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.

  • Anatomy of a layoff

    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 · January 6, 2009, 1:30 AM PST

  • Job site releases lists of best and worst jobs

    Job site releases lists of best and worst jobs

    In a list released by a career site, two IT jobs made the best list. Take a look at what the others were, as well as the 10 worst.

    Toni Bowers · January 8, 2009, 9:46 PM PST

  • The problem with employee assessment tests

    The problem with employee assessment tests

    According to recent statistics, the use of employment assessment tests has increased 300 percent. Here are some problems with those kinds of tests if not properly implemented.

    Toni Bowers · January 11, 2009, 9:35 PM PST

  • How to work for someone younger than you

    How to work for someone younger than you

    If you've ever had to report to someone younger than yourself or manage an employee older than yourself, you have experienced a phenomenon that will become more commonplace. Here's why and some tips f...

    Toni Bowers · January 22, 2009, 2:04 AM PST

  • Applying for an internal position can be tricky

    Applying for an internal position can be tricky

    Applying for another position in a company you already work for can be complicated. For one, do you tell your plans to your current manager? What about your peers? Here are a couple of ways of looking...

    Toni Bowers · January 26, 2009, 1:08 AM PST

  • How to reintroduce yourself during an internal interview

    How to reintroduce yourself during an internal interview

    If you decide to interview for another position at your company, how do you present yourself? Here's how to demonstrate skills that may not be visible on the surface to interviewers.

    Toni Bowers · January 27, 2009, 10:34 PM PST

  • The five most hated technology pundits on the Internet

    The five most hated technology pundits on the Internet

    Thanks to blogs, the Web is alive with punditry. Here are five tech pundits that one blogger loves to hate.

    Toni Bowers · January 29, 2009, 12:27 AM PST

  • Staff management: Beware the simmering pot

    Staff management: Beware the simmering pot

    Personnel issues are always a bit tough, but it's best to deal with them upfront instead of letting them fester. As a manager, you need to keep an eye on troubling employee behavior, especially if it ...

    Toni Bowers · January 31, 2009, 2:51 AM PST

  • Negotiating tips for the newly laid off

    Negotiating tips for the newly laid off

    After you've been given a pink slip, the only thing you feel like doing is numbly gathering your things and getting the heck out of there. But the author of a new book says it may be a good time to ne...

    Toni Bowers · February 2, 2009, 10:11 PM PST

  • Battling recruiters and the salary issue

    Battling recruiters and the salary issue

    It's an age-old issue: You're talking to a recruiter who wants to know what your salary requirements are, and you want to know what salary the job offers. How does one get around this stand-off?

    Toni Bowers · February 3, 2009, 9:31 PM PST

  • Layoff: A personal perspective

    Layoff: A personal perspective

    The poor American economy brings with it the specter of widespread job loss. Even IT pros who think they're immune to a layoff are being unpleasantly surprised. Here is one IT pro's experience.

    Toni Bowers · February 9, 2009, 9:43 PM PST

  • Ensure productivity by setting SMART goals

    Ensure productivity by setting SMART goals

    There's a lot that can go wrong in any project, but not stating clear instructions and expectations at the beginning always spells trouble. See how to use SMART goals to avoid this problem.

    Toni Bowers · February 8, 2009, 10:56 PM PST

  • Dealing with cliques at work

    Dealing with cliques at work

    An employee at an IT call center finds that his co-workers are in a clique and are not forthcoming with information that could help him do his job. What is the best way to deal with childish co-worker...

    Toni Bowers · February 10, 2009, 10:01 PM PST

  • Tips for hiring a techie

    Tips for hiring a techie

    We all know the repercussions of a bad hire. Here are some tips for making that next tech hire a good one.

    Toni Bowers · January 13, 2009, 3:20 AM PST

  • Tackling the tricky dilemma of having no work references

    Tackling the tricky dilemma of having no work references

    With the rate these days at which people switch jobs and companies go out of business, finding and keeping good work references can be a battle. Here are some ways of getting around it.

    Toni Bowers · January 14, 2009, 8:32 PM PST