“Poor Requirements Gathering and Analysis”: The Project Management Death Knell

Since 2012, in an effort to understand what problems the PMP hiring market is looking to solve, so that I can better position my clients in the marketplace, I have been running an annual poll on Polldaddy asking this question of my connections in tech: Year after year, without fail, the number #1 response is […]

IT Director With Long Tenure at Same Company: Asset or Liability?

Unlike Sam, whom we featured in our last segment as a Technology and Software Innovation Leader, Danielle is a Technology Director who has been with the same company her entire career. She started with them doing database work and hardware support before growing into development and IT operations roles. She wanted to position herself for managerial […]

Executive Resume Strategy for a Technology Software and Innovation Leader

I recently had the opportunity to work with a technology leader – let’s call him Sam — who specializes in solutions architecture design, software development, and innovation, most notably in the areas of real-time Web and mobile solutions as well as business productivity tools. Sam’s company had recently gone through two re-organizations, and he was […]

Real Skinny: How To Get Your Company to Move to the Cloud

It is a truth universally acknowledged that tech workers who are road-blocked by senior management from succeeding at their jobs are frustrated workers, indeed. One major instance of said road-blocking is still fairly commonplace — the transition of companies into cloud computing. Even CIOs lock horns with their support staff over this issue due to […]

Hacker-Proof: How Next Big IT Push Relates to Your Next Job

In TechCrunch’s New Year’s Eve post on projected IT trends in 2015, venture capitalist Steve Herrod wrote “there will be hacks.” As we witnessed in 2014 with the major cyber attacks of the likes of eBay, Target, JPMorgan, and Sony, even the biggest companies are not immune to hacks. And, when you’re an IT professional, […]

How Many Certifications Do You Really Need?

Job-changers and entry-level job-seekers alike all seem to have the same question: Should I spruce up my resume with extra certifications? And if so, how many do I need to get the job of my dreams? The answer? It depends. Of course, showing off your skills and education is a good thing — but so […]

The Real Skinny on Prepping for the 2015 Job Market

Great news: Bloomberg reports that after November’s remarkable hiring surge, the job market is expected to grow in 2015. If you’ve been stuck in a non-ideal or part-time job and are looking to make a strategic career move, now is the best time to do it. The way we hire and work is changing now […]

Results of Corporate Entrepreneur Poll

Last week I put out a call for responses to a poll asking our audience what the phrase “corporate entrepreneur” meant to them. This topic of corporate entrepreneurship will encompass my contribution to my upcoming book Uncommon with Brian Tracy (Spring 2015), and I wanted to get a sense of what professionals out there thought […]

You’ve Earned the New IT Certification, Now What?

Recently I was interviewed by Susan Hall for a Linux.com article, The Best Ways to Flaunt Your New IT Certification. Here is an excerpt: “If you’ve got it, flaunt it, right? You’ve worked hard for that Linux certification, and you want everyone to know about it. At the same time, you don’t want to come […]

Tech Jobs Remain on Top

In this infographic of the top 12 jobs in 2014 from Job Cluster.com, we see tech positions continuing to rank on top with double-digit growth in most of these positions from 2010 to 2013.

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