Your Career

archive of articles

Coached to success
By Andrea R. Williams
IT pros can't advance without good people skills. A professional career coach can help.
January 2000

Interview strategically to boost your pay
By Thomas Hogue
Ask the right questions of your prospective employer and you'll know just how to respond to that offer letter.

September 1999

Start-up fever
By Valle Dwight
As high-tech start-ups explode with growth, so have the opportunities for people in those fields--from top management to junior programmers. But is everyone striking it rich?
October 1999

Are you an effective CIO?
By Mark Clancy
The average tenure of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) is less than five years. Take this quiz to determine if you are approaching the end of the road.
September 1998

The HUNT: Avoid the deadly sins, and keep your job
By Judy Homer
It happens more often than you think. While we were screening candidates for high-level corporate IT positions, we ran across an eminently qualified individual who tells us he was asked to resign six months after being hired as a senior IT executive.
June 1998

Four targets for success
By Dennis H. Jones
I'm frequently asked, "What areas require the greatest focus for IT managers?" A challenging question for the people charged with leading a technological revolution that is equal in magnitude to, if not greater than, the Industrial Revolution.
October 1997

Money isn't everything
By Eileen Roche
According to the Information Technology Association of America, there are 190,000 vacancies in the IT industry nationwide. With such fierce competition for IT staff, what really attracts job candidates?
August 1997

Choosing your successor
By Eileen Roche
The average CIO keeps his or her job two to three years. On that count alone, you'd do well to pick a successor, an act that will set you free to job hunt.
June 1997

What It Takes To Be CIO
By John C. Daily
So you won't get caught up in the popular corporate game of "Musical CIOs," we've asked an executive recruiter to give us some tips on getting the top IT job and keeping it.
November 1995

Want To Earn Big Money? Go West or Become CIO
By Susan Mael
New York is still the place for a CIO wanting a high salary, but for mid-level managers San Francisco is the place to be.
October 1995

Start Becoming a WEBMEiSTER
By Dennis Sheldrick
With all the buzz about the Internet, you'd better get out front in helping business users decide if and how they're going to get your company on the Web. Here's how to do it systematically.
March 1995

Save a Mainframe Programmer
By W. D. Riley
Programming in a corporation devoted to producing software is one thing. Corporate, or "staff," programming is quite another.
March 1995


Comment and Contribute


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have characters left.