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  • 12 Tips to Help College Grads Land Their First IT Job

    Technology and HR pros, as well as IT recruiters, share their advice on how recent graduates and those still in college can best position themselves for a technology career.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff24 June 14 01:02
  • IT Skills Gap Is Really an Education Gap

    In Part 2 of CIO.com's three-part series on the technology skills gap in America, Gary Beach suggests that the issue is really an education gap. When it comes to math and science education, is the United States a nation at risk?

    Written by Gary Beach15 Oct. 13 13:46
  • Independent contractors fairing well despite GFC: report

    Despite the severity of the current financial crisis, only one in four Australian contractors, have been required to take a pay cut to stay in employment, a new report has found.

    Written by Tim Lohman01 Sept. 09 15:51
  • IBM, Monash extend IT education partnership

    IBM and Monash University have partnered on a new $1.2 million Future Leaders Scholarship program aimed at developing IT leaders versed in both technology and business.

    Written by Tim Lohman28 Aug. 09 11:11
  • CIOs' job satisfaction increases despite recession

    Despite having to cope with massive budget cuts, salary freezes and demoralized staffs, most employed IT executives are more satisfied with their jobs this year than they have been in previous years, according to the results of a job satisfaction survey conducted by ExecuNet.

    Written by Meridith Levinson22 Aug. 09 03:28
  • Wells Fargo CIO of Operations on Hiring IT Pros

    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 countless layoffs (or "efficiencies," as she calls them), mergers and acquisitions. She began her career with Wachovia as a programmer in 1976 and was promoted to senior programmer, senior analyst, project manager and division manager. In 2002, she was named a CIO.

    Written by John Mann15 Aug. 09 03:36
  • Staffing: IT professionals want job security, not high fives

    A survey conducted by IT research firm Gartner earlier this year pinpointed the staffing conundrum facing CIOs today: It's hard to reward and retain key IT staff who weren't laid off from their organizations when there's no money in the IT budget for raises.

    Written by Meridith Levinson12 Aug. 09 00:54
  • Job search tips: addressing job hopping on a resume

    Call it "The Job Hopper's Dilemma." It's the fear, uncertainty and doubt that overcomes IT professionals who've held multiple jobs during a short span of time when they need to apply for a new job. They worry that their job hopping will hamper their job searches, but they don't know how to mitigate the issue.

    Written by Meridith Levinson07 Aug. 09 05:30
  • How job seekers can assess an employer's office culture

    With job opportunities so scarce these days, job seekers are under tremendous pressure to impress hiring managers during job interviews. In fact, they're so caught up in making a good impression that it's easy for job seekers to forget that the job interview remains their opportunity to assess a prospective employer's corporate culture and to determine whether that work environment will suit them, says Vanessa Hall, author of The Truth About Trust in Business.

    Written by Meridith Levinson01 Aug. 09 00:33
  • Twitter tips: how to find job posts on Twitter

    Although many companies have been shedding jobs, some employers and recruiters have turned to Twitter to post positions and find new talent.

    Written by C.G. Lynch24 July 09 03:22
  • IT consultants still in demand in June: SEEK

    The growing rate of unemployment in Australia may be stabilising, according to the findings of the latest SEEK Employment Index (SEI).

    Written by CIO Staff15 July 09 11:05
  • Digital literacy: buzzword or job requirement?

    Graduation season just finished and the air still rings with bad advice given to bored students. Calls for "digital literacy" filled many auditoriums as speakers unclear on the concept tried to hype technologies such as <a href="http://twitter.com/">Twitter</a> without understanding the technical details they struggled to explain. That made me wonder what people mean when they say digital literacy, because I can think of a dozen definitions. So I asked around, and my suspicions were confirmed: if you demand digital literacy for your employees, be prepared to define exactly what you expect.

    Written by James E. Gaskin11 June 09 03:22
  • IT consultants in demand in May: report

    If as a CIO you are finding it hard to find the mid-level IT skills of late then you are not alone, according to Seek’s latest Employment Indicator report.

    Written by CIO Staff10 June 09 11:13
  • Global Recession an opportunity for IT organisations to skill up?

    As the global financial crisis continues to bite and staff are laid off, the question of whether the recession presents an opportunity organisation to pick up some highly skilled workers at fire-sale prices has emerged.

    Written by Tim Lohman27 May 09 11:32