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Our Career section has information on how to find your dream tech job, prepare for your next job interview and write a winning resume so you can take your IT career to the next level.

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How to show off your open source skills on your resume

By Jack Wallen on August 21, 2014

Sure, you’ve got the open source skills to kill it on the job, but how exactly do you highlight these on your resume? Turns out it’s not as tough as it seems. Here are some tips to help you get you started.

It’s time to say no to workplace jargon

By Lora Beros on August 19, 2014

Do people around you sound like they’re reading out of an Intro to Business textbook from the ‘90s? Certain words thrown around in conference rooms and meetings truly make us cringe. Help us abolish workplace jargon by cutting these words from your office today!

How to be more awesome at work: 7 tips to keep you productive

By Stacy Warden on August 7, 2014

The 9 to 5 routine can get pretty rough. Thankfully, there are several ways to stay productive on the clock. Here are seven proven methods to keep distraction in the distance.

How to handle layoffs on your resume

By Stacy Warden on July 31, 2014

Getting laid off can be rough, but it doesn’t mean your career is over. Here are six ways to make sure your resume is shining when the going gets tough.

5 ways to refine your IT job search

By Jack Wallen on July 29, 2014

Stop wasting your time applying for positions that aren’t a good fit for you. Instead, use these five tried-and-true methods to help you stay on track during your job search.

5 tips to make your job transition painless

By Jack Wallen on July 25, 2014

Starting a new job can easily feel like one of the most stressful events you’ve ever experienced, but it doesn’t have to be this way. There are several things you can do to make your transition as smooth and simple as possible. Here are five ways to stay on top of your game during the transition.

10 tips for new user groups

By Elyse Vasiliades on July 24, 2014

User groups are the perfect way to network, share your technical knowledge and improve your training. Here are 10 insightful tips to help you make the most of yours.

5 skills every young IT admin must have

By Jack Wallen on July 22, 2014

So you’re looking for your first IT job. Or maybe you want to ensure a smooth transition into full-time IT employment. Do you have what it takes to lock it down? Let’s find out. Here are the top five skills you need to know right now.

10 essential resources for front end web developers

By Joe Eames on July 10, 2014

Front end web development is a radically changing landscape. Inventions and discoveries are happening at such a fast pace, constantly paving the way for new things to learn. Here are 10 top resources to help you stay on top of your game.

Use these 5 apps to find your next IT job

By Jack Wallen on July 7, 2014

Your smartphone makes it a cinch to keep your job-searching journey as simple and painless as possible. Here are five apps guaranteed to turn the daunting task of finding your next IT job into a cakewalk.

Here’s the smartest way to train on your own time

By Doug Turnure on July 3, 2014

Keeping an edge in IT requires constant learning. But depending on how you’re gaining all that new information, you could either be helping or hurting your chances for success. Here’s how you can ensure that you’re making the most of your training time.

6 ways to find more leisure time in your swamped schedule

By Stacy Warden on July 2, 2014

There are several factors that keep us chained to our desks, stressed out and saying no to almost every social invite. But instead of getting hung up on why we behave like such crazy people, let’s take a look at what we can do to find the extra time that we already have.

5 tips to empower your public speaking

By Jack Wallen on June 27, 2014

It’s inevitable. At some point in your IT career you’re going to have to speak in front of others. For some, this isn’t an issue. But if the idea of getting up in front of people to spill forth your brilliance feels like a nightmare, you’re not alone. So, what do you do in this situation? Let’s take a look at some tips that can turn this nightmare into a dream.

Here’s how to make training a part of your summer vacation

By Stacy Warden on June 26, 2014

Much like runners, training for IT pros and devs should never stop. While it’s essential to take a breather every once in a while, if you’re going to make it through the next marathon – or, in this case, the next certification exam, you need to stay sharp. Thankfully, when you love what you do, it doesn’t have to feel like work. With that in mind, let’s explore a few ways you can stay on top of your game while still making the most of your summer.

Get off the Internet: How to network in real life

By Stacy Warden on June 24, 2014

When was the last time you stepped away from your gadgets to do a little networking? It’s time to trade in the screen for some actual face time. Here are eight tips to help you get out there and make some real world connections.

These 5 things are destroying your meetings

By Xavier Morera on June 23, 2014

Meetings can be great for brainstorming and communicating with your team. But when meetings get misused or abused, which happens all too often, they end up being little more than a gigantic waste of time. Let’s look at the top five things that tend to go wrong in meetings, and how you can fix them.

Why Linux administration skills can boost your career

By Andrew Mallett on June 9, 2014

Standing out from the rest of the IT crowd can be a serious challenge. In order to thrive, you must be able to offer something the industry needs, but is currently lacking. Right now, that something is Linux administration skills. Let’s take a look at why this is so important.

4 things you must do when you work from home

By Jack Wallen on June 5, 2014

Working from home might very well be the best thing ever, but it can also prove one of the most challenging. Here’s everything you need to know in order to avoid some of the most common traps when working from home.

7 steps to becoming a better communicator

By Stacy Warden on May 30, 2014

It doesn’t matter how many certifications you have under your belt, if you can’t communicate effectively, they may as well be collecting dust on the shelf. Check out these top seven tips to becoming a better communicator.

Are you right for management?

By Jack Wallen on May 27, 2014

How do you know if you’re a good fit for management? How should you measure your strengths in this area? Here’s a list of questions you can use to gauge whether or not you’re management material.