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Employers, employees at odds over why workers leave

Employers, employees at odds over why workers leave

According to ZDNet's IT Facts blog (by the way, a great place to get your daily dose of data): "71% of top performers listed pay among the top three reasons they would consider leaving their employer. Only 45% of employers cited pay as a top-three reason workers leave.

November 16, 2006 by in Telcos

Communicating Clearly

Communicating Clearly

Feel like end-users don't know what you are talking about? There is a new article over on Dice that discusses the age-old issue of attempting to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical personnel.

November 10, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Looking to grow career? Stay away from small enterprises, says research firm

Looking to grow career? Stay away from small enterprises, says research firm

The belief that you can flex your power and have more impact in smaller organizations doesn't ring true for IT professionals, according to a recent study.  Info-Tech Research Group's Indaba Division reports that in smaller enterprises, decisions on IT department acquisitions tend to rest in the hands of senior, non-IT executives.

November 2, 2006 by in CXO

25 ways to get promoted

25 ways to get promoted

Are you looking to move ahead in your career? While some spend hours thumbing through a myriad of career books at the local bookstore for tips, others turn to experienced pros that distill it all down to the core essentials.

October 31, 2006 by in Tech & Work

When employers ask for salary history

When employers ask for salary history

Giving out your salary history to an inquiring prospective employer can thwart your efforts at landing a higher-paying job. Below are some great excerpts from the TechRepublic community in a discussion thread kicked off by a user seeking advice: My questions to you all are...

October 26, 2006 by in Tech & Work

Google tweaks hiring process to meet needs

Google tweaks hiring process to meet needs

If your dream is to work at Google, the road to landing a gig at the famous web search engine giant just got a lot easier. With its complex hiring process Google hasn't been able to add people fast enough to sustain its phenomenal growth rate in recent years.

October 24, 2006 by in Google

Time management advice from a radio career coach

Time management advice from a radio career coach

In Northern California, if you've ever tuned in to your local pubic radio station on Sunday mornings, you may have come across a program called Work with Marty Nemko. On the air in its 16th year, the bulk of the show is Marty answering phone-in questions about any job-related issue and offering guidance.

October 18, 2006 by in Tech & Work

Tips for future-proofing your career

Tips for future-proofing your career

A huge concern for today's CIO is developing and retaining information technology talent. For those who are beginners or a mid-career technology professional, this means you should be taking steps now to ensure you'll be on the short-list of people the CIO will need in the days ahead.

October 11, 2006 by in Tech & Work

Job hunting holistically in the technoage

Job hunting holistically in the technoage

One of the biggest pitfalls of being a techie and a jobseeker is the temptation to put your faith in the Internet as the job search tool and forget that it's just one aid in an entire toolbox of strategies. At the extreme end, job searching for some becomes a matter of updating resumes, posting them to some online databases, and then sitting back and waiting for an employer to call as they fire up a round of Warcraft III.

October 4, 2006 by in Tech & Work

Planning and executing an effective performance interview

Planning and executing an effective performance interview

Though several months away for most organizations it's never too early to start thinking about one of the most important rituals that takes place between a manger and employee: performance reviews. These are formal opportunities for career development where you and your manger have a dialogue about your accomplishments, contributions, and goals (both met and to be set) and get feedback along with some kind of performance score.

September 28, 2006 by in Hardware

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