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Where Do People Work the Longest Hours?

Posted In Working in Tech
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The average American works roughly 47 hours per week, according to data released last year by Gallup. That number includes commuting time, which in some cities can add several hours per week. But not all places are created equal; in which cities do employees work the longest hours? According to a study by the Office of the New York City Comptroller (and excerpted in Business Insider), New York City tops that list, with an average workweek of 49.08 hours. That… continue…

The Creative Resume That Interested Airbnb

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Over at Business Insider, there’s a short piece on a most unusual resume. Reportedly tired of applying for a job at Airbnb and receiving no answer, a young marketing pro named Nina Mufleh decided to design an online resume that resembles Airbnb’s website. The centerpiece of the resume is Mufleh’s breakdown of why and how Airbnb can break into the Middle Eastern market, particularly Dubai; it includes listings of key regional events, possible partners, and market challenges. “I moved to… continue…

Check Out Dice’s New Skills Center

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Ever wanted to find out as much as possible about a particular skill? Dice’s new Skills Center, now in Beta, offers at-a-glance access to information on hundreds of skills, from ACF2 to z/OS. If you’re an experienced tech pro (or an employer in constant need of tech pros), chances are pretty good you’ve heard of a sizable percentage of these skills; but you could easily spend an hour or two reading pages on skills that you’ve never heard of—Squish, anyone? Each… continue…

Analytics Suggest Gender Bias in Job Postings

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In March, Kieran Snyder, CEO of machine-learning firm Textio, published a piece in Fortune that teased out the stark differences in how men and women write resumes. By using her company’s software to analyze 1,100 tech-industry resumes (512 from men, 588 from women), Snyder found that women tend to write longer resumes, go into more detail about professional experiences, and include more information about their personal lives than their male colleagues. “If you want top talent, you need to recognize… continue…

Security Awareness: The Next Hot Field?

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According to recent reports from Symantec and Verizon, user mistakes were responsible for most of the successful cyberattacks that occurred last year. The Verizon report claims that more than two-thirds of the 290 electronic espionage cases it learned about in 2014 involved phishing; Symantec’s report found that phishing attacks are proving so successful that even sophisticated state-sponsored spies rely on it. And the FBI calls phishing the most vulnerable attack vector in cybersecurity. Because IT security departments have made tremendous… continue…

Yahoo Called Its Layoffs a ‘Remix.’ Don’t Do That.

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Things aren’t fantastic at Yahoo at the moment. Despite a renewed focus on mobile and an influx of skilled developers and engineers, the company still struggles to define its place on the modern tech scene. That struggle is no more evident than in the company’s most recent quarterly results, which included rising costs, reduced net income, and layoffs. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, in a conference call with reporters and analysts, referred to the net layoffs of 1,100 employees in the… continue…

Dice Report: Fastest-Growing Tech Skills

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It’s no surprise that tech pros skilled in data analytics and building apps continue to be in high demand by employers. That being said, some skills are more frequently requested than others, as demonstrated by Dice’s latest analysis of its online job postings. In the past few years, several tech skills have skyrocketed in terms of demand. Although some of these sought-after skills don’t enjoy the widespread popularity of JavaScript, C# and other ubiquitous languages and skill sets, they’ve become… continue…