Points of interest: ACM CareerNews: Tuesday, September 26, 2006
“Top Five Fastest Growing IT Jobs” Datamation, September 15
The five fastest-growing IT jobs include: network systems and data communications analyst, computer applications software engineer, computer systems software engineer, network and computer systems administrator, and database administrator.
“Become Your Own IT Career Coach” InfoWorld, September 18
In order to advance your career within the technology industry, sometimes it is helpful to think of your career as a personal brand. … In short, if you really want to be your own personal brand and have a more successful career, you need to think the way a product manager thinks.
“Business Intelligence Skills” Computerworld, September 18
In order to become a business intelligence professional, it is important to have a mix of computer science savvy, business knowledge, analytical skills, and the ability to think creatively.
“Four Simple Steps to Worldwide Fame” CIO.com, September 6
the article highlights the importance of activities such as networking, writing for trade publications, and speaking at conferences as catalysts for greater name recognition.
“The Virtues of Volunteering” Network World, September 11
Volunteering for a nonprofit organization focused on technology can offer a number of advantages to IT workers. … As the article demonstrates, taking on the additional work paid off in terms of building new business relationships, winning new-found respect from peers, and learning more about corporate security. These advantages far outweighed the disadvantages of longer work weeks.
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