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In Boston, Cloud and Apps Fuel a Hiring Binge What's New This Quarter Well, here’s an interesting problem: Massachusetts has too many tech jobs and not enough tech pros... continue...
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Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground in U.S. Millennial tech workers are entering the U.S. workforce at a comparable disadvantage to other tech workers throughout the industrialized world,... continue...
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5 Things That Wreck a Resume Working on a resume? Once you’ve chosen your format, listed your experience and skills, and polished the grammar and spelling,... continue...

How to Avoid Messing Up Your Salary Negotiation

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So you applied for a job, landed the interview (which you aced), and now the employer’s offering you the position. Here comes the next tricky part: negotiating over salary. Whether getting a new job or looking to take the next step up after working at the same company for several years, a successful salary negotiation demands some research and prep work on your part. It’s also all about avoiding critical mistakes. With that in mind, here are some pointers: Do… continue…

Dice Report: The Hottest Big Data Markets

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Looking for tech professionals with Big Data skills? Not surprisingly, many companies are. It’s probably also not surprising that the highest concentration of tech professionals with Big Data skills can be found in predictable places. More on that in a moment. Some of the hottest skills associated with Big Data, namely Hadoop, MapReduce, HBase, Flume and Pig, are amongst the top 10 highest-paid tech skills, according to Dice’s Annual Salary Survey. Big Data is becoming a must-have skill set across… continue…

Interview Qs for ITSM/ITIL Consultants

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The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is rapidly becoming a widely used framework for IT management around the world. Its growing popularity has boosted demand for trained consultants, while raising the value of ITIL certifications. Although consultants are expected to reduce operational costs, standardize processes and improve the quality of service delivery by applying ITIL’s cohesive set of best practices, they tend to embrace the notion that ITIL should be adapted—not adopted—to suit a company’s needs. Check out the latest… continue…

Amazon: FAA Slowing Drone Development

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Amazon might be a few steps closer to filling the skies overhead with delivery drones, but it couldn’t resist taking a few swipes at the FAA’s slowness in approving the machines for commercial use. Paul Misener, Amazon’s vice president of global public policy, told a Senate subcommittee this week that other countries’ regulatory agencies move much faster in approving drones for testing, placing the U.S. at risk of falling behind in this technology segment. Check out the latest UAV jobs.… continue…

Five Signs You Should Be a Low-Code Developer

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By Johan den Haan The demand for custom software has never been higher. There is an app for managing nearly every aspect of our lives, personally and professionally, and the enterprise is particularly hungry for more. Yet CIOs are painfully aware that the demand far exceeds their current ability to deliver. A recent CIO.com poll of more than 500 IT chiefs found that application development is among the top skill set shortages anticipated in 2015. Because of this, there is… continue…

VR Presents Potential UX Issues for Designers

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Over the years, software UX has evolved in ways instantly familiar to anyone who’s ever used a PC or tablet. A great many applications and operating systems feature bars along the top or bottom, loaded with icons or interactive menus. Lots of software also features dynamic left and right rails, similarly thick with clickable elements. The point of this design is to leave the center of the screen free for whatever actions the user wants to take, and it’s worked… continue…

Always Come to the Job Interview With Questions

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There are lots of ways to mess up a job interview: Badmouthing a former employer or colleagues, getting excessively personal, arguing with the people in HR, and inflating your skill set. But a true killer is not having any questions for the interviewer. Asking questions about the company and particulars of the position shows you’re interested in the job, and that you did some research beforehand. That being said, some interviewees make the classic mistake of asking pointed questions about… continue…