Paul Heltzel

Paul Heltzel is a writer and editor, formerly of Discovery News, National Geographic, NPR, and PC World magazine. He lives on the Rappahannock River in Virginia with his wife Deborah and their three kids.

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6 dead-end IT skills — and how to avoid becoming obsolete

6 dead-end IT skills — and how to avoid becoming obsolete

Broaden your skills beyond previously high-demand niches to ensure your career continues to thrive in the hybrid, cross-functional, cloud-based future of IT.

9 ways to tame a bad boss

9 ways to tame a bad boss

You don’t have to suffer silently under a difficult manager. Here’s how to manage up, enlist help, and offer feedback to make the best of a challenging leadership situation.

10 technologies that will disrupt business in 2021

10 technologies that will disrupt business in 2021

From AI to serverless computing, these 10 disruptive technologies and trends are transforming the business landscape in the wake of the pandemic and beyond.

Top 8 challenges IT leaders will face in 2021

Top 8 challenges IT leaders will face in 2021

Facilitating the future of work and securing a hybrid working environment top the list of tough, pandemic-inflected issues IT leaders must navigate this year.

6 hot IT hiring trends — and 5 going cold

6 hot IT hiring trends — and 5 going cold

A global pandemic, economic contraction, and calls to end racial inequality have altered the IT hiring landscape. Here’s how companies are adjusting when it comes to IT staffing.

12 rules for quitting your job

12 rules for quitting your job

Transitioning to a new gig means leaving a good impression with your former employer. Here’s how to give notice, prep co-workers, and keep future references positive.

6 IT projects to boost your tech career

6 IT projects to boost your tech career

Looking to get ahead? Investing time in an independent side project can pay off at your day job. Here are your best bets for learning skills expected to grow in demand in 2021 and beyond.

5 hot IT career trends — and 5 going cold

5 hot IT career trends — and 5 going cold

The growing IT skills gap, demand for hybrid roles, and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic are disrupting the traditional IT career path. The following heat map of career trends with help you cash in and avoid dead ends.

11 ways to boost morale in a COVID world

11 ways to boost morale in a COVID world

IT leaders are shaking up IT strategies and altering their approaching to leading their teams, introducing new methods for motivating and rewarding remotely.

6 ways to recession-proof your IT career

6 ways to recession-proof your IT career

When the economy takes a turn for the worst, it’s time to brush up on skills, prove your indispensability, and tune in to subtle inklings of technical and business transformations to come.

Comparing 3 top project management tools: Trello vs. Monday vs. Asana

Comparing 3 top project management tools: Trello vs. Monday vs. Asana

We look at three of the most popular tools for keeping projects on track -- each takes a slightly different approach and will appeal to different types of users.

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