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5 ways to get more out of meetings

You have probably experienced meeting-overload at some point in your careers, and the truth is that most meetings diminish productivity. Try these five steps to make your next meeting more meaningful and less time-consuming.

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7 lucrative careers for IT pros

Are you being paid what you're worth? Cloud compensation and services provider PayScale's latest IT salary survey highlights some of the highest-paying IT roles.

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Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents — a free course

Training provider Logical Operations offers a free online course on how to collect, preserve and analyze evidence from cybersecurity incidents — and prepare for the court case.

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4 tips for tough conversations with your employees

Chances are if you haven't already had a difficult conversation at work, you will at some point. But these conversations don't have to be stressful. With a little effort, they can be productive and carry long-term benefits.

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How blind skills challenges can close the skills gap

Blind skills challenges are one way to remove both overt and unconscious bias from the technical hiring process.

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How to answer these tricky job interview questions

Congratulations. Your killer resume and impeccable credentials have landed you an interview. Here's how to nail it.

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The speed of ransomware: 3 seconds to encryption [Infographic]

Once you've clicked the phishing email, it's too late.

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What’s the difference between project management and change management?

Change management and project management are often thought to be the same thing. They aren’t. Here’s how they differ.

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When it comes to IT certifications, trust but verify

New research shows that organizations need to do a better job at verifying certification credentials if they want to benefit their value.

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Free and cheap ways to study for IT certifications

Use these tips for finding inexpensive study resources and getting hands-on experience.

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Awareness training: How much is too much?

The goal of security awareness training is to help employees recognize and avoid security risks. The key, experts say, is to make them skeptical but not operate in a “constant state of distrust.”

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DataRobot aims to help create data science executives

New DataRobot University course is designed to teach executives how to identify opportunities to optimize their business using machine learning.

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Mergers create greater security risk

Security risks, both cyber and physical, certainly belong on the list of concerns. And with the ongoing shortage of professionals who are expert in various aspects of data protection—coupled with the seemingly endless stream of...

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Making a career in DevOps

Variety is the spice of life, and it's part of what makes a career in DevOps both fascinating and challenging. This month, Eric Sigler, head of DevOps for PagerDuty, talks about his career and what gets him out of bed in the morning. ...

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Emerging technologies are poking holes in security

Accelerated change challenges change management, security DevOps and emerging technologies that enable business innovation and opportunities demand fast, frequent change from the enterprise. The speed and regularity as well as the...

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14 tips for working with recruiters

If you’re a job seeker, follow this list of tips to make the most of your relationships with recruiters.

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CIO Career Coach: Acing the interview

CIO.com blogger Martha Heller, continues her series on IT careers. This episode is part one of three and looks at what it takes, after you've gotten through the hiring gauntlet, to smash the interview and do your best to impress.

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4 tips to get around resume filtering

Are applicant tracking systems and resume-filtering technologies hindering your job search? Here's how to beat them.

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