and effort. The technology professional ...
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    Get the Salary You Deserve

    Get the Salary You Deserve
    Getting What You Want As stated elsewhere, employment is an agreement between two parties. Ideally, this agreement should involve trading two commodities of equal value—the employer's money and resources for the employee's time and effort. Many employees feel they are not in the position to negotiate, but as the saying goes, "Everything is negotiable." As your career progresses and your ability ...
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    Welcome to InsideTech

    Welcome to InsideTech
    Welcome, Tech Community members, to InsideTech. As you may have read in this week's newsletter, we've been working hard to relaunch Tech Community with a new look; a new name; and lots of new tips, reviews, and career advice. And as you can see, our community looks quite a bit different. But while our look is different, our focus remains ...
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    Make Trade-Offs, Manage Expectations as a Product Manager

    Make Trade-Offs, Manage Expectations as a Product Manager
    All savvy product managers are quick to master the art of making trade-offs. But when the product you manage is part of integrated solution, balancing the needs of colleagues and customers is not just good business, says Avid Technology's Karin Monsler. "It's a survival skill." The product she manages, Avid Unity Media Services, is just one of more than a dozen ...
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    Top IT Organizations

    "It's not what you know, it's who you know." Techies ignore this adage at their peril. Even in the skills-crazed world of database administrators and PHP programmers, networking matters, no doubt about it. One surefire way to connect with others -- and advance your career -- is by joining technology organizations. Here's our list of top technology groups. Some emphasize continuing ...
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    Tech Resource: Computing Research Association

    Computing research may not top your list of concerns when searching for a junior programmer or multimedia specialist post. But the Computing Research Association (CRA), a group devoted to research in computing, has a mission - and the resources - to help just about anyone working in technology. Best known among IT professionals for its Taulbee Survey of PhD-granting computer science ...
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    Grab A Mentor

    Grab A Mentor
    No matter where you are in terms of your career, having a mentor to learn from, get advice from and lean on for professional development support, can be a powerful career mechanism. Not only do you typically establish a good strong relationship with an internal leader, you clearly send the signal that you’re eager to learn and move ahead. No one ...
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    Hone Those Networking Skills

    Hone Those Networking Skills
    Effective networking is an art, not a science. Put your networking plan into place today, and you will soon reap the rewards when it comes to career advancement. The trick is knowing what to do and what not to do. Networking Basics: What To Do Practice Your Handshake Yes first impressions count. Can you recall a time when you shook someone's ...
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    Become A Leader

    Become A Leader
    While IT management positions are increasingly open to techies with business skills, competition is intense. To land one, you'll need to stand out, so follow these 12 tips to put bone up those important leadership skills: 1. Expand Your Vision Techies sometimes have a narrow worldview, says Bruno Zerbib, director of product management at InfoVista. To move into management, he says, ...
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    Get Certified

    Get Certified
    If you’ve spent most of your tech career as a generalist but have a passion for a certain technology, or a flare for some specialty and want to move ahead you should investigate potential certification programs. Getting certified in a specific technology, whether it’s Cisco networking or Microsoft administration, can boost your career both in your current job and future opportunities ...
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    5 Steps To Advance Your Tech Career

    5 Steps To Advance Your Tech Career
    You’ve been toiling in IT for awhile, getting raises and more responsibility along the way. But now you really want to push your career forward—whether into management or into a brand-new tech role. Whichever the goal you have to map out a plan and make career advancement part of your workday. To help we’ve developed a step-by-step guide that provides insight, ...
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    Which Oracle Certifications Are Right for You?

    Which Oracle Certifications Are Right for You?
    Oracle's certification program might entertain a new motto: "Not just for database pros anymore." The company offers certifications for a variety of job roles, matching the wide-ranging offerings of the company itself, from application software to development tools. Founded on the concept of relational database technology, Oracle now bills itself as "the world's largest enterprise software company." It now offers data ...
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