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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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    10 Steps to Becoming a Tech Professional

    10 Steps to Becoming a Tech Professional
    Launching a new career, whether you’re just coming out of college or moving from another professional field, is daunting in itself. Combine that with moving into the technology industry, where everything seems to change every day, and the career aspiration can be viewed as both challenging and exciting. The key to career success is finding your niche and establishing career goals ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +16
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    10 Recession-Proof IT Careers

    10 Recession-Proof IT Careers
    Companies are cutting back spending, shrinking staff sizes, and making tough layoffs at a rate that most of us have never seen before. But there's still some job growth out there. Shrinking budgets have forced IT shops to invest in money-saving technologies like VoIP and unified communications, and those investments are creating job opportunities for IT workers who are serious about ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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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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    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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    The IT Job Outlook

    The IT Job Outlook
    No matter which pundit or news report you read, the technology industry is always in a state of constant change. The reason for this state of flux is that business is constantly morphing and technology is now woven into business strategy and tied to growth predictions. Unless you’re selling lemonade on the roadside, it’s likely any business today, small or big, ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Gaining Work Experience

    Gaining Work Experience
    Probably the hardest challenge for new IT workers, whether just out of college or transitioning from another field, is proving you have the skills and aptitude to do the job even though you have no actual work experience. It’s the familiar catch-22: You can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job. But there are more ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +7
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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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    Build a Facebook App

    Build a Facebook App
    Fame, fortune and endless job offers. Such is the life of the Facebook developer. Well, not quite. If you’re a software developer seeking to break into the business through Facebook development - or an experienced codesmith out to make a bundle - you should probably view any forays into the Facebook realm as a learning experience, not a sure thing. “Even ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    8 IT Companies Hiring Right Now

    Apple, Inc. ABOUT Apple designs and manufactures popular consumer gadgets and computer software products, including the iPhone and the Mac line of laptops and desktops. Apple has more than 35,000 employees worldwide and, beyond the regular industry expectations of efficient productivity and innovation, it has an overriding philosophy of “clean,” aesthetically pleasing user interfaces and industrial design. The company’s design focus ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Job-Hopping: Career Killer or Savior?

    Job-Hopping: Career Killer or Savior?
    Job-hopping. It’s career suicide. That is, if conventional wisdom and my father are to be believed. They tell us to stay at a job for at least two years. That the longer you stay in one place, the more dependable you’ll appear. And the better your chances for success when you do look for a new job. They tell us that ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Become a "Minipreneur"

    Become a "Minipreneur"
    Entrepreneurial projects can consume your life. No wonder so many people with limited time and funds defer their dreams of starting a business. But with the help of online technologies, millions of people are keeping their day jobs while trying entrepreneurship as minipreneurs. As defined by trendwatching.com, a firm that tracks and analyzes consumer trends, minipreneurs are a "vast army" of ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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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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    The First Year On The Job

    The First Year On The Job
    You obviously made the right impression during the interview process or you wouldn’t have gotten your first job in tech. Now what you have to do, from the first day on the job, is to continually bost your skills as a tech expert and as a business person. Working in IT is challenging in many respects, especially since there’s a well ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    New Techie Job Qualification: Works Well with Others

    Say goodbye to the silos of yesteryear - techies over here, marketers over there, sales reps somewhere else, and on and on. In organizations today, where teams often include everyone from product managers to information architects, technology professionals must often prove themselves not just with their technical prowess, but also with their ability to work with colleagues whose expertise varies markedly ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Google Example: How Bad Hiring Practices Can Slow Down a Company

    One of the annoying things I get to do is watch successful companies that should know better design in failure. I could argue that many of the problems Microsoft has faced this decade go back to bad hiring and internal job placement decisions it made last decade. I’m picking on Google today because I ran into an article written by ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Launching The IT Job Hunt

    Launching The IT Job Hunt
    You’ve decided to enter the IT field, and you’ve either spent time in school readying your skills or know you have the interest and initiative to move into the field from another occupation. You know what kind of job you want and you’ve investigated potential employers you’d like to reach out to and apply for a job. But the very first ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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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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    Slideshow: Signs of the Times

    Slideshow: Signs of the Times
    From quirky advertising to job-hunting tactics to random acts of desperation, these days it feels like signs of the recession are everywhere we look. Literally. Some are funny, clever or thought provoking. Others are downright depressing. We’ve combed the web to find a collection of photos that best exemplify the uncertain times we're living in. Begin Slideshow
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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