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    Find a Tech Internship

    Find a Tech Internship
    In the post-boom era, college graduates have found out just how tough a job search can be. They've also learned something else: An internship is a virtual necessity when seeking a position as a technology professional. "I've seen an increase in the emphasis on internships," says Tom Tarantelli, director of the Career Development Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. "Employers now want ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Signs of the Times

    A Recession Special that doesn't involve hot dogs or a bowl of chili. This bike - on Broadway and 96th Street in New York - is advertised for 30% off its original price. h4. **_-> 2 out of 13 ->_** [page] Forget the government - God has a bailout plan for Main Street h4. **_-> 3 out of 13 ->_** ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams

    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams
    Searching for a job is challenging enough in a recession. Job seekers who are eager to reply to any hint of a paying gig must also avoid online scammers and identity thieves who are targeting them. The Better Business Bureau found that 73% of job seekers reported using online sources for help in 2007, compared to 66% in 2005. And that ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Build a Facebook App

    Build a Facebook App
    Fame, fortune and endless job offers. Such is the life of the Facebook developer. Well, not quite. If you’re a software developer seeking to break into the business through Facebook development - or an experienced codesmith out to make a bundle - you should probably view any forays into the Facebook realm as a learning experience, not a sure thing. “Even ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    5 Skills to Learn if You’re Looking for a Job

    5 Skills to Learn if You’re Looking for a Job
    It’s becoming harder to stand out from the growing pile of resumes in today’s tough job market. If you’re unemployed, consider learning a new skill to gain an advantage. “First, look at your strengths to see how those might cross over into other fields or careers,” says Diane Brennan, an Arizona-based career consultant. “Then decide what other skills you need to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Easy Ways to Start an IT Career

    5 Easy Ways to Start an IT Career
    It's never easy to get a job when every job posting you see requires some experience. That’s the chicken and egg problem you face when training for a new career, and it's especially prominent in the IT industry. So where are the entry-level IT careers? And how should can you start building experience without getting a job or before you finish ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Seven First-Time Resume Concerns

    When you're a college student or recent grad and trying to write a resume, especially your first one, you'll face questions you typically won't find addressed in the current blizzard of resume books. That doesn't mean your questions aren't valid; it simply means the resume experts often overlook them, because they generally target mid-career audiences. As The MonsterTRAK Career Coach, I've ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Get the Interview: Be Proactive Before and After You Send Your Resume

    Get the Interview: Be Proactive Before and After You Send Your Resume
    Get the Interview: Be Proactive Before and After You Send Your Resume You find a promising job listing online. Excited, you send a well-crafted cover letter and resume and wait for a response. Six weeks later, you're still waiting, your enthusiasm has waned, and you've concluded your resume has fallen into a black hole. A proactive approach to your job search ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Resume Dilemma: Recent Graduate

    You've spent four years or more building your knowledge and perhaps even earned a high GPA. So why aren't employers clamoring for your services? The problem you and other new graduates face is that hiring managers are more interested in what you can do for them than what you did in school. So use your resume to convince employers that your ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Fatal Accident Shows Why Data Quality Matters

    Fatal Accident Shows Why Data Quality Matters
    Although you may not typically associate the two, data quality is connected to successful integration. Too often, though, integration focuses on the technical aspects of connecting two data sets and not on the more strategic value of ensuring you've also matched and integrated the business context of that data As Jim Harris, an independent consultant and data quality blogger, explained to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Better Incentives for IT Hot Shots Can Help U.S. Cyber Safety

    Better Incentives for IT Hot Shots Can Help U.S. Cyber Safety
    Two of the most critical issues facing the U.S. military right now are the need to retain its highly trained personnel, and the need to address our country’s vulnerability on the cyber warfare front. So what if we were to approach those two problems by using them to help solve each other? I can think of no better example of the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Past Bankruptcy Can Haunt Your Job Hunt

    Past Bankruptcy Can Haunt Your Job Hunt
    If you've declared bankruptcy in the past, be prepared to defend that decision to a potential employer. It's illegal for an employer not to hire or promote you because you filed bankruptcy, but it's sometimes OK to consider bad credit, which usually precedes bankruptcy. Companies often check credit when a job involves finance, accounting, cash or valuable merchandise and when a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Career Spotlight: CIO

    True or false: As an organization's technology leader, the typical chief information officer (CIO) is immersed in the details of programming, databases and other technologies. That job description may have been true 10 to 15 years ago, but not today. With technology playing an increasingly important role in business, CIOs actually spend less time on technology specifics and significantly more time ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rate This
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    How IT Can Help Turn Rogues into Social HEROes

    How IT Can Help Turn Rogues into Social HEROes
    What a difference a few years makes in the perception of social media and other emerging technologies that are wildly popular among consumers though not yet mainstream in many enterprises. Three years ago I wrote a post titled IT's Role In Creating Rogues, in which I said IT had a role in creating "rogue" users of technologies by not being responsive ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Avoid the Top 10 Resume Mistakes

    Avoid the Top 10 Resume Mistakes
    Avoid the Top 10 Resume Mistakes It's deceptively easy to make mistakes on your resume and exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once an employer gets it. So prevention is critical, especially if you've never written one before. Here are the most common pitfalls and how you can avoid them. 1. Typos and Grammatical Errors Your resume needs to be grammatically ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Are High School Dropouts Good IT Job Candidates?

    Are High School Dropouts Good IT Job Candidates?
    Never mind a college degree. Should companies be willing to hire high school dropouts as long as they have an IT certification? According to an executive at one of the nation’s top IT certification providers, they absolutely should. I spoke yesterday with Terry Erdle, senior vice president of skills certification at CompTIA, who said the IT environment is going through profound ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Ace Your IT Interview

    Ace Your IT Interview
    The job interview is the natural culmination of the various tools put into place. The product of effective networking, resume, cover letter, communication, and so on should result in the opportunity for a face-to-face meeting with your prospective employer. Whereas the previous tools and methods are part of what can be referred to as the job seeker/career builder's marketing, the interview ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +9
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    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter

    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter
    Are you wondering how to deal with a sticky work history issue? Whether you were laid off from your last position, took time off to raise children or are looking to change careers, the cover letter is the perfect place to address potential red flags. One caveat: Keep the explanation brief. Writing a cover letter is an exercise in selling yourself, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Job Termination and Your Resume

    Job Termination and Your Resume
    Your employer just let you go. You need to find another job, but how should you handle your termination on your resume? The days when you signed on with a company and stayed with it until retirement are gone. In today's climate, employers are much more understanding when they see a less-than-perfect work chronology. Follow these tips regarding losing your job ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    The IT Job Outlook

    The IT Job Outlook
    No matter which pundit or news report you read, the technology industry is always in a state of constant change. The reason for this state of flux is that business is constantly morphing and technology is now woven into business strategy and tied to growth predictions. Unless you’re selling lemonade on the roadside, it’s likely any business today, small or big, ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +7
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