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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:07 AM

A Flashlight at the End of the Tunnel

By Eileen Feretic Let's start with the "tunnel": The United States has lost 6.5 million jobs since December 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's a mind-numbing statistic. But is....

Thursday, July 09, 2009 11:07 AM

How's Your EQ Score?

By Eileen Feretic Being smart is good, but it's not good enough. To be successful--in work and in life--you also need emotional intelligence (EQ). A new book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, provides 66 str....

Wednesday, July 08, 2009 10:07 AM

Are Your Skills Hot?

By Eileen Feretic As you probably know, the national unemployment rate reached 9.5 percent last month, with almost half a million jobs lost in June. Of course, IT jobs made up part of that loss, but some ....

Monday, July 06, 2009 14:07 PM

Bad Manners Cost Business

By Eileen Feretic Ninety-five percent of Americans say they've experienced rudeness at work. I find that almost unbelievable and certainly disturbing. Yet, that's the statistic quoted by the authors of Th....

Monday, June 29, 2009 12:06 PM

Don't Forget the Survivors

By Eileen Feretic Employers have announced 1,652,082 job cuts since June 2008, according to a report from Challenger Gray & Christmas, a global outplacement consultancy. That's a frightening statistic, an....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:06 AM

The Case Against Telecommuting

An exec makes his case against telecommuting: "But if someone in the Missoula, Mont., office wants to work from home without a very good reason, I have a simple answer: No. And if we're hiring, we prefer t....

Tuesday, June 02, 2009 00:06 AM

How Can You Manage IT Projects Better?

It's a tough time for IT, especially on the project management front. Many projects are being killed or postponed due to recessionary pressures, but that doesn't mean that IT project managers--like all IT ....

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 10:05 AM

Little Clarity on IT Job Market

by Tony Kontzer One of the things we're all quickly learning about a prolonged recession is that nothing is what it appears to be. Or maybe it is. The point is, none of us has any idea what to think. Ta....

Monday, April 06, 2009 10:04 AM

Technology Employment: Worst Quarter Since 2002

Related topics: Q2 Projections for IT Jobs Where the IT Jobs Are Hot IT Certifications Is Your Job in Danger? Jobs Ripe for Outsourcing Where the Money is Going Technology employment has been a rare bright....

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 19:02 PM

Defending Executive Bonuses, Sort Of

Guest Blogger: Don Sears A little peeved that TARP money helped fund executive bonuses in 2008? Some professors in Pennsylvania see it differently. Wharton School of Business-- Harvard's main business-sc....

Monday, February 02, 2009 16:02 PM

H-1B Visa Holders Not Immune from Pink Slips, Deportation

Guest Blogger: Don Sears More fodder for the H-1B visa saga -- one that many U.S. workers know all too well: Lay-offs. Here's the twist: If holders of a H-1B visa is laid-off and cannot find work almost....

Monday, January 26, 2009 10:01 AM

The Old Geek Registry

Our article "A New Role for Old Geeks" argued that seasoned tech pros are a valuable asset, and suggested that shoring up dated core systems could be a major task on which they could be put to work. Read....

Monday, January 26, 2009 09:01 AM

IT Job Seeking Tips for 2009

It's not exactly the greatest job market for IT pros, but one insider has some advice. Betty Vandenbosch, Ph.D., dean of the Kaplan University School of Business and Management and interim dean of the Sc....

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 17:01 PM

Was That Your Last Raise For a While?

Congratulations, you probably got a raise last year. That's the news from job site Dice.com: The average information-technology pro made $78,035 last year, a 4.6% increase from 2007, according to tech jo....

Tuesday, May 08, 2007 13:05 PM

Who Wants to Be a CIO Anymore?

These days, chief information officers seem to be on the hot seat for any number of reasons. And I'm starting to wonder why anyone would want to be a CIO. For more than two years, investment bank WestLB h....