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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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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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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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