Essential Soft Skills for IT Managers

A background in technology isn’t the only experience that will make a person successful as an IT manager. There are a variety of skills that are necessary for someone to succeed in a leadership role. Before you decide to advance your career into the management arena, here are some personal skills you need to cultivate.

IT Career Transitions: How to Change Your Specialty Within the Field

Changing careers can be a daunting task especially if you’re leaving one industry for another. By that token, it seems that switching specialties within the information technology field should be a much easier transition. As it turns out, this requires some career gymnastics as well. Before you decide to change lanes within IT, here are some things you should know about changing your specialty.

How Temporary Work can Kick-Start Your IT Career

  Far too often new job candidates are told that they need 1 to 5 years’ experience for even an entry level job. But how can it be possible to get experience if no one will hire you without experience? This process can be infuriating for job seekers who just want to be given a chance to show what they can do in a real job environment. One of the most overlooked ways to gain experience whil...

Top 4 Tips for Women in the Tech Industry

There is still a significant disproportion between the sexes in the workplace when it comes to STEM based jobs. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. While more young women are being encouraged to join STEM programing in high school and college there are still relatively few entering the field when compared to men. This does not mean, however, that there isn’t a grea...

Baby Boomers in Tech: How to Excel in Your IT Career

Do you ever think that you would love to know more about how technology works but are afraid of being the oldest person in a crowd of young 20-somethings? It is truly never too late to start your career in technology but there may be different ways to approach it that will work better for your learning style and expectations. Here are some things you should keep in mind if you want to get started ...

No Degree? No Problem: 5 Ways to Get IT Experience

Not all career paths are the same. While many young professionals follow the same general avenues to go to college, get a degree, and join the workforce there are dozens of reasons why this may not be the case for everyone. The technology industry changes so quickly that there are multiple ways that a competent professional can find a job in the field without the degree to back them up. Here are s...

The Top 5 Reasons to Build New IT Skills

A career in IT is not a static thing. The industry is changing rapidly and the skills of just five years ago aren't as necessary as those of today. In order to stay competitive in the job market it is essential that you continue to develop your IT skills. If you have your doubts, consider these reasons to keep learning new IT skills to stay relevant. The competition won't have a leg up. This fir...

4 Worthwhile Risks for Your IT Career

"The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision." – Maimonides Risk taking is an art and it is important to know which risks are worth it and which are not. When you're considering your career in Information Technology, how do you know what risks will be beneficial for you. The last thing you want to do is jeopardize your career with the wrong choices. So how do you miti...