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10/14/2011
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8 IT Hiring Strategies Of Top CIOs

Learn the techniques that award-winning CIOs use to ensure the right talent for their IT teams--and apply the lessons to your own job hunt.
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Vail Resorts CIO Robert Urwiler thinks mobile apps are changing IT itself. Vail last year launched a customer-facing Web and mobile app , EpicMix, that was one of the company's biggest projects last year. "This is much closer to a commercial software endeavor than an enterprise IT project," says Urwiler, who worked as CIO at Macromedia before joining Vail in 2006. "It will end up over time attracting a different kind of person to the IT role." To deliver customer-facing tech, IT needs employees who understand the company's customers. Urwiler doesn't require that IT pros be passionate skiers or snowboarders. But it helps.

Lesson for job seekers: Be ready to talk knowledgably about a company's end customers, not just technology. And if the industry bores you, so will the job.

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Leo Regulus
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10/17/2011 | 6:00:00 PM
re: 8 IT Hiring Strategies Of Top CIOs
Didn't really need a 'Slide Show ' on this. How about an article with 'Print' capability? You know how to do it.
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