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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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    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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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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    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 almost 11 years ago | Rated: +16
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    5 Easy Ways to Start an IT Career

    5 Easy Ways to Start an IT Career
    It's never easy to get a job when every job posting you see requires some experience. That’s the chicken and egg problem you face when training for a new career, and it's especially prominent in the IT industry. So where are the entry-level IT careers? And how should can you start building experience without getting a job or before you finish ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 11 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    In Demand Jobs in the IT Field

    In Demand Jobs in the IT Field
    If you are considering a career in Information Technology (IT), you'll soon realize that there are many occupations available and that IT careers give you the flexibility to work in many different industries. Just look around and you can see how much we rely on technology everyday. Imagine being part of this exciting, growing, and changing industry. IT remains a critical ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 8 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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 almost 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 11 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How Many Jobs Will Be Created/Saved in Your State?

    How Many Jobs Will Be Created/Saved in Your State?
    In an effort to maintain the transparency and accountability promised during the Presidential campaign, the Obama Administration launched Recovery.gov. The site is a searchable database of how and where tax dollars are spent as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. InsideTech found the most useful part of the site is the Estimated Job Effect Flash Map of the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Signs of the Times

    A Recession Special that doesn't involve hot dogs or a bowl of chili. This bike - on Broadway and 96th Street in New York - is advertised for 30% off its original price. h4. **_-> 2 out of 13 ->_** [page] Forget the government - God has a bailout plan for Main Street h4. **_-> 3 out of 13 ->_** ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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