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You’re a Knight, Not a Bishop (Moving From Job to Job) Like a savvy chess player, The Career Playbook suggests that you should be thinking several moves ahead with regard to your career.... continue...
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Defense Department Wants to Fund Startups The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) wants to collaborate with Silicon Valley firms, Defense Secretary Ash Carter (above) told an... continue...
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JavaScript Devs: Is It Worth Learning jQuery? If you're learning JavaScript and Web development, you might be wondering whether to learn jQuery. After nearly a decade of... 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…

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…

Apple Watch Teardown Reveals Its Big Secrets

Posted In Fun, Living in Tech
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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…

The Developer’s Guide to Work-Life Balance

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If you’re a developer, every so often you’ll find yourself staring down the barrel of crunch time. At those moments, you’ll have no choice but to boil up several pots of coffee (or break open the latest crate of energy drinks), message your loved ones that you’ll be home sometime next month, duct-tape yourself to your desk chair, and grind away until the app or game or platform is launched… or at least won’t collapse the second anyone clicks on… continue…

Evolving From SQL Monkey to BI Pro

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The notion that business intelligence (BI) developers are no more than SQL monkeys who crank out reports is outdated. Companies need to handle increasingly complex data flows, so they’re looking for candidates with cross-discipline skill sets. If you want to distinguish yourself, you’ll have to do a lot more than produce a daily Crystal Report. Overlapping Roles According to David Yang, co-founder and lead instructor at Fullstack Academy, the increasing overlap between business intelligence and evolving fields such as data… 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…