Career Development Communities and Resources

These websites offer online communities for career development.

IT Knowledge and Content Sites

These websites provide IT knowledge and rich contents.  IT professionals use these site for knowledge acquiring and career development.

IT Industry Standards Organizations

IT professionals need to pay attention to the industry standard bodies since they set the trends of the industry directions.

Tech Events for IT Professionals

It is a great learning experience to attend technological event and conferences.  IT professionals gain new knowledge and get to know the latest trends, which will help the career development. The following tech events are knowledge enriched, educational, and fun. Attending tech conferences could be quite expensive; ask you boss to cover it.

Accreditation of Higher Education

When looking for degree programs, it is important to check accreditation. The following organizations are the authorities of higher education accreditation in the Untied States.  When choosing a degree program, the general rule is to make sure it is accredited by one of the "big five" regional accreditation bodies.

Online Degree Resources

Many working professionals continue higher education while they are working on a full-time job. The following resources are very useful for finding appropriate online degrees.

Most Popular Universities for Online Degrees by Working Professionals

Many working professionals want to continue their college education or obtain a graduate degree while holding a full-time job.  This is only possible through part-time classes (evenings and weekends) or online education.  As the online education system becomes more sophisticated, the online degree program is a better choice.  The following universities offer accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in various majors.

Nothing New in These Top 10 Job Search Trends

IT Business Edge's Pay Attention to These Top 10 Job Search Trends outlined a  list of 10 trends, identified by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, MRW, writing for, to help job seekers separate the wheat from the chaff.  It supposed to help you identify those activities or rules of thumb you should consider for a successful job search, and if you are in an active job hunt, or you are simply testing the waters (which in today’s economic climate, you probably ought to always be doing), then consider these top career initiatives of value. Implemented intentionally, these 10 career trends will help to meld and mold your successful strategy.  However as we see there is really not much new in the trends.

Six Majors for Guaranteed Employment

Employers are actively looking for workers with degrees in these areas, as they have knowledge and skills to fill jobs that are going to be important over the coming decade. But what credentials do you need to enter these careers?

Top 5 Reasons for Virtualization

Virtualization is a hot topic in IT.  If you work in systems/network/database field, make it into your resume and be prepared to address questions about Virtualization.

Virtualization dramatically improves the efficiency and availability of resources and applications in your organization. Instead of the old “one server, one application” model, virtualization lets you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, sharing the resources of the single computer across multiple environments.

Virtualizing your IT infrastructure lets you reduce IT costs while increasing the efficiency, utilization, and flexibility of your existing assets.