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Toni Bowers

Updated Articles and Resources

By Toni Bowers

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Matchmaker, Matchmaker, find me a job Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Because putting the right tech pro in the right job is very important, several recruiting companies are using sophisticated software to better pinpoint the best candidates.
    • Computer Engineer – Career Profile Created: Sunday, February 21, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 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...
    • The feud over H-1B visas continues Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Silicon Valley is looking to increase the number of H-1B visas allowed every year. But there are those in Congress who don't want to see this happen.
    • Computer Support Salary Created: Friday, July 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 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...
    • Tips for a Successful Tech Job Phone Interview Created: Monday, March 15, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 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...
    • When and how to use a headhunter Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      If you decide you want to work with a recruiter--and there are many reasons that's a good idea--keep these tips in mind.
    • Think big data jobs are only with the big firms? Think again Created: Thursday, April 03, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Big data is not just the concern of big corporations. It seems that almost every industry--including farming--is using the technology.
    • How to get a job at a top tech company Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Most IT pros dream of working for the hottest tech companies. Here are some tips for getting hired.
    • IT security field hot and shows no signs of cooling Created: Friday, March 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      It seems that every new report that comes out stresses the need for upping security in the corporate sector. Here are some ways you can be prepared as an IT pro.
    • Five ways to succeed in your IT career Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
      If you want to stay at the top of the IT game, you have to work to improve your game. Here are six tips for making sure that you do just that.
    • Three free apps for helping you build your resume Created: Friday, March 14, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014
      Creating a resume can be a daunting experience. Fortunately, technology makes it easier with these three (free!) apps.
    • When social media becomes a part of the IT pro's job Created: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014
      Social media is not just a side interest if you're in IT. The more you know how to use it in business, the more valuable you will be as an employee.
    • Linux skills in demand Created: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014
      Demand for people with Linux skills is higher than ever. More and more hiring managers are looking to fill their staffs with Linux pros this year.
    • Software Developer: Number one in 100 Best Jobs report Created: Monday, March 03, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014
      US News & World Report recently published its annual ranking of the world's "100 Best Jobs," and Software Developer is number one.
    • IT pros will need business skills now more than ever Created: Monday, March 03, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014
      Hiring managers want talented coders, but they also want someone who can understand the business objectives behind any technological roll-out.
    • Turn to temporary work while looking for a tech job Created: Monday, March 03, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014
      If you're out of work more than a couple of months in IT, there are ways to keep you tech skills sharp and in use: doing contract work or working through a temp agency.
    • Sample Interview Questions for Tech Jobs Video Created: Sunday, February 03, 2013 Updated: Sunday, February 03, 2013
      Interview questions for technical positions are not the same as your standard interview. In this About.com video, be prepared, and learn what questions to anticipate for tech jobs.
    • Using Twitter to Advance Your IT Career Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      If you're interested in finding a new IT job, part-time gig, making new friends in your industry or just keeping up with the latest industry news, Twitter offers a wealth of resources.
    • 12 Programmers to Follow on Twitter Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      Whether you program apps for Android or iOS, design games, or write financial software in C#, Twitter can be a useful resource for finding experts in your field who share tricks of the trade, job o...
    • 12 Web Developers to Follow on Twitter Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      As a web developer, Twitter can be an invaluable resource for industry news, making friends, or finding your next gig. Here are a dozen people to start following, recognized leaders in their fields...
    • Before You Apply to Tech Grad School Created: Monday, July 13, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      Attending information technology graduate school and getting a masters or PhD degree in IT can really help you improve your career prospects and differentiate you from other job applicants. Learn m...
    • How to Interview for a Tech Job After Being Fired Created: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      Tips for how to interview for a tech job after being fired. Interview practice and preparation for IT workers whose jobs have been terminated. How to prepare for and answer tough interview question...
    • Top IT Networking Skills Created: Thursday, April 15, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      Here are the top IT networking skills you will want to acquire in the near future, according to a survey of Cisco CCIE certification holders. Computer networking skills such as virtualization, gree...
    • Tips for Mature Tech Workers Delaying Retirement Created: Friday, March 19, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      What to do when you have to delay retirement for financial or other reasons. How technical or information technology workers can stay relevant and competitive while they postpone retirement. How to...
    • How to Follow Up After Submitting a Resume for a Tech Job Created: Friday, December 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      How to follow up after submitting your resume for an IT job. Learn why you should follow up on your resume, and when you should do it. You have a couple of resume follow up options, via email or a ...
    • How to Plan Out Your IT Career Change Created: Saturday, October 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      Guidelines on how to plan out your next IT career move: assessing your skills and motivation for change; researching careers of interest and determining the skills and education you need to make th...
    • Job Tenure and the Myth of Job Hopping Created: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      Despite reports that people are more likely than ever before to hop from one job to another, the latests figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that people change jobs less than they did...
    • Targeting the Right Employer Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      While looking for a job, submitting resumes and filling in online applications quickly becomes a treadmill of activity that doesn't always go very far. Instead of using a fire hose to apply to as m...
    • What Is Open Source Software? Created: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      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 is Nearshore IT Outsourcing? Created: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      Learn about nearshore outsourcing - the definition of nearshore IT outsourcing, what the difference is between nearshoring and offshoring, why companies nearshore their software development and oth...
    • What's the Best Way to Email Your Cover Letter for a Technical Job? Created: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      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...
    • What is IT Outsourcing? Created: Monday, March 29, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
      A definition of information technology outsourcing. Find out what types of IT services typically get outsourced, and the different kinds of outsourcing options out there, including offshoring, near...

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