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From IT technician to IT leader – taking the first step towards leadership excellence

Are you an IT technician struggling to become an IT leader? Here’s what’s holding you back.

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Top technical skills that will get you hired in 2018

Landing the perfect IT job is never easy, but certain technical skills can smooth the way, especially if they’re in high demand. Here’s what companies are looking for in 2018.

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7 things you should never, ever say when giving a presentation

Common expressions that instantly undermine all your efforts.

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How VR can improve anti-harassment training

Startup Vantage Point uses VR to improve anti-harassment training, allowing participants to experience a situation in which they're a bystander and practice responses.

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7 IT salary and hiring trends for 2018

Demand for tech talent will continue to outpace supply in the year ahead, while the mix of skills necessary to remain relevant in IT will undergo a significant shift.

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Why tech careers need a makeover, fast!

If we’re ever going to correct the confounding imbalance between tech jobs and tech job-seekers, we have to up our game.

The 13 most valuable IT certifications today

Looking for a leg up in your IT career? IT certifications remain a proven way to quickly gain valuable skills and demonstrate deeper interest and know-how in a domain that will further your career.

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10 Best Places to Work in 2018

Looking for a better workplace? Here are the 10 best companies you can work for, according to Glassdoor.

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Want a job in data analytics? Here’s why you should consider health and wellness

Professionals with a background in data analytics are in high demand. Find out what an analytics career in the health and wellness industry offers that other industries don’t.

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4 tips for building your executive brand on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a key tool for establishing your brand as an executive, but is your profile having the impact you want? Here are four easy ways to strengthen your executive brand on LinkedIn.

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The 8 most common IT training mistakes

Poor training can sink a technical implementation, derail a digital transformation or leave you scrambling to fill gaps when employees leave. Here’s how to structure you training practices for practical success.

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Education of the future: everywhere, for everyone, all the time

The role online learning will play in education models of the future has only just begun.

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If artificial intelligence changes everything at work, then education must change, too

If AI is changing everything about our jobs, what does that say about how we as humans prepare for those jobs? How must education – from preschool through grad school – also change?

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How should business leaders utilize new approaches to training?

Training is currently undergoing disruption, moving from the classroom to the cloud. This process involves more than moving existing material to a new format. It requires a rethink of the whole process.

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10 best places to work in 2018

Looking for a better workplace? Here are the 10 best companies you can work for, according to Glassdoor.

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Is active supervision slowly dying?

Many new job entrants say they receive far less supervision in their first jobs than interns, who are around for a few summer weeks.

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Project-based learning coming to disrupt research

Our centuries-old educational model is failing our students, and it’s failing us.

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The 12 biggest issues IT faces today

From securing IoT to retraining IT talent to finding new revenue streams, CIOs have more than their share of concerns keeping them up at night.

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