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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...


October 15, 2008  7:39 PM

Prepping for Cert Exams



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career development, Career planning, CertCities.com, Emmett Dulaney, IT careers, IT certification study tips, job seeking skills, soft skills, Will Harper, Work background

You know that old saying: "You can never be too rich, or too thin?" Well, I think a variation on that theme applies to preparing for certification exams: "You can never be too prepared, or too ready!" To that end, I've compiled a bunch of advice on preparing for exams that readers may find...


October 1, 2008  9:14 PM

Give Yourself an Annual (Career) Review



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

With the end of 2008 now less than three months off, and 2009 chugging resolutely into view on the horizon, it's time to lift your eyes from the day-to-day near horizon of workaday life, and look a bit further out at the bigger career picture. This means asking questions such as:

  • How...


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