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What’s the Best Font to Use for Resumes? Over at Bloomberg, there’s a very interesting discussion among a group of “typography wonks” about the best (and worst) fonts... continue...

Landing a Job at Restaurant.com

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Restaurant.com is the nation’s largest dining-deals site for consumers and marketing platform for restaurants. It offers discounts and special programs at over 18,500 restaurants across the United States. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Most of its 205 employees work from that office; an additional outside sales staff of 20 works around the country. The technology team is 20 strong and includes IT operations, database developers, and software engineers. Joel Karr,… continue…

3 Trick Interview Questions That Trip You Up

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Job interviewers love their trick questions. Whether hitting you with a difficult technical problem or merely asking about your biggest weakness, there’s no end of curveballs they can throw as part of the interview process. While they might sometimes seem needlessly sadistic, “trick” interview questions often serve a very important purpose for the interviewer. Because many don’t have a “right” answer, they provide insight into a candidate’s thinking process. Here are a few that interviewers love to throw out there:… continue…

You’re a Knight, Not a Bishop (Moving From Job to Job)

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Like a savvy chess player, The Career Playbook suggests that you should be thinking several moves ahead with regard to your career. And while you would certainly like to have the moves of the queen or the importance of the king, you want to make sure to avoid being treated like a pawn. To extend the chess metaphor, many people think about their career moves like a bishop, moving diagonally ever upward, getting promoted steadily into positions of increasing responsibility. This is… continue…

Defense Department Wants to Fund Startups

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The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) wants to collaborate with Silicon Valley firms, Defense Secretary Ash Carter (above) told an audience last week at Stanford University. Like any massive enterprise, the U.S. military is highly dependent on cutting-edge technology. Unlike most companies, it doesn’t need to worry about turning a profit, which means it can spend decades and billions of dollars on even the most problematic projects, despite recent across-the-board attempts to cut costs. According to the DoD’s news service,… continue…

JavaScript Devs: Is It Worth Learning jQuery?

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If you’re learning JavaScript and Web development, you might be wondering whether to learn jQuery. After nearly a decade of existence, jQuery has grown into a fundamental part of JavaScript coding in Web development. First, let’s look at why jQuery came to be, and whether it’s still necessary. Then we’ll wrap it up with some conclusions on whether you should learn it. Check out the latest JavaScript jobs. In the early days of Web development, there were some problems that… continue…

Where Do People Work the Longest Hours?

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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…

Apple Watch Teardown Reveals Its Big Secrets

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Apple Watch Teardown
Today is the official launch day of the Apple Watch, although many people will need to wait weeks—or even months, depending on the model they preordered—for their device to actually arrive in the mail. As Apple fanatics around the world rush to stores, hoping against hope that Apple will have a few Watch units available for purchase on launch day, the capable crew over at iFixit has decided to tear down the device in order to see “what makes it… continue…