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IT job search: An expert guide

The latest research on critical IT skills and the hottest IT careers

By , Network World
September 26, 2011 02:38 PM ET

Network World - The economy has been rough on everyone, but the IT field has fared better than most. While unemployment across all industries has been at 9%, tech unemployment is at 4%, according to recent figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And companies continue to hire, paying good money for IT talent.

But it’s still competitive, and anyone in the midst of an IT job search has to have the right skills and the right training. As you look further down your career path, you’ve got to anticipate where the technology is going to go next, and make sure you’re well positioned.

In this PDF guide for Network World Insiders, we’ve collected the most insightful IT job search information from across our sister publications. It examines what skills are in demand and looks at where tomorrow’s IT jobs may be.

The guide takes a close look at the most surprising skills that hiring managers are looking for today. It looks at the career opportunities presented by cloud computing, mobile apps, Linux, and the trend toward “big data.” Plus, it examines where your best job-hunting opportunities lie in the social networking world.

You may want to tailor your search to those areas that are booming, and this guide zooms in on those key areas, such as the healthcare industry and certain states where IT hiring activity is high.

Just as importantly, it takes the temperature of the IT job market, and finds that there is reason for optimism.

If you’re looking for a job or looking for a change, download "IT Job Search: Instant Expert" today.

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