Mary Brandel

Contributing writer

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

How to make tech meetups work for you

So, you want to be a security pro? Read this first

So, you want to be a security pro? Read this first

Here are some insights to help IT professionals take advantage of the talent shortage – as well as some reasons it might not be the right move for you.

The ultimate hackathon survival guide

The ultimate hackathon survival guide

Name a city, pick a date, and you’ll likely find a nearby hackathon, whether you’re in Des Moines, Iowa, or Yerevan, Armenia.

Four mindblowing TED Talks for techies

Four mindblowing TED Talks for techies

Here are four talks that in just over an hour will provide you with a glimpse of what the world might look like in the next decade.

Resume makeover: How to add multimedia

Resume makeover: How to add multimedia

In today’s multimedia world, some job seekers are creating elaborate video game resumes, or adding infographics, video, audio or design-intensive documents to their traditional resumes. So, is your old-fashioned text-based document...

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...

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