How to use anecdotes to ace a job interview

With unemployment at a 26-year high of 8.5 percent, the biggest challenge job seekers face today—next to finding a new job—is differentiating themselves from the more than 13.2 million other people who are

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Top IT skills that could get you more money in a recession

IT professionals with expertise in PHP, Java/J2EE, unified communications and Microsoft SQL server technologies should see pay for their skills increase, according to Foote Partners' latest research into IT skills pay. Related stories:Nine

Published on: April 22nd, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Beware of firing employees for negative Facebook comments

With social networks, we're all instant publishers of information. If you say something about your employer over Facebook or Twitter, you should be prepared to own up to the consequences. But companies would

Published on: March 16th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

How to use Twitter to recruit the right talent

Read related stories:How to Twitter your way to marketing success Top five Twitter techniques to promote your business and products As Twitter grows in popularity, companies worldwide are discovering new and useful business

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

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 use the power of silence during a job interview

Mark Settle, CIO of BMC Software, doesn't mince words when he explains what a hiring manager is ultimately trying to learn about a candidate during a job interview: "Do I want to come

Published on: February 11th, 2009 Jane Howze

Five tips on conducting an effective job search online

Searching and applying for jobs online is becoming increasingly popular among Canadian knowledge workers today. Businesses too have started to post positions – not just on the traditional online job boards – but

Published on: February 10th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Three timely career tips from ex-Google employees

For some former Google employees, the company's reputation as a high-tech Shangri La didn't live up to the reality of what it was like for them to work there. Those alumni's experiences joining

Published on: January 27th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Five tips for creating a terrific tech r

Tech résumés are piling up faster than the local landfill. It's more important than ever to have a strong résumé that is sure to stand out from the crowd. Unfortunately, techies are notorious

Published on: January 23rd, 2009 Tom Kaneshige

10 tips for finding a great job in tough times

With the U.S. economy in a recession, the job market is changing dramatically. Competition for jobs is heating up as an increasing number of skilled professionals, laid off from their companies, flood the

Published on: January 14th, 2009 Mark Cummuta

How to keep your tech career vibrant in today’s tough economy

The economy is in trouble…everywhere. Even outsourced providers are nervous. Already under stress, IT staffers see their jobs getting more and more difficult as they must do more with less, all while wondering

Published on: January 6th, 2009 Galen Gruman and Joaquim P. Menezes

How talent management can help you improve productivity and lower costs

The recent economic storm that has battered economies worldwide has sent companies scurrying to take cover. Many have quickly turned to IT cost-cutting plans in an effort to staunch the flow of red

Published on: December 10th, 2008 David Howard Jones

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

“Skills shortage? You must be joking,” say readers

Many Canadian companies continue to bemoan what they call the severe shortage of IT talent, and the impact this is having on their business.This was also a common refrain at the recently concluded

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Nestor Arellano