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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 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...


April 25, 2011  4:01 PM

Five IT Career Ideas From IBM Executive Bruce Douglass



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
career, computers, electric cars, employment, ethics, EV, health care, IT, programming, real time, work

Bruce's imposing title is Chief Evangelist, Rational Software, IBM. He's given us a list of five IT career fields you may not have thought about checking out -- and that others, too, may have overlooked -- but are likely to display massive...


April 20, 2011  5:44 PM

SugarCRM is Looking for 46 New Employees



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
California, Cupertino, employment, engineers, hire, hiring, IT, jobs, management, marketing, sales, SugarCRM, work

I don't know if you're familiar with SugarCRM. It is a company based in Cupertino, Calif. that develops open source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.


April 19, 2011  4:39 PM

Promotion or Job Change: Which is the Best Way to Advance in IT?



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
advance, business, career, communications, consulting, earnings, IBM, IT, jobs, leadership, management, meetings, money, technical knowledge, Toastmasters

I've had a couple of management consultants tell me that if you want to move into management, it's better to change jobs or change where you work within your current company than to stay where you are. What if you have to fire one of your old friends? Not cool. Or are you better off starting your...


April 12, 2011  12:57 PM

Improve Your People Skills for Fun and Profit



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
BOFH, clients, IT, listen, people, relate, sales, service, skills, smile

We all love reading Bastard Operator From Hell, but real-life work is more fulfilling if users love you instead of wishing you'd fall down the stairs as karmic payment for the way you treat them. So, since we already know how to be a BOFH,...


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