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Micromanagement and mistrust ruin a dream job

A tech pro lands an ideal position -- aside from the demanding, second-guessing boss

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Cyber security job market to suffer severe workforce shortage

The shortage of experienced talent -- expected to reach 1.5 million by 2019 -- may explain why a cyber security software engineer earns more than a CSO

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The worst thing about tech bubbles isn't what you may think

Sure, stock prices can dive, but the longer-term problem is what the bubble does to computer science college enrollments

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Tech experts rake in the cash by teaching online

As online education platforms proliferate, some IT pros are making bank by teaching online. Just beware negative reviews from students

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Woman recruited by Google four times and rejected, joins suit

Lawsuit alleges age discrimination in Google hiring practices

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ERP emergency: Get us a real project manager!

No timeline, no fixes until after rollout, ignoring ideas -- behold the textbook example of what not to do as a project lead

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U.S. employees are happy, but burnt out

U.S. workers are overworked and burnt out, but most are happy -- for now. What can businesses do to address burnout before their employees fade away?

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8 free sites that teach you how to program

Want to learn to code, but aren't interested in paying pricey fees? Here are eight great websites that will teach you how to program on your own time, from the comfort of your own home and for free.

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Hey, devs, do you even know what a WAN is?

A troubled mainframe migration project hits another obstacle: The dev team's networking ignorance

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One prickly programmer can poison a whole office

A new hire pushes one programmer's bad attitude to the brink -- but ultimately benefits the company morale

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Even at half off, is a Udacity nanodegree worth it?

Online tech university Udacity offers 50 percent tuition refunds for completion of its 'nanodegrees,' but they may not be deep enough for today's market

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Are benefits for IT workers shrinking?

While tech salaries have increased, many organizations are eliminating benefits like tuition reimbursement, awards and telecommuting

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The boss asks for overtime without pay? That's leadership!

A manager ignores overtime rules and insists on a 40-hour workweek from the department regardless of hours worked

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How to get the job when you're overqualified

Being ignored for a job because you’re overqualified may seem counterintuitive, but there are a number of reasons a company might overlook your resume for that exact reason

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The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The transition from command line to line-of-command requires a new mind-set -- and a thick skin

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12 fun, free summer classes for techies

MOOCs from EdX, Coursera, and newcomer Kadenze tackle superheroes, science of cooking, alien worlds, and more

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Can't disconnect on vacation? These IT pros offer their hard-earned tips

More IT professionals are reducing work activity and enjoying their vacation time. But it takes planning and resolve to completely unplug

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Morale boosters: 5 proven ways to motivate your IT team

Disengaged teams foster a toxic and unproductive work environment. When motivation slips, here’s what you can do to get staff back on track.

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