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7 secrets of IT talent magnets

From offering meaningful work to embracing hybrid environments, CIOs whose organizations have established virtuous IT recruiting cycles share tips on how to consistently attract IT talent. By Stacy Collett Contributing Writer, CIO | JUL 26, 2021 AndreyPopov / Getty Images As the war for IT talent rages on, some companies seem to be staying out of the trenches, even […]

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6 dead-end IT skills — and how to avoid becoming obsolete

Broaden your skills beyond previously high-demand niches to ensure your career continues to thrive in the hybrid, cross-functional, cloud-based future of IT. By Paul Heltzel CIO | JUL 19, 2021 wezlo (CC0) When it comes to skills, the secret to future-proofing any IT career is diversification. In a recent Deloitte survey, a majority of CIOs said that one-third of their […]

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6 IT management traps to avoid

When the work gets stressful, it’s easy to fall prey to quick management fixes that can harden into habits that do more harm than good. By John Edwards CIO | JUL 12, 2021 Lucadp / Getty Images IT leadership is challenging work. In addition to devising technology strategies that create maximum business value on a budget, you have […]

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What is a project manager? The lead role for project success

Project managers play the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects. Here is a look at the project manager role, responsibilities, relevant certifications, expected salaries, and job-seeking tips. By Moira Alexander Contributing writer, CIO | JUL 5, 2021 Thinkstock What is a project manager? Project managers play the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and […]

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In the battle for IT talent, victory goes to the bold and ingenious

In the battle for IT talent, victory goes to the bold and ingenious. Here’s how to ensure your organization outmaneuvers the competition’s hiring efforts. By John Edwards, CIO | JUN 28, 2021 YinYang / Getty Images The IT battlefield is littered with the careers of CIOs who failed to understand that top-tier talent is essential to remain competitive […]

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Tech Unemployment Hits 2.4 Percent, Half the National Rate

Nick Kolakowski, Dice Insights June 8, 2021 Tech employment remains robust, according to the latest data from CompTIA. Postings for open tech positions topped 365,000 in May, the highest monthly total since September 2019. Thanks to those gains, the unemployment rate for technology positions stands at 2.4 percent, roughly half the national unemployment rate of […]

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Top 6 Things That Technologists Hate the Most About Interviews

Nick Kolakowski June 14, 2021 What parts of the job hunt irritate developers the most? With the tech unemployment rate hovering at 2.4 percent, and companies desperate to hire the specialized technologists they need to implement their grand plans, questions over which parts of the recruitment process and interviews work—and which don’t—are more important than ever. […]

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IT’s silent career killer: Age discrimination

A pernicious issue in IT, age discrimination is on the rise — and not always easy to prove. Here are five ways to protect your IT career. By Bob Violino, Contributing Writer, CIO | JUN 2, 2021 2:00 AM PDT patpitchaya / Getty Images Recent reports that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found technology company Intel had […]

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8 Pieces of Job-Hunting Advice That Are No Longer Relevant

Leslie Stevens-Huffman May 25, 2021, from Dice Insights While many pieces of job-hunting advice are timeless, some of the tips you’ve heard in the past may not hold true in a post-pandemic market. To avoid being stymied by guidance that has become obsolete, here are some once-valid job-hunting tips that may no longer apply to […]

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4 strategies for retaining IT talent

By Dan Roberts, CIO May 20, 2021 Author and career development expert Bev Kaye shares her best advice for inspiring, motivating, and keeping top performers Thinkstock Some are calling it the turnover tsunami: One in four workers plans to quit their current jobs once the pandemic is over. That number jumps toone in three for Millennials and employees with […]

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