Climbing the IT Career Ladder:

September, 2011


September 28, 2011  7:00 AM

Deloitte Consulting is Top Employer for IT Workers, Says Vault

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
consultant, consulting, resume

Vault Career Intelligence has released its latest quality rankings for tech consultants -- as employers. Deloitte is top of the heap; the place you should apply first if you want to work...

September 26, 2011  11:52 AM

Learn From Facebook’s User Interface Mistakes

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
alienate, changes, Facebook, Google+, HELP, interface, mistakes, produce, software, UI, user

If you make either consumer or business software for your living, or plan to go into business making software at any point in your career, you need to pay close attention to Facebook's recent user interface (UI) changes and how

September 21, 2011  3:56 PM

Should Your Software Testers be Autistic Adults?

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
asperger's, autism, autistic, computers, intelligence, software, testers, testing

"Traits that make great software testers — intense focus, comfort with repetition, memory for detail — also happen to be characteristics of autism. People with Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism, have normal to high intelligence and often are highly skilled with computers."

September 19, 2011  4:11 PM

Simple Programs Ordinary People Want You to Write

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Cozi, email, entrepreneur, programmers, programs

Sometimes, when I need to find a spokesperson with specific topic knowledge, I turn to (HARO). This week, instead of looking for a specific type of spokesperson, I used HARO to ask this question: "My audience is a mix of programmers and...

September 15, 2011  12:11 PM

SugarCRM, vTiger, Joomla or ???

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
CMS, FOSS, Joomla, SugarCRM, vTiger, WordPress

A recent question on my local Linux Users Group email list was about setting up an online catalog with the least amount of work. His first thought was to use Joomla with an extension or two, but...

September 12, 2011  2:15 PM

Prepare for IT Employees’ Departures When You Hire Them, if not Sooner

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
access, disgruntled, ex-employee, felony, hire, keylogger, lawsuits, layoff, malware, miscreants, paranoia, password, policies, pre-nup, processes, protect, sabotage, server, skills, subordinates, systems, termination, trust, VPN, Web

Alan Wlasuk, managing partner of 403 Web Security, spent some time last week telling me how to fire or lay off your IT subordinates without creating situations like

September 9, 2011  12:08 PM

Five Online Career Advice Sites You Can’t Shake a Stick At

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
advice, career, careerbuilder, Google, indeed, John Dyer,, One-Stop Career Center, seeker, Tech Support Forum, TheWorkBuzz

Put down that stick! Stop shaking and start reading! There is more online career advice out there than you can shake it at, anyway. Here are five examples:

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September 6, 2011  11:39 AM

Post-Labor Day Blues: IT Jobs May Be Scarce, but Almost All Other Jobs are Even Scarcer

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Employment report, Foote, IT, jibs, labor day, recession, scarce

I love to read Foote Partners Press Releases. The one I'm looking at now is headlined FOOTE IT NEWS ANALYSIS – Bureau...

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September 1, 2011  4:08 PM

Is Landing a Healthcare IT Job Hard or Easy?

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
AxialExchange, career, Diann Daniel, health, Healthcare, HIPAA, hospital, IT, Joanne Rohde, medical

My excellent colleague Diann Daniel recently wrote an article titled A Career in Healthcare IT: The...

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