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  • Frustrated With Your Career Or Job?
    by Georgia Adamson - October 14, 2016
    Are you feeling frustrated, stuck, “lost” or otherwise not happy with your current employment situation or future career prospects? If so, the fact that you’re undoubtedly not alone might not make you feel a whole lot better. “Misery loves company” is not a particularly reassuring or uplifting philosophy! Before I get into this topic further, I need to offer a caveat: I am not a therapist, c...
  • Being Multipassionate Doesn't Make You A Failure. It Makes Your Indespensable - Here's Why
    by Melody Wilding - October 13, 2016
    One of the most significant generational differences between millennials and older colleagues is the contrasting mindset around career path. Not so long ago, the average employee joined a company out of college, worked his or her way up from entry level to middle ground and eventually joined the upper echelons of management, hardly stopping to give outside organizations a second glance. There was a much more linear devel...
  • Why Tech Job Seekers Need Soft Skills
    by Robin Schlinger - October 13, 2016
    Technology today changes rapidly, and every company realizes—or should realize—that they might as well wish on a star if their list of technical skills is long and complicated. Finding one person to fulfill every technical need is unlikely. Smart companies are recognizing that soft skills are as important as specific technical skills. If a high-tech applicant has shown the ability to learn new technology, app...
  • An Incredibly Powerful Way to Be More Successful
    by Marshall Goldsmith - October 12, 2016
    My friend, designer Ayse Birsel, recently taught me an incredibly powerful way to be more successful. Of course, as you know success is defined by the person who wants to achieve it. Success could be a new job, a better relationship with your spouse, a great school for your kids, a bigger salary, or all of the above. Everyone is different. This exercise will work for anyone! For me, success is achieving my mission: helping...
  • What Does Brexit Mean for Global Digital Transformation?
    by Alexandra Levit - October 12, 2016
    For the last few months, Brexit – or the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union – has dominated global news coverage. But for those of us concerned with digital transformation, are there practical implications? Here, digital transformation expert Mark Skilton from Warwick Business School sounds off on the challenges and opportunities in a disrupted world. Digital transformation + Brexit = wha...
  • How To Make a Successful Career Change
    by Paul Freiberger - October 7, 2016
    If you're thinking about changing careers, you're not alone. Switching vocations and starting a job search has transformed from a rare occurrence to a four times in a lifetime necessity. It is now a normal and expected part of life. The good news is that the possibilities are endless. The challenging news is that you will have to go out there and make it happen. The recession has made research and networking even...
  • New IT Career Paths: Switch Before It's Too Late
    by Jean Cummings - October 7, 2016
    It would be hard to miss the macro trends affecting the IT industry today: BYOD (bring your own device), automation and outsourcing, Big Data, the as-a-service revolution (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, UCaaS, etc.), to list a few. These trends are bringing with them new IT jobs. That's the good news. The bad news is that older jobs that deal with technologies becoming rapidly obsolete no longer represent a way forward for many....
  • Voodoo Doughnut: Masters of Marketing
    with Kenneth Pogson and Tim Muma - October 6, 2016
    When you think of wildly successful business plans, do doughnuts ever cross your mind? You wouldn't think so, but the allure and charm of Voodoo Doughnut showed people how you can market fun and quality to build incredible interest. Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson, co-founder of Voodoo Doughnut, gives us the inside scoop on how they built a popular doughnut culture with little spent on advertising. He tells Tim Muma about all th...
  • Introducing The Golden Clock: Is A Flexible Schedule The Key To Productivity?
    by Steve Farber - October 5, 2016
    If you listen to politicians, especially those aspiring to live in the big, white home on Pennsylvania Avenue, you might think your happiness is directly tied to their victory in the election.Turns out, that’s not big factor; having control over your time is.Sure, policies from on high may occasionally affect your day-to-day feelings. But the president of the United States isn’t going to tell you it’s OK to take off a few h...
  • The Cat's Out of the Bag: App Dev Moves Out of IT
    by Alexandra Levit - October 5, 2016
    Shadow IT and the app-building practice of “citizen development” is still an area of concern for many IT leaders. After all, it forces them to cede at least some control over an area they have managed solo for decades. Here are some actions IT leaders can take to grow more comfortable around shadow IT applications.Understand your own prioritiesIT departments are inundated with line of business requests and simply don’t have...