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  • Full-time IT hiring is gaining ground, finally

    The end of the year is sometimes seen as an ideal time to find a new job. You pick up your year-end bonus, enjoy the holiday parties, and then plot your exit for something new.

  • 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.

  • The IT freelance economy is growing, but not at large firms

    The type of company you work for may have a lot to do with whether you're hired as a full-time employee or a contract or contingent worker.

  • Humans versus machines: Who will be employed in future?

    Are we heading towards a world where humans will have to compete with machines? Futurist Ross Dawson addressed this concern at the Australian Computer Society's YITCon event in Melbourne this week, and spoke about how to stay ahead of the game when it comes to jobs in the future.

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