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 // 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?


  • Toni Bowers // April 6, 2009, 2:46 AM PST

    Unemployment in the tech sector increases

    According to a report just released by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray, and Christmas, planned job cuts announced by the U.S. technology sector totaled 84,217 in the first quarter, nearly five times higher than the 17,345 cuts announced during the same period a year ago.


  • Toni Bowers // April 5, 2009, 9:55 PM PST

    Asperger's and social interaction: Learn to speak in colors

    Asperger's Syndrome, a disorder on the high end of the autism spectrum disorders, may be more common among those in the technical fields. Now, a new technology developed by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology-trained professor may help correct some social interaction problems common to those with Asperger's.


  • TechRepublic Staff // April 1, 2009, 9:29 PM PST

    Free resume tool kit for landing IT leader jobs

    There is a world of difference between an intermediate-level resume and that of one geared toward an IT manager or CIO position, and not just in the amount of experience but also in the way information is categorized to the way it is presented visually. Here's introductory advice, as well as a free tool kit, for creating a killer IT leader resume.


  • Toni Bowers // March 31, 2009, 10:56 PM PST

    12 ways to stave off job-hunting desperation

    It's not unrealistic to feel panicked and fearful when you're unemployed in the present market, but panic and fear may be keeping you from landing another job. Here are tips on how to overcome those feelings and put your best foot forward.


  • Toni Bowers // March 29, 2009, 11:01 PM PST

    Poor economy causes 'silent fright' among those still employed

    In poor economic times, when the alternative is no job at all, many employed workers stop taking advantage of work benefits that were formally used as incentives, such as flex time, paid sick leave, and telecommuting policies. But what effect will this have in the long term?


  • Toni Bowers // March 26, 2009, 10:52 PM PST

    Career sabotage by co-workers: Does it really happen?

    Career sabotage by a co-worker -- it sounds like the plot of a bad made-for-TV movie. But does it really happen? In this blog, we address a case that may or may not be attributable to co-worker malice.


  • Toni Bowers // March 24, 2009, 9:06 PM PST

    When a co-worker makes more money than you

    What do you do when you find out that a co-worker, doing the same job you do is making more money than you? It all depends on how you found out and what the circumstances are.


  • Toni Bowers // March 22, 2009, 10:07 PM PST

    Severance pay and unemployment compensation

    Can you collect unemployment benefits if you receive a severance package? It depends on the state you live in and whether your severance is a lump payment.


  • Toni Bowers // March 18, 2009, 2:00 AM PST

    Job hunting: Put a new spin on 'old'

    For older workers looking for a job, age bias (even if it's unconscious) is hard to fight. But there are things you can do to present your age and experience in a way that elevates your personal brand.


  • 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 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 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 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.