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Crunch Your Own Damn Resumé

Are you tired of kissing your resume goodbye, consigning it to the black hole of automated resume processing systems, never to hear a peep from people who, for all you know, are laughing at whatever came out the other end? Now, (finally!) there are tools that (try to) predict the garbled gunk into which many […]

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Don’t Bother Being Honest in Exit Interviews

Posted 10-07-2012 If your employer couldn’t find the time to ask you what was good or bad about working at the company while you were still working there, why bother withhonesty and potentially burned bridges now? (If they did ask, give them constructive feedback before you leave this job; they deserve it). Read the feature story on HP Input/Output.

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Interview Tips for Techie-Aspies

Posted October 11, 2012 You’re on the Asperger’s Syndrome spectrum, and you know technology inside and out, but human interaction? That’s a hard one. Reading nonverbal cues is tough, making eye contact is painful, and your body language can mistakenly convey that you don’t even want the job. Here are some tips on mastering all that touchy-feely […]

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11 Questions to Ask CMS Job Seekers

Hiring someone to do your web development? I pulled together a bunch of interview questions intended to help hiring managers (and businesspeople who are not necessarily techie) find the dream CMS pro.They should help, whether you’re looking to hire somebody to function in out-of-the-box template land or you need a content management system integrated-with-everything-but-the-septic-system kind of specialist. No, […]

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How to Negotiate Tech Pay

Posted on on 2012-04-05 Know the potential for wiggle room, avoid selling yourself short, and pretend that the employer is some hot thing with whom you’re about to get lucky if you know how to work the bargaining/romancing. Read the story. 

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How to Answer the ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Question

Yeah, we know you’d rather just talk about your skills, and yes, we know, you don’t like to actually, like, talk to people, but, well, do you want the job? Yes? Then get over that introverted, antisocial techie thing. Here’s the article on HP Input/Output. Read it! Love it! Roll around in it!

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US Army warns about the risks of geotagging

Posted  March 14, 2012 The security risk of geotagging is obvious for soldiers: Every time your smartphone uploads a photo to Facebook, it includes exact latitude and longitude. The same goes for anybody: Geotagging on Timeline, Foursquare et al. presents a Dummies Guide to Stalking. Here’s the story on Naked Security.   

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A Tech Recruiters’ Guide to Driving Hiring Managers Insane

Headhunters must have a playbook that urges them to “Spam your clients! Offer them—over and over—tech candidates who have norelevant skills!” Herein you’ll find mostly horror stories, but also some input on how to avoid the worst offenders. Read the full story.

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Tales From The Crypt of Tech Recruiter Cluelessness

Tech recruiters are attracted by the pheromones of money, as persistent as gnats, and more annoying because gnats at least know the difference between a blood bag and a rock. Herein I present a rogues’ gallery of stupid recruiter tricks, plus a little advice on dealing with them from a recalcitrant gnat. Here’s the story.

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Is Klout stalking your kids?

One parent finds that, thanks to a lack of reliance on opt-in for Klout and Facebook’s Byzantine new platform rules, her son has been accorded a Klout profile without intent nor desire. It could easily happen to your kids, too. Read the story on NakedSecurity.

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