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November 2, 2009  5:07 PM

GDP Up, But Employment Keeps Dropping



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

If I understand things correctly a recession is considered to be over when a quarterly GDP report returns to positive terrritory. With a forecast return for this quarter to a positive growth rate, by some metrics that means the recession is over. But that probably explains why About.com includes...

February 23, 2009  5:14 PM

Microsoft Scores Again with “Elevate America”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, continuing education, funding IT skills development, IT career development, IT certification, IT skills development, IT training, Microsoft certifications, Microsoft e-learning, Microsoft Elevate America

With somewhat unusual timing, Microsoft announced on Sunday, February 22, a new job training program called "Elevate America" that aims to proffer technical skills training to lots of Americans (as many as two million according to an annoucement-day


February 18, 2009  3:51 PM

A Small Silver Lining?



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

Although I enjoy writing these blogs, I sometimes find myself wondering if they have any real impact. In the case of my Friday the 13th blog "How Can You Get a Job that...

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January 28, 2009  5:55 PM

Don’t forget “other sources” when funding IT training



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, Career development, continuing education, IT skills development, job seeking skills

As veteran blogger and commenter Suzanne Wheeler (she writes "Views from the PIT-People in IT" blog here) noticed about my


January 12, 2009  6:50 PM

Dancing About Software Architecture



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Christopher Alexander, design patterns, IT career planning, IT careers, IT skills development, soft skills development, software development

Every now and then a book comes along that reshapes how people look at the world in which they live and work. Surprisingly to many, a work of traditional architecture by Christopher Alexander called A


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