Career Management

Head Blogs Editor Toni Bowers discusses various aspects of working in the corporate world, including the best techniques for finding a great job and how to cope once you get there.

  • Toni Bowers // May 28, 2008, 10:39 PM PST

    Do you use the Objectives section on your resume?

    Some people place a paragraph at the top of their resume that talks about their career objectives or sums up the characteristics that would make them good employees. Do you use this feature?


  • Toni Bowers // March 12, 2009, 11:19 PM PST

    How to manage the people who manage you

    For most employees, you have more than just one manager setting expectations for you. Your "role set" includes co-workers, customers, and maybe managers further up in the organization. Learn how to manage the people who manage you.


  • Toni Bowers // March 16, 2009, 3:38 AM PST

    Can an autocratic leadership style work?

    The prevailing wisdom among those who speak of leadership techniques is that one should coach employees rather than manage them. The autocratic approach to leadership seems outdated. But is there a still a place for the one-way leadership model?


  • Toni Bowers // March 10, 2009, 11:35 PM PST

    Exiting employees and their goodbye e-mails

    We've all seen the parting e-mails from employees who leave the company for one reason or another. Some are short and sweet, some are longer. But are these notes a risk?


  • Toni Bowers // March 9, 2009, 5:46 AM PST

    Three questions you should ask an interviewer

    Job interviews are not just a means by which prospective employers judge your suitability. It's also a mechanism by which you can see if a company would be a place you'd want to work. Here are some questions you can ask an interviewer that will give you information about what the company culture is like and what the manager's expectations will be.


  • Toni Bowers // March 3, 2009, 10:57 PM PST

    Laid off: Fight the urge to vent

    If you've been let go from a company, it's hard not to let your feelings take over. But if you find yourself venting publicly, you may be shooting yourself in the foot.


  • Toni Bowers // March 5, 2009, 3:30 AM PST

    Rid your resume of these useless words

    Resist the temptation to embellish your resume with elaborate terminology. You'll only insert a vagueness into a document that needs to be streamlined.


  • Toni Bowers // January 6, 2009, 1:30 AM PST

    Anatomy of a layoff

    When you've been laid off, there is a tendency to hold it against the person who had to deliver the news. Here's the layoff experience from the perspective of the line manager.


  • Toni Bowers // April 10, 2009, 4:33 AM PST

    Use career tool to track job hunting progress

    A former executive recruiter has created an online tool that lets job hunters organize and track their progress. Here's a look at the application.


  • Toni Bowers // April 16, 2009, 10:20 PM PST

    Don't let the bad economy banish 'no' from your vocabulary

    If you blindly accept any duty or project that comes along, you're not doing yourself or the company any favors. If you're spread too thin, someone or something will suffer for it. Learn how to say no.


  • Toni Bowers // April 21, 2009, 10:29 PM PST

    IT projects fail most often due to organizational issues

    Here's an example of an IT project that went horribly wrong and perhaps didn't have a chance from the start. One project management expert says that technical glitches are almost never the main problem with a project failure.


  • Toni Bowers // April 13, 2009, 10:16 PM PST

    Beware of fake job postings

    Poor economic times and high unemployment rates are enough to worry about, but the reality is there are people out there taking advantage of those seeking jobs. Here's what to look for and how to protect yourself against job ad scams.


  • Toni Bowers // April 14, 2009, 11:11 PM PST

    Is end-user training a lost cause?

    As everyone knows, the biggest threat to company data and computer systems don't come from outside forces. Unenlightened employees pose the biggest risk. But does end-user education forestall this risk? Take our poll and let us know how you feel.


  • Toni Bowers // April 19, 2009, 10:43 PM PST

    Four job-hunting tips for bad times

    It's hard not to freak out a little when you're unemployed and the mortgage is due. But as the old commercial used to say, "Never let 'em see you sweat." Here are some tips to keep in mind when you're interviewing during less-than-ideal circumstances.


  • Toni Bowers // April 7, 2009, 11:46 PM PST

    Sure she's a good tech blogger, but what does she look like?

    Women tech bloggers get comments their male counterparts don't -- ones concerning their appearance. What exactly is up with that?