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

Advice on Getting Security Clearances

November 30, 2010 3:11 PM
There are technology jobs in the Federal government, especially in areas dealing with security. In general, working for Uncle Sam on computer systems means having to obtain security clearances and have detailed background checks. Criminals need not apply. Beyond a criminal record, however, expect your financial and psychological background to

You Don't Need a Paycheck to Be Working

November 30, 2010 2:11 PM
As the saying goes, finding a job can be full time work, but it's not an explanation for what you have been doing with your time, contends an article from TheLadders focused on helping job seekers answer why an individual has been out of work for a long period. From

Governor with Real Biz Experience Talks Job Creation

November 30, 2010 10:11 AM
The state where companies become incorporated--Delaware-- has a business-friendly governor in Jack Markell. Catering to the business community while governing can be a challenging experience when unemployment is high, corporate profits are strong and the government is seemingly unable to get beyond petty party politics. A recent trip to China

IT Contracting Continues to Gain Momentum

November 30, 2010 9:11 AM
Jobs from staffing firms across all industries is up in 2010 and the numbers aren't easy to ignore. In the third quarter of this year alone staffing firms have employed an average of 2.6 million jobs per day which is a 24.9 percent increase from the same time in 2009,

Seagate Lawsuit Highlights Bad Timing on Hiring

November 24, 2010 4:11 PM
Companies killing product lines or changing courses midstream that lay off employees may have something to think about--especially in the state of Minnesota. Check out the case of Chandramouli Vaidyanathan vs. Seagate. Hard drive and storage company Seagate got smacked in a wrongful hiring suit ruling this month. Wrongful hiring? Yeh, it's

Job Interview Feedback Is Practically Nonexistent

November 05, 2010 5:11 PM
Ever have an interview or series of interviews and never hear back from human resources or hiring managers when you do not get the job? You are not alone. Over half--52 percent-- of respondents on an October Dice survey said they'd love to receive feedback from companies they have interviewed with

Why Scrum Is Taking Over SW Development

October 31, 2010 11:10 PM
A Forrester study from 2009 found 1 in 3 software development teams are using some form of agile development models including Extreme Programming, Crystal Clear, Lean and Scrum. Scrum is the most popular, but it's not as if every development team is doing it exactly the same way. Scrum focuses

Career Lessons From Twitter CEO's Self Demotion

October 31, 2010 10:10 PM
If you hadn't heard, earlier this month the CEO of Twitter, Evan Williams, made a brave move and promoted his COO to the CEO position, and moved himself to head of product strategy. The former COO, Dick Costolo, has been a CEO several times, and has had success, so it

Where Outsourcing Dollars Go

October 31, 2010 8:10 PM
The last three years have seen outsourcing as an expense of IT operating budgets rise from less than 4 percent in 2008 to over 7 percent in 2010, according to a Computer Economics (CE) study dubbed "IT Outsourcing Statistics 2010/2011." That's good news if you work for an outsourcing services

Salaries in Tech Rise A Little for Enterprise Workers, CIOs

October 31, 2010 3:10 PM
If you work in large enterprise, your salary has likely gone up a little. According to management consulting firm Janco Associates who specialize in IT services and put out a mid-year survey on IT salaries, enterprise pay has risen from $82,475 to $81,652 at the mean. Salaries at mid-size companies

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