Stumbling Upon StumbleUpon in Your Job Search →
If you’ve spent much time in the blogging realm (or are just an information junkie), you’ve more than likely stumbled upon StumbleUpon. But outside of that virtual haze, it might not be as familiar. And, honestly, its usefulness to a job seeker is somewhat unchartered territory. But we like to hang out in unchartered waters around here, so we thought we would examine how StumbleUpon...
IT Executive Resume and Personal Brand Strategy:... →
Preparing a strong IT resume for executive roles is still important. No matter what anybody tells you — at least for now, at 4pm on Monday, April 9th 2012 — decision makers (HR managers, IT executives, and technical recruiters) are going to want to see, touch, and feel your resume to determine if you are a good fit for a potential opening. However, how your resume got into their inbox...
Shirky through Matthew Ingram: Publishing is no... →
futuramb: if traditional publishers — of all kinds, not just the book industry — want to maintain some of the value they have had in the past, they will have to stop thinking about controlling the process of distribution or the delivery platform, and think more about the services they can add for authors and readers. This is really the only way to manage disruptive changes within a field or...
9 Bold Predictions for the Digital World of 2020
futuresagency: Seen on Mashable: “Do you daydream about the future? We thought so. But rather than bore you with our frivolous wish lists (which are mostly comprised of hoverboards and self-lacing shoes), we have asked nine leading futurists to share their visions of the digital world of 2020. Click through the slideshow to see…read on.”
Multiple Job Offers
job-search-tip: Job Search Tip of the Day: There is the concept of multiple job offers, which I have seen happen on a quite a few occasions. This comes about when you stay at your job hunt day after day, never waiting for the dust to settle. The only problem with this could be a severe case of bad timing, but, generally, I would rather too many people want me, and timing aside, this is a pleasant...
Engagement and IT: You Can No Longer Have One... →
The days of IT geeks huddled in the back corner are over. IT gurus now need to show they are engaged and part of business growth.
SEO, Social Media, Here We Come…Or Something Like... →
This series of posts is meant to be the first in what I hope is a diary of sorts, capturing some of the many twists and turns that our small company has experienced along the bumpy social media/SEO ride, all in an effort to tell the world that we are here, that we offer personal branding services to technical professionals, and that we are determined to do it better than anyone else.
Must-Have IT Certifications →
In today’s job market, like it or not, having the right IT certifications can make a big difference.
LG begins mass production of first flexible,... →
unexpectedtech: LG, that South Korean conglomerate that has mostly spent the last few years fading into Samsung’s shadow, has just announced that it has begun mass production of the world’s first flexible, plastic e-ink display. This is opposed to the hard, heavy, prone-to-cracking glass-laminate e-ink displays found in devices such as the Kindle and Nook. The new plastic display has a...
Best IT Salaries (by City) →
The Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Technology Jobs Big Cities Reign Supreme for High Paying Technical Positions
Women in STEM: What they get that the men don't →
Across the social sphere this week, the topic of women in IT/engineering/science arenas has come up in several places. Between blogs on the lack of minority women in STEM who continue to be the most underrepresented individuals in science, engineering, medicine, and dentistry and the sharing of infographics on sites like Pinterest, this topic has obviously been gaining traction.
IT Consultants: How to Make the Transition to... →
It can be a tremendous challenge for someone whose technical background has been predominately as an independent contractor or consultant. Their technical positions tend to be short-term in nature. When they go for an IT executive or technical executive role, it usually results in their resume being excluded from consideration during the HR screening process.
Repetition Key To Learning
job-search-tip: Job Search Tip of the Day: Strange, but sometimes, interviewers are not listening to you in job interviews, they are too preoccupied thinking up the next question to ask. If they aren’t listening to you, you really are not getting a full opportunity. To counteract this, make sure you repeat your best selling points several times, if you must. Maybe repetition is the key to...
Moments, as soon as they are of finite magnitude, cease to be moments. To be...– Isaac Newton. Principia, p. 654. (via kfell)
Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in...– Thomas Henry Huxley (via k-rin)
CIO, a Thing of the Past?
While scouring Twitter today, I came across a tweet from @pcalento regarding the CIO title and whether it was becoming obsolete or evolving. He was asking what alternative title there might be to the CIO title. A few suggestions were Chief Technology Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Transformation Officer, and Chief Infrastructure Architect. At the end of the day, is the title change really...
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IT Candidates & Tech Jobs →
So much is made today about the fact (or myth) that there aren’t any technical jobs out there. What I have heard from employers (and found to be true) is that they simply cannot find quality candidates to fill technical openings they have been trying to fill for quite some time. A current sampling of the technical jobs site Dice.com finds more than 83,000 job openings as of February 7, 2012.