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Silicon Valley Keeps Adding Jobs

July 30, 2010 2:07 PM
Silicon Valley is seeing a nice, small rebound in job growth. According to a new state report, the Valley gained 3,300 jobs in June which is the sixth straight month of job growth. Professional and business services added 500 jobs in the northern California region dominated by technology and technology

Massachusetts Technology Economy Rebounding Nicely

July 30, 2010 1:07 PM
News out of the University of Massachusetts on the state's economy demonstrates something most states in the country cannot claim: Growth. Massachusetts' economy is growing at a higher pace than the national economy at 6.4 percent in the last quarter, and the technology sector, including technology employment, is showing signs

Is Gaming Good for Your Career?

July 26, 2010 2:07 PM
A recent Forbes article suggests that gaming is good training for key success-building skills used in the workplace--as in learning how to persuade others to go your direction or being challenged to reach new levels of success. The article is not about how you should play games on the job

Pro-Industry Group Finds Positive Where There Is Very Little

July 16, 2010 5:07 PM
The one thing you can guarantee from pro-industry organizations is the tenacity to find a positive angle. The truth is technology jobs in 2010 are fluctuating up and down so rapidly it's difficult to put much legitimate spin on them. A number of technology research analysts I've recently interviewed do not

Does the 2-Page Resume Apply to Techies?

July 08, 2010 5:07 PM
The quick answer is that it depends on the job in question and the experience level of the position. Some resume and recruiting experts will say you are wasting your time if you go beyond two pages. They remind you that a resume is a summary of recent experience, not

Study Shows Higher-Paid Executives Are Meaner

June 30, 2010 6:06 PM
A study by researchers at Rice, Utah and Harvard universities has discovered that the more an executive is paid, the more inconsiderate of others and mean that executive happens to be. From 1990 to 2005, the average CEO saw salaries increase by 300 percent. How has this influenced executives? The

'Perfect Wave' for IT Security Certifications, Skills, Says Expert

June 30, 2010 4:06 PM
Many security certifications have gained significant value over the past 3 to 6 months, and there are a number that will continue to be considered hot skills for the rest of the year and beyond, said David Foote, CEO and chief research analyst of IT analyst group Foote Partners in

LinkedIn Upgrades Features, Usefulness of Groups

June 30, 2010 3:06 PM
LinkedIn has not had a major upgrade to the groups' platform in almost two years, and this latest one for groups is bound to open up more opportunities in your job search with participation. While the groups section isn't directly related to job opportunities, it is an area of the

Con Man Uses IBM Cachet to Defraud

June 30, 2010 10:06 AM
This is the story of how delusions of grandeur, show horses and fake IBM affiliations will put a Dutch con man in jail. George Carlo Schouten, a 36-year-old Dutchman living like a duke in the countryside of England, played the part of the wealthy son of an IBM executive. The

An Inside Look at Facebook from One of Its Systems Engineers

June 28, 2010 4:06 PM
This video comes from the O'Reilly Media conference Velocity and is officially entitled "A Day in the Life of Facebook Operations," presented by Facebook Systems Engineer Tom Cook. It's a pretty interesting look at managing the ever-changing systems environment at a company that has grown exponentially in six

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