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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Tech Internships: The New Must-Have

    You've got your diploma and a brain stuffed with C++, but you don't have a job. What do you do? Take an internship, possibly unpaid, and hope it turns into a full-time gig or helps you build up your contacts and references. Welcome to the new reality of technology internships. Recent graduates who entered college while the economy boomed expecting multiple ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job, 5 Tips

    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job, 5 Tips
    We don’t have to tell you — it’s not easy to get a job these days. In this economy, it's easy to get stressed out over less-than-plentiful job openings. So the question remains: What’s the secret to getting the job you want? Unfortunately, we don’t have secrets, but we do have answers. The main one? Start a blog! Come on, admit ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    15 Networking Mistakes You Can't Make

    Networking, networking, networking. Not between computers, but between real, live people! We’ve all heard about it and we’re sure you’re all doing it — but are you doing it right? Trying to develop job leads and new business contacts in the IT industry is important to having a successful technical career. You want to (net)work smart, not hard, so make ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    New Techie Job Qualification: Works Well with Others

    Say goodbye to the silos of yesteryear - techies over here, marketers over there, sales reps somewhere else, and on and on. In organizations today, where teams often include everyone from product managers to information architects, technology professionals must often prove themselves not just with their technical prowess, but also with their ability to work with colleagues whose expertise varies markedly ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Four Great Entry-Level Tech Jobs

    Four Great Entry-Level Tech Jobs
    Starting a career in tech doesn't have to mean endless hours in a tech support call center. If you're willing to work on a few side projects while you're in school or take a slightly less demanding tech job, we've got a few interesting entry-level career paths that you might not have though of. In general, you'll want to look at ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 9 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 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Video Resume: Choosing the Right Background

    Video Resume: Choosing the Right Background
    I'm actually not listening to a word you say. Your skills and professional background are of no interest to me. Instead I'm fixated on a different background - that 70's paneling in your bedroom where you shot your video resume. Welcome to the world of DIY resume video creation and one of the more important choices in your production, what's behind ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Are You Right for a Job in Tech?

    Are You Right for a Job in Tech?
    High salaries, new technology, and (at least relatively) strong job demand make the tech industry an attractive place to be. But how can you tell if a tech career is right for you? To get a better idea if you'll enjoy a career in tech, answer these five questions: Do you geek out on things? Let's start off with the most ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Get a Tech Support or Help Desk Job

    Get a Tech Support or Help Desk Job
    Need the latest version of Internet Explorer on your PC? Call tech support. Hard drive making a strange noise? Call tech support. This entry-level tech career involves helping users fix problems with the software and systems they use. Tech support and help-desk workers answer support questions, from the silly to the serious. Many handle questions from a company’s own computer users, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Six Sales Tricks That Can Land You a Job

    Working in sales is tough. You need a gift for the gab, a thick skin, and an undying persistence, even in the face of constant rejection. But those who can do it well see the ample fruits of their labor. It's this promise that pushes them to work harder, to stay positive and to master their craft, even when the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Beat Your Quarterlife Crisis

    Welcome to the Quarterlife crisis. In bad news, you are already 25% of your way to 100-years-old. In good news, you are about to have a lot more freedom and money and a lot less homework than you did when you were a little kid. Odds are you haven’t really prepared for this transitional period of your life. Maybe you ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Things You Need to Give up to Get A Job

    It’s time for the reality check. America is in a recession and jobs are fewer while competition is greater. It takes even more hustle, dedication, and tenacity to land a job today than it did for your parents. Having a degree isn’t always enough and, sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t likely to get your dream job ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nontraditional IT Careers

    Nontraditional IT Careers
    Working in IT doesn't have to mean you're stuck in a cube or a networking closet all day, and it doesn't mean you'll be a faceless cog in a large company either. Here are a few ways you can work in tech without holding a traditional IT job. On-Site Service -- Sure, it's not the most glamorous of nontraditional IT careers, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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