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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 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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    Four Wrong Reasons to Work in IT

    Four Wrong Reasons to Work in IT
    Those of us in the industry know: Tech is an amazing place to be. But like any career path, it can be a disasterous one if you head down it for the wrong reasons. Here are a few that can trip you up... Money and Job Security - Sure, relatively high pay and job security keep a lot of people working ...
    Published over 8 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 over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Why You Aren't Getting Hired

    Why You Aren't Getting Hired
    Frustrated by unemployment? Job hunting is tricky business. Getting hired is a subtle mix of the right qualifications, enough experience, interview chemistry, and a dash of luck. Assuming you're making all the right moves and avoiding the really obvious job seeker mistakes, there are a few points to consider that could be your ticket out of unemployment. Get out of your ...
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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 over 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 about 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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 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 ...
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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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 almost 9 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 almost 9 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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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