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There are numerous professional certifications available for the IT professional today, each of them likely to boost a resume, encourage higher salaries and assist in job security. Though the importance of these certifications will vary from one IT professional to another, deciding which certifications are...

The New York Times recently ran an article about the realities of being let go from Microsoft, a technology company not historically known for letting go of its own talent. In the past, those who left did so on their own or cashed out and...

In part 2 of James Challenger's he discusses the opportunities new grads have in the non-profits that are hiring. Another avenue undergraduates have is to extend their studies to graduate degree programs. As Jan. 2009, the Thayer School of Engineering’s master’s and doctorate program...

In a Nov. 2008 survey of employers by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, 27 percent said the job market for the graduating class of 2009 is very good. While that was down from 50 percent a year earlier, it still provides some promise,...

The company says it's offering outplacement support and severance pay. Faced with economic kryptonite, even Google withers. The company on Thursday said that it plans to cut about 200 marketing positions around the globe. "[T]oday we have informed Googlers that we plan to reduce the number of roles...

The premium paid for IT certifications has been declining steadily over the last several years, but some specialties still command good money. Foote Partners' IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index shows that recent big winners have centered around security and architecture. See slideshow>>...

Even as the recession grinds on and unemployment remains high, virtualization engineers are enjoying boom-time salaries and job opportunities. But gaining your VCP VMware certification doesn't mean you're a shoo-in for the job, solution providers say. Looking for a six-figure salary and a virtual guarantee of...

Recession Pushes Some to Eschew Flexible Job Policies With the recession forcing businesses to cut back on workers, employees are increasingly doing all they can to hang onto their jobs and are forgoing many of the benefits that once allowed them to balance the demands of...

Laid off. Downsized. Words that are heard often these days. That you would devote a significant amount of your time to finding another job is a given. But even the most aggressive job hunt won't take all your waking hours. There are only so many...