Ottawa striving hard to hang on to tech talent

Like many Canadian cities, Ottawa hardly escaped unscathed from the 2000 dotcom crash and last year's more recent economic downturn. However, the city is determined to hang onto its IT talent pool and

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

14 ways to avoid being pink slipped

The threat of a layoff hangs over many corporate cubicles these days.But the smart IT worker can avoid being pink slipped well before the danger signs appear, according to Blaine Loomer, corporate sales

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

14 ways to protect your job

Have people on your department been working on the same computers for the last five years while employees from another department get more frequent equipment refreshes? Did your boss just suddenly ordered you

Published on: February 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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

Underpaid, overworked help desk staff wait for tide to turn

For corporate IT managers, the start of the new year brings hope that budgets will grow, workloads will return to normal and the worst of the recession might be over. Down in the

Published on: January 26th, 2010 Cara Garretson

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

Canadian digital gaming industry on a roll with new companies, jobs

An independent 2009 games sector census reveals a thriving industry in Canada with new development studios and job opportunities. The U.S. games industry, meanwhile, has shown marginal growth since 2008. The U.S. game

Published on: January 5th, 2010 Alex Wawro and Joaquim P. Menezes

Canada’s top 100 employers for 2010

Last time I counted it was just three sleeps to Christmas Day and about seven more to the New Year. Is getting a new job one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so,

Published on: December 22nd, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Man lands job with single tweet

As tweeters go Hal Thomas is definitely no twit. At a time when more than 15 million people are unemployed across America and job hunters are often advised to “send out hundreds” of

Published on: December 21st, 2009 Nestor Arellano

No rest for the wicked … and for late career IT workers

For as long as he could remember, Ben Richardson had big plans for an early retirement.Passionate about computers, but anxious to leave the confines of a desk job, Richardson, a technical adviser in

Published on: December 15th, 2009 Beth Stackpole

Globalive gets green light to launch Wind Mobile immediately

The Feds gave Wind Mobile the go-ahead to launch on Friday, favouring the creation of hundreds of jobs and increased wireless competition over foreign ownership restrictions.Meanwhile, the opposition Liberals are upset with the

Published on: December 14th, 2009 Nestor Arellano and Brian Jackson

7 strategies to recruit a multicultural IT staff

Diversity (or lack thereof) in IT has been a hot topic in the news and among our clients in recent months. And it's true: IT departments are notorious for their lack of diversity,

Published on: November 30th, 2009 Rachel Dines

Exploited IT workers will ‘jump ship’ when recovery comes

IT professionals asked to do more work for less pay and fewer benefits might be able to forgive their employers' financial choices, but industry watchers say high-tech workers won't soon forget being treated

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Denise Dubie