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I'd love to help, and I will, if you'll just...

This pilot fish has been both a regular IT employee and a consultant, and he's noticed a few key differences in what that means in practice -- especially with users.

Now THAT'S a job interview!

It's the 1990s, and this network admin is interviewing for a job at a manufacturing plant -- where he quickly learns just how unusual the IT procurement process is.

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Annual reviews, reinvented

This pilot fish has worked in his company's IT department for more than two decades, and somehow he's never quite made his peace with the annual employee review process.

Something needs adjusting, just not on the monitor

IT pilot fish hits his 60th birthday and, once the party's over, begins to notice that he's having trouble reading his monitor -- and none of the usual adjustments helps.

Gee, why won't companies pay for training anymore?

This company goes whole hog for Six Sigma, and that means days of training for everybody in IT -- but not everyone wants to get officially certified in the methodology.

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2017 IT jobs report: Southeast region

Ever-growing demand for technology pros of all stripes makes the jobs market particularly strong in the Southeast U.S. Check out average salaries for dozens of tech jobs in the region.

Simple misunderstanding

Older programmer's new boss can't seem to hide the fact that she thinks he's incompetent due to his age. What will it take to show her he can write code she likes?

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2017 IT jobs report: Northeast region

Higher-than-average salaries reflect the red-hot job market for IT professionals in the Northeast U.S. Find out if your pay is keeping up with the regional average for your position.

Of course, that's just an approximation...

College student in the 1970s works nights as a computer operator, and he gets to use the mainframe for his homework, too -- but its performance isn't all he's hoping for.

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2017 IT jobs report: South Central region

For many IT skills, job openings outnumber candidates in the South Central region of the U.S. Check out our salary listings to see if your pay is keeping up with regional averages.

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Honor, redefined

It's 1981, and these university students submit their Cobol homework on punched cards on the honor system. But is somebody getting ahead by being not quite so ethical?

And you thought you knew how to do arithmetic

Manufacturer hits IT with layoffs -- and despite management promises, employees get the ax, while contractors are kept on because "they're cheaper." How does THAT add up?

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2017 IT jobs report: North Central region

Check out our salary listings for 30 IT jobs in North Central region of the U.S. Is your pay keeping up?

Enhance your resume (the vendor sales rep way!)

It's the 1980s, and this IT pilot fish is in the market for a word processor. But the sales rep has a different idea -- and he says it'll be good for fish's career, too.

Phoenix, Arizona

2017 IT jobs report: Mountain region

IT job candidates have the upper hand in many cities in the Mountain region. Compare your pay to average salaries for a range of positions in the region.

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2017 IT jobs report: Pacific region

The Pacific region of the U.S. offers a plethora of job opportunities for skilled IT pros who are passionate about technology. See how your pay stacks up to average salaries in the region.

How revolutions are born

Flashback to the mid-1970s, when this company's VP of Real Estate wants a regularly updated list of leaseholders in alphabetical order, and IT says he can have it in two years -- maybe. Better ideas, anyone?

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6 steps to a more diverse IT workforce (with video!)

From wordsmithing job postings to recasting interview panels, IT organizations are finding new ways to recruit more women and minorities.

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