ACM Career Articles of Interest
ACM's Career Reference Shelf
1st Steps in the Hunt
Steve Lodin's Employment Resources On the Internet
The Job Search Process
UMSL Career Planning and Placement Office
Careers Advice pages from the Wall Street Journal
Finding a Job
Finding Great Developers
The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing (version 3.0)
How to Conduct an Effective Job Search
How to Develop Opportunities Through Networking
JobTrak Job Manual
The Sanity Check
Making Decisions and Negotiating Details
From monstertrack: Tech Internships: The New Must-Have, by Allan Hoffman -- to read more about internships, try here.
Re-examining your IT career options from ComputerWorld, January 25, 2005.
From ACM TechNews, August 28, 2002
"Technical Degrees Still Command Highest Salaries"
Internet.com (08/23/02); Pace, Chris
- Students that possess undergraduate and graduate technical degrees usually earn the highest starting salaries, compared to those with degrees in other fields, according to the most recent New York Times Job Market (NYTJM) survey. The poll finds that undergraduate degree holders can receive starting salaries between $38,000 and $52,000 per year, while graduate degree holders can earn between $55,000 and $78,000 per year. For students who are already enrolled or who intend to enroll at a college/university in the next year, technical degrees are second only to business degrees, which reflects job seekers' belief that the latter are essential to getting a good position. However, respondents said that simply owning a certain degree does not ensure a job: To truly qualify, undergraduates must also demonstrate strong ethics, multitasking and teamwork skills, strategic thinking, and a tolerance for doing grunt work. Meanwhile, successful graduates are expected to possess functional work experience or specific industry work experience. Hiring managers suggested that students will increase their chances of getting hired if they are involved in on-campus courses, internships, extracurricular activities, work/study, and research that involve a demonstration of leadership.
Part 1: A Seller's Market For Tech Jobs
Part 2: Cultivating a New Crop of Workers.
There are also questions and answers about careers in high tech jobs.
Employment Opportunities Listings
Helpwanted.Com: searchable index of job listings.
NationJob Network: Emphasizes opportunities in the Midwest.
Net-Temps: Online Job Search Center
The Monster Track: Searchable index of high tech companies.
Dice Inc.'s Tech Job Site
What is the difference between IS and Computer Science?
What Does a Systems Analyst Really Do?
Careers in Science and Engineering, A Student Planning Guide To Graduate School and Beyond
The Changing Role of IS Certifications
Designing Your Resume
Effective Resume Writing
Resume Writing Help
Business Communications Protocol & Correspondence Tips
ACM Personalized Career Help: CareerLine
Steps to Successful Interviewing
Working a Career Fair