by Meridith Levinson

Movers & Shakers Returns

Feb 23, 20092 mins
Careers is pleased to announce that its first-ever blog, Movers & Shakers, will be re-launching this week.

Long-time CIO contributor Martha Heller will be keeping readers apprised of CIO job changes on a weekly basis. Heller is intimately familiar with the CIO role and with IT leaders’ comings and goings: She currently serves as managing director of the IT leadership practice at executive search firm ZRG. Before she joined ZRG, Heller worked for CXO Media as an online editor and as the founder of the CIO Best Practice Exchange, the precursor to the CIO Executive Council, which she also co-founded.

I can’t think of a better time than right now to re-launch Movers & Shakers. Every day we’re inundated with bad news about the economy: Another company announces a layoff. Another bank needs a bailout. Unemployment and foreclosure rates climb.

But stories about businesses beating the odds and people pursuing lucrative new professional opportunities—stories that give us hope—are few and far between. I hope Movers & Shakers, with its news of CIOs earning promotions and landing new jobs, will fill some of that void and will reassure you that it is possible to find a job, even in this recession.

If you’ve recently changed jobs or received a promotion, or if you know of an IT leader who’s been hired (or fired), let Heller know. Her e-mail address is mheller at zrgpartners dot com.

–Meridith Levinson