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March 2, 2009  4:54 PM

When Job Fairs Aren’t Completely Fair Affairs



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career planning, coping with job loss, Interpersonal skills, IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment, IT job search, job fairs, job seeking skills, soft skills

I heard a very interesting news story on NPR this morning about job fairs in the Midwest. As you might expect, attendance at such soirees among employers is down for the time being, while attendance among those seeking work is way up, especially for unemployed people. Check out the story by Adam...

December 29, 2008  5:02 PM

Gearing Up for Annual Reviews



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Annual employee review, Career planning, Interpersonal skills, IT careers, job seeking skills, soft skills, Work background

While not all companies' review cycles follow the calendar closely, there's something about saying goodbye to an old year, while getting ready for a new one that leads people to think about where they've been and what they've done on the job, as well as where they're going (or would like to go) and...


December 26, 2008  2:51 PM

And now, a word from/for my sponsors…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career development, Career planning, Interpersonal skills, IT careers, ITKE grandparent, Personal development, soft skills, Work background, work/life balance

It's too easy to get caught up in the working side of life, and to let it overpower other equally important parts. Perhaps because I have tendencies in that direction, I often find myself thinking about how all the different parts of life fit together, particularly work and family life, as the...


December 5, 2008  4:32 PM

Looking for IT Work Over the Holidays



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career development, Career planning, Interpersonal skills, IT careers, job seeking skills, part-time IT work, resume writing, social networking, soft skills, Work background

Given the state of the economy and a rising unemployment level, I'm sure there are plenty of IT professionals out of work and looking, as well as those who are working and just thinking about making a change. I can't do anything to address the urgency of the search for those currently unemployed,...


November 19, 2008  5:01 PM

The Human Side of IT: Softly Practice the Softest of Skills



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career development, Career planning, Interpersonal skills, IT careers, Personal development, soft skills, Work background

As I try to broaden my personal horizons and learn how to be a better IT worker myself--so as to be better equipped to dispense advice to others--I've learned that this means I need to work on my people skills as and when opportunities present. Luckily for me, I've got a nearly five-year-old son,...


November 5, 2008  4:20 PM

Looking for Work? Thinking about it? Try Linked-In…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career development, Career planning, Interpersonal skills, IT careers, job seeking skills, LinkedIn.com, soft skills

For those not already plugged into the Linked-In business networking Website, it's definitely worth checking out. Here, you can post a personal profile, document your work history, describe your interests, and build a professional network of peers, colleagues,...


October 28, 2008  10:55 AM

Looking for Job Search Info: Try These “Ace IT” Books!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career development, Career planning, Interpersonal skills, IT careers, job seeking skills, soft skills

I had the good fortune to be recruited by the author of these Two "ACE IT" books from Osborne/McGraw-Hill, and worked with Paula Moreira from 2000-2003. Here are their citations, after which I explain their value propositions and point you at Paula's supporting Web site. All are good resources for...


October 24, 2008  9:20 PM

Don’t forget: please answer the “7 Questions” when you ask for advice!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career development, Career planning, Interpersonal skills, IT careers, IT certification, job seeking skills, soft skills

On August 27, I posted a blog entitled "7 Questions for Highly Effective Career Advice." In posting this piece, my goal was to arm readers and would be advice-seekers with...


October 24, 2008  9:07 PM

Position Yourself Positively, But Don’t Overdo It…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career development, Career planning, Interpersonal skills, IT careers, job seeking skills, Personal development, soft skills

One topic of discussion I see all the time might be baldly stated as "How can I present myself to prospective employers as positively as possible without getting into trouble or promising more than I can deliver?" Besides the obvious answers--namely, "Steer clear of trouble," and "Don't claim...


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