Why You Shouldn't Take a Pay Cut to Telecommute

A recent survey shows that more than one-third of IT professionals would take a 10 percent pay cut to work from home.

Does Your IT Resume Need an Extreme Makeover?

Do you suspect that your resume is holding back your job search-–but you're not sure what the problem is? Here's your shot at getting some expert advice. And for free.

IT Pay for Temporary Workers Rebounds

Demand for highly skilled temporary IT workers increased in the first quarter of 2011, according to staffing firm Yoh, as companies seek contractors to complete IT projects while keeping their labor costs in check.

Which Comes First: The Pursuit of Happiness or Success?

Are you a happy person? I'm not. I'd like to think that I am. Certainly, I'm happy at times, but at my core I'm a pretty miserable human being. I'm negative, judgmental, scornful and envious. My glass is invariably half empty. But...

The 5 Ps of Career Management: A Framework for Making Career Decisions

Whether you're considering looking for a new job or evaluating an offer from a prospective employer, the decision to change the course of your career is rarely easy.

Job Interview: Should You Raise the Weakness Question Yourself?

While reporting my latest story for CIO.com, How to Ace a CIO Job Interview, one of my sources offered a risky recommendation for job seekers. He suggested putting your weaknesses on the table during a job interview.

IT Jobs: Staffing Expert Says Tech Employment Is Improving

Earlier this week I spoke with John Baschab, senior vice president of management services for IT staffing firm Technisource. He believes that IT employment, on the whole, has stabilized, and in some areas (such as application...

How To Navigate an Exit Interview

Today I posted a story, How to Quit Your Job the Right Way, which explains how to tender your resignation without burning any bridges. One aspect of leaving a job that I was not able to address in the story (because I didn't want it...

Age Discrimination in IT: What Would You Do?

Recently, Computerworld published an article about an IT worker who is suing Indian outsourcer Infosys for age discrimination.

Salary Negotiation Lessons Learned from Hiring a Nanny

Today is my first day back to work after a four-month maternity leave (thank you, IDG).

Career Advice: Pursuing a New Professional Direction

About a month ago, I received an e-mail from a sales executive who had read my then-recent story on long-term unemployment and who hoped I could answer a question about a career change she was contemplating.

IT Pay: The Good News and the Bad News

After inching up during the first two quarters of 2010, IT pay for temporary workers took a tumble during the third quarter, according to staffing firm Yoh's Index of Technology Wages.

IT Jobs Rank High on List of Best Jobs in America

Money magazine and Payscale.com presented their list of the 100 best jobs in America last week, and IT jobs were well represented on the ranking.

Leadership Lessons Learned Through Books

The Society for Information Management (SIM) unveiled the list of books it will use as part of its Regional Leadership Forum leadership development prog

IT Jobs: The Other Side of the Foreign Worker Debate

In IT Jobs: Foreign Workers Need Not Apply, I share the story of Daniel Rego, a Brazilian citizen who came to the U.S. in 2008 on a student visa to pursue a master's degree in information systems, and of his as yet unsuccessful...

Job search: The 10 professional attributes employers want most in employees

Job search: The 10 professional attributes employers want most in employees

With so many people competing for so few jobs, savvy job seekers are looking for any way they can differentiate themselves from their competition and stand out to prospective employers in their job searches.

Tech Jobs Grow During First Half of 2010

The U.S. high-tech industry is showing signs of job growth and economic recovery, having added 30,200 tech jobs during the first half of 2010, according to the TechAmerica Foundation, whose data is based on numbers from the U.S....

IT Salaries: Want to Earn More? Fire People

IT workers at all levels are unhappy with their compensation, given that their workloads have exploded while their pay has stagnated or taken a nose dive, thanks to the layoffs, pay cuts and salary freezes their employers instituted...

IQ Tech Pros Aims to Make Life Easier for IT Consultants

Unemployed IT professionals often turn to consulting to earn some income and flex their skills while looking for a permanent full-time job.

Office Etiquette: Swearing at Work

This summer, the Web has been abuzz with blogs defending profanity's place at the office.

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