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Now on CIO: 5 top-paying IT jobs for every stage of your tech career

Whether you're entry level, mid-level or C-level, here are the highest-paying IT roles in each of these categories.

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Obama immigration plan called vague, frustrating

The immigration reforms that President Obama announced have left people on all sides of the tech immigration issue uncertain and frustrated.

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Obama H-1B immigration FAIL

How is this going to fix the tech-worker shortage? Obama is going it alone on immigration policy. But what about the H-1B issue? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers greet gridlock in DC.

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7 tips for landing a job at a coding competition

You don’t have to win the top prize to take away something arguably more valuable.

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Now on CIO: How to Be the CIO of Tomorrow

What does the future CIO look like? He or she probably won’t have a technology background. However, this new kind of CIO will not only have to lead a technical staff but will also be a leader of leaders in the boardroom.

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Career advice: When that job you want requires a security clearance

Premier 100 IT Leader Srini Koushik also answers questions on selling yourself as a quick learner and connecting with a boss on social media.

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Hypocrisy and connections help IT outsourcing firms

Infosys and other offshore firms need all the business and political connections they can get as they work to fend off efforts to restrict the use of H-1B visas and force them to hire more U.S. workers.

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Military vets excel in IT, companies find

Hiring veterans isn't just the patriotic thing to do, these companies say -- it's very good for the IT talent pool.

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How automation could take your skills -- and your job

Nicholas Carr's new book, The Glass Cage, examines the idea that businesses are moving too fast to automate white collar jobs, sophisticated tasks and mental work, effectively dumbing down workers.

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IT hiring edges up: Why? Take your pick

Whenever IT hiring picks up, as it did last month, the default explanation from analysts is this: The economy is improving.

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Companies use urban office locales to entice IT talent

With younger workers preferring to live in cities, companies are trading suburban office parks for downtown offices

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The IT freelance economy is growing, but not at large firms

The type of company you work for may have a lot to do with whether you're a full-time employee or a contract worker.

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IT resume makeover: Position your accomplishments for maximum impact

This IT and operations executive had a detailed and well-organized resume, but his job search was stalling. However, with the help of our resume expert, he learned how to better position himself for the job he desires.

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Cloud migrations require big changes in IT staffing

These three CIOs have learned to weather the organizational and staffing changes caused by cloud computing.

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How to fish for (and land) IT talent

To lure great hires, CIOs need to be deeply involved in writing IT job postings and not just leave that task to the HR admin.

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IT resumes: Lies, half-truths and embellishments

HR pros and hiring managers encounter candidates of all kinds and any lie on a resume is a definitive red flag. However, all lies are not created equal.

OpenStack users: We need more experienced staff

A major obstacle to wider adoption of OpenStack software is the lack of qualified staff, according to speakers and attendees at the OpenStack Summit in Paris.

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Feds set to destroy H-1B records

The U.S. has changed its H-1B record retention policy to the concern of people who study the visa's impact on the workforce and economy. Records that are critical to research, and take up a microscopic amount of storage, are set for...

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