How to improve your chances of getting promoted

Today's topic is the question I most often received as an IT manager: "Why can't I get promoted?" To clarify, I'm talking about real promotions that involve a real change in responsibilities. These

Published on: September 30th, 2008 Paul M. Ingevaldson

Social networking do’s and don’ts for job seekers

Social networking sites offer IT job seekers the resources to find peers with similar skills and learn more about employers.But candidates should be aware that the online outlets also provide employees a glimpse

Published on: August 18th, 2008 Denise Dubie

Four signs your job search strategy sucks and what to do about it

Too often, job seekers ignore the warning signs indicating that their search tactics aren't getting them anywhere. Ignorance is bliss, right? Wrong. The longer you wait to take corrective action, the longer you'll

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Lynne Sarikas

Six ways to increase your employability with social networking

It can be easy to disregard social networking's professional potential if you're only going on what you see on television. Between endlessly replayed clips where hysterical young men beg everyone to leave Britney

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Lisa Schmeiser

Sun’s telework program reduces energy, boosts employee power

Sun Microsystems Inc. is an old hand when it comes to telework: It's been growing its telecommuting ranks through its Open Work program for a decade, and today nearly 19,000 employees - 56

Published on: July 3rd, 2008 Ann Bednarz

Five IT skills that won’t fatten your wallet

Technical skills may never die, but areas of expertise wane in importance as technology advances force companies to evolve and IT staff to forsake yesterday's craft in favor of tomorrow's must-have talent."There is

Published on: April 21st, 2008 Denise Dubie

Eight strategies to build a strong tech support team

Technical support workers can act as a company's frontline ambassadors of good will and play a vital role in client retention. However tech support teams are most effective when themselves supported by company

Published on: April 14th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Succeeding in the high-tech boys club

My, how times have changed: A woman, Hillary Clinton, is a serious contender to be the next U.S. president. But maybe they haven't changed all that much: According to the National Center for

Published on: March 27th, 2008 Ephraim Schwartz

IT’s dirty seven: the worst jobs and true stories from the field

Working in IT isn't always pretty. After all, we can't all work on the cutting-edge technologies all the time. Some of us have to get dirty -- in some cases, literally. Unfortunately, dirty jobs

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Facebook, Ning or LibraryThing?

With hundreds of millions of user accounts, MySpace is the Internet's most recognizable (and reviled) social network. From teenagers to grandmas, seemingly everybody has a page. But Rupert Murdoch's online leviathan may not

Published on: February 26th, 2008 Scott Spanbauer

IT salaries are expected to go up in 2008

It's been a good year for IT workers. Computerworld's annual salary survey shows IT pay is on the upswing, and, equally encouraging, salaries are expected to continue to climb in 2008. The just-released

Published on: November 14th, 2007 Katherine Spencer Lee

Teen tech camp targets future IT workers

Faced with dwindling enrollments in university computer science and IT programs, the Society for Information Management has taken a novel approach toward engaging America's youth in potential IT careers: They're partnering with public

Published on: October 11th, 2007 Thomas Hoffman