Articles By Meridith Levinson

Is that email a phishing scam? Here’s how to tell

Email phishing scams have grown more sophisticated since they first began popping up in corporate inboxes in the 1990s. Early phishing emails were relatively easy to detect as they were characterized by poor

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Meridith Levinson

Jargon, hyperbole among top CIO communication errors

For years,CIOs have been fighting the stereotype that they're weak communicators, unable to speak the language of business or relate to anyone outside of IT. But by using practiced communication skills, many CIOs

Published on: July 16th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

7 steps to recover from IT career burnout

Burnout is as predictable in an IT professional's career as the long hours that precipitate it. The demanding nature of IT jobs, coupled with a perceived lack of respect and appreciation, leads many

Published on: June 14th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

10 ways to stay upbeat during a job search

Job loss and unemployment hit their victims hard. When people lose their jobs, they also lose a significant component of their identity, along with their daily routines and financial security. Job loss and

Published on: March 26th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

Learn handy leadership lessons from ‘Undercover Boss’

With the Olympic fanfare over, I finally had the chance to watch Undercover Boss, CBS's (CBS) new reality TV show about corporate executives who go undercover to observe first-hand what's happening on the

Published on: March 8th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

An IT exec’s job search story and what you can learn from it

Last summer, Henry Hirschel shared with readers one of his job search secrets-specifically, his technique for identifying whether hiring managers and recruiters were checking out his résumé, LinkedIn profile and websites. At the

Published on: February 4th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

How to use a targeted approach to land the job you want

What's the best way for job seekers to land a new job in this dismal market? Target specific employers and network your way into them, career experts say. It's sound job search advice.

Published on: January 29th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

6 ‘personal branding’ mistakes job seekers should never make

In 2009, personal branding became the buzzword of choice for job seekers and career coaches alike, and for good reason. When done right, personal branding-the act of identifying and communicating your unique value

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

Lack of accountability ‘rampant’ in IT departments, expert says

On Tuesday, I interviewed Linda Galindo, an executive coach who has a new book out about accountability: The 85% Solution: How Personal Accountability Guarantees Success - No Nonsense, No Excuses (Jossey-Bass 2009). Galindo

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

Top 10 skills you need to succeed as a project manager

Project managers might just have the toughest job in IT, responsible as they are for ensuring that high-stakes IT projects are completed on time and on budget. According to a new report from

Published on: October 26th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Watching tawdry TV is one thing, discussing it at work is quite another

If you're a fan of Saturday Night Live, you've probably seen the sketch, "Dick in a Box," featuring comedian Andy Samberg and singer Justin Timberlake. It's a spoof on a music video for

Published on: October 14th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

The right tools – and attitude – can get you the job you want

From social networking websites and online job boards to career coaches and job search software, job seekers have more tools at their disposal than ever to help them find work. But the most

Published on: September 30th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

7 timely tips for those considering a career change

What's one positive outcome of the recession? It's leading people to consider a career change. Though the process of figuring out what to do next can be overwhelming, it's also empowering. Taking stock

Published on: September 23rd, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Scrum-ptious – Scrum improves people skills, drives project success

Earlier this year, managed care provider Centene finished deploying a new financial system. CIO Don Imholz says the project, which involved multiple PeopleSoft modules as well as financial planning and reporting software from

Published on: September 18th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

How job hoppers can improve their chances of getting an interview call

Call it "The Job Hopper's Dilemma." It's the fear, uncertainty and doubt that overcomes IT professionals who've held multiple jobs during a short span of time when they need to apply for a

Published on: August 13th, 2009 Meridith Levinson