What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers


Top 10 IT Consulting Firms
Giant consulting companies providing IT outsourcing, enterprise integration, and technology services.

Siebel CRM Skills
Owned by Oracle now, Siebel is still the #1 CRM commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) package for enterprise business solutions. Because Siebel is mainly implemented by big corporations and public entities, Siebel jobs are paid extremely well.

Data Integration, Data Warehousing, and ETL Software Tools
What are the most popular sotware tools for enterprise data integration, data warehousing, and Extract, Transform and Load (ETL).

Extend Swing by Example - A Custom Searchable JComboBox
One of the well-know design patterns that is heavily applied in Java Swing is Model-View-Controller (MVC). To customize a Swing component, a developer must understand how MVC architect works. This article will demonstrate MVC in action by customizing JComboBox to change the default searching capability.

Web Developer Job Description
The web developer position is expected to thoroughly understand the preparation and use of electronic materials, including color palettes, various graphic formats, security technology, and the programs used in their preparation.

The Dog and Tiger's Evil Fight in China
In the Chinese IT community, a hot, funny topic is about the fight between the dog and tiger for China’s territory. There is big argument about who is going to win the search engine market.

Build Right Skills for Tomorrow's IT Jobs
IT is changing the way of doing business, so as the demands and expectations on It workers. To survive from tomorrow's IT jobs, IT workers must emerge from deep-seated technical territories and face the business world.

What is Tested in Oracle 10g Certification Exam
If you were certificated by Oracle in 9i, you only need to pass one upgrade new feature exam to get Oracle 10g DBA certification. The exam is easy because it only tests the basic knowledge of Oracle 10g. Also, a lot of knowledge of the new feature are not really new, you already learned a lot of them from the previous version.

A State Job Is Perfect for Mid-Age IT Professionals
I have dozen of friends who work as public employees on state IT jobs, - programmers, DBA, system admin, analyst, etc. They tell me the same thing: State jobs are easy, light work load, flexible schedule, and most important, their jobs are protected by the union, - the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) is one of the strongest, toughest unions in the whole world.

Top 10 Database Software Systems
Database is a big deal in IT jobs. No matter what you do in IT, certain level database skills are required.

JAVA versus C#.NET from Developers Viewpoint
Java or .NET? Project managers always debate the merits of one over the other in new architecture design and upgraded system implementations.

Sun Certificated Enterprise Architect (SCEA) Resources
Get certified in Java Enteprise Architect.

The Most Wanted Programming Skills for Today's IT Business Solutions
Programming is the essential skill for every IT professional. Programming skills are categorized by the computer languages. Therefore, the value of programming skills depends on the use and popularity of programming languages.

Top 10 Computer Languages
What computer languages are playing the most important roles in IT world today? Look at the top 10.

The Top 10 List of Software Development Blunders
Building frequently - preferably continuously - allows you to discover problems early on and nip them in the bud before they grow into big expensive disasters. Plus, building software is a critical validation step - you don't know if something's broken until you try putting it together.

IT Security Specialist Job Description
IT Security Specialist is responsible for performing multiple security risk and vulnerability assessments, as well as operational projects and functions including monitoring of the network intrusion detection system.