Career Tips

6 Tips for Starting Your New DevOps Job

(5 min read) By Nife Oluyemi Recently I received my first warning email from IBM that I needed to do a regular update of my password for security purposes. It was only then that it occurred to me: I have already spent three months at IBM. This realization caused me to reflect back on my first […]

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Does Your Company Walk the Talk on ‘Diversity and Inclusion’?

(10 min read) By Rachel Reinitz IBM has a long history of actively supporting diversity and inclusion — from policies enacted for equal pay for equal work in 1935 to providing domestic partnership benefits over 20 years ago (being one of the first major corporations to do so) to active opposition to Texas’s anti-LGBT proposed […]

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My Advice for a Successful Mentoring Relationship

(6 min read) By Michael J Martin Being a mentor is all about the learning and development of a person who is junior to you. Mentorship connects a more experienced professional with someone who is less experienced; an informal relationship to exchange knowledge, provide guidance, and share experiences, all aimed to help the mentee succeed […]

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How to Find a Job You Are Passionate About

A job is mostly described as an activity we do to support our lives. Many people go to work out of necessity. But what if going to work is the activity you choose to do day in and day out, because you love it? What if you handle important issues at your job, and feel […]

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4 Ways Organizations Can Close the Gender Gap in Leadership

(3 min read) By Carolyn Baird and Lynn Kesterson-Townes Despite abundant evidence that gender equality in leadership is good for business, an overwhelming majority of organizations say advancing women into leadership roles is not a formal business priority, according to a new study from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). In fact, women hold […]

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How to Nail the Corporate to Entrepreneurship Transition (and Vice-Versa)

(8 min read) Stephanie Trunzo isn’t one to play it safe. After attending graduate school at Carnegie Mellon, she started her career developing technology at IBM. But after 13 years with the company, she took the biggest risk of her career — and the risk she is most proud of. In 2011, she left a […]

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Attract Recruiters’ Attention with these Resume Writing Tips

By Kari Coffey (5 min read) In most big corporations, recruiters support multiple openings, each requiring a unique skillset, and with an influx of applicants for each position we support, it’s refreshing to come across a well-presented, professional resume. On average, recruiters spend about six seconds reviewing a resume before making a decision to: a) […]

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Best Practices to Help Maximize Your Strengths during Interviews

 By Adam G. Staton There is a constellation of schools of thought about excelling in your interview. No two interviews are the same. However, here are some practices to alleviate the unknowns and allow you to play to your strengths. Do Your Homework Research the team ahead of time. Focus on the specific group and […]

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Eight Common Résumé-Writing Mistakes That Keep You From Getting Your Dream Job

Much has been written about writing a good résumé.  Unfortunately, anyone who has a résumé seems to fashion themselves an expert at résumé writing. In this article on our #RecruiterSeries, Steve Choquette will share common résumé mistakes he’s seen, along with tips to avoid them and get the job you want. Steve is one of […]

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How to Break into Offering Management and Grow Your Career

(12 min read) It hasn’t been long since IBM established the Offering Management discipline – a practice where Offering Managers develop into solution owners in the world of product management. But what is this really all about, and what type of work do Offering Managers do? We listened in on the conversation of Andrea Morgan-Vandome […]

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Want to Change Career Paths? Here’s How to Make a Pivot

Many of us start at our first job out of college thinking it will set us up for the rest of our career. And stepping off that path seems like a huge risk. When you’re on a straight and narrow career path, it’s easy to panic if you want to make a change. The good […]

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