Star wars offers real world lessons in managing your career

It's been really difficult using the Force to convince your HR manager or boss to see things your way: Your threats of turning fellow workers to the Dark Side sound hollow and that

Published on: October 30th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Ontario battles recession with online games

It's a tired movie stereotype – the unkempt, unemployed dude slouching on the sofa playing a video game. But the way to beat Ontario's IT hiring crunch, might just lie in getting more

Published on: October 27th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Medical students post confidential patient data on social sites

Future doctors are too frequently putting inappropriate postings and sometimes confidential patient information on social sites like Facebook and Twitter, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Published on: September 29th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin and David Ramel

Canadian recruiters eye social nets to catch the right talent

The runaway popularity of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, especially among young Canadian graduates, is having a noticeable impact on workplace recruitment.A growing number of Canadian recruiters are now trolling social

Published on: September 21st, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Hot IT job areas in a recession ravaged market

Pickings remain pretty slim in the recession-ravaged Canadian IT jobs market, but there could be a few gems for those who know what to look for.Companies haven't exactly flung their doors wide open

Published on: September 10th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Three questions you should ask every job applicant and why

Theresa Wilson knows a thing or two about staying power. During the course of her 33 year career with Wachovia (now part of Wells-Fargo), Wilson has steadily climbed the corporate ladder while surviving

Published on: August 18th, 2009 John Mann

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 answer an interviewer’s 12 ‘gotcha’ questions

There's a dozen interview questions that fluster IT job seekers at all career levels. Give a surprised or weak answer to any of them, and red flags fly. Hiring managers may conclude that

Published on: July 17th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

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

Clamour for freelance IT consultants not a sign of economic recovery

Demand for contract tech workers, whether they call themselves freelancers or consultants, is increasing, but the trend isn't a green shoot -- a signal of an economic recovery. It may be more an

Published on: June 24th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau and Joaquim P. Menezes

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

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

Tech firms partner with Ottawa schools to battle IT talent crunch

David Dapaah and his gang descend on the BlackBerry smartphone on the table with one intent- crack it wide open and spill its guts out. Just as they've done with the desktop PC,

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Despite recession, many IT posts still difficult to fill

CIOs and security executives looking to add IT staff in the coming months say they are challenged to fill positions, despite the recession and unemployment statistics.In the U.S., survey data from ISC-squared and

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Denise Dubie and Joaquim P. Menezes