Shh! How To Keep Your IT Job Search Secret…

Do you plan on working at your current IT job forever? Nope, I didn’t think so. In fact, there’s a very good chance that you won’t be working for the company that you are currently working at forever. What this means is that you’ve got to start that search for your next job now. Oh, … Read more Shh! How To Keep Your IT Job Search Secret…

What Should An IT Manager Look For When Hiring Employees?

Talk about confusing! IT managers are responsible for bringing the best and brightest into your organization. However, in the field of IT, just exactly what this means is difficult to pin down – we keep changing our minds! IT departments today look nothing like the IT departments of the 80’s, 90’s, and even early 2000. … Read more What Should An IT Manager Look For When Hiring Employees?

IT Leaders Have Two Of These But Do They Use Them?

About a year ago I had a chance to sit down with a member of an IT team that was working for me in order to have a heart-to-heart with him. We’ll call him Tim. Tim was a project manager on one of my teams and so far he had been a steady performer. I’d … Read more IT Leaders Have Two Of These But Do They Use Them?

Bad Money After Good: Preserving Your Employee Investment

The great thing about talent portability in today’s IT market is that whenever you have a need to fill a position that requires a specialized set of skills or experiences, you can generally go shopping and find exactly what you need. The downside to this is the simple fact that your competition can do the … Read more Bad Money After Good: Preserving Your Employee Investment

What Makes A Job The Perfect IT Job?

Sorry in advance for going off on a bit of a rant here, but I’ve become fed up with both IT workers and managers who continue to completely miss the boat when it comes to creating, working, and managing exciting and fulfilling IT jobs. This time my trigger was going out to lunch with a … Read more What Makes A Job The Perfect IT Job?