How to hire smart for digital talent

Hiring the right digital marketing talent in today's busy online environment can be a challenge without honing in on the skills and knowledge candidates need to be successful. After all, digital technologies are

Published on: February 4th, 2014 Michelle Pellettier

9 must have IT skills for 2012

Slowly but surely, many companies are loosening their viselike grips on IT hiring and looking to add new staffers to bolster business growth in the year ahead.That trend is reflected in Computerworld's annual

Published on: September 26th, 2011 Rick Saia

Letting go — How to tap the explosive power of delegation

CIO Asif Ahmad believes good managers aren't the ones who can do it all.Rather, the most effective managers are the ones know how to pick which tasks to do themselves and which to

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Mary K. Pratt

Does cloud computing make your tech job obsolete?

As if outsourcing, virtualization, utility computing, automation, hosted applications, and a recession weren't enough to stress out the average IT professional, there's the emerging threat of cloud computing to take away even more

Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Leon Erlanger

Hiring demand starts to percolate across Canada

Some glimmers of hope are appearing in the Canadian job market. The June Labour Force survey from Statistics Canada surprised analysts with its relatively optimistic picture of Canada's labour market. Although unemployment edged

Published on: July 16th, 2009 Lynn Greiner

Optimism rises among Canadian IT workers … pay raises likely for some

While hiring at many Canadian firms will be slow this summer, industry insiders say IT personnel in certain positions are likely to get pay raises. They include application developers, database managers and top

Published on: June 18th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Skills that help Canadian IT professionals find work in a turbulent market

While the employment situation in Canada's IT sector is as turbulent as in other industries, there are many "bright spots" that IT professionals can take advantage of, industry watchers say."In general, candidates who

Published on: May 4th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

How to avoid losing your IT job to cheaper rookies

You've been in the IT industry for 30 years, gaining knowledge and experience that's valuable to you and your employers at every step. Now we're in a recession and a new crop of

Published on: April 7th, 2009 Jon Brodkin

Calgary, Winnipeg set to become new global outsourcing hubs

Two Canadian cities – Calgary and Winnipeg – feature in global professional services firm KPMG's list of 31 up-and-coming locations for IT Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO).Other global cities  on the list include Belgrade

Published on: March 2nd, 2009 Lynn Greiner

Seven things you should never do when applying for an IT job

My eyes are blurry from reviewing over 40 résumés for a network administrator position, and for good reason. More than half of the résumés did not make it past my initial review. While

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Greg Schaffer

Midmarket still recruiting IT workers

The senior vice president of management services at technology services provider Technisource discusses the types of IT skills being sought by his company's midmarket clients. What's the IT recruitment landscape like? The recruitment

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 Computerworld Staff

Top 30 skills every IT person should have

I noticed an article called "75 skills every man should master." It included some skills I have and some I don't. For example, I can tie a knot and hammer a nail, but

Published on: October 24th, 2008 Richard Casselberry

IT talent shortage “hurting” most Canadian companies

Very few opportunities for advancing into senior IT positions is a key factor that's turning off many Canadians from pursuing a career in technology, say industry insiders.The resulting talent drought, they note, is

Published on: September 23rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

How to move your IT career ahead – your questions answered

Vidya S. ByannaEveryone says project management is a key skill in IT. If I have no project management experience, how do I begin to pick up some basic skills? (I don't want to

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Jamie Eckle