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    Become a "Minipreneur"

    Become a "Minipreneur"
    Entrepreneurial projects can consume your life. No wonder so many people with limited time and funds defer their dreams of starting a business. But with the help of online technologies, millions of people are keeping their day jobs while trying entrepreneurship as minipreneurs. As defined by trendwatching.com, a firm that tracks and analyzes consumer trends, minipreneurs are a "vast army" of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Do Some Volunteer Work

    Do Some Volunteer Work
    A supposedly hot certification or a few months of technology training isn't always enough to propel you into the market for tech jobs. Employers almost always prefer to hire people with real-world experience. To aspiring techies, it's a catch-22: You can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job. One solution: Volunteer work. This story is ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Get a Temp Job

    Get a Temp Job
    The business world may be looking for technology pros, but you're not a pro (yet) if you have a new certification and no experience. How do you gain that experience? One way is to take temporary assignments. Working as a temp may not be your ultimate goal, but when you're launching a career, you want to get experience any way possible. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Career Consequences?

    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Career Consequences?
    When a woman we'll call Mary was offered a high-level student-services position at a prestigious college, she was thrilled to accept. But two years later, Mary was fired despite strong performance reviews and a reputation as a rising star at the college. The reason? She lied on her resume - and got caught. An HR initiative requiring employees to furnish college ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Seven Tips for Marketing Yourself

    Seven Tips for Marketing Yourself
    During the boom, techies with in-demand skills might have been offered a job after a perfunctory interview. Now employers are increasingly selective, so technology professionals - even those with years of experience - must face facts. To get hired you need to become a pro not just at coding Unix or C++, but at selling yourself to companies besieged with resumes. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What's it Take to Work for Amazon?

    What's it Take to Work for Amazon?
    Name: Alan McConnell Title: Software Development Engineer Company: Amazon.com Location: Seattle Monster: What led you to choose a career in your field? Alan McConnell: I've always wanted to be an engineer. My grandfather was an engineer in the aeronautical industry; his intelligence and ability to solve problems was a great inspiration. As a child I was naturally attracted to electronics and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What's it Take to Work for Google?

    What's it Take to Work for Google?
    Name: Niniane Wang Title: Software Engineer Company: Google Monster: What led you to choose a career in engineering? Is it something you always wanted to do? Niniane Wang: I excelled at math as a kid - skipped three grades, started college math courses at 11. I figured I would go into science or engineering. One of my dad's friends taught me ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Top 3 Misconceptions About Tech Careers

    Top 3 Misconceptions About Tech Careers
    The Information Technology (IT) and tech industries may lend themselves to a few key misconceptions. You may have some false hopes or reservations about the type of work and environment you'll find in the IT world. This week, I'm going to do a little myth-busting and reveal the reality behind the three top tech misconceptions. 1. Tech is exciting. I've been ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Switch Your IT Specialty

    Switch Your IT Specialty
    You might think that changing your technology specialty wouldn’t be nearly as difficult as making a wholesale career change. After all, expertise in one area of IT should have some relevance in another, right? That’s true enough, but it doesn’t mean that making a transition within IT is easy to pull off. Far from it. Changing IT career tracks - technical ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Getting Experience Without Experience (Part 1)

    Getting Experience Without Experience (Part 1)
    Tips on learning new technologies and getting your IT career off the ground when you're just starting out… How are you supposed to get a job when every job posting you see requires at least some experience? That's the chicken and egg problem one faces when training for a new career or when learning a new technology to take the next ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Resume Critique Checklist

    Resume Critique Checklist
    Resumes normally get less than a 15-second glance at the first screening. If someone has asked you to review his resume and you want to help him ensure it gets read - or want to know if your own is up to par - be sure you can answer yes to the following questions: h2. First Impression Does the resume look ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The 10 Worst Job Search Tips Ever

    The 10 Worst Job Search Tips Ever
    Nearly every day, someone sends me a bit of astounding job-search advice from a blog or a newsletter. Some of this advice seems to come directly from the planet X-19, and some of it seems to have been made up on the spot. Here are 10 of my favorite pieces of atrocious job-search advice, for you to read and ignore at ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Re-Energize Your Job Search: The Best Tips and Tricks

    Re-Energize Your Job Search: The Best Tips and Tricks
    Finding a job can be almost as time-consuming as actually having a job! For many people it can take days, weeks, even months, to land that dream job, and it's no surprise that it's easy to get discouraged, distracted, and depressed. There are two important things to remember - you are not alone and we are here to help! InsideTech comes ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Seven Things You Must Do in an Interview

    Seven Things You Must Do in an Interview
    When you are looking to make the Big Leap—the one that puts you closer to the power centers of a business or organization—the interview process will likely be different from what you've experienced before. The more senior the person or people you're interviewing with, the more definite their ideas are likely to be about what they're looking for. They know that ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +13
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    IT Job Posts: Which Skills Are Required?

    IT Job Posts: Which Skills Are Required?
    A job posting lists these skills: J2EE, EJB, JSP, XML, WebSphere, Oracle, UML, HTML, servlets and a minimum GPA of 3.0. You meet them all, aside from the one for UML. But does the company really expect to find a candidate with this laundry list of skills? Should you apply, or keep looking? Technology executives, hiring managers and human resource professionals ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +10
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    How to Prepare for the Top 10 Interview Questions

    How to Prepare for the Top 10 Interview Questions
    Too many job seekers stumble through interviews as if the questions are coming out of left field. But many interview questions are to be expected. Study this list and plan your answers ahead of time so you’ll be ready to deliver them with confidence. What Are Your Weaknesses? This is the most dreaded question of all. Handle it by minimizing your ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +12
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    How to Get Any IT Job

    How to Get Any IT Job
    IT doesn't just mean the guy who comes to fix your PC when it breaks down. The technology industry has developed a diverse range of careers, including everything from tech support specialists to database administrators to specialized project managers. Whether you're just starting your IT career or looking to take the next step up the ladder, InsideTech is here to help. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Advance to CIO, CTO, or CSO

    Advance to CIO, CTO, or CSO
    [widget:594]The CIO or CTO serves as a company’s technology guru, overseeing everything from the purchase of computer systems to overarching plans to use technology to gain a competitive edge.[widget:594] With technology often viewed as central to a company’s mission – and not simply as serving “back office” functions, like accounting – the role of the CIO is increasingly strategic; that is, ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Get an IT Management Job

    Get an IT Management Job
    Computer and information systems managers direct the work of systems analysts, computer programmers, support specialists, and other computer-related workers. These managers plan and coordinate installation and upgrading of hardware and software, programming and systems design, development of computer networks, and implementation of Internet and intranet sites. They’re increasingly involved with the upkeep, maintenance, and security of networks. They analyze the computer ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Get a Software Engineering Job

    Get a Software Engineering Job
    Software engineers analyze users’ needs and design, construct, test, and maintain computer applications software or systems. They also solve technical problems that arise. Software engineers can be involved in the design and development of many types of software, including software for operating systems and network distribution, and compilers, which convert programs for execution on a computer. Computer applications software engineers build ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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