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The recession is turning out to be a career-booster for some folks within IT management ranks, but a dream-buster for a lot of CIOs looking for new jobs. As companies are consolidating and downsizing in this rotten economy, there's a huge supply of really good...

Tech job postings fell 40.4 percent in March over year ago figures, with most of the decline coming from full-time positions, according to a report released Tuesday by tech career site Dice.com. Read full article>>...

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...