Reader's Choice 2013: Top IT Career Articles of 2013

Before you flip the calendar to 2014, join us as we look back at CIO.com's most-read IT career articles of 2013.

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The holidays will be a distant memory before long, but before we close out a fast-paced and disruptive 2013 let's take a moment to look back at the IT career articles that most resonated with you over the last 12 months.

How to Better Engage Millennials (and Why They Aren't Really so Different)
How to Better Engage Millennials (and Why They Aren't Really so Different)

How to manage and work with millennials is a hot topic in the IT jobs sector. What is it about this generation that makes them so different from generations past? Or maybe they aren't that different after all.

How to Avoid 16 Common IT Resume Mistakes
How to Avoid 16 Common IT Resume Mistakes

You have great IT skills and impressive technology experience, but if you don't present your background effectively in your resume, you career may be going nowhere. To help you position yourself for success, we talk to career experts to identify the 16 most common resumes mistakes -- and we offer advice on how to fix them.

How to Apply Transformational Leadership at Your Company
How to Apply Transformational Leadership at Your Company

Transformational leadership is only one style of management, but it has the potential to empower your workforce to do more than you thought possible.

How to Use Gamification to Engage Employees
How to Use Gamification to Engage Employees

More companies are adopting gamification to improve engagement with both employees and customers. Learn why gamification is an evolution in management practices, how to get started and where career opportunities lie.

What ITIL Certifications Mean to Your IT Management Practices
What ITIL Certifications Mean to Your IT Management Practices

ITIL is growing in demand and some employers are paying a premium for certifications and experience in the best practices methodology, but the first question is what exactly is ITIL and is it right for you or your company?

IT Resume Makeover: Advice for the Tech Pro Who's Done It All
IT Resume Makeover: Advice for the Tech Pro Who's Done It All

In CIO.com's latest Resume Makeover, executive career coach Donald Burns works with an IT professional who's won awards and worked for Fortune 500 companies, pharmaceutical businesses and in the government sector. The challenge: His resume was just a running list of the jobs he's held. The goal: make his most impressive skills stand out.

12 Networking Tips for Shy and Anti-Social IT Pros
12 Networking Tips for Shy and Anti-Social IT Pros

Being an introvert isn't the end of the world or your career. However, to be successful in the IT field today, you've got to overcome shyness and learn that it's OK to ask for (and offer) help.

Top 8 Sites for Researching Your Next Employer
Top 8 Sites for Researching Your Next Employer

Landing a job interview feels great, but how much do you really know about your potential employer? Job listings often illicit more questions than provide answers. Knowing where to find inside information can mean the difference between getting a job from a great company and heading down the wrong path.

8 Tips for How to Fire an Employee
8 Tips for How to Fire an Employee

If you are in IT management long enough eventually you will have to fire someone. Knowing how to do it the right way can make it less impactful and emotional for all involved.

6 Skills, Habits and Traits of Successful CIOs
6 Skills, Habits and Traits of Successful CIOs

Everybody wants to be the boss, but do you really have what it takes to be a CIO? We talked to the experts and peeked into this year's CIO Executive Council's Ones to Watch awards nominations to home in on what it takes to succeed as a CIO.

8 Tips for Job Hunting While You're Still Employed
8 Tips for Job Hunting While You're Still Employed

Job hunting while you're still working in your current position can be a double-edged sword. Candidates who are employed are typically more attractive to employers. However, it can be dangerous. Learn what it takes to balance your current job and your career search -- without getting cut.

12 Common IT Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
12 Common IT Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Bringing a new employee into your IT department has the potential to make or break your team. Avoid these common hiring mistakes and build a team of IT pros that fire on all cylinders.

9 Things to Consider Before Accepting an IT Job Offer
9 Things to Consider Before Accepting an IT Job Offer

In a competitive job market like IT, it's tempting to accept an offer as soon as a company makes it. However, at this crossroad, careful deliberation is what's in order. Choose unwisely and you may wind up back at square one.

11 Profiles in Bad Leadership Behavior
11 Profiles in Bad Leadership Behavior

Recognizing where you fall short in your management style and then developing a plan to strengthen those areas can mean the difference between being a boss and being a leader. It can also make a difference in how far you advance in your IT management career.