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Highlight Soft Skills Along with IT Expertise

September 08, 2014 |

Communication skills, a strong work ethic, problem-solving ability and adaptability are just some of the skill sets that hiring managers in IT seek in job candidates, no matter their technical credentials.

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Positive, Negative Pressures on Millennials’ Career Prospects

September 03, 2014 |

The attitudes of Millennials toward work and their employers are under the microscope, along with their effect on the companies that take them on.

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Focus Growing on Wearables Designed for Work

August 21, 2014 |

Forget employees bringing their wearable computing devices to work. These wearables are designed for getting work done from the start.

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Delete All the Emails

August 15, 2014 |

German carmaker Daimler has a Mail on Holiday email policy, which allows employees to choose to have all incoming email permanently deleted while they are on vacation.

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Improve Odds in IT Blame Game

August 14, 2014 |

IT departments that find themselves repeatedly held responsible for the same failures or performance issues are constantly taking steps to improve their position in the blame game.

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Internet of Things Creating New Job Titles

August 05, 2014 |

Richard Cornish, Xchanging's new Head of IoT, sees the technology as transformational in its ability to touch all parts of the business’ processes, and all of the positions that support and execute those processes.

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Planning for Vacation Takes as Much Work as Staying in the Office

August 01, 2014 |

Taking needed vacation time in order to relax and recharge can be especially difficult for those working in IT. A little extra planning can help.

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Entelo Flags Employees ‘More Likely to Move’

July 31, 2014 |

Factors such as tenure, activity on social media sites, and organizational changes, says the recruiting firm, can help predict who is more likely to job hop in the near future.

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The Internet of Things Touching IT and Non-IT Careers

July 23, 2014 |

New skill sets and new jobs go far beyond data analysis. Think networking, systems management, customer service, executive leadership and more.

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How to Get over the Fear of Negotiating for a Raise

July 15, 2014 |

It's not all-or-nothing, so preparation and a willingness to ask more than once can build confidence and lead to success.

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In High Demand, CISOs Need Boardroom Skills to Succeed

July 08, 2014 |

Many companies are searching for a CISO for the first time, which means candidates both need to ask pointed questions and have the opportunity to create the position.

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Enhance Documentation with Video

July 01, 2014 |

Documentation is often discussed, sometimes started and often never finished. Adding video elements to the process can speed it up and simplify it, in some cases.

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What Millennials Want at Work

June 23, 2014 |

Millennials want lots of flexibility and fast rewards at work, but they also want to do good. Companies can work with these desires as their numbers grow.

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Post-Breach, Target Hires First CISO

June 16, 2014 |

Experts say that the hiring of the CISO is too little, too late, and that he should report directly to the CEO in order to be effective. He will report to the CIO.

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Cloud Startup Zenefits Aims to End HR Headaches

June 03, 2014 |

The firm is getting attention not only for its speedy funding rounds, but for its approach to making HR make more sense for small and mid-sized businesses.

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IT Professionals Have New Privacy Certification Available

May 29, 2014 |

The new certification is appropriate, says the IAPP, for both IT professionals and others within the security communication community.

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Researching Your Potential New Manager

May 23, 2014 |

Asking for references for your potential new manager can make you stand out, in a good way.

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Chinese Hackers and Long-Term Jobs Protection

May 20, 2014 |

The effects of cyber-espionage cost the U.S. economy $100 billion per year, and the U.S. government is signaling that it means to end the bleeding.

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From Multitasking to Supertasking

May 13, 2014 |

Reducing multitasking can lead to more effective work practices and gains in productivity.

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Optimize Team Size

May 01, 2014 |

Is your team failing in one or more crucial aspects? Perhaps it is too small. More likely, it is too large. And that can be fixed.

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