As 2012 winds down, it's time to take one more look back at the year in IT careers. Articles on tech jobs are always among the most popular on CIO.com, but here is a list of the 12 most-read IT career articles of 2012. So before you get ready to celebrate the holidays, check out these 12 articles that focused on how and where to find the best IT jobs.
1. The Best Cities for Finding IT Jobs in 2012
With the help of three national IT staffing firms, CIO.com pinpointed eight U.S. cities that offer enterprising, mobile IT professionals the best chances of finding jobs. We also identified the industries in each of those markets that have the most openings, and the IT skills that organizations in those cities are seeking.
2. The World's Best (and Worst) IT Cities to Work and Play
Despite all the economic and political strife in the world, the globe-trotting techie still has opportunities for working at home and abroad -- and even take in an adventure! For every hot spot, however, there's an evil twin nearby. Here are some cities that should tickle the traveling bone of IT pros, as well as cities in the same country to steer clear of.
3. 8 Recession-Proof IT Careers
With the current state of the economy, IT workers face a dog-eat-dog environment filled with downsizing, outsourcing, and more. To help you stay in front of the pack, CIO.com spoke with Modis CEO, Jack Cullen, to shed light on what IT roles remain in steady demand.
4. 10 Best U.S. Cities for IT Jobs with Tech Startups
Tech startups have long attracted IT professionals to their payrolls, lured by the opportunity to work on cool projects with new technologies. If you're seeking the thrill of startup life (and the prospect of IPO riches), head to one of the following 10 U.S. cities identified by PayScale as a hotspot for finding high-paying IT jobs with tech startups.
5. 5 LinkedIn Tips for Career Success in 2012
From sprucing up your profile to branding yourself as an expert, here's how you can better use the professional social network to set you on the path to success.
6. 15 LinkedIn Tips to Improve Your Job Search
Having a LinkedIn profile is a great way to network with professionals as you begin your job hunt, but having an unfinished or poorly compiled profile can send the wrong signals to recruiters and potential employers.
7. 8 Best Cities to Find Cloud Computing Jobs
Looking for a new job in the growing cloud computing market? Open to a change of scenery? Get on the road to one of these 8 cities where cloud jobs are hottest.