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The latest news and advice on finding and keeping a job in the IT industry.

Software Services Seeing Best Recovery in IT

April 30, 2010 4:04 PM
The technology advocacy group TechAmerica Foundation recently released its 2010 state by state analysis of the industry. Members of the organization including Josh James, Director of Research and Olga Grkavac, executive vice president gave an interview about trends in tech hiring within the Federal government to Federalnewsradio.com. The key takeaway...

Job Interview Advice for Techies from a Career Counselor

April 30, 2010 3:04 PM
The following excellent interviewing advice comes from career consultant William Varnell via Dice. Darnell does a really nice job of explaining some things that might seem obvious, but are often taken for granted, including the awareness that hiring managers are busy people and if they are interviewing you, then they

How 'Meaningful Use' in Healthcare Stimulus Means IT Jobs

April 30, 2010 2:04 PM
If you are looking for a technology job and training, the government investment being put in to help the private sector become uniformly updated and practicing the use of electronic medical records and other key health IT programs is a real effort to help drive out long term costs, waste

More Unemployed Workers Finding Work, Report Says

April 29, 2010 4:04 PM
Every few months the job site CareerBuilder puts out its findings on the employment picture. It says it is getting better for those who have been unemployed in the last year. In its most recent survey of 900 individuals, 51 percent of those who lost a job in the last

Terry Childs Guilty Verdict Sends Mixed Message to IT Workers

April 28, 2010 9:04 PM
If there is anything to be learned by the Terry Childs guilty verdict in San Francisco it is that managerial incompetence--real or perceived--is not a defense for ignoring management requests and orders, especially when you work for a government agency. Refusing to do what management wants could be construed as

North Carolina Sees Increase in IT Job Openings in March

April 21, 2010 6:04 PM
The state of North Carolina is known for having several technology corridors in Charlotte and Raleigh, along with a large research-heavy set of companies and startups coming out of the large universities in those areas such as UNC and Duke. That area has been hit hard during the recession, but

LinkedIn Deepens Subscription Product Portfolio

April 19, 2010 3:04 PM
Want to move to the top of the job candidate list on LinkedIn? Well, if you are willing to subscribe for a monthly fee, you can become what LinkedIn is calling a "featured applicant"--a way of helping to ensure that you are given preferential treatment. It's a sort of pay-to-play

6,000 NASA Contractors Face Potential Job Loss

April 12, 2010 11:04 AM
In the current case of our space program, it is rocket science and it is somewhat political. NASA is facing budget cuts from the Federal government and job loss is major concern for many rocket engineers and some leaders in the government-funded space department. With the decrease in funding and the

Being Overqualified for a New Job Can Work

March 28, 2010 8:03 PM
There is strong evidence against taking a job in which you are overqualified, and for that matter, recruiting advice is telling companies not to hire overqualified candidates. These experts say you will inevitably be dissatisfied and those feelings will translate into being a poor, unproductive and bitter worker and that

Do You Want to Be Retained?

March 28, 2010 6:03 PM
Looking to jump ship at the first sign of a significant bump in salary and title? Outplacement and recruiting firms will want to talk to you if you have the skills they need when they need them (you know the game). But what if you actually like your job and

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