IT Employment

Get the latest news on IT hiring trends and certifications, as well as resume and interviewing advice.

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    V3 – Why is the app slow? Download a FREE trial of SolarWinds Application Monitor & find out.

    Why is the app slow? Download a FREE trial of SolarWinds Application Monitor & find out. 3 reasons to consider SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Out-of-the-box monitoring for almost everything – servers, virtual infrastructure & 150+ apps. Easy customization for your enterprise needs – customize templates,...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Orchestration ROI Infographic

    Operations orchestration is the coordination of automated tasks across teams, tools, and environments including incident management, service request fulfillment and more. This infographic reveals how most IT organizations realized ROI in less than 6 months and quantifies orchestration benefits. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Free Trial - Unified IT Monitoring for Infrastructure and Applications with up.time®

    up.time is enterprise-level IT monitoring that’s up to 50% more cost effective than traditional “Big 4” monitoring tools. Get the comprehensive features, deep reporting, and proactive monitoring you need for a unified view of IT performance, availability, and capacity. up.time monitors across platforms, including all infrastructure (servers, VMs, network devices)...

    Sponsored By Uptime Software

  • Downloads // Dec 2013

    Cisco-Webex - Now Meet with Up to Three for FREE!

    IT Professionals! Get on board with Cisco WebEx online meetings. Conduct unlimited online meetings with up to three people for free - for life (or at least as long as you care to keep your free Basic Account)! Meet via whatever you want - your notebook, your iPhone, your...

    Provided By Cisco Systems, Inc

  • Downloads // Dec 2013

    Cisco-WebEx – Now Meet with Up to Three for FREE!

    Online collaboration tools have made it possible for organizations to collaborate with colleagues across organizations and halfway across the planet. These tools contribute to increased productivity, and prolonged connections between disparate teams and partners. If you’re looking to interact with colleagues, clients or prospects via your notebook, your iPhone,...

    Provided By Cisco Systems, Inc

  • Downloads // Nov 2012

    Stay Connected to Your Organization No Matter Where You Are with DameWare Remote Support

    With roughly 20% of all adults working remotely at least once a month, organizations can no longer allow telecommuting to become synonymous with dropping the ball. For IT professionals, the ability to maintain the same level of productivity remotely as they do within the office could mean the difference between...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Oct 2012

    Fix Computer Issues Fast with GoToAssist Remote Support by Citrix

    Citrix GoToAssist lets you quickly access customers' machines online, so you can use your expertise to fix a technical problem instantly. The GoToAssist platform offers 3 essential cloud-based tools that enable IT professionals to easily support people and manage technology; Remote Support, Monitoring, and Service Desk allow you to deliver...

    Provided By Citrix Online

  • Downloads // Sep 2012

    LogMeIn: Instant, Anywhere Remote Support

    LogMeIn Rescue lets IT do more. With Rescue, you can quickly access, diagnose and solve IT problems anywhere, worldwide. The result: Improved productivity, higher customer satisfaction and more time for the important stuff. Stop letting legacy remote support tools get in your way of delivering great IT support to...

    Provided By LogMeIn

  • Downloads // Sep 2012

    Active Administrator trial download

    Discover the Power of Total Active Directory Management If you want the most powerful, flexible and full-featured Active Directory management solution on the market, you need Active Administrator. Auditing, delegating permissions, managing Group Policy, granular recovery and more - it's all there, it's powerful and it's so easy anyone...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • Downloads // Sep 2012

    Quest Workspace Help Desk

    Help Desk Authority provides automated ticket workflows, self-service dashboards and detailed reports to help small to mid-sized organizations quickly track, identify and resolve help desk issues.

    Provided By Dell Software

  • Downloads // Aug 2012

    Information Technology Certifications from Cisco

    The vast number of Cisco exams may seem overwhelming, but the variety enables you to demonstrate your specific expertise in IT. Here's a detailed look at all the choices you have.

    Provided By Bunron Chen

  • Downloads // Aug 2012

    FREE TOOL - SQL check performance monitoring solution

    Get real-time performance monitoring with this free tool. With it, you can view 20+ key metrics including wait stats, reads/writes, sessions, and cache hits. You will have this alerting tool up and running in no time (and with no agents). NEW! Monitor SQL throughput including batches, compilations, recompilations, and transactions.

    Provided By Idera

  • Downloads // May 2012

    Project manager resume makeover

    This before-and-after look at a sample project manager resume will help you avoid some common mistakes and produce a job-winning resume of your own.

    Provided By TechRepublic.com

  • Downloads // Feb 2012

    Support pro resume makeover

    This before-and-after look at a sample support pro resume will help you avoid some common mistakes and produce a job-winning resume of your own. You can read the critique details by resume expert Jennifer Hay in this Career Management blog post.

    Provided By TechRepublic.com

  • Downloads // Sep 2011

    IT Consultant Client Triage Decision Tree

    Whether responding to downed email servers, failed VPNs, malware outbreaks, broken printers, dead terminal servers, or other critical issues, technology consultancies frequently resemble an emergency room where all injured parties want immediate attention. This flowchart is a great resource for consultants dealing with clients' crises.

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // May 2011

    10 pitfalls of rookie management teams

    Inexperienced execs may make mistakes -- but the smart ones will learn from those mistakes and pick up sound strategies from seasoned leaders. Here's some advice to get you on the right track.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Steve Tobak

  • Downloads // May 2011

    10 email tips for preventing problems and avoiding aggravation

    There are plenty of ways to mishandle email communications -- and mistakes can range from embarrassing to inefficient to highly irritating. These tips will help you sidestep potential email problems. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // May 2011

    10 curses of the analytical thinker

    Being a left-brain thinker can be an asset in the IT field. But as Alan Norton observes, it's not without its shortcomings.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Alan Norton

  • Downloads // Apr 2011

    10 challenges facing IT

    From retaining top talent to building a positive public image to innovating despite budget constraints, IT has plenty of obstacles to overcome. Alan Norton provides an overview of some of the big challenges that lie ahead.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Alan Norton

  • Downloads // Apr 2011

    10 things you gotta have to succeed in IT

    Everyone seems to agree that IT is a tough field. But what does it take to overcome the adversities and become a successful IT pro? These qualities may be the key.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Apr 2011

    10 tips for delivering bad news

    Giving someone bad news is never easy, but there are right ways and wrong ways of going about it. Calvin Sun has some advice on the best methods for sharing unpleasant information.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 reasons you deserve a raise

    If your experience, dedication, and skills make you an excellent IT pro, but your salary doesn't reflect your hard work or the value you deliver, it could be time to ask for a raise. Jack Wallen explains why you may be worth more than you think.This download is also available...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 things you should know about hiring a business or systems analyst

    Hiring the right business/systems analyst can be a tricky undertaking because the necessary skills and experience are often hard to define. Justin James offers some basic ways to help identify the best candidate for the job.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Justin James

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 IT positions ranked by prestige

    People will often judge you by your job title -- as unfair as that may be. Alan Norton ranks 10 IT job roles based on the degree of respect they command.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Alan Norton

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 alternative careers for burned-out IT workers

    So you're thinking about leaving IT -- but you're not sure what to do instead. Here are a few alternative fields where you might be able to use your talents in more satisfying ways.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 stages of a nightmare job search

    It's tough to keep your spirits up when you've been job hunting for an eternity. But Steve Tobak has been there, and his perspective may help you get through the ordeal. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Steve Tobak

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 tips for complying with immigration law when hiring staff

    Navigating the waters of immigration law compliance can be tricky. Calvin Sun offers some practical advice to help you understand the issues and avoid possible penalties.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 common job-hunting mistakes (and how to avoid them)

    Many people are job hunting these days, but some are making mistakes that are hurting their chances. Learn to avoid these mistakes and you'll be ahead of the pack.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Kathryn Ullrich

  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    10 reasons for quitting IT

    There are a lot of upsides to working in IT -- but depending on your situation, you might find yourself considering other career options. Jack Wallen describes a few factors that could be the last straw for some IT pros.This download is also available as an entry in our...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    The 10 most annoying employees

    Certain behaviors are almost guaranteed to drive your boss crazy. Unfortunately, you might not even know you're doing it -- until the day you're shown the door.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Steve Tobak

  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    The 10 biggest LinkedIn annoyances

    As useful as LinkedIn is for promoting your career or business and connecting with other professionals, users have voiced some major peeves. Tim Heard rounded up the top complaints.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Tim Heard

  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    10 hot areas of expertise for IT specialists

    Success in the IT field is increasingly tied to specialization -- but what particular tech niches are most in demand? Deb Shinder runs through the IT specialties that top the list.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    10 tips for dealing with difficult people

    Some people are just plain hard to get along with. But you don't have to let them get under your skin. Calvin Sun offers advice for surviving your encounters with vexing customers and colleagues.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 tips for boosting your career in 2011

    From developing cross-functional skills to aligning your contributions with company goals, these tips will help you map out a plan for advancing your career in 2011. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Kathryn Ullrich

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10+ ways to minimize generational differences in the workplace

    If you're having a tough time communicating with co-workers who are much younger or older than you are, take heart: These tips can help you close the generation gap. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 things you can do to move up the IT career ladder

    IT pros who want to advance their careers need to lay the groundwork by developing the right relationships, refining their communications skills, and expanding their breadth of knowledge.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Matt Eventoff

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 workplace rules of engagement

    Despite our best intentions, our workplace behavior is sometimes less than perfect. Here are some rules to help minimize the missteps and improve our on-the-job interactions.This download is also available as an entry in out 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Steve Tobak

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 things to consider when working with people from a non-U.S. background

    Working effectively with associates from other countries requires an awareness of potential misunderstandings. Calvin Sun offers some advice on how to make sure communications go smoothly.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 resolutions to help grow your consulting business in 2011

    The start of a new year is a good time to take stock and establish goals for improvement. Jack Wallen suggests some measures to help your consultancy thrive in the months to come.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 ways to become an IT superstar

    Becoming a sought-after industry expert requires dedication, planning, and hard work. Here are some things you can do to make it happen. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    V3 – Why is the app slow? Download a FREE trial of SolarWinds Application Monitor & find out.

    Why is the app slow? Download a FREE trial of SolarWinds Application Monitor & find out. 3 reasons to consider SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Out-of-the-box monitoring for almost everything – servers, virtual infrastructure & 150+ apps. Easy customization for your enterprise needs – customize templates,...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Orchestration ROI Infographic

    Operations orchestration is the coordination of automated tasks across teams, tools, and environments including incident management, service request fulfillment and more. This infographic reveals how most IT organizations realized ROI in less than 6 months and quantifies orchestration benefits. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Free Trial - Unified IT Monitoring for Infrastructure and Applications with up.time®

    up.time is enterprise-level IT monitoring that’s up to 50% more cost effective than traditional “Big 4” monitoring tools. Get the comprehensive features, deep reporting, and proactive monitoring you need for a unified view of IT performance, availability, and capacity. up.time monitors across platforms, including all infrastructure (servers, VMs, network devices)...

    Sponsored By Uptime Software

  • Downloads // May 2002

    Network Administrator skills assessment test

    This series of tests can help IT managers gauge how a job candidate for a net admin position will handle typical IT situations. The tests can also help you determine the skills sets each applicant brings to the table.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Sep 2001

    Tracking accomplishments worksheets

    If you want a pay increase or a promotion, you should download this helpful spreadsheet that help you track your accomplishments on the job. What are you really worth to your company? Put a number on your effectiveness as an IT manager and prove your worth.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10+ ways to improve your writing by self-editing

    If you want your writing to be polished, professional, and effective, you'll need to develop a system for reviewing your work with a critical eye. Here are some concrete steps you can take to vastly improve the results.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Susan Harkins

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 tips on conducting effective interviews

    Whether you're having a discussion with an employee about performance issues, trying to gather information about why a project failed, looking for feedback from a staff member about team dynamics, or evaluating someone for possible promotion, conducting a successful interview requires skill and planning on your part. Here are some...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 easy ways to improve your public speaking

    If the thought of speaking in front of a group makes your blood run cold, here's good news: You can employ a variety of simple tricks to take the edge off your nerves so that your delivery will be smooth and self-assured. Longtime actor Jack Wallen shares these tried-and-true techniques.This...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Apr 2011

    10 things you gotta have to succeed in IT

    Everyone seems to agree that IT is a tough field. But what does it take to overcome the adversities and become a successful IT pro? These qualities may be the key.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    The industry's 10 best IT certifications

    IT pros tend to have strong opinions when debating the value of professional certification -- and views become even more polarized when it comes down to a discussion of which certs are meaningful. Erik Eckel put together a list of the accreditations he believes currently hold value for IT pros.This...

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 things that define a true professional

    You may be a brilliant developer, a highly skilled net admin, or a crackerjack DBA -- but if you're unprofessional, your career is likely to fall short. Alan Norton offers some attributes to strive for.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Alan Norton

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    A pragmatic approach to training programmers

    Justin James believes there should be two educational tracks for software programmers: a true computer science program that focuses on a very mathematical, theoretical approach to programming, and a hands-on route that educates people to be real-world programmers. This TechRepublic download features his ideal course listing for such a training...

    Provided By Justin James

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 ways to get back in the game after a layoff

    Looking for work is only part of what you need to do when you get laid off. Justin James offers some advice for moving forward instead of sinking into the unemployment abyss.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Justin James

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    Top 10 computer history Web sites

    If you're a computer history buff -- or you just want to revisit the tech of your youth -- check out these museum sites featuring articles, pictures, forums, and even the first TV commercials for PCs.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Tim Malone

  • Downloads // Feb 2012

    Support pro resume makeover

    This before-and-after look at a sample support pro resume will help you avoid some common mistakes and produce a job-winning resume of your own. You can read the critique details by resume expert Jennifer Hay in this Career Management blog post.

    Provided By TechRepublic.com

  • Downloads // Aug 2005

    Free Chapter Download - IT Manager's Tool Kit, Third Edition

    Download the Strategic IT Planning chapter for grassroots advice on defining the ideal IT organization and recommendations for creating an aligned enterprise. In addition, you'll learn how IT business alignment veers off track and discover methods for preventing such mistakes.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Sep 2005

    50+ keyboard shortcuts for moving faster in Windows XP

    These 50+ keyboard shortcuts can help you navigate Windows XP faster than ever. The point and click interface has made computers accessible to the masses, but IT pros know it's much faster to use keyboard shortcuts than to point and click. These 50-plus shortcuts will help you navigate Windows...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Feb 2006

    Quickly assess new employees' computer skills with this evaluation form

    Develop the best plan for training and supporting new employees by using this form to gauge their level of computer expertise. When a new employee walks in the door, the IT staff has gained a user to support--possibly someone who has little or no real computer experience. To avoid...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    Unemployment Rescue Kit

    When IT program manager Andrew Makar found himself the victim of unexpected downsizing, he mapped out a strategy for finding a new job - and it worked. The tips, tactics, and contact matrix tool included in this download will help you build your own plan of action for finding your...

    Provided By Andrew Makar

  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    10 free security tools that actually work

    Plenty of solid products are available to help you protect your system -- and some of them don't cost a dime. Here's a list of some of the most popular and effective free tools for defending yourself against a variety of threats.This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Susan Harkins

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    10 IT health risks -- and how to combat them

    IT might not appear to be a high-risk field, but a surprising number of ailments can plague IT pros in all job roles. Suzanne Thornberry takes a look at some of the most prevalent health concerns and what you can do to protect yourself from them.This download is also available...

    Provided By Suzanne Thornberry

  • Downloads // May 2009

    10+ ways to learn more efficiently

    To succeed as an IT pro, you have to pursue knowledge and new skills on an ongoing basis -- even if you have limited time and rusty study habits. Calvin Sun shares a dozen pointers that will help you master -- and remember -- new material.This download is also available...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 ways to raise the credibility of your IT group

    Your IT department can't succeed or contribute value to the organization unless you have the respect and trust of the executive team and your customers. Here are some strategies that will help you build a solid reputation for your IT group.This download is also available as an entry in...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 ways technology can help (or hurt) your professional image

    Increasingly sophisticated communications options have introduced a number of gotchas into the business world. Calvin Sun looks at some phone, email, and voicemail best practices that will help ensure that you make the right impression.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    10+ things to check when your presentation runs into technical problems

    Sometimes, it's the little things that derail a presentation - and it's easy to get rattled and overlook them. This list will help you troubleshoot some common presentation glitches.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    10 public speaking traps and how to avoid them

    You can sail past most problems that pop up during a presentation if you're ready for them. These strategies will help you finesse common public speaking pitfalls. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    10 ways to deal with a bad boss

    Is your boss about to drive you crazy? Here are some coping strategies to help you keep your sanity (and maybe your job).This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    10 ways your organization can look unprofessional

    Even a topnotch outfit can alienate clients and compromise professional relationships if it fails to adhere to certain business practices. Calvin Sun explains some common missteps.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 technology traps your users should watch out for

    We take certain best practices for granted, but users who don't know any better often create problems for themselves. This list will help steer them away from common pitfalls. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 ways to deal with setbacks

    Everyone faces failures and disappointments from time to time. The trick is finding a way to bounce back -- and maybe even come out ahead.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 tips for keeping your job search under wraps

    If you don't want your current employer to know you're looking for a new job, you need to be stealthy. These precautions will help you avoid getting busted.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // May 2010

    10 surefire ways to kill morale

    It's easy to demotivate your staff without realizing you're doing it. Calvin Sun highlights a few morale-busting behaviors to watch out for. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10+ things you should know about applying for an H-1B1 visa

    The process of applying for H-1B1 status is complicated, and both the candidate and the prospective employer need to be aware of potential pitfalls.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 things you should know about researching a company

    Whether you're looking into potential new clients or hoping to become an employee of a particular company, you'll be on more solid footing if you've done some homework.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 ways to keep your sanity when working with a consultant

    Any time your organization brings in outside IT help, there's an opportunity for misunderstandings, inefficiencies, and conflicts. These steps will help preempt problems.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 things you can do to network more effectively

    Networking may not be everyone's favorite thing. But done the right away, it can lead to big career payoffs. Calvin Sun shares some ideas for successful networking.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 legal issues that consultants should know about

    Don't get blindsided by some legal misstep you never even heard of. Calvin Sun runs through the nitty-gritty issues all consultants should be prepared for.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    10 ways to deal with a personal or professional weakness

    If some issue or trait is holding you back, you don't have to resign yourself to it. Here's practical advice for taking steps to overcome whatever hurdles are standing in your way.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 things to consider when working with people from a non-U.S. background

    Working effectively with associates from other countries requires an awareness of potential misunderstandings. Calvin Sun offers some advice on how to make sure communications go smoothly.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10+ ways to minimize generational differences in the workplace

    If you're having a tough time communicating with co-workers who are much younger or older than you are, take heart: These tips can help you close the generation gap. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun