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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Technology is essential to Catalina Marketing, whose technology lets retailers print out coupons at the checkout customized to a person's buying habits. Nearly half of the 500 people at its headquarters work in IT. But CIO Eric Williams doesn't want people used to cranking out their piece of a giant software project. "I'm not looking for people who have worked in large development shops and are used to working in silos of development," he says. "Our teams are cross-functional, and they have to handle whatever needs to be done." People usually work in teams of 12 to 15 people, and the goals and requirements always change. "I'm amazed at how many people in technology like to have clearly defined requirements," he says.
Lesson for job seekers: Find a shop that fits your style, or you won't last.
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