Thriving Toronto tech firm shows wisdom of hiring immigrant talent

"Help wanted. Canadian experience not necessary".For many immigrants applying for jobs in Canada --be it as a factory worker or an IT professional -- those words are but a dream. Unless, of course

Published on: March 26th, 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

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

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

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

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

25 per cent of CIOs sacked for poor performance

Perhaps we can't retire the old saw that "CIO" stands for "career is over" just yet. Nearly one in four CIOs gets let go for poor performance, according to a new survey by

Published on: April 20th, 2009 Kim Nash

Why accepting contract work from an IT staffing firm is risky

IT workers who've recently been laid off are lining up at staffing agencies in search of temporary and contract IT work that will provide them with a paycheck as they look for full-time,

Published on: December 23rd, 2008 Meridith Levinson

Backstabbers, career breakers, emerging megatrends – what all IT workers should watch out for

Caution: Watch for backstabbers, career breakers and emerging megatrends.That warning should come with each IT job, but it doesn't. As a result, most IT professionals have stories about the ones they never saw

Published on: March 24th, 2008 Mary K. Pratt