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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 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Career Spotlight: CIO

    True or false: As an organization's technology leader, the typical chief information officer (CIO) is immersed in the details of programming, databases and other technologies. That job description may have been true 10 to 15 years ago, but not today. With technology playing an increasingly important role in business, CIOs actually spend less time on technology specifics and significantly more time ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Career Spotlight: IT Consultant

    Career Spotlight: IT Consultant
    As the overall US unemployment rate holds steady at less than five percent in 2007, and the pool of qualified IT labor continues to shrink, those looking to hang a shingle as an independent IT contractor have some great career opportunities. Not only is there a market demand for consultants, but it’s becoming a much more popular IT career path. A ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Choosing A Tech Specialty

    Choosing A Tech Specialty
    You’ve decided you want to work in the tech field. You have an inkling of what you like to do, whether it’s troubleshooting network glitches, manning the help desk, or designing the company’s latest intranet. But you're really not sure what the jobs involve, the skill sets necessary and what the workday is actually like. To help you get that real ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Career Spotlight: Web Developer

    Career Spotlight: Web Developer
    Working as a Web developer is something like playing a sport with a continuously changing set of rules. One minute you’re charging down the field at full throttle, and then suddenly the rules change and you need to readjust your strategy - fast - or find yourself benched. Successful Web developers - at least, those who enjoy their work - thrive ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Job Snapshot: Quality Assurance Engineer

    Quality Assurance Engineer: What they do: Complex technology projects require testing -- lots of it -- in order to avoid gaffes (and outright disaster). QA engineers work to execute testing plans and goals to ensure systems work properly. Tasks include the design and implementation of testing procedures, interaction with support staff, categorizing bug fixes and enhancement requests, and reviewing bug reports. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Job Snapshot: Chief Information Officer (CIO)

    Chief Information Officer (CIO): What they do: The CIO serves as a company's technology guru, overseeing everything from the purchase of computer systems to overarching plans to use technology to gain a competitive edge. With technology often viewed as central to a company's mission -- and not simply as serving "back office" functions, like accounting -- the role of the CIO ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Job Snapshot: Project Manager

    Project Manager: What they do: The project manager develops requirements, budgets and schedules for IT projects. Project managers may coordinate multiple projects, from development through implementation, working with both clients and project leaders. Project managers report on the project's status to clients, manage project resources and timelines, and write proposals and other project documentation. Skills: Project managers must know the technology, ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Job Q&A: Technology Analyst

    *Name:* Anna Fincher *Age:* 25 *Title:* Technology Analyst *Company:* Accenture *Location:* Atlanta *Monster:* How did you get to your current position? *Anna Fincher:* Accenture actively recruits at Georgia Institute of Technology, where I received a BS in mechanical engineering. I went through the interview process during my last undergrad semester, participating in two on-campus interviews and a final third-round office visit ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Industry Spotlight: Games Bring Your Passion for Play to Work

    Few industries demand the passion, energy and even fanaticism of the games industry. Employers seeking game designers, developers and artists don't just seek competent, capable workers. They want people who live and breathe games. If that doesn't describe you, then this industry isn't for you. "Passion is a given," says Jon Jones, art production manager at NCsoft Austin. "You have to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Get a Tech Support or Help Desk Job

    Get a Tech Support or Help Desk Job
    Need the latest version of Internet Explorer on your PC? Call tech support. Hard drive making a strange noise? Call tech support. This entry-level tech career involves helping users fix problems with the software and systems they use. Tech support and help-desk workers answer support questions, from the silly to the serious. Many handle questions from a company’s own computer users, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss

    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss
    One of the worst things you can do when you start your new job is to make your supervisor look bad for hiring you. After all, your boss is key to your current on-the-job satisfaction and to your future success in the organization -- and perhaps even beyond. If there ever were a relationship for you to invest in, this is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Career Spotlight: Sys Admin, Tech Support

    Name: Aaron Greengrass Title: Systems Administrator Company: Affinitylabs Age: 33 IT Tenure: 1 year contracting: 3 years systems administration; 6 years systems repair and tech support Job Title/Description: SysAdmin/Tech Support Describe A Typical Workday: 1 hour systems monitoring (including reviewing logs, and other monitoring software) broken up into about 4 x 15 minute segments. About 2-3 hours working with the development ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Get Any IT Job

    How to Get Any IT Job
    IT doesn't just mean the guy who comes to fix your PC when it breaks down. The technology industry has developed a diverse range of careers, including everything from tech support specialists to database administrators to specialized project managers. Whether you're just starting your IT career or looking to take the next step up the ladder, InsideTech is here to help. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Nontraditional IT Careers

    Nontraditional IT Careers
    Working in IT doesn't have to mean you're stuck in a cube or a networking closet all day, and it doesn't mean you'll be a faceless cog in a large company either. Here are a few ways you can work in tech without holding a traditional IT job. On-Site Service -- Sure, it's not the most glamorous of nontraditional IT careers, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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    What's it Take to Work for Google?

    What's it Take to Work for Google?
    Name: Niniane Wang Title: Software Engineer Company: Google Monster: What led you to choose a career in engineering? Is it something you always wanted to do? Niniane Wang: I excelled at math as a kid - skipped three grades, started college math courses at 11. I figured I would go into science or engineering. One of my dad's friends taught me ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What's it Take to Work for Amazon?

    What's it Take to Work for Amazon?
    Name: Alan McConnell Title: Software Development Engineer Company: Amazon.com Location: Seattle Monster: What led you to choose a career in your field? Alan McConnell: I've always wanted to be an engineer. My grandfather was an engineer in the aeronautical industry; his intelligence and ability to solve problems was a great inspiration. As a child I was naturally attracted to electronics and ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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