Computer graphics professionals a happy bunch, survey shows

A recent survey paints a picture of computer graphics (CG) professionals as energetic and happy folk who realize they need to take responsibility for their own development to secure continuous employment.The survey –

Published on: December 4th, 2009 Digital Arts Staff

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

How to find job postings on Twitter

Although many companies have been shedding jobs, some employers and recruiters have turned to Twitter to post positions and find new talent. But using Twitter to find new work isn't a straightforward process.

Published on: July 27th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Layoffs and budget cuts ruining many IT projects

Recession-related IT budget slashing and layoffs are taking their toll on IT project success rates, according to the results of the latest CHAOS Summary 2009 report from The Standish Group. The Boston, Mass.-based

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Five ways to create a wicked LinkedIn profile

In the midst of the recession, many job seekers have spent more time on LinkedIn to connect with colleagues, customers and partners in an effort to land a new gig. Unfortunately, many people

Published on: May 18th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Five practices that will make recruiters like you and get you hired faster

I recently wrote about the things job seekers do that annoy recruiters-things like tying up their time, sending generic e-mails and spamming them with résumés. I have more do's and don'ts (okay, mostly

Published on: March 13th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Generation scrap

When Bill Horne sauntered into an evening meet-and-greet being held by a local packaging company in search of fresh IT talent, the retired computer engineer knew his chances of leaving the event with

Published on: February 18th, 2009 Cindy Waxer

How to hire the best – tips from a Facebook manager

Jonathan Heiliger, VP Technology operations for social networking giant Facebook, has come a long way from his first hire, in his teens: "In my late teens I was working at Stanford University. I

Published on: December 17th, 2008 Meridith Levinson

How to effectively negotiate a great job offer

You've just been offered your dream job with your dream employer, and the salary looks good, too. Should you just sign the employment contract-or is there more negotiating to do? According to new

Published on: November 5th, 2008 Esther Schindler


Rebecca Paddock needed a way to prepare for her move from a test engineer job to a systems engineer position. So, inspired by the 100-day plans U.S. presidents historically use when they first

Published on: October 29th, 2008 Mary K. Pratt

Half of Canada’s workforce “dragged down” by office negativity

A new Ipsos-Reid poll indicates that half of working Canadians have issues fitting in their workplace. Apparently one in three feel 'dragged down' by a negative work atmosphere. The survey also reveals that

Published on: October 28th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

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

Banning Gen Y’s favourite tools could backfire

College graduates who have spent the last several years with consumer-based email such as Gmail, instant messaging, Facebook and smart phones to keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues might be in

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Ashley Laurel Wilson

You need the “right skills” to land that IT job

Despite high energy prices, the rising cost of living, falling retail sales, and a host of other troubling economic indicators, IT hiring is still showing some signs of life. You just need to

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Todd R. Weiss