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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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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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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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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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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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Boolean Ninjas

Can killer keyword searches and adept Boolean combinations make up for a weak pipeline when it comes to delivering top-notch candidates? Here’s a hint: It’s so important, some recruiters I approached for this story refused to blab about their tricks. The thinking: Why tip off the competition? I still managed to glean a ton of […]

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Apply and Network in One Step

The next generation of job application software from companies such as SilkRoad will let you see whom you already know at the company, so you can apply for a job and network at the same time. Read the full story.

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Tech Hiring Creeps Back to Health

The hiring climate in IT is gaining momentum, tech staffing agencies report, but its recovery pace is akin to that of a snail going about its business after recovering from a coma. Full story.

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