Tips to keep your IT job and move along CIO career path in a recession

In this recession, there are many ways to not only keep your IT job but also expand your career options by demonstrating strong leadership and a business focus. Here's our advice.

As the recession continues, IT jobs and CIO careers remain under scrutiny at many organizations. Yet there are many ways to not only keep your IT job but also expand your career options by demonstrating strong leadership and focusing on IT and business alignment like never before. The following resources will help you focus your efforts to continue on your CIO career path and keep up with CIO job trends and IT career success.

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 CIO returns from two years as operations SVP ready to drive IT value
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After a stint in business operations, CUNA Mutual Group's CIO shares lessons learned, including a sense of urgency to IT. Plus: His six-month rule.

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