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How Office Etiquette Affects Your Career

Professionals need to mind their manners in the workplace because behavior really does make a difference in a career, according to a survey from Accountemps. This can be challenging, especially when working in cramped cubicles and collaborative open spaces. "Workplace etiquette is about being aware of how your actions affect those around you," says Max Messmer, chairman of Accountemps and author... Read More >

 
 

Ten Fastest-Growing IT Skills Offer Opportunities

If you want to move ahead in your career, it's important to command a skill that will enable you to write your own ticket in terms of job opportunities. Whether you're looking for greater schedule flexibility, telecommuting arrangements, an impressive title or a great salary, you'll be in a good bargaining position if you bring to the table one or more of these fastest-growing IT skills compiled... Read More >

 
 

11 Game-Changing Technology Trends

One trend addresses computers so intelligent that they're capable of conducting human-like reasoning and conversations. Another focuses on machines so small that you could literally drink one with a sip of water and not realize you swallowed it. A third pits the need for advanced cyber-security tools against the demand for personal privacy. Combined, these and other selected IT developments... Read More >

 
 

Résumé Deceptions Jeopardize Job Opportunities

A majority of hiring managers and HR professionals say they have caught applicants in a lie on their résumé, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. And many of these employers say the incidents are increasing. Unfortunately, IT ranks third in the list of industries in which such deception is frequent, beat out only by financial services and leisure/hospitality in the first... Read More >

 
 

How to Work Effectively With Difficult Colleagues

Toxic co-workers arrive in all shapes and forms. There are the passive-aggressive types, the pathological liars and, of course, the bullies. If you think bullies can be found only in schoolyards, think again: As many as one-third of professionals are victims of workplace bullying, and 20 percent of these incidents cross the line into harassment, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute.... Read More >

 
 
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