What Drives IT Pros to Change Jobs? The Evolution of the IT Decision-Maker, Part III

OK, so unhappy employees are looking to change jobs. That’s not exactly breaking news. But how many IT professionals are actually exploring new employment opportunities? Since we started our report in 2008, the percentage of respondents considering a job change has ranged from 24 to 70 percent. That low point came in the first year of our survey. The high was two years later, just as the economic recession was ending and IT professionals emerged from a “just happy to be employed” mindset.

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Nice vs. Annoying: Who Gets More Accomplished?

When I was growing up my mother had two sayings, “You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar” and “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” Both made sense to me and to some degree I think both are true. Now that I am in the workforce and deal with people a lot, these come to mind more often. Recently something hit me, don’t these sayings contradict each other? So are they both true?

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Crushworthy Tech Job — Director of Interactive Experience and Shoe Lover with DSW

Let’s face it, most of us don’t grow up dreaming of our future technology careers. It’s usually firefighters, police officers, and doctors that get all the glory. But as IT, technology, and digital media become some of the fastest growing job fields, we wanted to know more about the people in these industries and the different careers that they have found.

In our series “Crushworthy Tech Jobs,” we will learn the reality of these positions, what skills and experiences lead to each career, and what advice they have for others striving for the same success.

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