Climbing the IT Career Ladder:

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May 30, 2011  2:13 PM

Get Your Basic Electronics or IT Training in the Military



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, electronics, Ft. Devens, Ft. Huachuca, grenade laucher, guns, IT, learn, Marines, military, military intelligence, Navy, service, training

Memorial Day is in some ways a strange time to talk about the military as a place to learn, because it's the day we celebrate people who died in service to our country. But this is important, because enlisting in any of our armed forces means you aren't signing up just to gain skills that can help...

May 25, 2011  2:48 PM

Meet HR People on Their Home Turf This October



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
career, conference, expo, HR, human resources, in-house, job, Las Vegas, meet, meeting, search, techie, technology

Linux developers and Perl coders both have conferences. So do HR people. They even have one every year specifically for HR technology. You...


May 23, 2011  5:00 PM

Lots of IT Job Growth Despite Fewer IT Jobs



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
accounting, analyst, cross-training, data, education, employment, engineering, experience, hybrid, IT, jobs, marketing, programmer

How can this be? Simple, according to David Foote, CEO of respected IT research firm Foote Partners, LLC: most of the new "IT jobs" don't carry IT titles. They're jobs with titles like "accounting analyst" or "research journalist." In April, 2011, Foote...


May 18, 2011  4:54 PM

Chrome Browser, I Love Thee. Let Me Count the Ways…



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
add-ons, browser, Chrome, cloud, crashing, fast, Google, Linux, love, Mac, preferences, Primus, speed, sync, tools, Weird Al, Windows

Before I start getting numerical on you, let me say that Google is not paying me to write this little article. I use their Chrome Web browser and like it. In fact, it is now the default browser on all three of my "main" computers -- for the five reasons I enumerate below:


May 16, 2011  1:18 PM

Flash is Still a Useful Development Tool, Says Software Training Expert



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Adobe, Android, Apple, courseware, developers, Flash, HTML5, iPad, iPhone, IT, learn, Ledet, Skyfire, software, Sterling, Steve Jobs, Swifter, technical writing, training

Sterling Ledet, of training company Sterling Ledet & Associates, Inc., says that even if Steve Jobs doesn't like Flash, it's still a useful content delivery and Web development tool and you should keep up on the latest Flash developments. He also has some...


May 11, 2011  6:31 AM

Before You Start Your Own Business, Watch This Video



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
business, consultant, consulting, IT, sales, self-employed, skills

You may be a great programmer and administrator, and you might even know how to fix just about any hardware problem, but operating your own business is at least as much about sales, collections, and negotiations as it is about what you actually do to earn your living. This video is funny,...


May 9, 2011  8:08 AM

“I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Help You Find a Job in Health Care IT”



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
CalHIPSO, California, clinic, computers, doctors, education, employment, government, health, hiring, HIT, hospital, implementation, information, IT, jobs, technical support, technology, trainer, training, workforce

This may sound like a joke, but in this case it's not. California now has a state agency that helps people like you find jobs in the


May 4, 2011  9:28 AM

Six Web Pages That Will Help You Write an Effective Resume



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
career, college, employment, federal jobs, graduate, high school, IT, jobs, resume, student, U.S., write

In my most recent post, titled Why You Need ‘Social Media Versions’ of Your Resume, I promised to give you a list of links to online resume-writing guides. Here it is:


May 2, 2011  3:12 PM

Why You Need ‘Social Media Versions’ of Your Resume



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
career, employment, Facebook, IT, job, job hunt, LinkedIn, programming, resume, search, Twitter

Resumes are important job-finding tools, even if you look for a job by calling friends instead of listing your talents at Dice, Monster, and other big-time employment mills. But today, you will probably use social media more...


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