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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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10 job interview tips for developers

By Jack Wallen on September 26, 2014

Confused about what to ask potential employers during a job interview? Here are 10 tips that will help you make a great first impression.


Self-improvement technology: Top tools & gadgets

By Whitney Larsen on September 25, 2014

Whether you’re trying to learn French or Chinese, Python or Ruby, we all strive to improve ourselves in some way or another. With September being self-improvement month and technology on your side, “the quantifiable self” has emerged and setting goals and reaching them just got a whole lot easier. These techie tools and gadgets will help you become a better you!


Where to find open source jobs

By Jack Wallen on September 19, 2014

Finding the open source job of your dreams can be tough, but it’s far from impossible. Here’s where you should be looking.


Infographic: Top 5 programming languages of 2014

By Sonal Amin on September 12, 2014

The trends in programming languages are constantly changing and we want to keep you in the know. We’ve put together an infographic that features the top 5 programming languages of 2014. Get up to date and learn why these skills are essential to know and where you can learn them in our library.


5 skills every programmer needs in 2014

By Stacy Warden on September 12, 2014

In honor of National Programmer’s Day, we’ve rounded up five of the top languages of 2014. Take a look to find out how your skills stack up.


5 tips to help you hire the best software developers

By Jack Wallen on September 5, 2014

Hiring software developers doesn’t have to be as complex as it seems. Here are five simple ways to help you bring on the best.


How to keep your resume out of the recycling bin

By Stacy Warden on September 4, 2014

Before you even have a chance to speak, your resume does the talking for you. Sending off a carbon copy of it to each and every potential employer is like using the same pick up line on every attractive person you meet. It simply doesn’t work; it’s tired, expected and it’s highly unlikely to get you a callback. Here’s how you can make it better.


Back to school (tech) survival guide

By Stacy Warden on September 2, 2014

Not quite ready for school to be back in session? You’re not alone. We’ve rounded up some of the best apps and gadgets to help ease the pain.


5 challenges your IT team needs to prepare for right now

By Don Jones on August 29, 2014

We all know how quickly things change in the IT world, but does your team have what it takes to keep up? Here are five challenges you can’t afford to overlook.


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.