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How to Vet Your Hiring Manager Aside from your gut feelings during the job interview, how do you determine whether the hiring manager is someone you... continue...
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How to Become a Data Scientist What’s the best advice I would give a budding data scientist? Not everyone has the time or the inclination to... continue...

This City Drove the Most Tech-Job Growth: Report

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Which U.S. city leads the nation in creating the most tech-related jobs? Mark Schill, a research director at strategy firm Praxis Strategy Group, crunched a decade’s worth of employment data from 52 metropolitan areas, and came up with an interesting answer: Austin, which enjoyed a 73.9 percent growth in tech-related employment between 2004 and 2014, along with a 36.4 percent growth in STEM jobs. Check out the latest tech jobs in Austin. Raleigh came in second on that list, followed… continue…

How Many Hours Does Mark Zuckerberg Work Per Week?

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If you run the world’s largest social network, how many hours can you expect to work a week? In a new Q&A, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested he puts in 50-60 hours a week… at most. “I spend most of my time thinking about how to connect the world and serve our community better,” he wrote, “but a lot of that time isn’t in our office or meeting with people or doing what you’d call real work.” He added: “I… continue…

Today’s Developers: Self-Taught and Over-Caffeinated

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Stack Overflow recently surveyed several thousand developers about pretty much everything work-related, and the results paint an interesting portrait of what the developer life is like in 2015. Of the 26,036 people surveyed in 157 countries, 32.4 percent self-identified as full-stack developers, 13.6 percent said they were students, and 10.1 percent indicated they were back-end Web developers. In descending order, other professions included mobile developer (9.1 percent), desktop developer (8.3 percent), front-end Web developer (6.0 percent), enterprise-level lead services developer (2.9… continue…

Entering the (Growing) Healthcare-Privacy Field

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Healthcare privacy experts are in demand, and a tech pro with strong analytical and interpersonal skills has the potential to cross industries and enter the healthcare field. No transition is without its challenges, however. For starters, most positions related to healthcare privacy require you become HIPAA-certified in data privacy and security. But considering the growing need in a booming industry, the time and effort necessary to lock down such a certification could be worth it. Operations and Processes The role… continue…

The Trick to Win-Win Negotiations

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In many situations, it’s common to feel as if someone is continually taking advantage of something—whether it’s you, the situation itself, or something you can’t quite perceive. Do you feel as if you need to wage constant battles in order to win the resources you need to complete projects? If so, a bit of a refresher on win-win negotiation skills may be in order. Effective negotiation helps resolve conflicts in a way where everybody gets at least a little of… continue…

Why I Became Involved in Data Science, Part 2

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This is a continuation of our short series ‘Why I Became Involved in Data Science’. Click here to read the Part 1 stories. Saba Teserra, Data Scientist I guess I always liked to find the structure in a mess, although early on I thought that meant matching strings and counting words. Somewhere along the way, I learned more about the distribution of words in text and their linguistic significance to syntax and semantics; that made unstructured natural-language data processing all… continue…

Snapchat Using Its Own App to Poach Tech Pros

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If you’re Snapchat, maker of the world’s most popular disappearing-message app, how do you poach software engineers and other tech pros? By using your own app, of course. According to Forbes, Snapchat has produced a geolocation filter, accessible at Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco, that overlays images with the words, “This place driving you mad?” and a link to Snapchat’s jobs page. “They’re a unique and playful form of recruiting,” a Snapchat spokesperson told the magazine. While Uber and Snapchat… continue…