The state of IT jobs: 2010

After a brutal year, what can tech pros do to make the most of their careers?

2010 tech careers: What's hot, what's not

IT pros have had a tough year, taking large hits compared to other "back office" staff at lager companies. And yet they've done better than employees in many other industries. Will 2010 be the year that tech jobs stabilize and maybe even grow? Probably not, though overall the tech industry appears as if it will need the same number of people as in 2009. But there will be shifts in what those job needs are that IT pros -- especially those in support roles -- should be aware of so that they can beef up their skills for the areas that will have the most demand.

Where are the jobs growing?

Where are the jobs growing, part 2

Where are the jobs growing, part 3

Where are the jobs going?

Where are the jobs going, part 2

Why fear is not the answer

So where do I focus my career?

So where do I focus my career, part 2

So where do I focus my career, part 3

So where do I focus my career, part 4

So where do I focus my career, part 5

So where do I focus my career, part 6

So where do I focus my career, part 7

So where do I focus my career, part 8

How to succeed, not just survive

How to get a boost

How to get a boost, part 2

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