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    5 Ways to Improve Your Commute

    5 Ways to Improve Your Commute
    The average commute time for workers in the US is 24.4 minutes each way, but for many of us the journeys to and from work are really much longer — or at least they seem that way. But at the same time there’s relief. While most people haven't noticed their commutes getting noticeably shorter, the recession and resulting high unemployment rates ...
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    Techie-to-Manager Tips

    While 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 yourself in the lead: 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, you need to ...
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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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    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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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
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    Which Color to Wear at an Interview

    Which Color to Wear at an Interview
    Prepping for an important interview means researching the company and making sure you have smart responses to anticipated questions. It also means being strategic about what to wear to an interview. Specifically, you want to choose job interview clothes -- and colors -- that will put you in the best light and may give you an advantage. Research has shown that ...
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    Leading Knowledge Workers

    Leading Knowledge Workers
    Leading workers in learning organizations is different than leading workers in traditional organizations. Learning organizations require leaders at all levels -- workers who can direct the organization through significant changes. This means we all need to be open to change and gaining new skills. But what does it take to lead knowledge workers? "We must learn to lead in new ways ...
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    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure

    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure
    While you may hear about online fraud, it tends to be focused on companies that derive their business from online purchases. As Monster is primarily a free service, and the contact information found in a resume can just as easily be located elsewhere (e.g. telephone listings), you can be assured that posting your resume on Monster is a safe way to ...
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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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    10 Black Men and Women Who Are Leading the Way in IT and Business

    In honor of Black History Month we present ten African American men and women who are leading the way in IT and business. From CEOs and VPs to innovators and mentors, these executives have made it to the top of their fields, challenging stereotypes and forging the path for generations to come. They're an inspiration, not just to the black ...
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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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    How to Argue in IT

    How to Argue in IT
    On-the-job arguments can get intense in the IT world, but knowing how to handle them properly can be the key to efficiency and career advancement. Here are a few constructive strategies... Don't insult someone's intelligence (or assume that people are insulting yours). Geeks grow up being protective of intelligence -- often it's the main thing that we have when we're growing ...
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    Ten IT Talking Points Your CFO Will Love

    I have nothing against CFOs. It’s a tough position with a lot of pressures that can easily be misunderstood. That being said, it is the money people who generally stand in the way of engineers and technologists and the spending required to accomplish great things with IT. It is a common problem we all have - dealing with accounting, the ...
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    Boost Your Productivity

    Boost Your Productivity
    Getting the most out of your day can be difficult with a busy schedule, but you can use these tips to help you maximize your time in order to be better available to employees. 1. Do your personal email first. Productivity experts will tell you this is wrong, but if you read family mail only after you have read all your ...
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    Most Scandalous Workplace Hookups

    Workplace romances are hardly uncommon. After all, you're probably clocking in more hours at the office than at home. It's easy to develop close on-the-job relationships that can take a romantic turn. But what often starts as a titillating romp in the supply room can quickly turn into a train wreck, endangering your career and your future. Are you willing ...
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    Network at Your New Job

    After you’ve successfully completed a job search, shouldn’t networking be the last thing on your mind? Not so, say networking experts. In fact, internal networking, right from the beginning, is key to maintaining the upward trajectory of your career. Here’s how to successfully launch your networking campaign at a new job. Why Network from the Start? “When you start in a ...
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    How Well Are You Really Performing at Your New Job?

    When you start a new job, human nature is to focus on the surface of things: the photocopied vision statement included in your orientation package, how your peers dress and the date HR designates for your first performance appraisal. But if you’re going to use this job to further your career goals - or even if you just want to last ...
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    Get Computer Skills as an Older Worker

     Gigabyte and Google have made their way into the popular lexicon, but not everyone uses these terms with the ease of Bill Gates or the guys who founded Google. Older workers, in particular, may find their careers stymied by a lack of computer know-how. Across a broad spectrum of industries, computer literacy is now viewed as a must-have for office ...
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    6 Communication Tips for IT Pros

    6 Communication Tips for IT Pros
    IT departments aren't usually known for their communication skills. More often, they're famous for a lack thereof. That's nobody's fault -- the intersection between tech skills and communication skills is a rare thing. But it can be an opportunity for you. Work just a little bit on becoming a better communicator, and you'll have gained a skill that can make you ...
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    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?

    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?
    Technology is a beautiful thing. Most of us can’t imagine doing our jobs without it. But sometimes, overindulging in email, texts, and social networking might actually hinder your performance. We’ve identified five ways your iPhone, BlackBerry, Facebook and that endless information superhighway are actually making you worse at your job. Instant message is twisting your words (and making you lazy) Remember ...
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