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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 ways to stay on top of your skills

By Pam Selle on October 22, 2014

A big part of being a developer is keeping up with new technology while sharpening the skills you already have. Thankfully, we have 10 trusted tips to help you juggle it all.

8 courses for Computer Learning Month

By Stacy Warden on October 20, 2014

Need to brush up on your computer skills? Here are eight training courses that will quickly take you from stumped to savvy.

10 ways to know you’re a good boss

By Stacy Warden on October 16, 2014

Being the boss can often feel like you never really get a break – and maintaining a positive attitude with an overworked brain can feel like a job in itself. So, how do you know when you’re doing it right? If you can check these 10 things off your best-ever-boss list, it’s safe to say you’re in good shape.

Lovin’ Lovelace: celebrating the first woman in tech

By Stacy Warden on October 14, 2014

Today is Ada Lovelace Day and we’re honoring the first woman in tech and founder of scientific programming by taking a look at what some of the big tech companies are doing right now to pave the way for women in the industry.

Is your dev team ready for these 5 challenges?

By Don Jones on October 13, 2014

Find out whether or not your team is ready to tackle whatever comes its way, and what you can do to get everyone better prepared for the future.

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.