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My Awesome IT Job: Chief Technology Officer, Attivio

Hey, we all complain about work from time to time; we've all had lousy jobs. But before you call it a day and head off to the support group that meets at the bar, here are a few words from an IT pro that loves their work.

October 16, 2008 by Deb Perelman


Signs your company might soon go belly-up

Before a company goes under, just about everybody knows it. And before everybody knows it, a bunch of people are already whispering in the corridors and around the water cooler, certain they see the writing on the wall.

October 15, 2008 by Deb Perelman


Desperate times, desperate job hunting tactics

In a recent post about tactics to help land a job in an uncertain economy I included a cartoon of a sorry-looking fellow wearing a "Will work for food" billboard as he paced the sidewalk and said it "hopefully wouldn't come to this". I was just joking, you know.

October 12, 2008 by Deb Perelman


How to job hunt during a recession

A recession doesn't mean that you'll never, ever get a new job, say hiring experts, only that it may take longer and require you to sell yourself differently. Here are some of their tips.

October 8, 2008 by Deb Perelman


Wired workers never catch a break

The once-clear boundary between work and non-work hours has long since begun eroding, and those of you on your PDAs, right now, today, are very much the guinea pigs as to the long term effects.

September 29, 2008 by Deb Perelman


The price of a pink slip

It turns out, it costs less to sack a worker in the U.S. than it does almost anywhere else in the world. Suddenly, relocating Bolivia or Venezuela--places where workers cannot be fired at all--doesn't sound so bad.

September 23, 2008 by Deb Perelman


Ever wish you could fire your IT boss?

What if it were your boss out here instead of you?Are you tired of having IT managers who don't know diddly about how to do your job or who lack even the most basic technical skills?

September 19, 2008 by Deb Perelman