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IT Employment Reaches a 15-Year High

By Dennis McCafferty Baseline Overall tech employment is soaring, and the number of IT workers now exceeds that of the peak in 2000, according to recently released research from Janco Associates. Demand remains strong for tech talent across-the-board, especially for those skilled in computer systems design, data processing and hosting. Hiring managers are scrambling to fill tech positions, and, as a …

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Tech Partnership Transforms Surplus Computers Into Opportunity

Students To Receive Donated Computers To Assist Technology, Math and Science Studies   COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sage Sustainable Electronics and the Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF) have joined in a strategic partnership to support low-income science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students with donations of fully refurbished computers.   “Kids studying technology, math or the sciences need on-demand access to digital …

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Chicago beats even Silicon Valley in tech-job growth

JOHN PLETZ  Crain’s Chicago was one of the fastest-growing cities for tech jobs coming out of the recession. The number of tech jobs in the city rose 25.8 percent between 2010 and 2013, according to a report on the nation’s top tech markets by commercial real estate firm CBRE. That was the third-best showing among the nation’s 10 markets with …

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Moore’s Law at 50: The past and future

By Agam Shah    IDG News Service In an article in Electronics Magazine on April 19, 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore first articulated the set of observations and predictions that have come to be known as Moore’s Law. At its core, Moore’s Law predicts that every 18 to 24 months the density of transistors on a given die area will double, significantly …

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The Ten Fastest Growing IT Job Categories

By Dennis McCafferty    Baseline If you’re looking for a technology category that’s experiencing job growth in the double-digits (and, in one case, a triple-digit), you have a number of options from which to choose, according to recent research from Dice, an online jobs and career community for technology professionals. That means there are ample opportunities for skilled IT workers …

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CEOs Place More Faith in IT Leaders

By Tony Kontzer  Basline CEOs and business owners are placing more faith in IT leaders and their contributions, but that faith hasn’t yet translated into perceived financial impact or valued-advisor status. READ MORE

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Job interview noobies: Avoid these 10 mistakes

By Jack Wallen TechRepublic School may have prepared you to administer a network like a pro, but it may not have taught you how to interview like a pro. Here are some missteps you should watch out for.  READ MORE  

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9 IT Job Hunt Tips For Beginners

Laurianne McLaughlin – Information Week Hear directly from CIOs, CTOs, and recruiters on what it takes to stand out during an IT job search. READ MORE

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IT Job Seekers: Resume Liars

Kristin Burnham – InformationWeek IT hiring managers report catching more instances of lying than the national average, making IT the third worst industry for dishonest resumes, according to a CareerBuilder report. READ MORE

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Why College Freshmen Need To Major In LinkedIn

William Arruda Forbes If you’re pursuing a degree so you can launch a fulfilling career, you need to start looking for a job the moment you set foot on campus. Why?  The Job Market Is Uncertain  READ MORE BTW, this same advice goes for anyone in the IT Profession. LinkedIn is an essential tool for career success.

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