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CTOs and CIOs: Transitioning from a Keep-the-Lights-On Environment to One that Invests in Innovation and Disruptive Technologies

When a senior technology executive (CIO, CTO, SVP of IT, Head of Development, etc.) talks to me, it’s because they are interested in making a job change or seeing what’s out there in the job market at the least. The overwhelming factor is the frustration they feel with their current company. After all, their passion […]

4 CIO Leadership Tips to Propel Your Brand in the Executive Job Market

Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, recently spoke at the SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit to a group of CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. In case you didn’t know, Mr. Travis also served in leadership roles at Papa John’s, Burger King, and Blockbuster. Interestingly, his 4 CIO tips had nothing to do with technology directly. […]

The Changing Role of the CIO

Because the role of CIO has been near and dear to use at ITtechExec thanks to our work with CIO.com, last year, we hosted a Twitter chat discussing the changing role of CIOs and CTOs (“The Modern-Day CTO Recap”). We also published a post called “CIO: A Thing of the Past?” looking for feedback on this area.

Technical Recruiting Demystified

If you’re confused about the whole recruiting scene, this will help provide a little clarity. On 10/3, David Graziano, technical recruiter for GE, joined us for a weekly #TCFchat on twitter at 3pm ET. Dave and our panel discussed the difference between external recruiters and internal recruiters as well as internal recruiters and HR. We […]

Tech Recruiter: Ask the Expert

If you have trouble understanding what role recruiters play in the job search, this is the forum for you. When it comes to recruiters, there are so many unanswered questions. Get the answers this Wednesday 10/3 at 3pm ET on twitter at #TCFchat. GE technical recruiter Dave Graziano will be our special guest star. Dave […]

CIO & IT Team Inspiration Innovation

On Wednesday, 9/26 an “expert” panel convened on Twitter at #TCFchat to discuss the topic of IT leadership effectively motivating their technical teams. We initially questioned the apparent ineffectiveness of “canned” HR programs with technical professionals. Why do these programs fall flat? We also debated the role of HR, HR leadership, and the CIO in […]

CIO & IT Leader Strategies for Motivating Tech Pros

The canned HR programs that companies put into place may work fine for most corporate employees, but they don’t seem to have much effect on IT and technical professionals. I know from experience that most techies–whether in IT, engineering, telecommunications, call center, or any other technical discipline–are a skeptical bunch. But still, aren’t they excited […]

Ageism and Generation Gap Issues in the IT Resume and Job Search

In the IT field, many people feel that it is the “evolutionary” cycle for the old to give way to the young. In today’s world, sometimes it happens prematurely and other times not soon enough. Companies should evaluate each individual based on the work they do and the value they provide for internal opportunities and […]

#IT Job Trends and IT Employment Trends: Age/Generation Gap

Do IT job trends and IT employment trends show an age and generation gap? Many feel that there is a glaring difference between older and younger workers in the technology arena. At the two ends of the extreme you have: a) Younger workers wanting to get an opportunity to prove themselves, helping their overall marketability […]

IT Resume Tips: IT Candidates Need to Highlight Team Experience

By Stephen Van Vreede (@ITtechExec) IT Team Environments The business landscape has changed dramatically for IT over the past few years. The days of IT folks or departments operating in a vacuum are gone, never to return. Although this is a good development for business as a whole, it has required a change to the […]

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