Cat Miller

Cat Miller has been the anchor of DiceTV since the program began in 2008. A former HR manager, she has worked in television and feature films including the Grindhouse flick Shadow: Dead Riot. She's a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and does her own stunts.

The Truth About Personality Tests

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Cat Miller
Most people have fibbed at one time or another, but can you stick to nothing but the perfect truth on a personality test without hurting your chances of getting a job? Yes. Just follow these tips. See this related story on Dice: 4 Ways to Beat a Personality Test

Is a Startup Right for You?

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If you’re toying with the idea of joining a startup, take some time for a little self-analysis before making the jump. Otherwise, the move could be your downfall. See these related stories on Dice: Want to Jump to a Startup? Think Before You Leap Startups Need Tough Love to Succeed Robert Scoble’s Roadmap to Startups

How to Decide if Training’s Worth Your Money

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Is training worth the money? Most tech professionals say yes. One survey says 80 percent of them believe it increases their base salary, which is up from 74 percent in 2011. The people who work in networking, communications, or servers and storage put the most stock in training, though Web and application developers aren’t so sure. Let’s see if it’s right for you. Related Links on Dice Does More Training Really Lead to Raises? Why Train Yourself? An 8.6 Percent Raise… continue…

In-Demand Techs Are Getting Picky About Their Jobs

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With the IT unemployment rate running about half that of the the overall economy, tech workers who have the most needed skills have decided that it’s time to pick and choose who they work for. Related Links on Dice Tech Rock Stars Increasingly Picky With Job Offers Tech Jobs Edge Up for Third Straight Month Jobs Report Tells a Better Story for the Tech Sector

Try Small Companies to Break Into Networking Jobs

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How do you get a networking job without experience? Or what if you have experience but are competing against candidates with certifications? Is it impossible? No. You can find a job even without experience or credentials, especially if you look at small companies. Related Links from Dice Target Small Firms for Entry-Level Networking Jobs Consumer Cloud Pushes Data, Programming and Networking Skills

Skills You’ll Need to Land a UX Design Job

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The trick to find jobs in UX is to focus on the description of each position, as opposed to the job title itself. Here’s a look at the different skills you’ll need. Related Links from Dice How to Become a UX Designer Like to Design? You May Excel in a Career in User Experience Design

Working With IT Networks: The Basics

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The level of expertise IT network professionals need depends on the type of network they work with and its complexity level. When you connect multiple computers to a network, you’ve formed a LAN, but once the LAN is connected to a WAN, a network specialist will need a different skill set since WANs involve different routers and higher bandwidth performance levels. Want the details? I’ve got ‘em.

Train New Hires Without Making Yourself Dispensable

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What do you do when a manager wants you to train new hires and you worry he’s getting ready to ditch you? Saying “yes” feels like a set-up, and saying “no” makes you seem insubordinate. A no-win situation? Not necessarily. Cat provides some solutions. You can see a related article here. Images: Bigstock

iPhone 5 Display Makes iOS Apps ‘Gorgeous’

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The iPhone 5 ushers in the era of widescreen iOS apps and games. It’s not just about seeing more content on the screen. It means that optimized apps will look gorgeous on widescreen televisions. And think of what that means for games. Images: Bigstock

6 Interview Questions on JavaScript

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Some tech managers say JavaScript’s a language that every developer can use, but few really understand its power. To show them you’re one who does, be ready to answer these six questions when you sit down for an interview. For a related article on JavaScript interviews, click here. Images: Bigstock