21st Century learning competencies: What are they and how must public education adapt?

In our opening article we asked “Is public education fading in relevance to today’s young learners?” And we invited readers to join and participate in the journey of the Anglophone sector of public

Published on: January 20th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

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

Boost your career at the office Christmas party

Sure there'll be lots of food and booze to ensure the holiday cheers get spread around, but the holiday office party is more than just an occasion to have company-paid-for fun at the

Published on: December 10th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

LinkedIn curbs LIONs voracious appetite for contacts

LinedIn has quietly clamped down on a controversial association known as the LinkedIn open networkers (LIONs), a group of LinkedIn members who liberally add contacts - known on LinkedIn as "connections" - even

Published on: September 4th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Does cloud computing make your tech job obsolete?

As if outsourcing, virtualization, utility computing, automation, hosted applications, and a recession weren't enough to stress out the average IT professional, there's the emerging threat of cloud computing to take away even more

Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Leon Erlanger


10 statements you should absolutely avoid in e-mails

The following 10 phrases draw more attention to your surreptitious e-mail activity than they do to conceal it, and though they seem harmless, they could put your job and career in jeopardy, especially

Published on: December 9th, 2008 Meridith Levinson

Five

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

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

Seven great techniques that will help you get promoted

Uncertain economic conditions have led many employers to focus on making the most of their existing IT staffs. Consequently, skilled IT professionals may find ample opportunities to take on new challenges and advance

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Katherine Spencer Lee

“Skills shortage? You must be joking,” say ITBusiness.ca 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

Speak up if you’re overworked – and here’s how to do it

Twelve-hour workdays packed with mile-long to-do lists and meetings on top of meetings. Cell phones and BlackBerrys that are always on, and laptops you take home to squeeze in one more hour of

Published on: August 20th, 2008 Meridith Levinson

Six ways to revitalize a dull job

You know the feeling: It was fun while it lasted. You used to look forward to coming to work every day, but now you drag yourself in. You gladly took on challenging technology

Published on: August 19th, 2008 Katherine Spencer Lee

Telework “with a new twist” making a huge comeback in Canada

It's the '70s all over again. This time around, soaring fuel costs and grid lock traffic are driving Canadians to review their work-style options, and – not surprisingly – many are choosing to

Published on: August 13th, 2008 Nestor Arellano