Leslie Stevens-Huffman

Leslie Stevens-Huffman is a business and careers writer based in Southern California. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the staffing industry and has been writing articles, blog posts and moderating the Dice Discussion Board since 2006. In addition to her writing pursuits, Leslie is a part-time instructor for UC Irvine Extension and a member of the Human Capital Institute’s Contract Talent Advisory Board. Leslie has a bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism from the University of Southern California.

Sample Resume: Healthcare IT Compliance and Security Officer

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William Chan,CISSP, CPHIT, CPHIE Minneapolis, Minn. 00000 ♦ 000.555.1212 ♦ wchan@email.com Healthcare IT Compliance and Security Officer History of fostering credibility, independence, integrity, confidentiality and trust with patients, healthcare providers, employees and administrators and nurturing a culture of compliance by leveraging in-depth knowledge of HIPAA, regulatory and legal standards, risk and compliance control and hands-on experience with security and architecture of infrastructure systems. Qualifications Summary Won back constituent trust by performing rigorous security risk assessments and utilizing ISO 27001/27002 as… continue…

Interview Answers for Oracle EBS Application Developers

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Application developers specializing in Oracle’s E-Business Suite need the sharp eye of a consultant and a heavy dose of functional expertise to create custom application components, seamless interfaces into popular modules, and to support future growth. In addition, they need great communication skills to work with end users while refining business requirements, functional designs, testing and reporting documents. That’s why Jagdeesh Reddy, HR manager for Virginia-based Doyen Business Solutions, likes to explore a professional’s functional expertise and coding skills during… continue…

How to Navigate the Hiring Process at Overstock.com

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What’s it all about? Why the “O” of course, as in Overstock.com. That slogan has propelled the online discount retailer to annual sales of more than $1 billion since its launch in Salt Lake City back in 1999. Numerous awards for Web design, customer service, employee satisfaction and consumers’ progressive passion for online shopping have contributed to the company’s rapid growth. Last year, headcount reached 1,550 as Overstock hired 300 people, including some 120 developers and testers, according to Brandon… continue…

Interview Questions for QA Analysts

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Enterprising QA analysts who want to move up should highlight their history of growth and untapped potential when responding to interview questions, advises Tony Bermel, senior corporate recruiter at Harbor Freight Tools in Calabasas, Calif. The fast growing firm plans to build an in-house QA department down the road, so Bermel’s looking for analysts with experience with the financial, inventory and purchasing modules in Oracle EBS. Here are a few of his standard interview questions. How many tests scripts did… continue…

Sample Resume: Junior Software Engineer

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Mindy Pham Local Address Permanent Address 123 Dorm Dr. U.S. Citizen 456 Any St. Pittsburgh, PA 00000 000.555.1212 Penn Hills, PA 00000 mpham@email.com ■ mpham.studentportfolio.com ■ Instagram ■ YouTube Objective An entry-level software development position that utilizes my technical skills, education, business experience and passion for solving interesting problems and transforming complication into simplicity.   Education CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY Pittsburgh, PA Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering May 2014 Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering May… continue…

Sample Resume: User Experience Designer

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Shelby Green 123 Any St. Hoboken, NJ 00000 sgreen@email.com Skype Address 000.555.1212 Creating passionate users by presenting information in the right way, in the right place at the right time… Social Profile URL:UXD@domain.com LinkedIn ■ Facebook ■ Blog Twitter Handle ■ Google + SGreen.com/resume Member: UX/IxDA Northern NJ Meetup Member: NYC-CHI, NYC’s largest and oldest UX group Education Certificate In UX Design Rutgers University BFA/Communications Design School of Art, Media and Technology Parsons School of Design User Experience Designer More… continue…

Interview Questions for Business Analysts

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Employers will add 876,000 business analysis-related positions by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To score one of them you’ll need a mixture of soft and technical skills, says Nisha Karki, account and technical support manager for the New Jersey-based consulting firm ConsultADD. “Companies have raised the bar, especially for contractors,” Karki notes. “They still want BAs who have analytical and communications skills but now they expect them to have technical skills like data warehousing and SQL.” When… continue…

How to Craft a PSR Resume

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The Problem: Employers are ignoring your resume. In fact, you’ve only scored one interview after sending it out to more than 100 open positions. The Solution: You use the PSR – for “problem, solution, results” — methodology to punch up your experience bullets and provide a brief project summary. The Results: You score a dozen interviews and two offers after tantalizing employers with a revitalized package that emphasizes your value. So what is this magical PSR methodology? In a nutshell,… continue…

Sample Resume: Information Security Consultant

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Rose Valentino000.555.1212 rvalentino@email.com Information Security Consultant Recognized Expert in Risk Analysis, Cyber Security Policy, Engineering and Operations Providing a broad perspective on today’s global security challenges, tomorrow’s threats and a proven track record of innovative, effective solutions to government and private sector entities. Areas of Expertise • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery • Security Risk Assessment & Management • Privacy • Security Architecture & Engineering • Policy Management and Compliance • Security Program Management • Security Operations Technical Certifications •… continue…

4 Interview Questions for Security Analysts

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Recent data breaches involving Target, Michael’s and Neiman Marcus are adding fuel to the fire for security analysts. But that doesn’t mean job interviews are easy. As a security leader with an impressive list of certifications, David O’Berry expects analysts to know the ins and outs of networking and operating systems. He also looks for resourceful professionals who use their insatiable curiosity to stay one step ahead of hackers and cybercrooks. “I don’t need someone to check off items on… continue…