Career watch: Calling in sick on the holidays

'Tis the Season to Call In SickHere's a shocking piece of news: Employees aren't always telling the truth when they call in sick.When IT Workers Go MissingWhile employers reported heightened absenteeism around the

Published on: November 24th, 2011 Jamie Eckle

How to assess corporate culture

Help!How can I assess a potential employer's office space to determine whether its corporate culture suits me?Elaine Varelas is managing partner at Keystone Partners and has over 20 years experience in career-development consulting.Always:

Published on: October 16th, 2009 IDG News Service

Netscape founder, HP VP to fund next Bill Gates, Steve Jobs

An icon of the dot-com boom is seeking the next big thing in technology, along with the next great leader. Marc Andreessen , who co-founded in Netscape 1994, is teaming up with Hewlett-Packard

Published on: July 9th, 2009 IDG News Service

Career coaching helps unemployed tech workers get back in the game

After losing her job with Nortel, Ottawa-based Kirsten Watson was offered the opportunity to attend career coaching. Now, Watson is offering the same service to clients of her own business, HireTopTalent Inc.HireTopTalent, a

Published on: February 7th, 2002 Kristy Pryma

Fifty-plus IT pros often opt for self employment

More and more 50-plus IT professionals are falling to the budget axe, according to Robert Black.Black, president of CIPS Toronto and an associate partner with GSI International Consulting, said the older workers get

Published on: November 2nd, 2000 Victoria Berry