IT Specialist or Generalist: Which is Right for Your Career?

When deciding the path for your IT career how do you know what is right for you? Specialization will allow you to narrowly focus while generalization gives you an opportunity to touch a variety of aspects of information technology. Before to start looking for your first job you need to decide your ultimate goals and how these jobs can get you on the right track. Here is a closer look at generalist versus specialist work and what they mean for you.

3 Reasons to Get an MBA and Boost Your Tech Career

When working in IT do you think it is valuable to get a Master’s in Business administration? This is a tough question to answer it much of it depends on your previous experience, your current work, and your future goals. We wanted to break down the pros and cons of getting this degree in conjunction with your IT career so you can decide if it is right for you. If you answer yes to the following...

5 Steps to Becoming a CIO

Do you want to be on the career path toward becoming a Chief Information Officer (CIO)? This role goes way beyond technical skills. Before you can start on climbing the ladder to the executive suite it is important to have a clear career plan that can take you there. Here are the five best career tips for aspiring CIOs. Learn leadership skills. While most IT jobs are focused on the technology, a...

The Future of the IT Job Market

It is no secret that information technology is an ever evolving industry. Many recent graduates have found that the specialization they had in college is no longer applicable to the business world so they must reinvent their career before it even starts. On the other hand, because it is constantly changing the IT industry is an exciting place to be to experience innovation and career satisfaction....

How to Kick-Off Your IT Career

Information Technology is still a great industry to break into. Technology changes so quickly that people with the most up to date skills are considered quickly for jobs. However, without any real world experience some job seekers find that they are not being hired for these opportunities. So, how can you break into IT with beginner's experience? Here are some ideas to get you started with your IT...

The Top 3 IT Hiring Trends for 2015

If you're in the market for an Information Technology job there may be some big changes in the hiring process that can make a big difference in your search. Many of these new trends are fundamentally altering the hiring process. How are recruiters and hiring managers selecting candidates? What roles will be big in 2015? Here is a closer look. Social media: More and more recruiters are turning to...

Expert IT Advice for the Millennial Generation

Generation X practically invented Information Technology. Now the next generation is entering the workforce and these incoming millennials have never known a time without computers. They are changing the face of the IT industry but not without the help of the professionals who paved the way. When IT World Magazine asked current IT managers and experts about their best advice for current graduates ...

Chief Information Officer: How the Digital World Has Changed the Job

Chief Information Officer: it is just another title in a long line of C-Level executive titles? Executives have an important role in the success of any organization and that has never been more true of the CIO. Over the next few months and years their role is going to continue to evolve based on the advancements of technology which are already changing the way American corporations do business. Le...

Tech Trends: The Hottest IT Jobs of 2015

In the late 1990s it seemed as though Information Technology, specifically the Internet, could do no wrong. The Dot Com Bubble led to wild speculation and the ultimate end to some big name internet commerce companies by the end of 1999. The added panic surrounding Y2K certainly didn't help matters. It was in the early 2000s that IT switched roles companies viewed it as less of a driver of innovati...

Big Data: Where IT and Business Meet

Our 21st century world is defined by data. The internet made it possible for everyone to have access to information at the touch of a button which is now leading to bigger and better innovations in the digital age. Lately, experts have been talking about both big data and fast data. What do these terms mean and how will be they affect the information technology industry moving forward? Big Data...

Coding With Kids: The Future of IT

Back in the 1990s who would have thought that technology would have come so far? Even after the dot com bubble and Y2K so much has changed and evolved in the information technology industry. This inevitably begs the question "what is the future of IT?" Children today are interacting with technology in ways we've never seen before. Kids as young as 2 years old are actively engaging with tablets ...

How to Own the World’s Toughest Interview Questions

We are certain you've heard all the craziest interview questions before. They range from the absolutely absurd to the completely caught off guard. Before going into an interview it is extremely important to understand that these questions aren't designed to be answered correctly but rather test you on your ability to think quickly and not get flustered. Answering them is an art form and even if yo...

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