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Nobody can afford to be casual about their jobs in this economy. But personal skills, an area where IT workers do not have a reputation for excellence, could cost you. A new book, The Personal Credibility Factor: How to Get It, Keep It, and Get It...

The recent downturn in the economy has had a considerable impact on working men as the industries traditionally dominated by men are reeling from the current recession. While college-educated women may be the biggest benefactors, will this lead to the disappearance of the glass ceiling?...

A few weeks ago, Agenda reader Roland wrote to say that just as Congress was bulking up Small Business Administration lending by passing the stimulus bill, "the SBA cut off the knees of the 7(a) program." The new SBA regulations taking effect March 1 limit the...

Recruiters for technology professionals can be a blessing and a curse. When times are good and your skill sets are in demand, recruiters can be on you like ants at a summer picnic. They are a collective, somewhat exploitative group (in the sense that they make...

Where the jobs are in Wisconsin If finding a hot job in a cooling economy strikes you as a lukewarm prospect, you've either overlooked the possibility of becoming a computer geek or haven't considered nursing school. Evolving technologies don't stop for an economic downturn, nor do...

Tracking the value of IT has always been elusive. Hewlett Packard is going through an IT transformation completing a 3-year project that tracks the value of IT initiatives. Chris Murphy, editor of InformationWeek, asks, "Does your company capture the value of what IT delivers, or...

Job seekers attend biotech career fair Friday MADISON, Wis. - One bright spot in the gloomy economic news recently is the success of biotech firms. Many are hiring, even during a tough economic time. The jobs aren't for everyone because they require a science-specific degree or some...

Just call it "Match.com for the Super-Skilled Set." But beginners need not apply, organizers said. Instead, the Badger Career Network Alerts program seeks to connect mostly graduates who are now in mid-career and executive-level positions with companies seeking new management, scientific and professional talent in those...

Using LinkedIn effectively as part of your job-seeking strategy creates opportunities that you won’t get from the classifieds or job sites alone. No matter your industry. No matter your circumstances. LinkedIn is the most powerful business networking site. It is the world’s largest professional network with...

Google the phrases job hunt and black hole and you'll turn up 55,700 results. The reason for this confluence of terms, as any job hunter will tell you, is that applying for a position increasingly involves two phases. Step one: Use the employer's online application center...