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Are You Mentor Material?

Are You Mentor Material?

Remember when you were a rookie in your career? Maybe you had a mentor who gave you some key advice or that extra vote of confidence you needed when making a choice along your career path. I’m hopeful you still have a mentor, even if you’ve reached a level of success in your career. Maybe you never had a mentor, but at times sure wished you’d had someone to listen to your questions and support your career! Maybe you have years of experience and the knowledge to help someone else who is new to your industry. Are you ready to be a mentor? Are you Mentor Material?
Wednesday, May 13, 2015/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (15401)/Comments (10)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Beat the Big Data Talent Shortage

Beat the Big Data Talent Shortage

The reports are in. From IDC to McKinsey to Gartner, all are predicting a shortage of Big Data Talent. McKinsey Global Institute goes so far as to predict a shortage of 1.5 million big data experts by 2018. Gartner had said that Big Data demand will create 4.4 million jobs globally by this year - but only one-third of those will be filled.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (11008)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The Importance of “Soft Skills”

The Importance of “Soft Skills”

How important are “soft skills” in the workplace?

In Anthony Mersino’s book, Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers, he identifies seven benefits of possessing and using soft skills; including developing relationships to support project success, avoiding emotional breakdowns, managing conflict, making better decisions, communicating more effectively, creating high morale, and casting a vision that attracts, inspires and motivates the project team.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (14009)/Comments (14)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Buying vs. Growing Skills In-House

Buying vs. Growing Skills In-House

Buying the skills needed for a particular project or department is very tempting for senior managers. The grass often looks greener when viewed from a distance.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (10556)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 5.0
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IT Career Planning

IT Career Planning

Career planning consists of activities and actions you take to achieve your individual career goals. It’s an ongoing process in which every technology professional should engage:

  • Taking a look at your interests and abilities;
  • Planning your career goals;
  • Designing the action plan to achieve your goals.

When it comes to career planning your employer or supervisor may offer their support or suggestions, but it is really up to you to plan your own career. The following are a few tips to get you started:

Wednesday, April 01, 2015/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (14215)/Comments (18)/ Article rating: 5.0
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