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Did You Learn Anything Useful in School?

August 29, 2007 2:08 PM
As part of a series of back-to-school and back-to-the-daily-grind articles, eWEEK editors want know what the most important thing you learned in school was--that is, the thing that you have been able to apply in countless ways, or keep coming back to, at work everyday. For some, it might be

Misery at the Company: Three Signs

August 28, 2007 4:08 PM
What's the difference between a bad job and a miserable one? According to one author, it is more than semantics. In his new book, "Three Signs of a Miserable Job," author Patrick Lencioni says that no matter how much the two terms are used interchangeably, they are not the same

Virtual Job Interviews, Extra Worries

August 27, 2007 6:08 PM
In May, Microsoft, Sodexho, T-Mobile, Verizon, Hewlett-Packard and eBay participated in an enormous job fair. What, you hadn't heard about it? That's probably because it was on Second Life. Hosted on the island of TMP Worldwide, a recruitment advertising agency, these six employers created recruitment avatars, or digital representatives of themselves,

Hiring Frenzy for Microsoft Vancouver

August 27, 2007 5:08 PM
In the seven weeks since Microsoft announced that it intended to open a software development center in Vancouver, British Columbia, which it hoped would "be home to software developers from around the world," it may have gotten more than it bargained for. In short, wrote Jenna Adorno, technical recruiter for

'No' Is No Longer an Acceptable IT Response

August 24, 2007 5:08 PM
Judging by the recent swell of coverage of the clash between employee technology and workplace technology while IT plays both the middleman and the villain, it seems that the topic is burdening more than just technology careers writers. An Aug. 6 report by the Yankee Group noted that 50 percent

Skills Shortages Aren't Limited to Mainframes

August 24, 2007 3:08 PM
Most reports about mainframes and the skill sets required to manage them are dismal, and the problem can be roughly summarized this way: Baby Boomers are about to retire and nobody is learning COBOL and other mainframe skills these days. Soon it will be impossible for CIOs to keep their

Worker Satisfaction Is Overrated

August 22, 2007 4:08 PM
What's the difference between a satisfied and an engaged employee? Only everything, argues Globoforce, a Westborough, Mass., work force solutions company. The crux of the difference between the two is discretionary effect, or in laymen's terms, the likelihood that an employee will go the extra mile to get a job

Digital Dirty Laundry Hurts Prospects

August 16, 2007 6:08 PM
You know the old joke about what happens if you Google yourself? Well, ignore the warning and go ahead--it's better to uncover what you might find now rather than later, perhaps when you can't figure out why recruiters won't respond to your resume or why you were passed up for

Email Exacerbates Workplace Stress

August 15, 2007 5:08 PM
Working late again and wondering where the day went? Are you stressed and frustrated and can't seem to get a handle on your time? Oh, look: You've got mail! Admit it. Did you just drop everything you were doing to check an email that was, in all likelihood, some variety of

IT Teched Off at the WSJ

August 13, 2007 3:08 PM
Playing on the gap between what employees do with their work computers and their IT departments' wishes that they wouldn't, The Wall Street Journal ran an article titled, "Ten Things Your IT Department Won't Tell You" July 30. Situation sound familiar? Really, how could it not be: There is no question

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