Climbing the IT Career Ladder


March 29, 2011  2:53 PM

Can’t Find a Job You Like? Become a Self-Employed IT Consultant

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Frank Sfalanga Jr. once worked at a job where, he says, he spent “18 months being ground into dust.” He’d left a decent but unspectacular job at a records storage company to join a good friend who had moved to the dust-grinder company. Then the friend changed jobs again, and once again Frank followed him. Before long, though, the new company moved Frank’s job from Ft. Myers, Florida, where he lives, to New Jersey. Meanwhile, he’d picked up a couple of consulting customers on the side. So when his job went away, he was suddenly the full-time proprietor of Penguin Computer & Telephone Solutions.
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March 22, 2011  4:10 PM

Certification Can Increase Your Perceived Value to Employers

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You’re a great person and a valuable worker. Your peers and your supervisors know this. But do the folks in Human Resources who set your salary know how good you are? Probably not. And what about HR people at companies where you are applying for a job? They know nothing about you other than what they see in your resume or on an application form. Impressing these people is the main reason for taking (and passing) certification exams.
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March 15, 2011  9:21 AM

Getting Your Share of the $40 Billion Health Care IT Pie

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Stuck in a humdrum job? You need to check out the exploding health care IT industry. The U.S. government is spending $40 billion to help hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers move from paper to electronic record storage. And you can get some of that money even if you have no health care IT experience.
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