Stories by Paul Heltzel

11 signs your career may be off track

Feel like you’re not moving up? Here’s how to tell whether you’ve hit a standstill in your current role — and how to steer your career out of the rut.

Written by Paul Heltzel06 March 18 06:50

The 11 most difficult IT hires today

The IT talent gap is driving up demand for skilled IT pros, but for certain roles and skillsets, finding — and signing — the right candidate can feel a bit like trying to capture a unicorn.

Written by Paul Heltzel29 Jan. 18 22:00

The 12 biggest issues IT faces today

From securing IoT to retraining IT talent to finding new revenue streams, CIOs have more than their share of concerns keeping them up at night.

Written by Paul Heltzel09 Jan. 18 06:55

20 ways to kill your IT career (without knowing it)

In the fast-paced world of technology, complacency can be a career killer. So too can any number of hidden hazards that quietly put your career on shaky ground — from not knowing your true worth to thinking you’ve finally made it.

Written by Paul Heltzel04 Dec. 17 22:00

7 hot IT career trends — and 7 going cold

The growing IT skills gap and demand for data pros and hybrid roles are disrupting the traditional IT career path. The following heat map of career trends with help you cash in and avoid dead ends.

Written by Paul Heltzel23 Oct. 17 21:00

7 hot new IT jobs — and why they just might stick

From CIoTO to automation architect, new IT roles are rising to fill emerging needs. Some may fizzle, but others may have a long future thanks to underlying IT trends.

Written by Paul Heltzel15 Aug. 17 06:59

9 forces shaping the future of IT

New technologies and approaches will free IT leaders to cut costs, save time and let machine intelligence do the heavy lifting.

Written by Paul Heltzel11 July 17 20:00

The 7 hottest jobs in IT

These emerging and resurging IT roles may be your best path forward in the years to come

Written by Paul Heltzel05 June 17 20:00

16 ways to build a better dev team

The secret to building and maintaining a great development team requires transparency, flexibility, and yes, good vibes

Written by Paul Heltzel20 June 16 20:00

How to salvage a (nearly) hopeless software project

Like a carpenter called in to salvage a home repair gone wrong, developers who've been around the block are used to seeing a handful of the same problems. The code gets creaky; bug reports file at an ever-increasing clip; the time spent maintaining the project surpasses any ability to add features to it. At a certain point, the question arises: Can you rehab the code, or should you scrap it and rebuild from the ground up?

Written by Paul Heltzel06 Jan. 15 03:46