Stories by Jamie Eckle

Career Watch: Getting the bottom line into your resume

We've all heard that our resumes should not just tell what we did but also give insight into how we helped our employers by doing the things we did.

Career Watch: Crunching the BLS jobs figures

The latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was pretty much good news for IT professionals, though just how good depends on how you interpret job categories.

Career Watch: Who's the best-paid CIO in the land?

Was HP's CIO the best paid in the country in 2012? Maybe.

Career Watch: The rise of people architecture

In managing human resources, people architecture is gaining popularity, says IT workforce analyst David Foote. He explains what it is and why it's on the rise.

Career Watch: Pay was down for CS grads last year, but IT workers find that money isn't everything

Two surveys show that starting salaries for recent college graduates with computer science degrees has slipped, but pay might not be the most important factor for IT professionals when it comes to choosing jobs.

Career Watch: On job satisfaction, CIOs' perceptions may be skewed

CIOs in the Dark

Career Watch: Paying lip service to work/life balance

Personal coach Kelly Walsh says some initiatives with the 'work/life balance' label are actually counterproductive.

Career Watch: In IT, you don't have to be a star

IT: You Don't Have to Be a Star

Career Watch: IT pros say they're smarter than the boss

A survey of IT professionals shows they tend to think they are smarter and more creative than their bosses.

Career Watch: Where job interviews are really tough

According to Glassdoor, IT job hunters report that Google has the toughest job interview in the tech industry. Here's a look at the top 10 tech companies with the most difficult job interviews, as ranked by job applicants, along with the applicants' assessments of how positive the interview experience was at each company:

Career Watch: IT professionals assess the IT profession

IT Professionals on the IT Profession

Career Watch: QA engineers are just about the happiest workers of all

A survey puts QA in the No. 2 position when it comes to on-the-job contentment.

Career Watch: Mentoring, from both sides

A mentor and mentee explain what they have gained from their company's mentorship program.

Career Watch: Hiring landscape dims for this year's grads

Grads: A Splash of Cold Water

Career Watch: The growth of consulting

OnForce CEO Peter Cannone says the use of IT contractors is expanding and will continue to do so.