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    Resume Tips for a Career Change

    Resume Tips for a Career Change
    Looking for work can be difficult in the best of times…these are not the best of times. Advice about résumé writing abounds and experts offer astoundingly different opinions. How is a job seeker to know which advice to follow? The bottom line: no one way is the right way for everyone. [gate] For the job seeker, it is best to read ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    When to Target a Lower Position in IT

    When to Target a Lower Position in IT
    Does it ever make sense to take a step down the career ladder? If you can get past that nagging, inborn sense that "going lower" can only be a sign of downward career mobility, the answer is yes. Taking a lesser position can help move your career forward if the job fits into a larger long-term plan. Read on to find ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Better Incentives for IT Hot Shots Can Help U.S. Cyber Safety

    Better Incentives for IT Hot Shots Can Help U.S. Cyber Safety
    Two of the most critical issues facing the U.S. military right now are the need to retain its highly trained personnel, and the need to address our country’s vulnerability on the cyber warfare front. So what if we were to approach those two problems by using them to help solve each other? I can think of no better example of the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Fatal Accident Shows Why Data Quality Matters

    Fatal Accident Shows Why Data Quality Matters
    Although you may not typically associate the two, data quality is connected to successful integration. Too often, though, integration focuses on the technical aspects of connecting two data sets and not on the more strategic value of ensuring you've also matched and integrated the business context of that data As Jim Harris, an independent consultant and data quality blogger, explained to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Seven Projects CIOs Should Consider In the Next Three Years

    With 2011 predicted to be the year when the IT industry will reach nearly $3.5 trillion in revenue and show long-term growth for the next five years, Gartner, Inc. analysts have presented business and IT issues that warrant the greatest attention and demand the clearest strategies for the future. “We are increasingly living, playing and working in a digital world ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Are Some Job Candidates Disqualified Because They're Unemployed?

    Are Some Job Candidates Disqualified Because They're Unemployed?
    Scenario: You’re an IT professional who was laid off during the darkest days of the recession and you’ve been unemployed for 10 months. You finally find an employer who’s not only hiring, but is advertising job openings for which you are eminently qualified. You apply for one of the positions, but you’re informed at the outset of the application process that ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Egypt Unrest Shows Importance of Risk Mitigation in Offshore Strategy

    Egypt Unrest Shows Importance of Risk Mitigation in Offshore Strategy
    In November when I spoke with Salil Dani, a senior research analyst for Everest Research Institute's Global Sourcing team, he told me Africa was becoming an increasingly attractive offshore option, thanks to huge advances in connectivity, a deep labor pool and costs some 30 percent lower than more mature regions like Eastern Europe. When I asked about Africa's biggest challenges, he ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    The Top 20 Perks That Make Jobs Better

    The Top 20 Perks That Make Jobs Better
    Nothing takes a job from good to great (or terrible to tolerable) like a healthy set of benefits. Here are 20 perks, benefits, and incentives that make some jobs even better. 1. At Google, new parents get more than maternity leave: up to $500 of reimbursements for take-out when their newborn’s needs mean no time for home cooking. 2. Washington-area Microsoft ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    2011 IT Employment Outlook

    2011 IT Employment Outlook
    The IT job market for hands-on, highly skilled information technology professionals was picking up at the end of 2010, and IT employment for midlevel managers will do the same by the second quarter of 2011, experts say. “Most of the IT people who were laid off over the past two years were managers with no current technical skills, including line managers, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Death of the Credit History Check In Hiring

    Death of the Credit History Check In Hiring
    There’s a growing backlash against credit history background checks in the hiring process. At the head of the movement is Jacqueline Berrien, the chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. According to labor experts I’ve been talking to in the months since she got the top post at the government agency in April, she doesn’t much like credit checks and has ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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    The Secret to Designing an Intuitive UX

    The Secret to Designing an Intuitive UX
    Imagine that you’ve never seen an iPad, but I’ve just handed one to you and told you that you can read books on it. Before you turn on the iPad, before you use it, you have a model in your head of what reading a book on the iPad will be like. You have assumptions about what the book will look ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Safely Dump Your Tech Trash

    How to Safely Dump Your Tech Trash
    During the holidays this year, many lucky folks will be treated to new iPods, computers, televisions, cameras, and electronic gadgets and gewgaws. But all that consumer buying power and technical innovation has led to an unimagined side effect: millions of tons of electronic waste generated by our constant need for newer, better, and upgraded gear. The EPA reports that two million ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How Volunteering Can Buy You IT Experience

    How Volunteering Can Buy You IT Experience
    A supposedly hot certification or a few months of technology training isn't always enough to propel you into the market for tech jobs. Employers almost always prefer to hire people with real-world experience. To aspiring techies, it's a catch-22: You can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job. One solution: Volunteer work. Grassroots environmental groups, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Reasons to Avoid IT Office Politics

    10 Reasons to Avoid IT Office Politics
    A leading SaaS provider of HR software is putting out information that constitutes one of the gravest disservices to the corporate working environment that I’ve seen in a long time. The problem has nothing to do with its software, but rather with the kind of “advice” it’s providing visitors to its website. The SaaS provider is salary.com, and the advice in ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Are High School Dropouts Good IT Job Candidates?

    Are High School Dropouts Good IT Job Candidates?
    Never mind a college degree. Should companies be willing to hire high school dropouts as long as they have an IT certification? According to an executive at one of the nation’s top IT certification providers, they absolutely should. I spoke yesterday with Terry Erdle, senior vice president of skills certification at CompTIA, who said the IT environment is going through profound ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How IT Can Help Turn Rogues into Social HEROes

    How IT Can Help Turn Rogues into Social HEROes
    What a difference a few years makes in the perception of social media and other emerging technologies that are wildly popular among consumers though not yet mainstream in many enterprises. Three years ago I wrote a post titled IT's Role In Creating Rogues, in which I said IT had a role in creating "rogue" users of technologies by not being responsive ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Speak Assertively at Work

    How to Speak Assertively at Work
    If you deal with daily meetings and interactions with coworkers, you know just how important it is to speak assertively. But what exactly does “assertively” mean and how do you speak your mind without coming across as rude? These are important questions, as communicating effectively — not to mention politely — is pivotal to your professional success. The last thing you ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Make Your Boss Look Good

    How to Make Your Boss Look Good
    When you’ve got a good working relationship with your boss, she can be your greatest asset. Not only can she help you succeed in your current job and prepare you for more responsibility, she can also make your work satisfying and fun. But of course this just doesn’t happen. It’s up to you to get the ball rolling in the right ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Top 7 IT Jobs of the Future

    Top 7 IT Jobs of the Future
    It’s no secret that the past couple of years have been rough for IT professionals. Companies outsourced to countries with cheaper labor, the recession forced others to slash more jobs, and even high-level IT personnel were targets. Despite these job market woes, this field’s future is not all doom and gloom, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With some perseverance ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Creative Ways to Cope with Unemployment, Recession

    Creative Ways to Cope with Unemployment, Recession
    When Erik Moser was laid off from his job in January 2009, he improvised to keep his finances afloat. He scaled back on eating out. He picked up a few odd jobs, like babysitting for his sister and dog walking for friends. He even got out of the lease on his Chicago apartment and moved back in with his parents. “Is ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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