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How to Avoid Professional Networking Mistakes

To get the most out of your professional networking efforts, you need to do more than simply sign up for a LinkedIn group: You have to emerge as a high-profile, helpful and gracious member of your networking communities. However, findings reveal that many professionals make a number of classic mistakes in their networking efforts, according to a recent survey from OfficeTeam. These range from... Read More >


Ten IT Certifications That Lead to Big Paychecks

Remember when making six figures seemed like an elite level of compensation? These days, this milestone is obtainable for many technology professionals who have the right certifications, according to a survey from Global Knowledge and Penton. In the resulting "2014 IT Skills and Salary Survey" report, eight of the 10 top-ranked certifications average salaries of at least $100,000—and the... Read More >


Books That Can Enhance Your Career Prospects

Have you ever considered whether it's more important to be smart or resourceful? Do you wonder why some people--and teams--constantly make the same mistakes? Are you challenged daily to deal with endless project demands that always seem to require "a brand new blueprint" to make them work? If so, then the following fall business books promise to help you sort through these and other relevant... Read More >


Top Qualities of World-Class IT Organizations

Do you think your IT organization has the right to be ranked "world class"? If so, that rating should be reflected in metrics such as the number of IT staffers employed and the need for fewer applications and platforms on a per-user basis, according to research from the Hackett Group. The accompanying report, "The World-Class Performance Advantage: How Leading IT Organizations Outperform Their... Read More >


IT Pros See Only Minor Salary Increases

IT professionals are seeing paltry gains in average compensation levels this year, according to recent research from Janco Associates and The accompanying report, the "Mid-Year 2014 IT Salary Survey," indicates that salaries are at the same level as they were in 2008, which is somewhat of a half-empty/half-full finding. On the positive side, it means that IT salaries are now... Read More >


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