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Toni Bowers

Updated Articles and Resources

By Toni Bowers

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Save your career with good time management Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Poor time management can be a big problem in a career. It's easy to overlook someone's talents when they can't finish projects on time.
    • Tech skills aren't enough for a successful IT career Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      You can have the best tech skills on the planet but if they exist in a vacuum, then you're not going to be as big of an asset as you think you.
    • Make mistakes and take chances Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Don't let the fear of failure keep you from taking on new initiatives and roles that could possibly change your professional life.
    • Here's why the hiring process for IT needs to change Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      If you're looking for IT talent to keep up with tech changes, don't fall into this trap.
    • Four Signs You Might Be a Bad Boss Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Often, IT pros are promoted because of their technical skills. The problem is that sometimes they don't know how to manage effectively.
    • Telecommuting: Pros and cons for the IT pro Created: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Is telecommuting a good fit for you? Here are a few pros and cons to consider if you're an IT pro who is being given the option to work at home.
    • How to answer the salary question in an interview Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      One of the hardest questions to answer in an interview is the salary question. Here are some way to keep from underbidding or overbidding yourself.
    • 8 Tips for Requesting LinkedIn Recommendations Created: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Not sure how to request LinkedIn recommendations from former colleagues and employers? Here are eight tips for requesting employment recommendations on this professional networking site. Online soc...
    • YouTube - Company Profile Created: Friday, September 18, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Have your eye on getting a YouTube job? Working for YouTube will give you an excellent opportunity to expand your IT skills. Here are some tips for applying for YouTube positions. Find out the best...
    • IT sites and tools that can fuel your job search Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      We've come a long way from paper resumes. Technology affords us a zillion ways to up the job search.
    • More Tips for Negotiating Salaries for Tech Jobs Created: Sunday, February 07, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Tips on salary negotiation after you've been offered an information technology job. Information on when to conduct negotiations, how to research tech salaries, what other forms of compensation you ...
    • What Should You Include in Your Resignation Letter? Created: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Learn why you should write a resignation letter, how to write a letter of resignation, and what you should include in your resignation letter when leaving your current technical position. Letters o...
    • A look at mid-year IT employment data Created: Thursday, June 19, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      A couple of different employment sites weigh in on what the end of this year looks like for IT pros.
    • The Purpose of Phone Interviews for Tech Jobs Created: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      The purpose of phone interviews for technology jobs. How employers use phone interviews to screen or narrow down the pool of candidates. Phone interview tips and tricks that will help you have a su...
    • How to Respond to Illegal Interview Questions Created: Thursday, January 07, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Details on the types of illegal questions you may encounter during a technical job interview, and tips on how to answer illegal interview questions in the most professional and diplomatic manner po...
    • The benefits and challenges of working for the Defense industry Created: Monday, June 16, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      An IT pro with 32 years' experience working for the defense industry, talks about the benefits, drawbacks, and skills required.
    • Resumes for Tech Contractors Created: Friday, May 04, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      Instead of organizing your resume by the companies you have worked for, arrange it by each individual project instead. There are four sections for each project: Title, Duration, Technologies Used, ...
    • What Is Open Source Software? Created: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
      What is the meaning of open source? Here's a definition of open source software, as well as more information about the free and open source software community and movement, and the benefits of deve...
    • What's the Best Way to Email Your Cover Letter for a Technical Job? Created: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      Tips for emailing your cover letter for a technical job. Ensure you email your cover and resume the proper way so they are likely to be viewed by the recruiter or hiring manager. Trying to decide w...
    • Computer Engineer – Career Profile Created: Sunday, February 21, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      Career profile for computer engineers. A job description for computer engineering. The duties and responsibilities of a computer engineer, the education required to enter the computer engineering f...
    • Make Your Tech Cover Letter More Readable With Bullet Points Created: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      Information on the effective use of bullet points to make your cover letter more readable. How to write a cover letter that will stand out and help you get your desired tech job. Tips for effective...
    • Advice for IT pros in or entering the software development field Created: Monday, June 09, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
      Software development continues to be one of the hottest fields in IT. Here are some tips for being the best at it.
    • Systems Software Developer Salary Created: Thursday, July 26, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
      When it comes to landing a job as a systems software developer, you should know beforehand if the salary you're being offered is competitive or not. Your education and experience should be a factor...
    • The Cost of Presenteeism Created: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014
      An overview of presenteeism - what it is, why people come to work sick, the cost of presenteeism to employers and employees, what harm presenteeism can cause, and how to minimize presenteeism for a...
    • Computer Support Salary Created: Friday, July 27, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014
      The median salary for computer support specialists in 2010 was $46,260. Learn about variations based on region, certification, experience and industry here." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Top 10 Most Demanding Tech Jobs Created: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014
      In a survey of about 800 IT professionals across the world, Emerson Network Power has ranked the ten most demanding IT jobs, based on time constraints, responsibility and how often they are on call...
    • What Should You Avoid Including In Your Resignation Letter? Created: Thursday, March 04, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      Even if you're leaving a very bad work situation, your resignation letter should not be used as a venting tool. Learn about several elements you should leave out of your letter of resignation, and ...
    • What not to do in your new job Created: Thursday, April 24, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      You might think after the interviewing is over with and you're finally starting a new job, that the hard part is over. Don't fall into that trap.
    • Ernst & Young: Company Profile Created: Saturday, June 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      Ernst & Young is a global professional services firm employing 18,000 people, with annual revenues of $4 billion. IT professionals are a major component of the advisory work they do with client...
    • Database Administrator Salary Created: Friday, August 10, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      Database administrators (DBAs) earn a median salary of about $75,200 per year. This can be a highly specialized position, often requiring a college degree and hands-on experience. Salaries vary wid...
    • LinkedIn: Use new, and old, features to aid your job search Created: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      LinkedIn is a good social media tool for making business connections and searching for a job.
    • Tips for a Successful Tech Job Phone Interview Created: Monday, March 15, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014
      How to have a successful telephone job interview, including which materials you should have on-hand, what kind of attitude to project, and other tips." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...

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