Information Technology

  • To Make It In IT, Hard And Soft Skills Are Needed

    To Make It In IT, Hard And Soft Skills Are Needed

    Nothing impresses like a great work ethic

    More employers are recognizing the importance of soft skills in IT workers and are basing their hiring decisions off of these traits. Continue Reading

  • 4 IT Skills That Will Make You A Hot Prospect

    4 IT Skills That Will Make You A Hot Prospect

    By Scott Skinger, CEO and founder of TrainSignal There are around 4.16 million information technology professionals working in the U.S. today, and that number is expected to rise by 22 percent through the year 2020. Even now, IT expertise is becoming an integral part of business strategy and decision making... Continue Reading

  • This Resume With Errors Led To A Job Of A Lifetime

    This Resume With Errors Led To A Job Of A Lifetime

    Career and job-search experts often caution job seekers to proof their resumes and make sure there aren't any typos. But recently, Marco Arment (pictured, right, at a laptop), who was Tumblr founder David Karp's first hire, posted to his blog the resume that he used back in 2006 to get a job at the microblogging... Continue Reading

  • Starting Pay For IT Jobs Expected To Jump 5.3 Percent

    Starting Pay For IT Jobs Expected To Jump 5.3 Percent

    By Robert Half Technology The ability to recruit and retain skilled information-technology employees is crucial for almost any organization today. Companies that can't secure enough qualified IT professionals to support their business needs risk not being able to operate effectively, let alone pursue new... Continue Reading

  • The World's Hardest Jobs To Fill

    The World's Hardest Jobs To Fill

    In the past, we've addressed how the U.S. economy is experiencing a growing skills gap – companies are struggling to find highly skilled workers to fill open positions. Yet this isn't just a U.S. issue – employers across the globe are feeling the effects of unfilled job openings on their bottom... Continue Reading

  • March Madness At Work: Employers Threaten To 'Throttle' Video Feeds

    March Madness At Work: Employers Threaten To 'Throttle' Video Feeds

    Brian Prescott, The Breeze Every year, there is the same debate about whether March Madness hurts office productivity. While some experts say the office pools and chatter around the NCAA's basketball tournament is a morale booster, just as many insist that it's a productivity drain. According to a survey by... Continue Reading

  • 7 Tech Skills That Will Guarantee You're Employable

    7 Tech Skills That Will Guarantee You're Employable

    By Liz King There was a time when basic computer skills like "email" and "Excel" were rare and in demand. You could even list "typing" or "telephony" on your resume and expect it to get some attention. Not anymore. Continue Reading

  • The Indignity Of Outsourcing: One Former Boeing Worker's Tale

    The Indignity Of Outsourcing: One Former Boeing Worker's Tale

    It's a topic that reemerges in the national conversation every four years -- outsourcing. And this year, the corporate policy of sending jobs overseas, also known as "offshoring," has been front-and-center during the 2012 campaign, in large part because one candidate, Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt... Continue Reading

  • GM To Add 500 IT Jobs In Texas

    GM To Add 500 IT Jobs In Texas

    By Tom Krisher DETROIT -- General Motors is opening a new computer center in Austin, Texas, where it plans to hire up to 500 people. The automaker said Friday that it will hire software developers, project managers, database experts and business analysts to run the first of several information technology... Continue Reading

  • Need A Second Job? 25 High-Paying Part-Time Jobs

    Need A Second Job? 25 High-Paying Part-Time Jobs

    By Kimberly Palmer When Jeff Frederick lost his architecture job back in 2008, he quickly made up for some of his lost income by finding freelance architecture projects on Elance.com, a website for online freelancers. His wife was already using the site to earn extra cash as a writer, and he found a steady... Continue Reading

  • 'Nerdy' Jobs Pay More, Offer More Job Security, Report Finds

    'Nerdy' Jobs Pay More, Offer More Job Security, Report Finds

    Jobs in engineering and computer technology have long had the stigma of being "nerdy" professions -- boring, and not particularly high-paying either. But that was before Facebook's first programmer, Dustin Moskovitz, became a billionaire, and Facebook and other tech companies began paying their interns... Continue Reading

  • Cool 'Tech' Jobs: 5 New, Fast-Growing Careers That Pay Well

    Cool 'Tech' Jobs: 5 New, Fast-Growing Careers That Pay Well

    If you're like many Americans lately, you've probably struggled to find a job. But there are some cool, interesting and high-paying jobs in technology that offer lots of opportunities. In fact, many employers complain that they're having difficulty filling these jobs. Why? In large part it's because some of... Continue Reading

  • 7 IT Jobs Employers Need To Fill

    7 IT Jobs Employers Need To Fill

    By Eric Presley, chief technology officer, CareerBuilder With nearly 14 million unemployed workers and about five applicants for every job opening in the U.S., job seekers can't help but feel they're in an employer's market. While the job market is definitely competitive, one industry continues to be the... Continue Reading

  • Win a $10,000 Scholarship By Sharing Your Inspirational Story

    Win a $10,000 Scholarship By Sharing Your Inspirational Story

    Young or old, it can be easy to forget what first inspired us to get into our industries or choose our careers. It can be even harder to remember the way it felt when we got our first job or first paycheck, and the ultimate satisfaction of that first big win that also won the respect of our first boss. Continue Reading

  • 20 Best Jobs For Fast Growth

    20 Best Jobs For Fast Growth

    If you're stalled or burned out, these fast-growing fields (with relatively low barriers to entry) can help you earn more, get ahead and put life back into your career. Continue Reading

  • 10 Best-Paying Jobs Of The Future

    10 Best-Paying Jobs Of The Future

    Demand for these jobs is expected to increase more than 20% in the next 5 years.

    If you decided on a new career path today, wouldn't you like to know which jobs will be in high demand and pay the most once you were out of school? To serve as a guide, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the best-paying jobs of the future. These jobs will grow the most in the next decade and have median incomes well... Continue Reading

  • New Hot Spot for Jobs: Workers Flocking to the 'Brain Belt'

    New Hot Spot for Jobs: Workers Flocking to the 'Brain Belt'

    Silicon Valley (Northern California) and Silicon Alley (New York) are so last century when it comes to being major high-tech draws. Even the Boston/Cambridge and Washington, D.C./Arlington areas seems to be taking a back seat to the nation's new "Brain Belt," so christened by Joel Kotkin, the... Continue Reading

  • What I Did With My Degree: Information Technology

    What I Did With My Degree: Information Technology

    It is no secret that getting a degree in information technology can make a lot of sense for those entering college or making a career change. What is maybe hidden beneath the surface are the number of doors an information technology degree can open. I graduated with a degree in information technology... Continue Reading