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.

Top 8 challenges IT leaders will face in 2021

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.

8 ways job hunting has changed since last you looked

8 ways job hunting has changed since last you looked

The recruiting and hiring process for in-demand IT roles has evolved considerably, thanks to emerging technical advances and new approaches to filling the talent gap.

8 tips for managing a remote workforce

8 tips for managing a remote workforce

No one expects a pandemic, but those who created contingency plans are easing into the transition. For the rest of us, here are eight ways to keep things running smoothly while ensuring your approach reflects the reality of the...

The 9 most difficult IT hires today

The 9 most difficult IT hires today

The IT talent gap is driving up demand for skilled IT pros, but for certain roles and skillsets, finding — and signing — the right candidate can feel a bit like trying to capture a unicorn.

How to future-proof your IT career in the age of AI

How to future-proof your IT career in the age of AI

Worried that artificial intelligence will eliminate tech jobs -- your job specifically? Here’s what you should and shouldn’t focus on in a world of AI.

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