IT Jobs - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1977 en Congrats on the new job! Please disregard all the red flags http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/congrats-the-new-job-please-disregard-all-the-red-flags-240567?source=rss_it_jobs <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 175px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/fingers_pointed.jpg" alt="Congrats on the new job! Please disregard all the red flags" width="243" height="165" align="right" /> <br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Jutta Kuss</p></em></div> Application Development your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Web Development Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 240567 at http://www.infoworld.com Working for the weekend? Not if you want to keep your job http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/working-the-weekend-not-if-you-want-keep-your-job-240383?source=rss_it_jobs <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/man_with_smartphone.jpg" alt="Working for the weekend? Not if you want to keep your job" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Cringely IT Jobs Misadventures Mobile Technology Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:07:29 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 240383 at http://www.infoworld.com H-1B applications surge to 172,500 -- twice the cap http://www.infoworld.com/t/h-1b/h-1b-applications-surge-172500-twice-the-cap-240300?source=rss_it_jobs <p>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.</p> <p>In total, the U.S. received about 172,500 applications for H-1B visas -- that carry a 65,000 base cap and another cap of 20,000 for those who earned a master's degree or higher in the U.S., the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service said today. The visas picked in the lottery can be used in the 2015 federal fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.</p> IT Jobs H-1B Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:42:24 +0000 admin 240300 at http://www.infoworld.com Here we go again: Outsourcers snap up H-1B visas at a record pace http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/here-we-go-again-outsourcers-snap-h-1b-visas-record-pace-240056?source=rss_it_jobs <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/h1b_american_flag_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The French have an elegant way to put it: <em>Plus les choses changent, plus elles restent les mêmes</em>. The more things change, the more they stay the same.</p> The Industry Standard IT Jobs H-1B Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 240056 at http://www.infoworld.com Order up! One fried motherboard with an extra server on the side http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/order-one-fried-motherboard-extra-server-the-side-239946?source=rss_it_jobs <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/oops_error_key.jpg" alt="Order up! One fried motherboard with an extra server on the side" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Gunnar Pippel</p> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Desktop PCs Servers Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 239946 at http://www.infoworld.com U.S. hits H-1B cap with 'high number' of petitions http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/us-hits-h-1b-cap-high-number-of-petitions-240025?source=rss_it_jobs <p>The U.S. government said today it has reached the H-1B cap, and if this year is similar to previous years, 70 percent of applicants are under the age of 35, and a major portion will take jobs at offshore outsourcing companies.</p> <p>The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) said it received a "high number" of H-1B petitions, but was unable to give a final tally because it was still counting them.</p> The Industry Standard IT Jobs H-1B Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 admin 240025 at http://www.infoworld.com What do IT workers want? http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/what-do-it-workers-want-239975?source=rss_it_jobs <p>As the economy continues to rebound and the competition for qualified IT professionals reaches new heights, employers seeking to attract or retain staffers are increasingly becoming like anxious suitors, desperate to figure out how to please their dates: "What do you want? What will make you stay? What really matters in our relationship?"</p> IT Jobs IT Management Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 admin 239975 at http://www.infoworld.com Top perks that IT professionals should ask for http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/top-perks-it-professionals-should-ask-240000?source=rss_it_jobs <p>You've been slaving away at your job since the economic downturn, taking on more work with no raise in pay and believing a light would one day appear at the end of the tunnel. According to both DICE and Robert Half Technology, that day is here.</p> IT Jobs IT Management IDG Insider Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 240000 at http://www.infoworld.com The 'always-on' IT culture: Get used to it http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/the-always-it-culture-get-used-it-239974?source=rss_it_jobs <p>A couple of weeks into his job as lead QT developer at software development consultancy <a href="http://www.osft.com/" target="_blank">Opensoft</a>, Louis Meadows heard a knock on his door sometime after midnight. On his doorstep was a colleague, cellphone and laptop in hand, ready to launch a Web session with the company CEO and a Japan-based technology partner to kick off the next project.</p> IT Jobs IT Management Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:22:20 +0000 admin 239974 at http://www.infoworld.com IT salary survey 2014: Who's hot, who's not http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/it-salary-survey-2014-whos-hot-whos-not-239973?source=rss_it_jobs <p>It's poaching season at <a href="http://truvenhealth.com/" target="_blank">Truven Health Analytics</a>. The Santa Barbara, Calif., company has been up to its eyeballs in new projects since the federal government's Medicaid business systems group enlisted Truven's help to improve its Web-enabled reporting systems.</p> IT Jobs IT Management Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00:27 +0000 admin 239973 at http://www.infoworld.com IT job growth jumps for third month in a row http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/it-job-growth-jumps-third-month-in-row-239970?source=rss_it_jobs <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/05OPenterwin-hp-_0.jpg" alt="IT job growth up for third month in a row" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Is there finally light at the end of the IT jobs tunnel? According to Janco Associates's latest IT job market report, the answer is a qualified yes.</p> The Industry Standard IT Jobs Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:22:40 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239970 at http://www.infoworld.com Hackathon gold: How to win a job offer in a coding competition http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/hackathon-gold-how-win-job-offer-in-coding-competition-239817?source=rss_it_jobs <p>Are software competitions bad? Some participants say hackathons <a href="http://www.itworld.com/application-management/382488/prize-fighters-how-prizes-are-killing-hackathons" target="_blank">can stifle innovation and chill the vibe of camaraderie</a> because they offer such large prizes. But that doesn't have to always be the case.</p> IT Jobs Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:05:55 +0000 Pete Babb 239817 at http://www.infoworld.com 7 blowhard bosses bollix up IT http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/146691/7-blowhard-bosses-bollix-it-239604?source=rss_it_jobs <!--paging_filter-->As if working in tech isn't hard enough, these bosses block every avenue to success<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As if working in tech isn&#039;t hard enough, these bosses block every avenue to success </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> infoworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/146691 </div> </div> </div> IT Jobs IT Management Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 239604 at http://www.infoworld.com Trial to proceed in Silicon Valley employee 'no poaching' case http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/trial-proceed-in-silicon-valley-employee-no-poaching-case-239452?source=rss_it_jobs <p>A lawsuit that accuses Google, Apple and other top Silicon Valley companies of driving down wages by agreeing not to hire each other's workers can go to trial, a judge has ruled.</p> <p>The case alleges that executives including former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt agreed not to poach the other's workers during a period between 2005 and 2009. The alleged agreements would violate state and federal antitrust laws. Adobe Systems and Intel are also named as defendants.</p> The Industry Standard IT Jobs Federal Regulations Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:18:39 +0000 admin 239452 at http://www.infoworld.com Tech pros name their most-wanted job perks http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/146419/tech-pros-name-their-most-wanted-job-perks-239296?source=rss_it_jobs <!--paging_filter-->Attention hiring managers: These are the extras that will give you an edge in the fight for top talent<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Attention hiring managers: These are the extras that will give you an edge in the fight for top talent </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> itworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/145115 </div> </div> </div> IT Jobs Cloud Computing Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 239296 at http://www.infoworld.com Lawyers talk of settlement in Silicon Valley employee-poaching case http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/lawyers-talk-of-settlement-in-silicon-valley-employee-poaching-case-239287?source=rss_it_jobs <p>Attorneys say they're making progress toward a possible settlement in Silicon Valley's employee poaching case, in which Google, Apple, and other companies are accused of conspiring not to hire employees from other tech giants.</p> <p>During a hearing on Thursday in a San Jose court, attorneys on both sides said they were working daily with a mediator to resolve the dispute, which involves alleged secret agreements among the firms not to poach each other's workers. Those agreements would violate federal antitrust laws.</p> The Industry Standard Apple Google Intel IT Jobs Federal Regulations Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:36:38 +0000 admin 239287 at http://www.infoworld.com The boss's vote of confidence turns the tide http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/the-bosss-vote-of-confidence-turns-the-tide-239069?source=rss_it_jobs <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/like.jpg" alt="The boss's vote of confidence turns the tide" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Erikona</p></em></div> your IT tales IT Jobs Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 239069 at http://www.infoworld.com How to bridge the gap between HR and IT http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/how-bridge-the-gap-between-hr-and-it-238991?source=rss_it_jobs <p>Ask your HR director to hire five new IT analysts skilled in hypervisor and server virtualization infrastructure and you'll likely get a quizzical look back. The fact is that technology in the workplace is advancing too fast for HR professionals (and really any non-IT personnel) to keep up with.</p> <p>This widening knowledge gap between IT professionals and the HR managers who are tasked with filling positions causes real problems in hiring the right workers. The problem occurs most frequently when IT managers need to find an employee that has a very specific set of IT skills.</p> IT Jobs IDG Insider Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 238991 at http://www.infoworld.com Cloud deniers are the flat earthers of the tech world http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/cloud-deniers-are-the-flat-earthers-of-the-tech-world-239073?source=rss_it_jobs <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_business_user.jpg" alt="Cloud deniers are the flat earthers of the tech world" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: byryo</p> </em></div><p>I hate when people comment on my column without actually reading my column.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows IT Jobs IT Management Cloud Computing Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 239073 at http://www.infoworld.com Info sec industry still struggles to attract women http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/info-sec-industry-still-struggles-attract-women-239058?source=rss_it_jobs <p>Even as women have made dramatic advances in medicine, law, and other fields, the proportion of women pursuing undergraduate degrees in the computer sciences has actually been dropping, from around 30 percent in 1990 to 18 percent in 2010, according to the latest data from the National Science Foundation. As a result, according to the Census Bureau, women accounted for just 27 percent of computer science professionals down from 34 percent in 1990.</p> Security IT Jobs Security Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:28:21 +0000 admin 239058 at http://www.infoworld.com