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How to Write a Great Cover Letter

Despite debate about its relevance, a cover letter is still a necessity for any serious job seeker. Here's how to write a great one.

Don't Let Supervisors Manage Your Career

You have a professional responsibility to share your value with those who can make a difference in your career: management. (Serialized from the soon to be published book, "Promote!")

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Bellwether Companies Are Buying Startups to Grab Tech and Talent

Using emerging tech from startups is old news. The more powerful move now is to acquire a startup to capture its talent and creative spirit. 
Aetna, Capital One, Home Depot, Wal-Mart Stores and other non-IT companies have made such...

IBM's SoftLayer chief departs amid cloud transition

Lance Crosby is leaving soon after IBM named a company veteran to a new cloud leadership role.

Are You Ready to Replace Yourself?

CIOs rarely get to name their successors, and companies overall do a poor job of succession planning. CEO Michael Friedenberg says it's time to get serious about closing the succession gap.

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IT Hiring: 4 Things You're Doing Wrong (and How to Fix Them)

IT organizations may be their own worst enemies when it comes to effective strategies for sourcing, screening and hiring IT talent.

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For CIOs, Joining a Board Requires Role Reversal

Boards of directors are seeking CIOs for their tech expertise, but the director role is very different. Board members must ask the hard questions about IT strategy and risk.

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IT Resume Makeover: Presentation Dictates Response

Even at the CIO level, many IT professionals find it difficult to position their knowledge, skills and accomplishments to attract the attention of hiring managers and recruiters. This month, our tech resume expert Stephen Van Vreede...

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IT Jobs Outlook: High Demand, Higher Salaries

Technology professionals are not only enjoying better job prospects, they're netting -- slightly -- bigger paychecks for their work

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Define Your Corporate Culture Before It Defines You

Culture is an important part of attracting, hiring and retaining top talent. But if your organization isn't taking steps to codify and enforce the culture you want, you may end up with exactly the one you don't.

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8 Key IT Hiring Trends to Watch for in 2015

Which technology skills will be in the biggest demand in 2015? talked to Foote Partners to find out what IT leaders need to be on the lookout for in the months ahead.

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The Embedded IT Worker: Would You Fit In?

The trend toward embedding IT workers within business units has been much heralded in theory, but slow to take off in practice. Those organizations that have made the move to an embedded IT workforce talk about the pros and cons.

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Make Your 40-Year Career a Good One

It's who knows what you know that makes a career. So, never assume that your boss knows exactly what you do for the organization. Make the effort to properly and professionally promote yourself to your managers. (Serialized from the...

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Tim Cook's 2014 Pay Package Dwarfed by New Hire Ahrendts'

Apple CEO Tim Cook's total 2014 compensation of $9.2 million, while more than double his pay package the year before, was dwarfed by the $73.4 million awarded to a subordinate, retail chief Angela Ahrendts.

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Anti-H-1B Senator to Head Immigration Panel

The Senate's two top Republican critics of temporary worker immigration, specifically the H-1B and L-1 visas, now hold the two most important immigration posts in the Senate.

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5 Best and 5 Worst Places to Work

Looking for a new IT gig in 2015? We've compiled a list of the best and worst companies in the tech industry so you know where to apply -- and who to avoid.

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How to Get Started on the Tech Speaking Circuit

Speaking at tech conferences can be fun and rewarding … if you get the basics right.

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Hiring Streak Stays Hot for Tech Pros

Layoffs increase in last quarter but job seekers are still in a position of power, says

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