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  • IT jobs on the other side of the cloud

    As more and more companies migrate to the cloud, corporate IT staffers wonder if they'd have better opportunities working for a service provider. IT veterans who've made the jump discuss the pros and cons of working for a cloud service provider.

    Written by Howard Baldwin06 Nov. 12 12:09
  • IT employment will finish year in the black

    If there is one word that has defined this year, it's "uncertainty." It has been hanging over almost every economic and job growth analysis related to IT. Blame the elections, the fiscal cliff and Europe.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau06 Nov. 12 11:16
  • The Grill: Energy Plus CIO Hugh Scott

    CIO Hugh Scott decided to move to the cloud within months of joining Energy Plus Holdings. Here, he discusses the challenges of moving into a leadership position at a new company, the importance of forging relationships with vendor partners and his approach to building a motivated IT team.

    Written by Mary K. Pratt22 Oct. 12 10:12
  • Career Watch: The 'fix mentality' is in

    The CEO of OnForce, Peter Cannone, discusses trends gleaned from data on the online marketplace's 12,000 service professionals.

    Written by Jamie Eckle25 May 09 08:02
  • Six Ways to Ruin Your Resume

    My vision is blurry. I've reviewed more than 40 résumés for a network administrator position, and less than half have made the cut. Although I rejected some candidates because of their lack of experience (or, rather, their lack of demonstrated required experience), others had errors in their application packages that lowered their ranking -- errors that could have been easily corrected.

    Written by Greg Schaffer28 April 09 10:13
  • Dealing With Workplace Stress

    Knowledge workers often think they don’t face health and safety issues, says one expert, but when you make your living with your brain, you have to take care of it. Unmanaged stress can lead to physical and mental malaise, decreased productivity and worse. Occupational health professionals detail how to stay your happiest and healthiest.

    Written by Briony Smith18 March 09 10:54
  • How A Job Search Led Jason Alba to Start JibberJobber

    Jason Alba, a laid off general manager from a software company, was looking for a new job when he stumbled upon the idea for JibberJobber, a Web-based career management tool for job seekers that he launched in May 2006. This is his story.

    Written by Meridith Levinson04 March 09 10:02
  • Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a Career Coach

    If your current job is a snooze or you're having trouble finding a new gig in this age of unemployment, hiring a career coach to help you figure out what excites you and to get your resume in shape could be a smart move. But career coaches aren't for everyone. Find out if hiring a career coach is right for you, and if so, how to select and work effectively with one.

    Written by Meridith Levinson25 Feb. 09 10:52
  • 7 mistakes to avoid when applying for that tech job

    My eyes are blurry from reviewing over 40 résumés for a network administrator position, and for good reason. More than half of the résumés did not make it past my initial review. While I had to reject some candidates because of lack of experience (or, rather, lack of clearly demonstrated required experience), others had errors in their application packages that lowered their ranking -- errors that could have been easily corrected.

    Written by Greg Schaffer23 Feb. 09 07:57
  • Becoming an IT consultant: Do's, don'ts, disasters to avoid

    As companies continue to cut costs, consolidate staffs and eviscerate executive salaries, more and more senior-level IT professionals are eyeing corporate exits -- or being shown them against their will.

    Written by Julia King20 Feb. 09 09:36
  • The IT job market is tanking -- but not for everyone

    Shortly after Donnie Reynolds, the chief operating officer at Automated HealthCare Solutions, learned that Microsoft planned to cut 5,000 workers over the next 18 months, he and another employee of the medical services provider flew to the software vendor's home city.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau03 Feb. 09 08:31