Rich HeinSenior Managing Editor, CIO

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Rich Hein is senior managing editor and writer for He has worked in technology publishing since 2000. Most recently, Rich was Digital Web/SEO Specialist for the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, serving as the liaison between the organization's marketing and IT departments. Previously, he was a Managing Editor at, where he ran several sites (including and during his 12-year tenure there.

Get New IT Pros Up to Speed Fast With This Onboarding Checklist

In a recent TekSystems survey, 1,500 IT leaders and 2,400 IT pros were polled on the importance of onboarding. When IT leaders were asked about onboarding's importance, the majority agreed that it's necessary but that many aren't doing it well.

9 steps to build your personal brand (and your career)

Competition in the tech jobs industry is fierce, so how do you differentiate yourself? Whether you're a job seeker or just looking to grow professionally, creating an impressive and meaningful brand is the best place to start.

How to find top IT talent on LinkedIn

As the social network counts more than 200 million members, more employers are using it to tap IT talent.

9 IT Career Resolutions for 2013

As 2012 comes to a close, IT job seekers should already be formulating a plan for career growth and professional development in 2013.

Tips for leaving your job the right way

Who hasn't wanted to throw up their hands and just walk out of the office? Don't do it. Learn the proper etiquette for leaving your job and ensure that your career and reputation remain intact after you leave your current position.

Why remote offices mean better IT teams

Today's IT worker is mobile and traditional ideas about brick-and-mortar offices no longer apply. This shift is a good thing as companies are already reaping benefits such as reduced costs, better productivity and a larger pool of IT talent. Of course, there are challenges managers need to overcome.

10 time management tips for IT professionals

Time-management skills for most people are learned along the way, a necessary part of getting the job done. However, like most things, the more you invest in it, the greater the reward.

8 Ways to Advance Your IT Career by Staying Relevant

The only thing that's constant in IT is change and achieving career longevity means changing with it. Keeping up with industry trends, new tools and emerging technologies can seem like a full-time job. But it doesn't have to be.