Career Advice: Parting Words

I have a confession to make: I never felt completely comfortable giving out job search and career advice as the author of CIO.com's Career Connection blog. It wasn't that I thought I was giving out bad advice.

IT Salaries: 10 Cities Where IT Professionals Earn the Most

IT staffing firm CyberCoders recently released its ranking of the 10 cities where IT salaries are highest. CIO.com compares this latest salary data with IT salary surveys from other sources.

How Project Managers Can Negotiate Higher Salaries

How Project Managers Can Negotiate Higher Salaries

The Project Management Institute's latest salary survey is chockfull of specific, reliable data that project managers can use to negotiate higher salaries. Here's an example of how they might use the data in their own salary...

Why IT Managers Need to Address Skills Shortages in Their Organizations

IT managers know that skills shortages in their organizations negatively impact business operations, yet—due to budget and time constraints—they do little to address IT skills gaps. Is there any way to fix this problem?

Hot IT Skills in 2012

Hot IT Skills in 2012

Research from two different firms suggests which IT skills are in greatest demand. What skills are you after?

Want Your Employees To Do More? Give Them Less

Corporate leaders say they want employees who take on extra initiative for improving the company, but they do little to foster a culture that empowers and rewards employees for doing so.

Clint Eastwood Super Bowl Ad: It's Halftime, America

Clint Eastwood Super Bowl Ad: It's Halftime, America

Is the U.S. economy in the midst of its own existential halftime, as Chrysler's Super Bowl ad suggests? If so, can American compete in its second half?

IT Professionals' Confidence in Job Market, Economy Growing

As news of increased IT hiring, increases in IT pay and increased IT spending mounts, so too has IT professionals' confidence in the economy and job market, according to Technisource. Do you think the market for IT jobs is improving?...

Software to Help You Manage Your Job Search

Software to Help You Manage Your Job Search

Here are two web-based software applications that help you keep track of job applications, networking contacts and more.

Hold Yourself Accountable for Improving Your Productivity

Hold Yourself Accountable for Improving Your Productivity

By becoming aware of how you spend your time during the day, you can zero in on the activities you need to do more or less of.

Long-Term Unemployment: The Advice You Really Need

Is the U.S. facing an end of work? For many job seekers who've been unemployed for more than a year, the prospect of finding a new job seems impossible. They need radical career advice that answers difficult social questions about how...

Job Search: How Long Does It Take to Find a Job?

A recent survey of employed and unemployed job seekers conducted by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas reveals the time it can take to conduct a job search.

Holiday Gifts from Bad Bosses

Holiday Gifts from Bad Bosses

A holiday gift from a bad boss that aims to motivate staff ends up doing the opposite.

How to Hire the Best IT Workers: One CIO's Best Practices

One CIO says that the keys to finding and hiring the best IT workers are: 1) knowing what you need from the position you're trying to fill; identifying the criteria that will be most effective in helping you assess talent; and not...

IT Hiring: Creative Ways to Find the Best Employees

IT leaders seeking to hire "the best and the brightest" need to employ much more aggressive, creative and progressive recruiting practices than simply posting job ads online.

Bad Resumes: One Reason Recruiting Is So Broken

Bad Resumes: One Reason Recruiting Is So Broken

Bad resumes prevent qualified IT professionals from standing out in a crowded job market. That's why a professional resume writer can be a job seeker's best friend. Here's how to pick the best resume writer for you.

Job Search: 10 Things That Annoy Job Seekers the Most

Job Search: 10 Things That Annoy Job Seekers the Most

The following 10 frustrations that job seekers encounter during their searches make them want to scream. What annoyances would you add to this list?

6 More Mistakes Managers Make When Firing Employees

6 More Mistakes Managers Make When Firing Employees

Terminating an employee is one of the hardest things a manager will ever have to do. Because firing someone can be so emotionally charged and logistically complicated, it's an easy process to mess up. Here are six more common mistakes...

Do Enough IT Professionals Want to Be CIO?

Do Enough IT Professionals Want to Be CIO?

Are there enough IT professionals filling the pipeline of future CIOs? One IT manager says fewer IT professionals want to deal with the stress and frustration associated with the CIO role. What's your take on the question?

Job Search Conundrum: Why You Can't Get a Job

Job Search Conundrum: Why You Can't Get a Job

You're following every single job search best practice to a T, yet you still haven't landed a job. What gives? Here are some thoughts on the forces that may be working against you.

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