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October 23, 2009  4:21 PM

Thinking About Presentation Skills in IT



Posted by: Ed Tittel
developing IT Presentation skills, IT career development, IT careers, IT Presentation skills, presentation skills, soft skills, soft skills development

On Wednesday, I posted a mini-review of Alan Carroll's book The Broadband Connection, which aims to help IT professionals prepare, deliver, and manage...

August 3, 2009  1:10 PM

After You Get Certified, the Real Work Begins



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career development, IT careers, IT certification, making IT certification pay, soft skills development

In reading over an interesting story by Lynn Lawton (international president of ISACA and the IT Governance Institute) at Certification Magazine entitled "I'm Certified...Now What?" I was reminded that while earning an IT certification does have...


June 29, 2009  9:50 PM

The Lessons of History



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, continuing education, IT career planning, IT certification, IT training, soft skills development

I find myself in a very interesting work situation right now. Because of a couple of books I wrote in the mid-90s — those halcyon days when computer books flew off the shelves, and good writing work on relatively advantageous terms was easy to find by today's standards — I find myself now...


April 13, 2009  3:36 PM

Social Networking Picks Up Job Search Mantle



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career development, IT career planning, IT careers, IT job search, job search resources, job search skills, soft skills development

In her most recent (4/6/09) article, entitled "Social Networking Emerges as Job-Hunting Tool" regular ITCareerPlanet contributor Esther Schein, picks up and runs with an idea that's crossed my mind many times in the last year or so —...


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 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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