Mary Brandel

Contributing writer

Mary Brandel is a contributing writer for Computerworld, covering a variety of IT technology and management issues.

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As IT job market heats up, tech stress levels drop

As IT job market heats up, tech stress levels drop

Many IT pros feel more secure today about their career prospects, but some roles are still extremely stressful.

5 low-cost tricks for keeping up with new technologies

5 low-cost tricks for keeping up with new technologies

Here are some ways to stay up to date and even get up close and personal with emerging technologies.

Best vacation spots for the techie who wants to unplug….or plug in

Best vacation spots for the techie who wants to unplug….or plug in

Here are some vacation options that fall into two opposite camps: For the IT pro who wants to unplug, or for the IT pro who wants a tech-focused getaway.

Bad IT: Don’t make these mistakes in your organization

Bad IT: Don’t make these mistakes in your organization

Here are some real-life examples of less-than best practices, performed both by IT organizations and IT pros themselves, as well as the lessons that can be learned from them.

8 ways to jumpstart your career

8 ways to jumpstart your career

We’ve collected advice from experts on the tweaks IT professionals can make to improve their career prospects.

How not to ask for a raise

How not to ask for a raise

You may have heard the inspirational phrase, “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.” But what if you do ask, and the answer is still no? Particularly when it comes to asking for a raise, that is not the desired outcome,...

4 ways to jumpstart your career for less than $1,000

4 ways to jumpstart your career for less than $1,000

Is there anything better than putting on a jacket you haven’t worn in a while and discovering $20 in the pocket? Well, we’ve pushed that small pleasure up a notch and added a twist: If you suddenly had a spare $1,000, and wanted to...

6 blunders to avoid when dealing with end users

6 blunders to avoid when dealing with end users

How IT pros can avoid blunders when interacting with end users.

Six TED talks that can change your career

Six TED talks that can change your career

Of the hundreds of TED talks available online, many are geared toward helping people view life in a new way, which can reshape how they approach work. We’ve collected a handful of talks that could help you approach your career in a...

15 ways to screw up a job interview

15 ways to screw up a job interview

Just because companies seem to be vying for someone with your skills and capabilities doesn’t mean you can get too casual about the interview.

8 tech buzzwords that you need to know

8 tech buzzwords that you need to know

Impress your friends at this year’s holiday gatherings by dropping a few of these terms.

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