Skip the navigation

IT Careers Topic Center

IT careers news, in-depth articles and more

IT Careers News

An unnecessary path to tech: A Bachelor's degree

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Edward Snowden all launched tech careers without four-year college degrees, and that may be true for a large percentage of techies.
Read more...

H-1B applications surge to 172,500, twice the cap

The U.S. received twice as many H-1B visa petitions as it can give out under its 85,000 visa cap, and is thus distributing the visas via lottery.

Motorola Mobility names COO with Lenovo buy looming

Rick Osterloh has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Motorola Mobility, the Google business unit that is being acquired by Lenovo.

U.S. hits H-1B cap with 'high number' of petitions

The U.S. government said today it has reached the H-1B cap, and if this year is similar to previous years, 70% of applicants are under the age of 35, and a major portion will take jobs at offshore outsourcing companies.

Juniper to cut more than 500 jobs, close facilities

Juniper Networks will lay off about 6% of its workforce and back out of application delivery controllers as part of a restructuring intended to cut costs and focus the company on markets where it can grow fast.

CompTIA now offers its research without charge

CompTIA, a 32-year-old tech industry group best known for its IT certifications, is broadening access to it resources by making them free.

Durbin warns Republicans standalone H-1B hike plan will fail

A push by the high-tech industry to support a stand-alone H-1B increase is drawing the ire of U.S. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).

Resume makeover: How to highlight your personal brand

Career consultant Donald Burns takes an IT auditor's resume from bland to brand in this month's IT resume makeover.

SAP customers can't figure out firm's mobility strategy

It's been nearly four years since SAP got into enterprise mobility with the acquisition of Sybase, but many customers still don't quite understand its mobile product strategy, according to a new survey by the Americas' SAP Users' Group.

Early STEM education will lead to more women in IT

A leading advocate for introducing girls to computer science argues that educators must develop required programs at the K-12 level to resolve gender imbalance in the tech sector.

IT Careers In Depth

Five characteristics of a new breed of CIO

As enterprises rapidly evolve their mindsets and approach to digital, CIOs will be required to either evolve their own profiles and skill sets or risk becoming irrelevant, writes Gartner's Linda Price.

Paul Glen: The benefits of an unstructured career

Too often we make self-limiting assumptions about position, status and the need to rigidly follow a career path.

Loren Larsen: 4 creative approaches to technical recruiting

With low single-digit unemployment for IT workers and a scarcity of qualified candidates, it's critical for employers to become more effective in their recruiting efforts. Here are four fresh approaches.

How the 2014 Computerworld IT Salary Survey was conducted

A look at the methodology used to collect data for Computerworld's 2014 IT Salary Survey.

Career Watch: Top perks for IT jobs

Pursue the right IT career, and you're practically guaranteed a free lunch.

What do IT workers want?

While traditional incentives like salary and benefits still rule, IT staffers are placing more importance on intangibles such as corporate culture, challenging work and recognition -- a trend that employers ignore at their peril.

Michael Kirven: Why 2014 is the year to become an independent IT contractor

There's never been a better time to explore opportunities as a technology contractor. The potential payoffs can benefit both workers and companies.

The 'always-on' IT culture: Get used to it

Thanks to factors ranging from BYOD and flexible work arrangements to the global economy, a broad range of IT roles demand around-the-clock accessibility. IT professionals say it's part of the territory and are devising strategies to cope.

IT Salary Survey 2014: Who's hot, who's not

Salaries continue their modest rise, while demand for workers with key tech skills coupled with business acumen keeps employers scrambling to find and keep talent.

Top-paying industries for IT 2014

When it comes to IT pay, some industries fare much better than others. Find out who the winners and losers are in our 2014 Salary Survey.