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  • Seeking dev talent, Atlassian kicks off national hiring tour

    Atlassian last night kicked off the software developer's first 'pop-up' hiring tour, seeking to give potential employees a chance to learn more about the company.

  • Australian startup snapshot: Reffind

    Reffind is a Sydney-based B2B startup that will next year launch a mobile app to help businesses find new employees through referrals.

  • Air Force veteran to IT: ‘Live your dreams'

    Retired Air Force Major Brian Shul isn't an IT expert, but his story of survival and recovery captivated the IT audience at a national management conference.

  • How automation could take your skills -- and your job

    Nicholas Carr's essay IT Doesn't Matter in the Harvard Business Review in 2003, and the later book, argued that IT is shifting to a service delivery model comparable to electric utilities. It produced debate and defensiveness among IT managers over the possibility that they were sliding to irrelevancy. It's a debate that has yet to be settled. But what is clear is that Carr has a talent for raising timely questions, and he has done so again in his latest work The Glass Cage, Automation and Us (W.W. Norton & Co.)

  • IT hiring edges up: Why? Take your pick

    Whenever IT hiring picks up, as it did last month, the default explanation from analysts is this: The economy is improving.

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  • Blowing the whistle without blowing your career

    Technology professionals are among today's most infamous whistleblowers. The list of those who have made headlines for exposing corporate or government skulduggery includes Shawn Carpenter, a network security analyst who blew the lid off a Chinese cyberespionage ring; Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning, who shared more than 250,000 classified State Department cables with WikiLeaks; and Edward Snowden, who leaked top-secret information about NSA surveillance activities.

  • Flexibility, asking questions key for recent college graduates looking to advance in IT

    When Cathy Lee started working at New York startup Faith Street last year, she quickly learned a lesson that could benefit other recent college graduates who want to advance their IT careers -- soft skills like being flexible, taking on new tasks and asking questions matter a lot.

  • Hiring managers advise job seekers to contribute to open-source projects

    Contributing to open-source projects can give software developers an edge over other applicants in the competitive IT job market, say hiring professionals.

  • IT pros get training on their own dime

    Linda Bubbers got a tip early in her career: Become a Certified Netware Administrator and earn a transfer to a better team.

  • Employers receptive to hiring IT job candidates with MOOC educations

    Tyler Kresch isn't turning to graduate school to help him change his job from tech sales to running a startup; instead he's taking massive open online courses (MOOCs) to learn the IT skills necessary for that career move.