Career

Expert advice on career planning and success

How podcasting can advance your tech career

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There was a time when the only ways technology professionals could proactively raise their profiles (and monetary value) in their industries or areas of expertise were to get on the conference/speaker circuit, become a steady and reliable source for print and broadcast news media, write books, and maybe land a columnist gig at a tech […]

Retraining employees is an investment, not just a cost

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Amazon’s announcement in July that it will spend $700 million to retrain one-third of its U.S. workforce by 2025 should be a wake-up call to those who are doing little or nothing to prepare for the impact of automation and smart machines on how enterprises operate and how people do their jobs. And when I […]

The future job market belongs to the agile and adaptable

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There’s a great (and long) article in The Atlantic that focuses on a new-generation Navy warship and its crew of “‘hybrid sailors’ who have the ability to acquire skills rapidly.” “The ability to acquire skills rapidly.” Sound familiar? It’s a topic I’ve discussed many times in this blog. The key to surviving in the digital […]

No atrape a sus empleados en una “oficina abierta”

Trabajo desde casa desde hace 20 años, algo a lo que estoy muy agradecido. Tiene todas las ventajas imaginables. No debo hacer un viaje estresante y que desperdicie mi tiempo. Controlo mi entorno y tengo la flexibilidad de fijar mi propio horario, o tomarme descansos que pasan desapercibidos. Incluso siempre tengo ropa limpia a mi […]

El cambio asusta, la disrupción también, pero quedarse atrás es aterrador

El mundo laboral está a punto de cambiar drásticamente. Realmente, lleva un tiempo evolucionando, al rebufo de los impresionantes avances de las tecnologías digitales, que están llevando al mundo laboral a un modelo basado en los empleos esporádicos. Pero el ritmo, ya vertiginoso, del cambio se va a acelerar en los próximos 15 años, volviendo […]

Surviving digital transformation will require self-reliance

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This post at first may seem like a bit of a downer. It is not meant to be! Rather, it should serve as a reality check for what lies ahead in the next two decades, when we’ll see technology-driven workplace disruption occurring at a pace that will leave — and already is leaving — major […]

Not everyone wants to be part of the gig economy

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My father worked for Bell Telephone Company for 42 years, retiring only after the company was split up in 1984. I mostly had full-time jobs over the course of my writing and editing career, until I was laid off 10 years ago. Since then I’ve been an official member of the “gig economy,” juggling clients […]

Don’t trap your workers in an “open office”

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I’ve been working from my home for the past 20 years, a situation for which I am extremely grateful. It has all the advantages you could imagine. There’s no stressful, time-wasting commute. I control of my environment and have the flexibility to set my own schedule and take breaks without raising eyebrows. Plus I’m always […]

3 entry-level tech jobs that pay at least $100,000 (and a fourth that comes close)

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These are not your father’s (or mother’s) entry-level salaries. Comparably, a platform that provides anonymous data on compensation, recently crunched some crazy numbers to determine which technology jobs pay the most for people just entering the workforce. Turns out plenty of them offer the kind of compensation that not too long ago would have been […]

Tres formas de impulsar una carrera IT y otras tres de hundirla

Vamos a hacer el post del vaso medio vació, o medio lleno, y sugerir tres maneras de avanzar en la carrera IT, junto a otras tres formas de estrellarse. Comencemos por lo bueno; el especialista en CIOs, Paul Heltzel, ha proporcionado una lista de 15 cosas que los profesionales de IT deben hacer, para ir […]