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.

IT manager’s survival guide: 11 ways to thrive in the years ahead

IT manager’s survival guide: 11 ways to thrive in the years ahead

The rise of AI, the cloud, and shadow IT may make IT managers less essential than you think. Here’s how to adjust and remain invaluable to the business.

7 hot IT training trends — and 7 going cold

7 hot IT training trends — and 7 going cold

Effective training programs have become strategic imperatives in this era of tight talent markets and constant technical change. Here’s how to keep your workforce sharp.

10 signs top talent may soon leave

10 signs top talent may soon leave

In a tight tech talent market, employee retention is key. These tell-tale signs that highly valued team members may be considering moving on will help you get in front of turnover before it’s too late.

13 tips for grooming IT leaders

13 tips for grooming IT leaders

The ability to identify and train IT managers is a key factor in establishing productive IT teams. Here’s what to look for and how to hone leadership talent when promoting from within.

11 red flags to watch for when hiring

11 red flags to watch for when hiring

In the battle for top tech talent, the wrong hire can be devastating. So do your tech team the favor of watching out for these warning signs before offering the job.

IT skills gap: Facts vs. fictions

IT skills gap: Facts vs. fictions

With demand for top talent outpacing supply, organizations are scrambling for any edge. But any successful hiring strategy begins with a clear understanding of talent gap truths and FUD.

16 time-saving tips for IT leaders

16 time-saving tips for IT leaders

Want to maximize the time your organization spends on transformational initiatives? Here’s how to eliminate time-wasting practices and streamline how work gets done.

Augmented reality examples: 9 ways companies are putting AR to work

Augmented reality examples: 9 ways companies are putting AR to work

AR is no longer a future tech dream; it has become a realistic, game-changing tool for visualizing data in industries from engineering and manufacturing to construction and healthcare.

12 signs your strategic partnership has gone wrong

12 signs your strategic partnership has gone wrong

The most successful IT partnerships are continuously evaluated. Here’s how to tell a strategic IT relationship is on the rocks — and how to get it back on track.

The secret art of poaching top talent

The secret art of poaching top talent

Looking to build a killer tech team? Insiders offer their secrets on how to successfully lure top talent away from current gigs — without crossing the line.

15 ways to advance your IT career

15 ways to advance your IT career

Technology careers may have no set paths, but there are a few time-honored truisms that can help you get an edge. Here, seasoned IT pros lend their hard-earned advice on advancing.

10 signs it's time to jump ship to a new job

10 signs it's time to jump ship to a new job

Change can be challenging but sometimes the best path forward lies elsewhere. Here’s how to tell when to shake things up in pursuit of a new opportunity.

The 14 soft skills every IT pro needs

The 14 soft skills every IT pro needs

The soft skills gap in IT is real. From effective communication to a collaborative mindset, here are the nontechnical skills IT hiring managers are (or should be) looking for to ensure team success.

8 top job search apps

8 top job search apps

Pressed for time but need to find a new job? Take your job search on the go with these mobile apps.

11 bad hiring habits that will burn you

11 bad hiring habits that will burn you

From dragging out the process to missing red flags, missteps in the hiring process can lead to talent shortages, retention issues and mismatches that often derail team cohesion and productivity.

IT’s most wanted: 16 traits of indispensable IT pros

IT’s most wanted: 16 traits of indispensable IT pros

Looking to hire (or be) the best? Here are the intangibles that make top IT performers stand out.

11 signs your career may be off track

11 signs your career may be off track

Feel like you’re not moving up? Here’s how to tell whether you’ve hit a standstill in your current role — and how to steer your career out of the rut.

The 11 most difficult IT hires today

The 11 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.

20 ways to kill your IT career (without knowing it)

20 ways to kill your IT career (without knowing it)

In the fast-paced world of technology, complacency can be a career killer. So too can any number of hidden hazards that quietly put your career on shaky ground — from not knowing your true worth to thinking you’ve finally made it.

7 hot IT career trends — and 7 going cold

7 hot IT career trends — and 7 going cold

The growing IT skills gap and demand for data pros and hybrid roles are disrupting the traditional IT career path. The following heat map of career trends with help you cash in and avoid dead ends.

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