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    Job Q&A: Technology Analyst

    *Name:* Anna Fincher *Age:* 25 *Title:* Technology Analyst *Company:* Accenture *Location:* Atlanta *Monster:* How did you get to your current position? *Anna Fincher:* Accenture actively recruits at Georgia Institute of Technology, where I received a BS in mechanical engineering. I went through the interview process during my last undergrad semester, participating in two on-campus interviews and a final third-round office visit ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Gaining Work Experience

    Gaining Work Experience
    Probably the hardest challenge for new IT workers, whether just out of college or transitioning from another field, is proving you have the skills and aptitude to do the job even though you have no actual work experience. It’s the familiar catch-22: You can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job. But there are more ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Taking The Certification Path

    Taking The Certification Path
    If you’re considering a tech specialty that requires certification in skill sets, you need to know it requires an ongoing commitment in terms of job education. While the career path isn’t quick and easy, the payoffs in a role requiring certification are plentiful. But before you jump into any program you need to consider your options and your expectations. Are you ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Find The Right School & Courses

    Find The Right School & Courses
    Once you’ve figured out the IT role you want to head into, the next step is determining the education required for the job and finding the right school and course work. While there are many working in IT who don’t have a formal educational background, most employers today expect a tech education and are looking for tech experts who’ve also taken ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Choosing A Tech Specialty

    Choosing A Tech Specialty
    You’ve decided you want to work in the tech field. You have an inkling of what you like to do, whether it’s troubleshooting network glitches, manning the help desk, or designing the company’s latest intranet. But you're really not sure what the jobs involve, the skill sets necessary and what the workday is actually like. To help you get that real ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Launching The IT Job Hunt

    Launching The IT Job Hunt
    You’ve decided to enter the IT field, and you’ve either spent time in school readying your skills or know you have the interest and initiative to move into the field from another occupation. You know what kind of job you want and you’ve investigated potential employers you’d like to reach out to and apply for a job. But the very first ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Career Spotlight: IT Consultant

    Career Spotlight: IT Consultant
    As the overall US unemployment rate holds steady at less than five percent in 2007, and the pool of qualified IT labor continues to shrink, those looking to hang a shingle as an independent IT contractor have some great career opportunities. Not only is there a market demand for consultants, but it’s becoming a much more popular IT career path. A ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The First Year On The Job

    The First Year On The Job
    You obviously made the right impression during the interview process or you wouldn’t have gotten your first job in tech. Now what you have to do, from the first day on the job, is to continually bost your skills as a tech expert and as a business person. Working in IT is challenging in many respects, especially since there’s a well ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Steps to Becoming a Tech Professional

    10 Steps to Becoming a Tech Professional
    Launching a new career, whether you’re just coming out of college or moving from another professional field, is daunting in itself. Combine that with moving into the technology industry, where everything seems to change every day, and the career aspiration can be viewed as both challenging and exciting. The key to career success is finding your niche and establishing career goals ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +16
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    What It Takes To Work In Tech

    What It Takes To Work In Tech
    The days of tech professionals hidden away in server rooms, or down in the basement tinkering with networks and manning help desks are long over. Today’s tech experts are part of the business cycle and work environment, with CIOs being invited into the boardroom and viewed as a strategic business leader rather than just the guy who knows how to get ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 about 11 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Career Spotlight: Sys Admin, Tech Support

    Name: Aaron Greengrass Title: Systems Administrator Company: Affinitylabs Age: 33 IT Tenure: 1 year contracting: 3 years systems administration; 6 years systems repair and tech support Job Title/Description: SysAdmin/Tech Support Describe A Typical Workday: 1 hour systems monitoring (including reviewing logs, and other monitoring software) broken up into about 4 x 15 minute segments. About 2-3 hours working with the development ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Day In The Life: Sys Admin

    Name: Ken Assenmacher Title: Systems Admin Company: Hungtington Business Systems, NY Age: 47 Education: School of hard knocks IT industry tenure: 28 years Job Title/Description: Currently working as a network/systems admin. Describe A Typical Workday: Right now I am on a fact finding mission to consolidate services and streamline operations. Top Skills Needed For The Job: Windows administration, network analysis. Best ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Internships & Your Resume

    Looking for a proven way to jump-start your postcollege job search, pursue a career change or just get an edge? Internships could be the answer. Here's how to use your resume to get an internship as well as portray your experience once you've completed one. The Internship Advantage Recent graduates and career changers have something in common: Minimal real-world work experience ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Get Your 50-Plus Resume Right

    When older workers hit the job market, they commonly take two common-and ill-advised-strategies for resume preparation. Many 50-plus job seekers adopt an "I am what I am" approach. Believing there's no sense in repackaging the defining moments of their careers, they simply update the top of their traditional chronological resume with a brief description of recent projects, while subtracting a few ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Interviewing: Follow Up for the Win

    Interviewing: Follow Up for the Win
    Your follow-up letter could be what sets you apart from other candidates. If you're neck and neck with another candidate, the way you follow up could put you over the top -- or it could sink you. To Send or Not to Send -- Does It Make a Difference? Catherine was looking for a business analyst to fill a position that ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Protecting Your Data On The Job Hunt

    Protecting Your Data On The Job Hunt
    With the wheel came the getaway car, with the printing press came counterfeiting, and now scam artists continue to keep up with technology by exploiting the Internet's anonymity to approach victims over the Web. While Internet fraud is nothing new, would-be swindlers have found a new avenue by which to reach victims: Online job postings. While offline activities set the precedent ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Tips To Boost Your Interview IQ

    Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies and caveats to enhance your interview IQ. Practice Good Nonverbal Communication It's about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Beware The Interview Zingers

    “If I were to ask you to make a peanut butter sandwich, what would you say?” The interviewer was serious, and HotGigs subscriber Mario Giron didn’t hesitate. “I would say, ‘What type of bread would you like? Would you like it toasted? Creamy or chunky peanut butter?’” It was the right answer; the company wanted to see if Giron, a senior ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Career Spotlight: Contractor

    Thinking of heading into IT consulting? Then you don’t want to miss the insight and advice from Doug Berg who started two companies, techies.com, an online job board and training center for tech professionals, and also HotGigs , a company that brings consultants together with the staffing firms that recruit them and the companies that hire them. He’s worked with job ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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