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April 8, 2009  4:37 PM

Check Out/Help Out with the TechCrunch Layoff Tracker



Posted by: Ed Tittel
coping with job loss, IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment outlook, IT employment statistics, TechCrunch Layoff Tracker

Thanks to Don Sears excellent "Careers blog" at eWeek, I learned about the TechCrunch Layoff Tracker earlier this week. Here, I'd like to explain and describe it, then...

April 8, 2009  4:03 PM

Manpower Cuts IT Numbers for Q2’09



Posted by: Ed Tittel
information sector employment outlook, IT career outlook, IT career planning, IT employment outlook, Manpower job estimates, professional and business services employment outlook, Q2'09 employment outlook

By contrast with the recently published numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Manpower, Inc. Employment Outlook Survey for the US...


April 3, 2009  3:33 PM

BLS Posts March 2009 Employment Situation Summary



Posted by: Ed Tittel
coping with job loss, employment situation, IT career development, IT career planning, IT employment outlook, March 2009 IT employment

The March 2009 numbers just came out this morning from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and are probably best summed up as "more of the same, only worse." Overall US unemployment jumped from 8.1% in February, up to 8.5% in...


April 1, 2009  4:55 PM

Texas: Another IT employment opportunity?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
coping with job loss, IT career planning, IT careers, job skills development, relocation for IT employment, Texas IT employment situation

In looking over the labor numbers for my recent Washington DC blog, "Government Stimulus Comes Home to Roost?" I also observed that employment numbers were up in Houston and Dallas as of the end...


March 27, 2009  5:22 PM

Government Stimulus Comes Home to Roost?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
coping with job loss, IT career development, IT career planning, IT careers, IT job search, job seeking skills

According to the Washington Business Journal, the DC area was only one of four major metro areas in the US — including also Boston, Dallas, and Houston — to experience job growth in 2008. For...


March 25, 2009  3:44 PM

Whole lotta nothin’ goin’ on…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
coping with job loss, IT career planning, IT careers, job search, job search skills, soft skills

My last blog ("It's COLD Out There/Here") not only elicited a couple of comments on the boards, it also stimulated numerous e-mails from other readers who pick the blog up via newsfeeds (for...


March 23, 2009  3:42 PM

It’s COLD Out Here/There…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
coping with job loss, IT career planning, IT careers, IT job search, job seeking skills, job skills development

In a classic exercise known as "eat your own dogfood" — by which I mean practicing what I'm preaching about hunting for contract and full-time employment by signing up at resume and job-hunting sites — I've been taking a pretty serious shellacking at the hands of recruiters and hiring managers...


March 13, 2009  4:33 PM

Nearly Everbody Is a Winner! Cisco Flashcards & Simulator



Posted by: Ed Tittel
640-460, 640-553, 640-822, adult education, CCENT, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, Cisco certification, continuing education, IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification

Cisco Press gave me 5 licenses for each item for the contest, so I'm able to give the first 5 posters a license for the 640-533 CCNA Security exam. That means the following posters should contact me to obtain their license keys--namely:

  • Rob M, Provo, UT
  • Kathy B, Twin Cities,...


March 11, 2009  4:13 PM

In Today’s Job Market, Prospective Employers Want It All



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, advanced degrees, certification ladder, college degrees, continuing education, IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, job experience, job seeking skills, soft skills

I was just musing on the state of the current job market, where it's not unfair to say that there are a lot more people chasing jobs than there are jobs chasing people. Once again, I find myself pondering the "Big Three' ingredients that all employers consider when selecting among multiple...


March 9, 2009  7:54 PM

MS Keeps Up Its Training Blitz



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, Microsoft Career Assist, Microsoft certifications, Microsoft Skills Week

About the same time my MS Partner Program "Learning Curve Newsletter" hit my inbox this morning, I also got some e-mail from MS PR with reference to their latest salvo in the training and certification arena....


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