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What Employers Really Think About Functional Resumes

You can’t hide: Employers know all the #resume tricks for cloaking employment gaps or skimpy experience. Full story at #TheLadders.

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Are IT certs worth it?

Article on whether those fancy acronyms show that a) candidates KNoW their sTUFF or b) you got SUCKERed.

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Hot Tech Skills Bend Resume-Writing Rules

What grabbed the recruiter’s eye was the security pro’s certification, on top of his resume and smack dab in front of her face. Read the story.

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Test Your Cover Letter

Use my handy-dandy new test to score your cover letter before submission/deal-blowing.

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Corralling Heroes and Other Testing-Group Miscreants

The unfortunate aspect of software development is that it involves humans. Mewling, disorganized, miserably analog humans. Sometimes they smell bad. Read the story to learn hog-tying techniques.

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Your Resume Shouldn’t Play Games

Why unconventional resumes drive hiring managers and recruiters nuts. Full story.

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Lose the Attitude in Cover Letters

Arrogant cover letters inflict hiring managers with Don’t-Hire-This-Jerk-Itis. Full story.

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I Like My IT Budget Tight and My Developers Stupid

I Like My IT Budget Tight and My Developers Stupid: Why you can’t get the boss to pay for training.

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Ditch Your Resume’s Eyebrow-Raising Accomplishments

Some career results are so over-the-top or irrelevant, they can skew your job chances. Read the story here.

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Safest Career Choices for Developers (If You Don’t Want Your Job To Go Away)

Mobile development’s the way to move. Nor will you starve if you’re picking up Java or Objective C. Check out the full story on the new Software Quality Connection site—is lovely, ya? Ya!

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